Austin City Lofts in Austin, Texas by architect Larry Speck

Austin City Lofts

Austin City Lofts is an 82-unit, 14-story tower anchoring a new mixed-use district in the southwest quadrant of downtown Austin. Along busy 5th Street, a three-story horizontal stone volume houses the entry lobby, deep stacked porches and a modest retail strip off a shady arcade. Parking for 150 vehicles is tucked behind and below. A generous outdoor living area, including garden, pool and cookout area, lines Shoal Creek, edged by porches and a metal-clad series of units with great views up and…

Waterstone Condominium Development in Lago Vista, Texas by architect Larry Speck

Waterstone Condominium Development

Site characteristics and the desire to create an unusual merger of landscape and living drive the design of Waterstone, a collection of 71 condominiums on Lake Travis.  Replacing a subdivision originally planned for low-density, single-family homes, the development inhabits the landscape with minimum intrusiveness while offering the privacy and convenience of single-family homes.  The structures are strung along a single contour to minimize cut and fill and the disruption of plant material.…

AMLI on 2nd Mixed-Use Development in Austin, Texas by architect Larry Speck

AMLI on 2nd Mixed-Use Development

AMLI's first urban high-rise is a vital force in downtown Austin's rapidly developing 2nd Street Retail District. The 18-story, three-star-green building integrates 17 floors of apartments, 35,000 square feet of ground level retail, a spacious amenity deck and 4 1/2 levels of above-ground parking. The building image is contemporary, clean, and responsive to its urban context. Anodized aluminum shingles articulate the different building volumes, and a distinctive staggered window pattern breaks…