sxsw center on world landscape architecture

SXSW Center was featured as a project spotlight on World Landscape Architecture's webpage. The highlight focuses on the responsive, resilient, and environmentally conscious design that exemplifies Austin.




Located on a compact urban site, the 13-story office demonstrates an exemplary standard of care, achieving the project goals of low-impact design, innovative water quality treatment, LEED Gold certification and specialized attention toward tree preservation and enhancement. The project was holistically designed to integrate into downtown, provide access to primary bicycle corridors, and honor the existing trees. The trees became the cornerstone of the design and demonstrate that responsible development can not only work around large trees, but celebrate them as the centerpiece of design








Collaborators

Developer – Greenbelt 1400, LLC

Architect – Gensler Austin / Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects, LLP

General Contractor – Harvey-Cleary Builders

Civil Engineer – Jones|Carter

Structural Engineer – Walter P. Moore

MEP – WYLIE Consulting Engineers