Anchoring Mueller’s Aldrich Street District, the Diamond Building’s angular features evoke an exciting first impression, drawing curious visitors in to experience and learn about what the building has to offer. This three-story, mixed-use structure offers beautiful views of Downtown Austin and overlooks 140 acres of open space dedicated to public parks, greenbelts, trails and plazas. It includes two floors of office, retail and restaurant space on the ground floor that spills out into a string lit, tree-lined paseo for all to enjoy day or night. The mixed construction types allow the concrete podium of the retail level to express a shaded walk on the Aldrich street side and differentiates the steel and wood construction of the office above.

Stark metal cladding complemented by warm glazing patterns and western red cedar wood create movement in the material palette, adding rhythm to the streetscapes of Mueller, while still adhering to the development’s design guidelines. Unique canopies and articulation of the building envelope create shade and shadow and make for compelling interior spatial conditions.

Location, Austin, Texas, 2017

Scope, 3-Story Mixed Use Office Building with Ground Floor Retail & Restaurants, 57,000 s.f.
Services, Architecture, Programming, Interior Design, Sustainability Consulting

Client, Catellus
Team, Paul Detke, Ethan Glass, Olga Finkelshetyn, Umesh Atre

Certifications, LEED Gold & AEGB 4-Star
Sustainability Strategies, Reclaimed Water, Water Conservation and On-site Rainwater Collection, 95%+ Construction Waste Diversion, Daylighting, Views, Highly Walkable Site

In collaboration with Lake I Flato Architects