Bolstering Austin’s waterfront district as the first commercial office on the lake, One Lady Bird Lake features a curved form and rich material palette to provide a sophisticated addition to the skyline and rapidly growing business community.
The concept of the tower’s swept form materializes as the building steps back and adorns the edges of the floor plates with green terraces. The floors are grouped in packages of three, bound by rich, green spandrel conditions. This palette contrasts the tower’s copper-hued, geometric façade that aids with sun shading. Narrow vertical mullions on the north façade increase window width to capture the expansive views of downtown Austin while wider vertical mullions on the south façade amplify the building’s environmental performance.
The Class-A building offers generous leasing depths create prime floor plates that meet the needs of contemporary tech tenants. The floor plates oscillate in size as terraces step in and out to offer access to nature and outdoor space for users. Of the thirteen office floors, nine contain terraces. The ground floor includes an expansive office lobby, bounded on either side by restaurant and retail opportunities. The spaces are oriented to the views of Lady Bird Lake and the Austin skyline, while discreetly optimizing loading and parking entrances on the south side. The landscape design engages the retail and office entries with additional waterfront activation opportunities to immerse the building into the activity of the city.