ARRIVE east austin in ArchDaily

ARRIVE East Austin hotel was highlighted on ArchDaily earlier this month. With an intriguing form and striking street presence, the 83-room hotel questions traditional hotel experiences. The client pushed the envelope not only on the design, but in one-of-a-kind detailing solutions that included: innovative water quality integrated into the courtyard; soil cells in the right-of-way that increase soil volume for street trees 10 times above code requirements; and a high-performing on-structure roof terrace bar that features custom millwork furniture and a seamless extension of the interior design.


"While it is a statement structure, street-level restaurants claim the pedestrian identity. Above, the undulating facade serves as a dynamic response to one of the more form-directive requirements of Austin's street-side guidelines. But there is a programmatic function to these flourishes as the apparently shifting floor plates create balconies and covered porches for the hotel occupants. In the same way, the design employs the cantilevered building itself to create a code-required sidewalk cover."


In collaboration with Baldridge Architects, dwg.’s scope encompassed three spaces: a roof

terrace, courtyard and cocktail bar, and Lefty’s Brick Bar—a repurposed red brick building on site—as well as the streetscapes along the iconic 6th Street and Chicon Street.



A refreshingly iconic project that pushes the comfort zone within the rapidly changing east side, Arrive Hotel is uniquely positioned to illustrate a best-of urban design, innovation and a seamless integration of architecture, landscape and interiors.


Architect: Baldridge Architects

Structural Engineer: Leap! Structures

MEP Engineer: EEA Consulting Engineers

Civil Engineer: WGI formerly Big Red Dog

Project Management: Alexa Management

Interiors: Chris Pardo Design