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reused and reimagined

A prominent vestige of Austin’s municipal history, the iconic Seaholm Power Plant sat dormant as a blighted brownfield for years — and today is a pioneering model of adaptive reuse. The historic Art Deco structure devolved into a derelict monolith of industry — it was Austin’s first power plant — until being completely reimagined and reinvigorated through contextual design.

Today, the site flourishes with 18-hour activity. The main power plant structure functions as a modern, airy office for a major healthcare entity — and trendy restaurants and residences, a Trader Joe’s, and inviting outdoor areas at all scales draw diverse patrons daily.

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carefully curated
material richness

Perched between high-rise residential and office towers, the amenity deck at Arrive Upper Kirby is the heartbeat of a destination steeped in luxury. The upscale rooftop environment thoughtfully balances the needs of office and residential users — with material richness and striking skyline vistas serving as the unifying thread between areas.

Situated to capitalize on the most desirable sun angles, the resort-style pool is ideal for restorative sunbathing — and a raised planter with mature tree amid the sun shelf, along with custom fabricated cabanas, offer shaded respite around each corner.

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evolving a
parking lot

The Shops at Park Lane give daily patrons — shoppers, students, office workers, residents and diners — a reason to linger outside and relax. Its combination of rich materials, elegant details and comfortable surroundings revitalized the destination.

Intimate moments are ideal along the black granite water walls, the multipurpose green is well-suited for informal lounging, and the internal street’s curb-less condition accommodates increased public space for large gatherings.

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locally inspired,
universally therapeutic

It’s Baton Rouge’s first freestanding, dedicated children’s hospital— and its physical environment articulates a rich story of regional history, geography and zoology. The new six-story facility includes an immersive outdoor environment that is integral to the therapeutic process and pays homage to Louisiana’s physical environment. The hospital’s healing garden accommodates whimsical recreation, passive contemplation, events like fundraisers, and dedicated staff areas to unwind. Conceptually, the garden evokes Louisiana’s geography with boardwalks passing over depressed, swamp-like grounds, thick pines conjuring piney woods, play mounds inspired by hills, meandering walks recalling winding rivers, and plantings representing the arpents brought over by the French. A prominent statue of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology, is right at home among animal statues, tracks imprinted into concrete walks, and three oversized bird houses for an owl, woodpecker and brown pelican.

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