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6th & Brushy

p r o j e c t  6th

The new 30,374-square-foot mixed-use building, named

+ Brushy, Austin

c l i e n t  Pegalo

6th & Brushy, is part of the first generation of live-work


a r c h i t e c t  Lawrence d e s i g n t e a m   I.

properties to be built in east Austin. The project is lo-

Group Architects

Earl Swisher, AIA; Tamara Toon, Assoc. AIA; Tal

by Earl Swisher, AIA, principal of the Lawrence Group.

Street Builders Engineers Collaborative (structural);

The goal was to create comfortable and stylistic homes.

Bay & Associates (MEP); LOC Consultants (civil); Christine Beall

Residential space is located on the second, third, and

(exterior envelope)

fourth levels, and consists of 16 loft units totaling

c o n s u l t a n t s   Architectural

p h o t o g r a p h e r  McConnell

totaling 4,394 square feet. Each unit includes a private Kee Safety (Empire Fence,

balcony overlooking downtown. A 978-square-foot roof

Inc.); concrete materials : Texas Concrete Materials; architectural metal

deck offers residents a place they can relax and enjoy

work : Crippen Sheet Metal; custom cabinetry : Design Specific; plastic

a beautiful day. The building also includes 5,260 square

fabrications :


membrane roofing :

feet of retail space facing 6th Street. Walls of glass and


sealants :

BASF Construction Chemcials: Sonneborn;

aluminum curtainwall create a continuous storefront

waterproofing :


Anchor Ventana Glass;



metal windows :

unit sk ylights :

Niles Expanded Metals and Plastics;



20,102 square feet, and two three-story townhouses


r e s o u r c e s fences , gates and hardware :

spray fireproofing :


east of Interstate 35. The condo project was designed

Lerner; Bart Whatley, AIA c o n t r a c t o r  Brushy


cated at the corner of 6th and Brushy streets, two blocks

Texas Fenestrations,


metal ceilings :

high performance coatings :




window at ground level. 6th & Brushy has opened up new opportunities for the development of East Austin. M e g a n


B r a l e y

Tnemec; dryer vent outlets : Seiho; blinds , shutters , and shades : Kennady Company typical residential floor plan 1 Loft 2 Townhouse 3 parking

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Texas Architect July/Aug 2008: Regional Response