“The language, the material they employed, and the way they brought complexity to something that was uniform was extremely intelligent and skillful. A great urban project.”
— Brad Cloepfil, AIA

Location Austin
Client Central Austin Management Group
Architect Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
Design Team Jay Colombo, AIA; Jeff Berryman, AIA; Ken Johnson
Contractor Navcon
Electrical Contractor Sunvision Electric
Landscape Architect Verdi
MEP Engineers ATS Engineers; AYS Engineering
Civil Engineer Stansberry Engineering
Structural Engineer MJ Structures
Waterproofing Consultant Building Exterior Solutions

Springdale General provides affordable workspaces in a convenient location in East Austin. Located on what was previously a brownfield site, the campus is designed to support a strong nonprofit, maker, and small business community that is both economically and culturally diverse. All buildings are prefabricated using a “kit-of-parts” construction method, and a combination of simple industrial materials and ample daylighting was used to minimize cost. The buildings are designed with recessed entryways, porches, and patios to make the spaces more welcoming and encourage collaborative opportunities. A yellow photovoltaic canopy marks the entrance while providing power to the front building. 

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