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816 Congress

Austin, TX


Thomas Properties Group




Balfour Beatty Construction

Additional Team Members

MEJ & Associates, Datum Engineers, Inc., STG Design, & Building Diagnostics, Inc.

The 816 Congress office building towers 20 stories high and recently underwent extensive renovations to attract high-end businesses to it’s over 430,000 square feet of rentable space.

In particular, the building’s Roof Transformation Project converted its previously unsightly, inaccessible rooftop spaces into a unique asset. The resulting main terrace has become a tenant retreat and a coveted event space, offering unprecedented views of the Texas State Capitol and its grounds. 

With an understanding of how beneficial proximity to nature is for workplace professionals in its ability to improve health and reduce stress, the design of the space truly provides an accessible outdoor extension of the office. Parc Centre tables and chairs easily accommodate outdoor meetings, client visits, and seating for events. 

As more people desire connections to nature as they work, 816 Congress has become one of the most in-demand corporate spaces in Austin.


The Art of the Possible: Link

The Typology Collection: The Art & Science of Designing Uniquely Immersive Outdoor Experiences

Doing More Outdoors: Jonathon Kemnitzer of KEM STUDIO on Connecting People to Nature Through Design

Designer Rodrigo Torres: Using Simplicity to Bridge the Fun and Functional