Project Location: Austin, TX
Date Completed: January 2016
Owner: American Campus Communities
Architect: Sixthriver Architects
Square Feet: 181,000
The Castilian is an off campus student residence hall consisting of 22 floors. The property is located at 24th and San Antonio. Level 1 is the leasing office and retail space while levels 2-10 compromise the parking garage. At 11th floor is the full-service kitchen and dining hall, amenities floor with study lounges, a computer lab, laundry facilities, and a gym facility. The remaining levels are a mix of private rooms and shared student suites. The various renovation projects in this building have included installation of a new chiller and cooling tower, complete renovation of the existing kitchen and dining hall, replacement of existing air handling units on the 11th and 1st floors, and repairs to heavily corroded utility piping. With a fully occupied and fully operational building, proper scheduling was essential for a successful project.