Riata Vista named ‘2016 ENR Best Project Winner!’

ENR Texas & Louisiana Chapter named Riata Vista U.S. Operations Center a ‘2016 Best Project Winner’ in the Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Developments category.

Located in Austin, Texas, the Riata Vista project is a master-planned, mixed-use corporate campus for a global high-tech corporation. The multi-phase, LEED-Gold assignment was completed on a design-build basis by Cadence McShane Construction Company and Studio8 Architects (Team).

The 38.18-acre campus includes six four-story corporate office buildings totaling 978,265 square feet, a fully-equipped café and conference center at 156,862 square feet, a 10,260 square foot central utility plant and three multi-story structured parking garages totaling 1,636,558 square feet that accommodate 4,959 vehicles.

The Owner’s overall vision for the project focused on creating employee-centric spaces within an environmentally-forward setting. To meet these goals and provide cost-effective solutions, the Team worked closely with the client through regular communication, 3D animation/BIM Modeling and mock-ups to ensure that all specialized interior and exterior areas met their requirements.

Each office building incorporates carefully-configured spaces to serve employees in a variety of functions. For example, Building 4 includes a Wellness Center complete with general doctor exam rooms, physical therapy rooms, a vision exam room with glasses dispensary, dental center and pharmacy, among others. There is also a state-of-the-art Fitness Center featuring aerobic and weight training equipment and two studios for group classes with integrated on-demand digital training capabilities utilizing a touchscreen interface and drop-down screens.

Another popular employee amenity area is found in the two-story café within Building 5. Considered the “central jewel” for the entire campus, the café serves a multitude of cuisines and acts as a common gathering area with generous indoor and outdoor seating. Building 5 also houses a learning lab where employees can become educated about and test new products.

In addition to interior specialized spaces, the campus offers an abundance of outdoor areas for employees such as flagstone walkways surrounded by Zen fountains, meandering jogging trails with shade trees, vistas with pavilions and a grand center lawn.

Check out the other winners and categories, here.