Bluebonnet Studios Win AIA Austin Design Award
Every year, the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects awards projects with outstanding design devoted to enhancing the built environment. Overcoming challenges, utilizing space, and creating unique designs are all criteria taken into consideration.
This four-story building provides commercial space on the ground level with 107 affordable residential units above. With a focus on sustainability, this project targets reaching Zero Net Energy certification through International Living Future Institute (ILFI). Features like ventilated air and strategic glazing reduce energy usage. As a high-performance, 24/7 accessible building, this project was designed to minimizes fossil fuel production while catering to both commercial and residential needs and upholding necessary codes.
Integral Group provided sustainability consulting and energy modeling for this project. Using previous projects as a guide, actual building usage was able to be modeled.
Congratulations to all of the 2018 AIA Austin Award winners. To view a complete list of winner, please visit AIA Austin Design Awards.