5th and Brazos is a new multifamily and hospitality development in Austin, Texas. The building, which is entirely new construction, includes four levels of below grade parking, a four story-podium that will house restaurants, bars, ballrooms, loading, mechanical and office space and a tower that will enclose levels 5-32. The first ten stories are occupied with two hotels; levels 15-16 are designed as an extended-stay hotel and levels 17-32 are composed of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. 10,000 square feet of retail surround the building at street level.
When the budget and plans for the design of the building didn’t align, Ryan worked with the customer to value engineer the building to meet their parameters while maintaining the desired character and feel of the space and planned amenities. This included redesigning the building envelope and HVAC systems to be more efficient. Other value engineering efforts are ongoing.
The building is designed to meet the Austin Energy Green Building requirements and the criteria for LEED Silver certification. The project will meet LEED requirements for construction activity pollution prevention, construction waste management and indoor air quality, and at least 20 percent of building materials will be regional. The project was completed on budget and on time.