Our focus is never on a “star” designer but an all-star team that brings our combined knowledge and expertise together to create a client’s vision. We are committed to designs that endure and to consistently improve upon our craft. Our devotion to the professional development of our staff is strong. We are committed to the future and the persistent pursuit of new thoughts and ideas and we hold steadfast to our vision and values to take us there.
Sixthriver was founded in 1994 with the goal of developing into a small, world class design firm. Each SR Principal made the decision to be hands on and directly responsible to their clients and for the success of each project. With a diverse combination of Principals in place, we developed a flexible, responsive organization which combines advanced operational know how with elevated aesthetic sensibilities.
As a twenty-four year old firm, Sixthriver provides comprehensive design services for a wide range of project types including corporate headquarters, healthcare facilities, churches, advanced technology facilities, retail, student housing / multifamily housing, commercial office buildings and interiors for clients in Austin, Texas and throughout the United States. Our firm designs original environments where our clients can conduct business and affect their industry and community.
We strive to demonstrate that inventive and elegant design is achievable by respectfully listening and responding to the client’s needs and desires. We thoroughly understand the nature of materials and methods of construction, and carefully handle the process from conception to completion.
In each project, we are committed to clear and open communications, the careful management of resources and innovative client-centered design.
Flowing through the heart of Austin, the Colorado River is the most central of the twelve major rivers running southeast through Texas to the Gulf; it is the sixth river south of the Red, which runs along the Texas-Oklahoma border. Our flagship office in Austin was bordered by Colorado Street – an original north/south throughway of the city that was named after the river it stems from. At this location, inspiration struck and our firm’s name was born: Sixthriver.
The Colorado River offers beauty, sustainability and a consistent economic return to Austin and its residents. Steady and true, the river provides vitality and vibrancy to our community that still attracts people from across the country.
While our initial relationship to the sixth river of Texas is locality, it is these attributes of the majestic resource that we aspire to emulate.