5th & Brazos Austin

Austin, TX

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.

Designed to achieve LEED Silver, 5th and Brazos features intensive landscape and streetscape design that relates back to the local context.

Project Area
771,000 square feet
MKA, Structural; Stantec, Civil; dbHMS, LEED
Ryan Companies
Masonry, metal panels and glass