Projects

Sanders Architecture provides planning, design and architectural services for residential, commercial and institutional projects. We had a hand in designing one of Austin’s tallest buildings and one of its smallest. Each project presents a unique opportunity to elevate everyday experiences for our clients and others who live, work or play in one of our structures.

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W Residence

  • Residential
  • Austin, Texas
  • Close attention to detail is key to the beauty of this 3,100 square foot condo customization in the W Residences in downtown Austin, Texas. A rearrangement of spaces and a playful embrace of existing high rise infrastructure, was necessary to accommodate a family of four in this high-rise urban condominium.
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3Ten ACL - Live

  • Commercial
  • Austin, Texas
  • Located in the vibrant Second Street District in Austin, Texas, this 3500 square foot, 400 person capacity club was conceived as an intimate street-level live music venue. Designed as the off-shoot of the renown ACL-Live at the Moody Theater one floor above, it was imperative that the experience in the new space match that of the larger venue, while achieving its own intimate listening-room...
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CYJ Experiential Learning Center

  • Institutional
  • Wimberley, Texas
  • This 7,000 square foot camp activity building is purposefully designed to demonstrate broad sustainable design ideas. The two-story wing of the building uses a broad butterfly roof to capture rainwater into an on-site cistern for reuse to irrigate the 2,300 square foot prairie roof over the one-story activity room wing of the building. Carefully located windows are oriented to bring generous...
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Juniper Restaurant

  • Commercial
  • Austin, Texas
  • A mid-century light industrial building in East Austin was repurposed to house the 3,100 square foot restaurant. The open-kitchen design is informed by black box theater, giving the chef and food center-stage. Careful attention to lighting and comfortable seating were fundamental design priorities. Existing volumes and textures of the former bottling plant are incorporated into the architecture...
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Tarrytown Residence

  • Residential
  • Austin, Texas
  • Built as a duplex and added-on through the years, this original 1960’s vintage ranch style home required reprogramming and an extensive remodel to meet the clients’ needs. The original home, devoid of natural light at its core, had been partitioned in ways that were inefficient for an active family.

    Professionals that regularly work from home, the clients require rooms that allow for...

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Westlake Residence

  • Residential
  • Austin, Texas
  • The architectural challenge of redesigning this home was to complement the traditional detailing of the existing 4,200 square-foot house, while reprogramming the residence to fit the lifestyle and design sensibility of its current owners.

    The main objective was to infuse a modern aesthetic into the 1990s-era home, while introducing significantly more natural light to the once dark...

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Firefly Recording Studio

  • Commercial
  • Fischer, Texas
  • The Firefly Recording Studio, located at The Studios at Fischer in the Texas hill country is a 6,100 square foot building that houses a state of the art recording studio, visiting artist accommodations, and an apartment for the on-site studio engineer.

  • Due to its location along a farm to market highway, and...

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ACL Offices

  • Commercial
  • Austin, Texas
  • This 6000-square foot office is tucked into the underside of the Moody Theater’s balcony structure. It provides workspaces for the managers, producers, and editors of Austin City Limits and ACL Live.
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Armbrust & Brown

  • Commercial
  • Austin, Texas
  • The remodel of the downtown Austin law office of Armbrust & Brown includes the redesign of the office reception area, the addition of three new conference rooms and the reconfiguration of existing offices. Sanders Architecture worked closely with the client to select interior finishes and new furniture that complements the existing office.
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LBJ Wildflower Center Admissions Kiosk

  • Institutional
  • Austin, Texas
  • Inspired by greenhouses at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the admissions building serves as a “lighthouse” to mark the entrance for visitors predominantly arriving by automobile. Built mostly off-site, the building rests lightly on the ground and wears sustainability on its sleeve. Condensate water is collected to irrigate the green roof and green wall. The building’s...
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AWAY Spa at W Austin

  • Commercial
  • Austin, Texas
  • Housed on the fourth floor of the W Hotel, the 10,000-square foot AWAY Spa includes a full-service spa and workout facility. The spa, gym, and a multipurpose yoga space combine with the hotel pool deck to form a world-class wellness facility in the heart of downtown Austin.
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Stratus® Corporate Offices

  • Commercial
  • Austin, Texas
  • Stratus Properties’ 8,500-square foot corporate office features dynamic spaces that can easily accommodate daily conferencing requirements and occasional entertainment events. Designed to comply with strict, building-mandated Green Building Standards, the office’s varying ceiling heights and generous glazing at the east and southern exposures combine to provide ample natural light for all...
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Block 21

  • Commercial

  • Austin, Texas

  • Block 21 anchors Austin’s 2nd Street District, encompassing one million square feet. The project includes a 250-key W Hotel, 159 luxury condominiums, and the Moody Theater for Austin City Limits. The Block 21 project is LEED® Silver certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. As a member of the Block 21 project team, Sanders Architecture provided architectural services in...

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Temple Ranch Pool Cabana

  • Residential
  • Duval County, Texas

  • Sited within an existing six-acre family ranch compound in Duval County, Texas, the pool cabana engages a swimming pool on its eastern edge and the expansive South Texas brush country to its west. To provide shade, the building incorporates a modern twist on jacal shade structures seen in the American Southwest and in Mexico. The bark-on cedar-post assembly creates a textural...

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Moody Theater

  • Commercial
  • Austin, Texas
  • This three-level, 130,000-square foot theater is the home of Austin’s legendary Austin City Limits television program and the new ACL Live music venue. Designed as a television recording studio and a live-music performance space, sight lines in the 3,000-person venue are only surpassed by the listening experience it delivers. As a member of the Block 21 project team, Sanders Architecture...

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