The Austin suburb of Cedar Park is home to the beloved Austin Steam Train Association. The group stemmed from an initiative to preserve an historic 1916 steam locomotive the City of Austin received in 1956. After restoring the engine and acquiring several passenger cars of the period, the newly dubbed Hill Country Flyer began leisure passenger train service in 1992. In the tranquil park setting adjacent to the railyard, Browne McGregor Architects designed a new office building that pays homage to the area’s roots. The Railway Office Building is expected to break ground in 2020; MGC Capital developed the building and Cushman & Wakefield is handling leasing.
PRISM provided renderings and an animation to help promote this captivating project. The 35,320 s.f. office is enjoys panoramic lake views through a full glass-curtain north-facing façade. Each of the three levels has accessible private balconies overlooking the lake and there is a large shaded roof terrace. The flexible floor plates are divisible as small as 1,600 s.f. and tenants have dedicated parking in a garage under the building. A walking path circles the lake.