The Modern

The Modern Austin Residences will feature 299 market-rate and 19 affordable units in the popular Rainey Street district in downtown Austin. The tower sits on a 16,000 sf site featuring a music entertainment space in the basement of the building, as well as a ground level cafe and bar. Currently under construction, this project will enhance the district through adding a mix of uses and activity along expanded sidewalks and improved adjacent parklands. The addition of street trees, bike lanes, and offering an affordable housing component within a dense urban development further ensures the urban well being and character of the district.

Through the City of Austin Density Bonus Program the project attained the rights to develop the property at a ratio of 32:1. The project will achieve a 3-star AEGB sustainability rating. The design for The Modern was inspired by the guiding principles and aesthetic components of the modern era. It is a design generated through reflection on the creation of form, proportion, rhythm and variety. Stretching its expressions vertically along clean lines, and formal gestures the building distinguishes itself through its simplicity.

  • Services: Architecture
  • Client: Urbanspace
  • Construction start: April 2022
  • Scope: 56-story tower / 299 market-rate units + 19 affordable units
"With the evolution of Waller Creek, I think this district is really going to be a shining star for Austin," —Kevin Burns, Urbanspace
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Press + Awards


Austin Business Journal — Kevin Burns reveals new details about Rainey Street skyscraper, including name and project team

Austin Towers — Meet the Modern Austin Condo Tower, Headed for the Modern Rainey District

KVUE — Plans for 55-story high-rise condominium building on Rainey Street announced

The Modern Austin Residences – The Official Website 


Austin Business JournalLatest high-rise plan for Rainey Street: 51 stories of hotel rooms, apartments on site of popular bars

Austin Business Journal25 new towers pegged for downtown Austin


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