TEXAS MUTUAL INSURANCE
Austin, Texas | 270,000 sf (4 Story)
Client: Mueller Development
Team: TBG & Studio 8
Contribution: Design Development & Construction Documents
Professional work | Mixed-use development | Fall 2016
TBG worked with Studio8 and Texas Mutual in constructing their new office building in Mueller, the 700-acre redevelopment of Austin’s airport. The contemporary design of the new headquarters features an abundance of natural light with ample shading elements, including a rooftop terrace that overlooks Downtown Austin. The 4-story office building includes ground floor mixed-use functions like retail, restaurant, cafe, daycare, gym as well as office reception. Conference rooms, open & private offices, multi-function rooms located at the upper level.
Sunlight and shadow analysis were made to determine the number and location of light hours available to the courtyard and parking garage vertical surfaces in an effort to analyze the ability of the space to support vegetation, and set a baseline for outdoor comfort and programming. Green infrastructure including permeable paving, tree box, green wall and roof garden are incorporated to collect rainwater and decrease rainwater runoff throughout the site.