The Hyatt Centric at Congress Avenue in Austin, TX is located steps from the historic stage of the Paramount Theatre and two blocks south of Nelsen Partners' headquarters studio. The design and form of this 246-room development was influenced by the site’s numerous constraints, making its 43-foot silhouette truly iconic for the historic downtown corridor. An abstract glazing at the first four levels mimics curtains, a nod to the 87-year old historic State Theater sharing its southern wall. It's dominating setback allows Capitol views and State Theater recognition from the pedestrian level.

"The lightness of this cut-out base matches the proportions of the neighboring Stateside at the Paramount, and its shifted orientation reveals the theater’s art deco parapets and marquee, which have been fairly obscured by the clunky awnings of the building currently located on the site."
— Christy Taylor, AIA / Texas Architect Magazine

We took our studio on a site visit to see the process and views that defined this building. The hotel's façade is fully completed and the interior design team at OBMI is working hard to bring the visions to reality. We're excited to enjoy some live music on the rooftop bar when they open this Fall.

The hotel is being built by McWhinney alongside Hyatt Hotels. Hyatt Centric is now officially taking bookings for September.

Click here to see the full scope and project page.
↓ Scroll below to check out the progress.