night garden
November 13, 2017

arrive hotel

austin, texas


A refreshingly iconic project that pushes the comfort zone within the rapidly changing east side, Arrive Hotel is uniquely positioned to illustrate a best-of urban design, innovation and a seamless integration of architecture, landscape and interiors.

With an intriguing form and striking street presence, the 83-room hotel boasts two restaurants, in addition to a bar, coffee shop and small retail space. Wanting to question traditional hotel experiences, the client pushed the envelope not only on the design, but in one-of-a-kind detailing solutions that included: innovative water quality integrated into the courtyard; silva cells in the right-of-way that increase soil volume for street trees 10 times above code requirements; and a high-performing on-structure roof terrace bar that features custom millwork furniture and a seamless extension of the interior design.


In collaboration with Baldridge Architects, dwg.’s scope encompassed three spaces: a roof terrace; courtyard and cocktail bar, and Lefty’s Brick Bar, a repurposed red brick building on site, as well as the streetscapes along the iconic 6th Street and Chicon Street.

The Arrive Hotel disguises its identity behind an aggressive architectural screen and a wrapper of wining and dining, fitting perfectly within the burgeoning tech district and nightlife destination that is East Austin.

  • Client: Alexa Management
  • Architect: Baldridge Architects
  • General Contractor: Austin Commercial
  • MEP Engineer: EEA Consulting Engineers
  • Structural Engineer: Leap!
  • Landscape Contractor: Strata Landscapes
  • Waterproofing Consultant: Building Exterior Solutions
  • Photos: Casey Dunn Photography