Innovation at Waterloo Central was driven by intricate site parameters that yielded stunning results. Located in the heart of downtown Austin, at the intersection of the Waterloo and Palm districts, it’s a fresh new office building for Hippo Insurance, with clean, modernist sensibilities. The minimal glass-and-concrete building designed by Austin-based Runa Workshop is congruent with the city’s entrepreneurial spirit.
Bucking the COVID-era trend of partitioning workspaces, Runa Workshop and Elevate Development Partners chose an open floorplan. Dana Design Studio—an office in Berkeley, California, founded by Dana Ben Shushan that’s worked with Hippo in the past—collaborated on the interior finishes, specifying a palette of exquisite materials and bold hues to enrich the quotidian workday experience.
The project is located on a tight site, which challenged designers to conceive spatial arrangements and material assemblies that maximized daylight and provided comfortable environs for everyone on the floor.
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