RiverSouth Wins Austin AGC Outstanding Construction Award
- Jan 11, 2023
The Austin AGC Chapter has awarded the Outstanding Construction Award to RiverSouth in the category for design-build projects valued over $30 million. Beck provided integrated, design-build services and sustainability consulting of the 350,000 SF office tower.
RiverSouth is designed to be distinct and to offer unobstructed views of downtown, Lady Bird Lake, and the Texas Hill Country. The park-facing facade is designed as an art piece with an angular composition conveying a sense of movement.
From the interior, tenants enjoy expansive views through floor-to-ceiling windows and careful consideration of mullion placement. The park-facing rooftop terrace and sky lounge also provide unmatched views of downtown Austin.
Within the building, RiverSouth boasts a comprehensive smart building package earning it the title of the smartest building in Texas. The package consists of networks of sensors monitoring the interior building environment and occupancy throughout the building is integrated with the security system, HVAC controls, and tenant amenities.
From the customized building app tenants can view and control their energy usage and occupants can call elevators, reserve amenity spaces, be alerted when packages or guests arrive, and check to see how busy the gym is all from a smart device. Additionally, the building security system allows occupants to use their smartphone as a wireless key fob to unlock doors and is connected to the fitness center gym equipment via Bluetooth providing personalized workouts.
Given the prominence of the site and the status of being the first high-rise building completed in the prime south shore waterfront district, the quality of work had to be as high as possible and help make RiverSouth a landmark building.
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