Project Location: Austin, TX
Date Completed: August 2015
Owner: Stream Realty
Developer: Stream Realty
Architect: Sixthriver Architects
Square Feet: 128,000
501 Congress was a 128,000 SF, existing five-story steel structure with a basement. The exterior of the building was demolished and replaced with curtian wall window system, alucobond column covers and corrugated metal panels on the soffits. The roof consisted of TPO roofing on the flat areas and standing seam roof panels on the sloped areas. The interior finish-out included cutting a hole in the center of the building to create a six-story light court, core restrooms, mechanical, and electrial rooms on each floor, and relocating two elevators. A feature wall was constructed on the South wall of the light court that consisted of stained wood dividers, corrugated metal panels, and wood veneer wall covering. The atrium stair in the light court was relocated from its original location in the building to be the focal point of the renovation. Steel canopies encompassed two sides of the building with a stained cedar wood soffit. A patio was located on the 5th floor with a uniquely Austin mural painted on the demising wall.
With an aggressive timeline, a number of existing building deficiencies and tight urban site, the Harvey-Cleary team consistently met production goals and never compromised on their commitment to quality. What you can expect from the Harvey-Cleary team is a streamlined, honest process built upon open communication that simplifies the construction process."
Jeff Langham, AIA