Needing more space for their growing, multi-disciplinary team in Austin, Cushing Terrell explored several options for their new office location, ultimately choosing the Texas State Teacher’s Association building as the perfect fit. The 13,000-square-foot project was an exciting opportunity for the firm’s architects, interior designers, and engineers to join forces and showcase their talents in their own space.
Matterport, a 3D program, was employed to document existing features and build models, so the team could experience the space before it was designed. Ensuring the office and its amenities would meet staff needs, the floor plan includes comfortable workstations, collaboration areas, and conference rooms with flexibility to accommodate for growth.
The juxtaposition between the concrete structure on the west side of the building and the new steel structure on the east side creates unique charm. Spectacular views spanning the capitol building and surrounding downtown are welcomed from the rooftop deck and an east-facing interior area, which has been deemed the “front porch” by the team. From the lighting elements to the communal design lab that purposefully functions as a central hub, every detail in this space was designed with intention.