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901 East Sixth

Austin, TX
  • Bldg system

    Hybrid

  • No. Of Stories

    5

  • Sq. footage

    128,000

A design goal for this five-story office building was to make it seem at home in the creative, light industrial neighborhood of East Side Austin. The structure is a hybrid of exposed cross-laminated timber floor and ceiling systems, and exposed steel—and is the first of its kind in Texas. It is clad in Corten steel, which forms a stable, rust-like appearance over time. A double-height lobby with a 25-foot bi-fold door allows the space to be opened to the street during special events; it also serves as a showcase for the exposed wood ceiling and full-height feature wall made from CLT off-cuts. 901 East Sixth achieved LEED Gold certification and was fully leased before construction was complete—at rates significantly exceeding the original pro forma. The project has been a celebrated financial success for its developers, while receiving an enthusiastic reception from the public.

  • Construction Type:

    III-A

  • Building Type:

    Business (Office)

  • Material Types:

    Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)

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