Loading Events

WiA/EP Site Tour // Waterline with KPF

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


July 19
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Categories:


98 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
+ Google Map

AIA Austin Emerging Professionals & Women in Architecture Committees Present: Site Tour // Waterline with KPF

Thursday, July 18th from 4-6 pm
Friday, July 19th from 2-4 pm

Waterline is set to be the tallest tower in Texas, Waterline overlooks Austin’s Lady Bird Lake and embraces its natural surroundings through form and expression, taking inspiration from its namesake. . The project, which is currently under construction. The project continues public walkways from the adjacent park into the tower’s multi-leveled ground plane. Defined by sculptural columns and infused with natural elements such as stone and greenery, the pedestrian realm is activated by retail spaces, restaurants, and outdoor areas for interaction. Known as the Paseo, this space also encompasses a drop-off portico that connects to the nearby Rainey Street District. Easily accessible via foot, bicycle, and car, Waterline rests at the start of Austin’s first light rail line, connecting it to the wider city.

The podium conforms to the bend of Waller Creek with a gentle curve of the western elevation and wraps a parking structure with hotel space. Deep balconies are divided up by playful partitions, animating the facade. Above, office space and hotel amenities lift the tower from the podium, where exterior gardens celebrate the incredible views from the building. Accommodating the project’s office and residential space, the tower’s programs are bifurcated with indoor/outdoor residential amenities that are playful and porous in form and bring elements of the creek up into the tower. The mixed-use nature of the project lends itself to the stacked and striated design that rises up the tower as it leans away from the water. This movement is enhanced by the primarily horizontal façade expression, which is modulated by a series of vertical elements.

PPE Required:

  • Long pants and substantial closed toed shoes (sneakers, hiking shoes, boots – no heels, no ballet flats, no loafers) – anyone not complying with this requirement will not be able to walk the site. No exceptions. 
  • Safety Vest
  • Only hard hats, goggles, and gloves will be provided at the site

Please Register

WiA Site Tour Sub-Committee Chair

Michelle Weinfield, PE, AIA
Michelle is an Architect with Studio8 Architects and thrilled to be the new WiA’s Site Tour Committee Chairwoman. A native Texan and long term Austin resident, she is active in AIA Austin and other local organizations whose mission is to improve the built or natural environment. She is on the hunt for fantastic new projects designed or built by women to schedule a tour. Please reach out with any leads.

Emerging Professionals (EP) Chair

Miren Urena, LEED AP B+C | Boka Powell

Bio and headshots coming soon


Tour Guides:

Bios and headshots coming soon