Austin’s changing skyline

Architecture & Interiors

Long known for its motto and pension for housing hippies, one doesn’t immediately associate the idea of downtown Austin with a skyline full of skyscrapers. Despite how you may or may not feel about the phenomenon of condos (a very heated topic here in Austin), the skyline is changing rapidly.


While most of here have heard the news stories, experienced the ground-breaking parties and seen the projects expand everyday, here is, for the rest of you, a taste of some of the projects and the people who are shaping the future Austin skyline. (And before you make fun of me for the descriptions of the chosen condos within this post, keep in mind they were all taken from the individual websites.)


(a future rendering of the Austin future skyline, featuring all the planned condo projects. The original image can be viewed here.)

Spring Condominiums


Rafii Architects, Inc. – Design Architect

Morris Architects – Architect of Record

Dick Clark Architecture – Interior design

Hensel Phelps Construction Co – Contractor

“An instant landmark, Spring Condominiums is Austin’s first point tower. The architectural term refers to a strikingly tall and slender building that melds skyscraper and high-rise residence. Its efficient design maximizes living space and also delivers extraordinary views from every room.

360 Condominiums


Novare Group – Development team

Andrews Urban LLC – real estate development team

“360 is hot. It’s a place bursting with energy. Sleek and stylish in design, the building is a contemporary sculpture of concrete, steel and glass, standing 44 stories tall and home to 430 residences. Living at 360 is all about a vibe and a life that sizzles 24/7.

The Austonian


Ziegler Cooper Architects – Architecture

Gary Lee Partners – Interior Design

Benchmark Development – Developers

“At the Austonian the line between home and resort begins to blur. Services offered and amenities that await you make everyday life feel like a vacation.”

21C Austin Museum Hotel and Residences


(Possible winner for most people on the development team)

ACE Unlimited
Poe Companies
Ironwood Real Estate
Deborah Berke & Partners Architects LLP
Goody Clancy Architecture
Susman Tisdale Gayle (STG)
urbanspace Realtors LLP

“A landmark tower will enhance Austin’s skyline, soaring upward to meet the stars of Texas. Inside, a contemporary art museum, luxury hotel and spa await, stylish residences beckon, and a world class restaurant temps with great cuisine and fine wines. In the 21st Century, art drives commerce and fun…the 21c Austin way.”

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  1. Paul Viau - NovaScotiahomes

    Dec 18, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Austin will definetely be a leader in not only world class condominiums but I hear that Austin is leading America’s job market
    and that the real estate come back is well underway !

  2. wilfredo

    Sep 17, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    The Austin skyline.. in a respective amount of years would change a lot with the building boom we are experiencing here in Austin nowadays. If it is a non-stop building boom, by the year 2025 it would serve as one of the ‘Best skylines in the USA. We can also dominate over Houston and Dallas’s skyline easily without a doubt. Since everything is bigger in Texas, let’s make Austin a bit bigger with this building boom. Thank You!

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