After ten years of leasing space in a corporate office building, the LIVESTRONG Foundation found its permanent home in the 1950s Gulf Coast Paper Co. Warehouse in East Austin, an underserved community in the process of revitalization. Lake|Flato’s design for the renovated facility provides office space, meeting rooms, dining facilities, an in-house gymnasium, open-air courtyard, and parking for the staff of 62. Clerestory windows bring light into office space, and freestanding offices “boxes” of wood reclaimed from the site lend a sense of natural warmth, while concrete floors allow for an environment that is both durable and versatile. The project achieved LEED Gold certification.
Photography: Frank Ooms & Bill Timmerman