2018 promises to be every bit as rewarding as 2017, and STG Design is looking forward to continuing the progress we are making to raise the bar on the quality of design. Be that as it may, it's important for us to reflect on last year's successes and challenges to contribute to our continued success in and around our communities. For everyone that was part of our journey in 2017, thank you, and we look forward to working together again in 2018.
Local to Global Design
Oracle Waterfront Campus to Transform Austin Community
Houzz Establishes Strong Presence in Nashville
We never want our employees to stop learning and growing. From internal promotions, registrations, and community involvement we encourage employees to seek out professional development opportunities outside of the office. STG Designers are actively engaged in the professional, civic and community organizations across all three cities: AIA, ASID, CoreNet, IFMA, CREW, IIDA, RECA, SMPS, TSA, ULI, Impact Austin, CodeNext, Rotary Club, BSA, Helping Hands, KMFA, Meals on Wheels, VOCES, HRBC, Partnership 2000, Houstorian, and Astrodome Conservancy.
Character and personality are at the heart of every organization. It's the sum of our values, traditions, and attitudes. We embrace our uniqueness; our quirks, our oddities and enjoy our time together while being serious about our work. This year we've celebrated birthdays, marriages, anniversaries, births of babies, project wins; we shared a total eclipse of the heart, lit the night in three cities to honor those we lost and plunged into 2018 together.
The Refuge Ranch is a long-term, residential, therapeutic community and foster placement agency for 48 girls, minors through age 19, who have been rescued from sex traffickers. STG Design is teamed up with the Refuge to design the interiors for the girls' cottages so they can continue to accomplish their mission to create a safe place for some of these 79,000 youth victims in Texas. To get involved or to donate visit therefugeaustin.org.
Boys & Girls Club
2017 AIA Austin Design Award
Seaholm Power Plant Re-Development
The Seaholm Power Plant is one of the most important projects I have seen in a long time. One of the most green things we can do as architects is to reuse what is already there and the Seaholm Power Plant project does that on a massive scale… not only is it difficult to do, but it is transformative. It can literally change a city.” – David Darling, AIA at Aidlin Darling Design
2017 IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Design Excellence Award of Sustainability
Wilsonart Wilson Center
The 31,000 sf Wilsonart Wilson Center integrates a global organization onto one campus and showcases Wilsonart’s products in innovative, conversation-starting applications for both customers and employees, many of which are multi-generational legacies. In addition to showcasing their multiple products’ uses, employee-wellness played a crucial role in the space - natural daylight is visible from all areas of the building; employees can enjoy an outdoor break area, and the facility is equipped with a wellness clinic bridging the manufacturing facility to the office building. This is the first building in Temple, TX to receive LEED Silver® recognition. The Wilson Center has dazzled customers and significantly improved employees’ morale since it opened.
2017 Excellence in Development Award by ULI Nashville
2963 Sidco Drive
2963 Sidco Drive was an interesting project in that it spurred the change of an underutilized building and adapted it to meet current economic development demands. What you saw was an old industrial warehouse, change into a vibrant modern facility office that sparked interest and growth in that area.” – Dan Tansey, AIA, STG Design
48 East is a 33-story point tower situated on the edge of downtown in the burgeoning Rainey Street District with views Lady Bird Lake and the downtown skyline. The concept of 'urban nature' draws inspiration from Austin’s casual culture and the two distinct landscapes through implied movement, the use of natural and urban materials, and proportional geometry. The building will consist of 246 apartment units, each balcony access, and structured parking. Estimated completion is August 2019.
Standing tall at 140 feet above ground, STG Design is creating a modern, yet eclectic lobby on 405 Colorado’s 14th floor. The design creates an inviting, resi-commercial aesthetic where people can come to meet, workout, grab a drink or lounge. The space greets visitors with a concierge desk accented by a living wall that draws your eye into the space with a design that plays with scale, patterns and layers. It is surrounded by an outdoor terrace that creates a warm, romantic vibe with views of Downtown Austin. The amenity-centric lobby includes a conference lounge, coffee and wine bar, fitness center and spa-inspired locker rooms.
In collaboration with Mark Hart Architecture, Skyloft Austin will be a 22-story tower located just blocks from the University of Texas at Austin’s West Campus. Included is 212 units with a total of 677 beds and four stories of underground parking. The amenity-centric student housing space will have a rooftop pool, fitness center with 180 glass views, 24-hour study lounge and media lounge. A portion of the units will be offered as affordable housing to be accessible to all students. Estimated completion July 2018.
U.S. Department of Energy PanTEX Administrative Support Complex
STG Design is currently developing an administrative support complex for the management team and operator contractor of the Pantex facility. With much of the design development already completed, the three-wing facility will boast the following: accommodations for 1,100 administrative staff, a 300-seat sloped floor auditorium, full-service cafeteria, medical facility for outpatient treatment, conference center, and meeting spaces for the administration. The three-story, pre-cast and glass building contains flexible floor plates with all support and common area functions located at the ends of each of the three wings. Estimated completion is March 2018.