5th & Brazos Austin

Austin, TX

Located in downtown Austin, this mixed-use project rises to 357 feet and consists of retail, residential, hotel, and amenity spaces. Designed to achieve LEED Silver, 5th and Brazos features intensive landscape and streetscape that relates back to the local context.

The tower’s interlocking massing directly relates to the functional needs of each program. The tower is shifted outside of the perimeter of the podium, highlighting the residential entry by allowing the tower to come to the ground. Integrated balconies enhance the tower’s overall composition. The building’s shifted massing allows for multiple roof decks, providing shared amenity spaces at different levels.

The two-level podium consists of retail and hotel amenities, while the 357-foot glass and metal tower rises above. Taking inspiration from the local natural context, the podium features a continuous awning and an integrated metal façade screen to provide shading. The materiality and vertical expression of the façade provides the building with a continuous and cohesive aesthetic. The vertical rhythm is generated by the function of the interior layout.

Project Area
770,000 square feet
MKA, Structural; Stantec, Civil; dbHMS, LEED
Ryan Companies
Masonry, metal panels and glass
Matthew Niemann