High Rise Residential
From offices in Austin, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Houston, San Francisco and Washington DCâ€”as well as international affiliate officesâ€”over 400 Page architects, engineers, interior designers, planners, strategic analysts and technical specialists provide services throughout the United States and in over 50 countries. Our diverse, international portfolio includes projects in the housing and hospitality, corporate commercial, academic, healthcare, government and science and technology sectors, as well as civic, corporate and urban housing projects. The Page portfolio consists largely of complex projects that benefit from our integrated disciplines and that make a significant impact on the communities they serve. We are guided by the three core values of creativity, collaboration, and commitment, and through the force of these ideals, we live up to our promise of design that makes lives better.
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Tall buildings hold a special place in the American imagination. To dwell among the clouds is a common aspiration; the irresistible promise of a life lived above the fray of the city below while simultaneously enjoying its vibrancy and conveniences. Skyscrapers are complex machines for living; vertical cities within a single block, elegantly composed of discrete program elements. The base of a tall building must be conceived to provide not only a welcome oasis for its residents, but also to contribute to the culture, life and vibrancy of the neighborhood. The residences themselves must be designed to ensconce their owners in luxury, security and convenience. Building amenities must support and enhance the life of the building, and be designed to differentiate the tower within the marketplace. Areas of respite and relaxation must be integrated in ways that foster both community and privacy. Connecting all of these elements are state-of-the-art building infrastructures which make possible the highest level of service for the residents within. Above all, however, a tall building must be an icon: embodying the aspirations of its creator, enhancing the cityâ€™s skyline and instilling a sense of pride within its residents.
Page designers understand the urban lifestyle and have been designing award-winning multi-family residential and hospitality projects across the United States and globally for over a decade. The firm offers a comprehensive depth of services from initial project planning to the final details of the resident/guest experience and our range of capabilities is unique in both talent and breadth. New construction projects include luxury houses, high-rise residential, mid-rise mixed use/multi family, restaurants, resorts, and hotels. Â Page recognizes that concepts initiated in hospitality design have become an influencer across multiple market sectors and integrates these ideas and strategies to create compelling stories and user experiences across all components of our multi-family/mixed use projects. The role of the interior is an important contributor to the overall perception and success of lifestyle projects. Interior spaces set a tone and mood that can support the brand, image, amenities and enhance every interaction. We focus attention to the details and commitment to place specific design that makes every project unique and memorable. Our range of full-service capabilities is unique in both expertise and scope. As a full service firm, we have worked with national brands, along with public and private investors in launching their projects. We partner with our clients, developing feasibility studies and documentation that illustrate the strengths of a project for permitting entities, historic review boards, and potential partners. Our projects have won numerous awards for urban design, architecture, interior design and sustainability.
Meet the Team
High Rise Team Page Southerland Page, Inc. is an S Corporation with over 450 employees. From offices in Austin, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Houston, San Francisco and Washington DC—as well as international affiliate offices—Page architects, interior designers, engineers, planners, strategic analysts and technical specialists provide services throughout the United States and in over 50 countries. Daniel Brooks, aia, leed ap Project Director / Principal Daniel is an architect and principal with 30 years of professional practice, and has helped guide and deliver some of Page’s most prestigious projects. He is an expert in the unique demands of high rise design and construction, and currently serves as the project director for several prominent skyscrapers and mixed-use projects underway in downtown Austin and Dallas. These include the 70 Rainey Street Residential Tower and the AMLI Fountain Place Residential Tower.
Wendy Dunnam Tita, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP Interior Architecture / Principal As an architect with a passion for interior spaces, Wendy seamlessly integrates interior architecture, lighting, furnishings and artwork for both intimate and large scale corporate and urban projects. For many multifamily, corporate, retail and restaurant clients she has proven to be a trusted creative partner in developing the brand and brand architecture. Recent projects include the 70 Rainey Residential Tower, AMLI Fountain Place and 2902 at the W.
A. Talmadge Smith, AIA, LEED AP Architect / Principal Talmadge has worked on a number of the firm’s most prestigious projects. Over the course of his professional career, Talmadge has gained extensive experience on a full range of project types, including high rise residential, research and corporate office buildings. His recent high rise projects include the 70 Rainey Street Residental Tower and AMLI Fountain Place Residential Tower.
Mark Koester, AIA Senior Architect / Associate Principal Mark has over 30 years of design and project management experience related to a diverse range of housing and hospitality project types, located throughout North America and Asia. He has received numerous design awards for these projects, several of which have been published. His strengths include the conceptualization of projects, residential and hospitality unit and building plan design, and collaborating with project stakeholders.
Jennifer Grant, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB Designer / Associate Jennifer is registered architect and project manager with extensive experience in large scale residential projects. Jennifer has nearly 2.9M SF of residential mixed-use project experience and recently completed a luxury high-rise in Denver that made real estate news headlines by selling for nearly double the construction cost within 3 years. No stranger to high rise design, Jennifer recently served on the team of a 20 story mixed-use high rise located on a tight urban site.
70 Rainey Street Austin, Texas Project Size 500,000 Square Feet 164 Units 34 Stories Services Provided Architecture / Interiors
Like the city that spawned it, 70 Rainey is a dynamic blend of sophisticated elegance and laid back informality and warmth. The crisp, finely detailed 34-story residential tower is sheathed predominantly in glass curtain wall, providing each of the 164 condos with panoramic views of the Colorado River, the Austin skyline and the Hill Country beyond while also reflecting the everchanging light and color of the big Texas sky. Generous balconies punctuate and enliven each smooth, carefully crafted facade. As the refined residential floors of the tower merge with Rainey Street below the building revels in the quirky character of its iconic neighborhood. Upper floors provide for a variety of condo-units that range from studios to three bedrooms. The building culminates with two-story penthouses. The perfect view orientation of the upper levels, looking straight down the length of the river, twists back at the base to align with the historic street grid. This structural feat is accomplished through a stealth move that also maximizes parking in the buildingâ€™s column grid. Materials like wood, concrete and oxidized steel add a tactile dimension at pedestrian levels where porches and terraces encourage direct interaction with the street. Rich gardens on the amenity levels invite that laid-back lifestyle Austin is known for while also, along with suspended planters on the garage facades, linking the building directly the lush adjacent parkland. The buildingâ€™s base responds to the dynamic street life with a variety of entries to amenity spaces including bars and restaurants that provide continuity for the culture of the street. The project is targeting LEED Silver and AEGB 3 star.
Fountain Place Dallas, Texas Project Size 597,760 Square Feet 368 Units 45 Stories Services Provided Architecture / Interiors / MEP / Fire Protection
Fountain Place, the icon of emergent 1986 downtown Dallas, has long stood as a welcome sentinel for all visitors approaching from the west and south. The original master plan for Fountain Place envisioned an identical tower to the west, rotated 90 degrees. The AMLI Fountain Place tower seeks to fulfill the spirit of the master plan by creating a 46-story residential building that is sympathetic in massing to its neighbor while celebrating the uniqueness of scale and identity that are the hallmarks of residential towers. Like the office tower, AMLI Fountain Place sits atop a 192â€™ square podium. Above the garage podium, the tower rotates 45 degrees in order to maximize the views towards Uptown and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The top of the tower has been artfully shaped with tapered glazing in order to create a dynamic and sympathetic profile; a contextually appropriate neighbor to the office tower. As such, AMLI Fountain Place will both inherit and enhance the cache of Fountain Place, completing the masterplan and enlivening the district by injecting much-needed diversity of use to west downtown Dallas. AMLI Fountain Place will be one of the signature towers of the Dallas skyline with its glass faĂ§ade, crystalline form and faceted top.
Cirque Dallas, Texas Project Size 358,862 Square Feet 252 Units 28 Stories Services Provided Architecture / Design / Interiors
Cirque soars 28 stories above Victory Park and offers breathtaking views of the Dallas skyline. On the tight, 1.13-acre urban site, exterior spaces are carved from the two principal forms of the 530,000-square-foot, mixed-use residential tower. The luxury residential property has 252 residences, retail at the ground level, and a 25,000-square-foot urban roof garden at the sixth level. The public areas have been designed to create an ambience that is not only striking, with an emphasis on clean, modern lines, but also inviting to residents and guests. From the oval space that is suspended over the main lobby creating a space above and below, to the wall graphics, to the circular exterior lounge booths, the design embraces the “cirque” concept. Two building elements situated on an east-west axis reduce western exposure. Contrasted by a rectilinear northern volume, the curved southern form provides more access to downtown views and allows southern exposure for the pool deck. A layer of balconies and precast concrete wraps the curving glass façade along the south face, while a more static precast concrete grid anchors the north side. Multicolor glass and metal panels screen the parking garage in a pattern that fluctuates with changes in light and orientation. Fossilized limestone adds texture to the residential entry and retail levels. Cirque was designed in association with Gromatzky Dupree & Associates. Page served as Architect of Record and was also the design architect for the lobby interior spaces, the club house areas on levels two and three, the aqua lounge and the pool deck.
2902 / W Residence Austin, Texas Project Size 3,208 Square Feet
Services Provided Interior Architecture / Design / Furnishings
A collaboration between Page and Furman + Keil Architects, 2902 at the W Residences is a love letter to Carlo Scarpa that overlooks Austin’s Lady Bird Lake. Muted tones, soft, smooth textures, and purposeful lines define the 3200-square foot residence. Inspired by the Italian architect’s interest in color and materiality as well as his fascination with vertical sections and edges, the team and their client sought to create a series of intimate spaces seamlessly flowing into one another as the layers are peeled away. Page Principal and Director of Interior Architecture Wendy Dunnam Tita and Furman + Keil Architects Principals Gary Furman and Philip Keil had collaborated with the client on his previous residence, and the team was accustomed to highly creative, interactive discussions. 2902 presented an opportunity to bring the feeling of a crafted, custom home into a downtown condominium setting. For the client, it had to be specific, unique and true to his design sensibilities — warm yet spare. Butter, mushroom and salt are the basis of the color palette. Consistent, precise detailing and the generally understated tones rely on single materials used in several applications. Steel, patinated brass, plaster and rosewood finishes define screens, floating ceilings and elegant shelving. Every detail in the threebedroom, three-bath residence is thoughtfully realized. “2902 purposely responds to the pancake of the high-rise,” notes Dunnam Tita. It is not an open plan, and the emphasis is on layers and reliefs rather than flat surfaces.
Screens denote intimate spaces, and are the basis for the layering throughout the residence. “We thought of the screens as ribbons pulling you into the residence, from the entry to the master bedroom,” says Keil. “They separate and connect 2902 spatially and visually.” Working within the confines of the concrete shell proved both a challenge and opportunity for Keil and Dunnam Tita. “It’s very different to come to a residential project with plumbing lines and windows in place,” says Keil whose firm is well known for its singlefamily residences. “The master bathroom didn’t come together until we came up with the raised plinth, which allowed us to both relocate fixtures and define the space.” Keil and Dunnam Tita integrated some of the owner’s existing polished chrome fixtures and recessed ceiling lighting, complementing them with additional dark steel and patina brass fixtures and introducing a Lindsey Adelman light for the dining room. “We decided to embrace and play with a variety of finishes,” notes Dunnam Tita, “and it worked. The materials all came together.” Collaboration continued throughout the design and construction process. Additional material choices include inspiration from the client including the Silverthorn travertine in the master bath and Vogue Bay glass tile in the powder room. The precision of the detailing and material tolerance required a knowledgeable, experienced contractor and team of dedicated craftsman. “Scott Smith of Pilgrim is trained as an architect,” says Keil. “His eye for detail was fundamental to the final execution.” Dunnam Tita adds: “We talk a lot about the role of craft in our projects. 2902 is successful because of the contributions by Sloan Houser, Chris Honea, and Jonathan Duke.” Quiet surfaces with layers on top and the silky plaster marked by steel edges are a twenty-first century conversation between Scarpa, Keil, Dunnam Tita, and their client.
Houston Luxury Residential High Rise Houston, Texas Project Size Phase 1: 530,000 Square Feet 260 Units 32 Stories Services Provided Architecture / Planning
Located on a site adjacent to a prominent public park, this project is master planned for a multiphase luxury residential development. The first phase includes a 32-story tower with approximately 260 residential units, 530,000-square-foot gross floor area, and 380 structured parking spaces. The design capitalizes dynamic views to the park and the downtown Houston skyline in addition to direct pedestrian access to the park. The aesthetic and recreational values of the park are woven into the site and throughout the building in the forms of pedestrian plazas, sculpted landscapes, outdoor recreational amenities, and an elevated amenity deck and pool. The unit sizes, configurations, and amenities are carefully programmed and designed to appeal to a diverse demographic that includes outdoor enthusiasts, pet lovers, urbanites, millennials and empty nesters. With an ultimate population of over 1,000 residents, the master planning and building design is focused on creating a strong sense of community and place that compliments the adjacent park and neighborhood.
Joule Denver / 1000 Speer Denver, Colorado Project Size 405,000 Square Feet 224 Units 16 Stories Services Provided Architecture / Interiors
The Joule Denver residential tower marks a prominent gateway to Denver’s Golden Triangle Arts District. In keeping with the high standard of urban architecture employed on recent projects in the District, this 16-story building reflects a blend of modern design with traditional Denver architectural materials. Also in keeping with the region’s emphasis on sustainability, the project is seeking LEED certification. The Joule Denver, also known as 1000 Speer, provides 224 apartments, ranging from efficient studios to larger three-bedroom units. It also includes townhouse-style units with individual entries on Cherokee Street. Each unit features a view of either the downtown Denver skyline or the Colorado Rocky Mountains. These are visible through floor-to-ceiling windows that are standard in most units. The rich layers of pedestrian, public, and semi-private spaces around the building’s perimeter help to activate the immediate streetscape. The outdoor amenity space includes an infinity pool overlooking the Rocky Mountains. Along the deck of the pool, cabanas, fire pit, outdoor grilling stations and a virtual golf simulator allow residents to take advantage of inviting weather. Other amenities include an adjacent clubhouse lounge with multiple TVs that also affords a view, a state-of-the-art fitness center equipped with Matrix and a bicycle storage and maintenance room as well as a dog grooming room.
The Mirai Confidential Location
Concept Design December 2017
Project Project The Mirai
Size 25 Stories
Kairoi Residential Services
Provided Architecture / Interiors
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Uptown Tower Confidential Location
Project Size Confidential
Services Provided Architecture / Interiors
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