dwg. served as the landscape architect for Yeti's sole retail store at the busy corner of Barton Springs Road and South Congress Avenue in downtown Austin. Yeti carefully selected this prominent location based on its influence on the history of Austin and future impact on downtown development.
The landscape features terraced seating along Barton Springs Road, custom bike racks, integrated lighting, bar height counters, steel planter barriers along Congress Avenue and a variety of dynamic outdoor dining and patio spaces to accommodate the in-house bar. The patio space accommodates hydraulic steel doors that not only serve as access to the store, but also function as a shade element. The steel grating along the deck façade will serve as the backdrop for native vines that will cover the face of the patio once grown in. Materials for the patio include hickory decking, pecan live edge slab counters and steel planters and handrails. The landscape features all native or adaptive plant species and a drip irrigation system, reducing water use. dwg. helped navigate the complicated license agreement process to allow a pocket patio be built within the right of way.
The project creates a strong pedestrian connection to the nearby hike and bike trail on Lady Bird Lake and aligns with the design recommendations of the South Shore Central Waterfront Initiative commissioned by the City of Austin. The project team worked together collaboratively to create a store that exemplifies the Yeti brand, lifestyle and vision.
Night-time renderings by Lake Flato Architects.