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SXSW Center: South by Southwest Headquarters

Austin, Texas  Map
2016–2019
Lead Designers
Yvonne Szeto Bruce N. White

The design of this collaborative workplace represents a new office typology responsive to the needs of the labor force of the digital age.

The new headquarters of South by Southwest, the Austin-based company that produces the annual SXSW music, film, and interactive festival, consolidates the company’s various campuses and promotes creative collaboration between SXSW and its partner organizations.

The building’s distinctive serpentine form frames an iconic view of Austin’s Capitol dome while embracing and preserving a grove of heritage live oaks.

In a transformation of the typical office building paradigm, the lobby and spaces throughout the building are reimagined to foster interaction among tenants.

Show Facts
Site

On Lavaca Street in downtown Austin

Components

Gross area: 280,000 ft2 / 26,000 m2

Client

CZ Properties

PCF&P Services

Architecture, exterior envelope, interior design of public spaces

Sustainability

LEED Gold Certified; Austin Energy Green Building Program: 2-Star Rating

Project Credits

Architect of Record: Gensler, Austin; Structural: Walter P. Moore Structural Engineers, Kansas City; Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing: Wylie Consulting Engineers; Landscape: dwg.; Images: Paul Warchol

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