Situated just West of Austin’s Downtown, 1608 West 5th is a 3-Story Multi-Tenant urban infill project, consisting of more than 40,000 s.f. of office space and four levels of underground parking. The building design responds to Austin’s historic warehouse district context through massing, material choice and detailing. The project, on a very tight urban infill site, is a reflection of the evolving construction market in Austin. With a buildable area of only 150’x150’, the three story building includes an underground parking garage, a first for a speculative development of this size in the area. By eliminating the need for land for parking (and its unsightliness), this project sets an example for making future small scale developments more appealing to urban neighborhoods and will help create more density in Austin’s core.
Location, Austin, Texas, 2021
Scope, 3-Story Speculative Office Building, 41,161 s.f. & 4-Level Underground Parking Garage, 69,448 s.f.
Services, Architecture, Interior Design, Sustainability Consulting
Client, Manifold Real Estate
Team, Milton Hime, Paul Detke, Michael Rollins, Umesh Atre
Sustainability Initiatives, 25+% Energy Savings over Code, Proximity to Downtown and multiple Amenities, High-Efficiency Water Fixtures, EV Charging Stations, Bike Parking, Green Construction Practices including Healthy Materials, Waste Diversion, and Indoor Air Quality Measures.
Certifications, LEED C&S Silver