The South Congress Hotel reflects the charisma of Austin's eclectic SoCo entertainment district and evokes the natural beauty of the Texas hill country. Here harvested water cascades over vegetated garden walls, while ephemeral runnel, reminiscent of nearby springs, form a green ribbon linking outdoor gathering areas that extend out from the ground level cafes, bars, and shops, all built over structure. Ordered native plantings give dimension to the hotel's streetscape and courtyards with added pattern, texture, color, fragrance, sound and movement. These elements become at once a backdrop and centerpiece for solitary musings, casual conversation, and formal gatherings enjoyed by hotel patrons and passersby.

*Project work completed by Cameron Campbell while at Ten Eyck Landscape Architects

Project Specs

Client: Rob Lippincott

Project Size: 0.6 Acres

Year: 2017

Scope: Schematic Design through Construction Administration

Project Manager: Cameron Campbell

Sustainability Goals: Water Harvesting, AEGB, LEED

Team Members: Ten Eyck LA, Michel Hsu Office of Architecture, Dick Clark Architects, Trammel Crow, New Waterloo

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