It’s great to see some progress at the RBJ Center property — especially on a project that, in true “Weird Austin” fashion, might be the first real estate development in history named for a fish hatchery.
The site plan anticipates approximately 50,000 square feet of commercial space over two buildings. Each building will have ground-floor parking with commercial use lining the street, and a second floor of office space. The northern building in the Mixed-Use Tract contemplates 30 micro-residential units, which will provide a two-story residential façade along Haskell Street, mirroring existing neighborhood character.
Sixthriver has had the good fortune to be “born and raised” in Austin, Texas. The firm is comprised of award-winning design specialists, a core team of true born and raised “Austinite” designers who know our city’s culture to its deepest extent and draw inspiration from its ethos of eclectic creativity. Our creative process is firmly rooted in the ideal that great design solves a basic problem in a handcrafted and elegant way where our clients can conduct business and affect their industry and community. 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.
823 Congress, a 16-story, 1971 office building, is Brickman’s latest makeover in Austin. Previously, Brickman gave Lavaca Plaza, 504 Lavaca St., a radical facelift before selling to Seattle-based Unico in January 2015.
Since purchasing the property in October 2016, Brickman has updated all aspects of the property — from the barebones infrastructure to the vibe around the perimeter.
The design team is led by architecture firm Rhode Partners, with interior and product design by Sixthriver, and with Rogers-O’Brien as the general contractor. The community is slated for completion by fall 2019.
Ascentris LLC plans to break ground on a 160,000-square-foot expansion of Paloma Ridge, a relatively new complex located at 13620 Ranch Road 620, about three miles east of Lakeline Mall. Once construction is complete in late 2019, the entire office complex would total roughly 371,000 square feet across three buildings.
The rate at which this city’s population grows daily is not new. I believe Austin’s planners are devoted to understanding the community’s public interests and developers’ interests in order to manage the sensible growth of this city. CodeNext is a step in the right direction for how the developer and the community can come together to build attractive functional neighborhoods.
Sixthriver Architects incorporated exposed ceiling, concrete, warehouse-style columns, reclaimed wood, brick and decks to create an industrial design. Steel from the original Driskill Hotel laundry facility will be incorporated into some art.
Villasenor became part of Can-struction when she belonged to SDA, an affiliate for the American Institute of Architects (AIA). At the time, she was president of SDA, Central Texas chapter. “It really pulls at my heart to see the community come together industry wide – even competing architectural firms,” she says.
Cresa Partners represented Procore in its search for office space. Sixthriver Architects created the design, and The Burt Group handled construction.