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W Austin Hotel and Residences

We provided structural design services for the one-million-square-foot, LEED Silver urban complex that includes a 35-story tower with 200 luxury condominiums and a 250-room W Austin Hotel.

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Project Details

Project Partners
BOKA Powell & Andersson-Wise Architects
Owner
Stratus Block 21 Investments, LP
Location
Austin, Texas
Completion Date
Area
1,000,000 ft²
Sustainability
LEED Silver Certification
W Austin Hotel and Residences in Texas. Courtesy Andersson-Wise Architects
W Austin Hotel and Residences in Texas. Thornton Tomasetti

Overview

We provided structural design services to BOKA Powell & Andersson-Wise Architects for the one-million-square-foot, LEED Silver urban complex that includes a 35-story tower with 200 luxury condominiums and a 250-room W Austin Hotel. The development was completed in 2010.

Highlights

  • The building’s podium houses retail space, office space, restaurants and three levels of below-grade parking. An amenity level with pools for the hotel and the condominium tower is located above the podium.
  • The centerpiece of the development is an attached 2,750-seat theater where the PBS live music show “Austin City Limits” is recorded.
  • The hotel and condominium portions of the structure are composed of post-tensioned slabs. The majority of the podium is a conventional concrete structure, while the theater portion is framed with structural steel. The stacking of multiple occupancies drove the selection of the structural systems.

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