Award of Merit Residential/Hospitality: Skyloft
Award of Merit
Owner: Johnson Trube & Associates LLC
Lead Design Firm: STG Design
General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction
Civil Engineer: Wuest Group Ltd.
Structural Engineer: Cardno Haynes Whaley
MEP Engineer: Jordan & Skala Engineers
Landscape Architect: Ecoland Design Group
Design Firm: Mark Hart Architecture
Skyloft is an 18-story, purpose-built student housing project in the West Campus area of the University of Texas at Austin. Constructed with post-tension concrete flat slab framing, the structure features 212 units, 674 beds and a 270-car cast-in-place, below-grade parking garage.
Sitework was a significant challenge because the project team faced restrictions that required early coordination with stakeholders and the city of Austin eight months before breaking ground. Undocumented utilities and neighboring projects under construction added to logistical challenges.
However, the project was delivered within budget and a month early and with zero change orders.