This new design has received an overwhelmingly positive response on our social platforms. The building features a 34,000 sf flexible program that currently facilitates space for 8 retail units, 2 restaurants, and office space on the second level. The design incorporates a material palette that blends into the fabric of the Steiner Ranch community, located in northwest Austin, Texas. Exterior seating in the plaza is a great area for the tenants to host outdoor events or for families to relax while shopping.
Branding, Graphics, and Environmental Signage
The inspiration for this brand identity comes from, you guessed it, the Palo Verde tree. The tree is native to Texas and has a long blossoming period of beautiful yellow flower clusters. The logo features an organic element of the Palo Verde tree while abstracting the blossoming period with a simple expression of a yellow shape.
Our approach to designing the monument sign was to keep the form simple, utilize materials present in the architecture, and introduce a dynamic lighted element that is revealed at night. The lit frame expresses the yellow shape of the logo. Incorporating LEDs gives the owner flexibility in creating custom color schemes for special events. One such example was to light the sign pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month
The main lobby, elevator bay, elevator cabs, security lobby, security desk, courtyard, and parking garage will be renovated. The design of the lobby will feature lighter colors, walnut accents, integrated linear lighting, and reflective surfaces to modernize the space.
The existing courtyard was a blighted area neglected by building tenants. Furniture was limited and the space was dominated by heavy, angular planter beds. Our approach to revitalize this communal area was to create a spatially open program, incorporate local art, and refresh the space with new landscaping.
Lauren was hired as a Project Captain at LEVY Architects in March of 2017. She has been instrumental in our Shadowview Lakeside, Shadowglen Studios, Windmill Center, and Star Ranch projects.
She enjoys kayaking with her husband Kyle, lifting weights, experiencing new restaurants, traveling, and riding with the top down. Lauren is a member of the Building Standards Commission for the City of Georgetown and is currently preparing for her Architect Registration Exams at the end of March.
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