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956 - TOUR – South Congress Hotel

Speaker(s):
• Michael Hsu, AIA | Principal | Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
• Maija Kreishman, AIA | Partner | Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
• Mark Vornberg | Senior Associate | Dick Clark + Associates
Date: 11/09/2017 | Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Event Location: MEET AT TOUR DESK
LUHs: 1.5 | HSW: Yes |
Capacity: 50
Through October 02: $60.00
Through November 03: $60.00
Onsite November 03: $60.00

Tour Architects
Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, with Dick Clark + Associates

Landscape Architect
Ten Eyck

Description
The project tour explores the South Congress Hotel, a boutique hotel in the heart of Austin's iconic South Congress arts and entertainment district. The hotel features 83 rooms and suites, four restaurants, a pool and lobby bar, retail shops, and underground parking.

The tour will begin at the exterior of this three-story hotel, which utilizes residential-scaled materials of brick and custom terra cotta screen block draped in cascading landscaping. From the busy streetscape, tour guests will be received into a lush outdoor courtyard and up a stair ascending to the pool terrace and adjoining guest room suites.

Back inside, the lobby features wood floors, light plaster, steel walls, and brass accents that complement carefully curated local art and comfortable furnishings. Adjacent hotel ballroom and pre-function spaces have large glass doors that open to a sunlit exterior courtyard anchored by cypress trees and a lush fern wall. The tour will end with glimpses of all retail and restaurant spaces, each featuring a distinct street and interior design.

Michael Hsu Office of Architecture served as the design architect and handled the interior design. Dick Clark + Associates served as the architect of record. Studio MAI collaborated on interior design, and Ten Eyck was the landscape architect.

SD: Yes
*Courses marked "SD" may qualify for Sustainable Design for the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.