RIOS' Expanded Austin Footprint Boosts Its Hyperlocal Impact on the Texas Market
Austin, TX, April 2023 – Widely recognized as a pioneer of award-winning multidisciplinary design, RIOS announced the expansion and relocation of its Austin office.
RIOS Austin has experienced tremendous growth since opening its doors in 2019. With an emphasis on hospitality, creative content production, residential, multi-family, public, mixed-use, transit, and urban planning spaces, the office’s active projects include 1.2M+ sq. ft. of building and interior design and 32,000 acres in the Texas market.
“Our relationship with the Austin community dates back nearly 20 years, and when we opened our office in 2019, we committed to ambitious aspirations to grow our relationships and bring our approach to creating joyful spaces and places to Austin,” said Andy Lantz, Co-CEO and Creative Director, RIOS. “Since then, we’ve had the incredible opportunity to grow our team and collaborate with local partners to design innovative and impactful places that infuse Austin with authenticity and celebrate the hyperlocal context.”
RIOS portfolio of work within Austin includes the music venue ACL Live at the Moody Theatre, headquarters for the Austin-based vacation rental company Vrbo, the new hi-fi listening room and bar Equipment Room at Hotel Magdalena, the redesign of 600 Congress, work with The Trail Foundation to enhance the trail area under the north side of the First Street Bridge, and Austin’s first CLT project 901 E. 6th Street. Additionally, beyond Austin, RIOS is nearing completion of the highly anticipated Lynn Wyatt Square for Performing Arts in Houston and has several residential projects in the region.
“As the infrastructure of Austin grows, we recognize that there will be many pressures on residents and the community,” said John Hallock, Studio Director, RIOS Austin. “Our expanded presence in the Austin market allows us to support complex projects, and our collaborative and multidisciplinary approach positions us to be a driving force to bring to life positive design influence throughout the area.”
Founded in Los Angeles, RIOS is renowned for its skill and design excellence across architecture, landscape, urban planning, interior architecture, and experiential, product, and graphic design. RIOS’ portfolio of global projects is diverse across commercial, civic, hospitality, institutional, and residential practices. Recent projects by RIOS include content production and entertainment spaces such as Spotify’s L.A. Content Campus and Echelon Studios, life science spaces including the world-class cancer research and treatment institute, the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine, landscape architecture including Palm Springs Downtown Park, hospitality projects including Equipment Room and 1 Hotel West Hollywood, commercial adaptive reuse work including ROW DTLA, and more.
The RIOS Austin office is in the vibrant creative community of East Austin at 1711 E. Cesar Chavez Street, Suite B, Austin, TX 78702, US. For more information, visit www.rios.com.
About RIOS: RIOS is an international design collective working beyond boundaries to inventively combine disciplines and amplify the impact of design. Combined, our talents comprise a wide range of professional skills including architecture, landscape, urban planning, interior design, video, graphics and signage, and experiential and product design. Our work is irreversibly connected to the narrative of place and the complex order of human culture, creating solutions that are joyful, authentic, and unexpected. Our projects are diverse, including commercial, civic, hospitality, institutional, and residential. For more information visit www.rios.com
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