2007

The Orsay
Austin, Texas

The site for this new residential tower at 9th and Neches streets in central Austin was originally the homestead of General Henry Orsay. The landmark house eventually found itself to be an anomaly on the periphery of Austin’s downtown, and was moved to Pioneer Farms. A heritage oak tree on the site was move across the street to First Baptist Church. The project accommodates 90 residential units in ten stories. The design concept sought to bring ground floor neighborhood retail to a fledgling neighborhood emerging from decades of neglect and blight. The building will be a cornerstone of a conceptual “Rock & Roll district” that would stretch north from 6th and Red River stress and reflect Austin’s reputation as a live music mecca.