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riata vista corporate campus phase II

austin, texas


dwg. served as the landscape architect for the fast-tracked, second phase of the 1.1 million square foot Riata Vista corporate campus in Austin, Texas. The dwg.-designed landscape connects five separate office buildings with two parking garages and complements the existing two buildings, all of which serve a large tech tenant.

Due to the immersive nature of the owner, builder and consultant team's design-build process, dwg. was tasked with providing a fast-tracked design and documentation process and full-time construction observation services throughout the heavily-compressed construction timeline.  This highly innovative LEED-Gold project features a robust commitment to water use reduction, native and adapted planting, exemplary use of soil volumetrics and custom soil mix designs. The site is irrigated from an off-grid 657,000 gallon cistern supplied solely by rainwater collection and condensate recovery systems.

dwg. worked closely with the client leadership and operations teams to design the campus that carefully curates and exemplifies the values and design aesthetic of the client.  Emphasis was placed upon the creation of a campus environment that fosters creativity, collaboration and design excellence.  The landscape performs as an extension of the modern office environment.


  • Owner: Confidential
  • Design-Build Contractor: Cadence McShane
  • Architect: Studio 8
  • Civil Engineer: Garza EMC
  • Structural Engineer: Cardno Haynes Whaley
  • MEP Engineer: Bay & Associates, Inc.
  • Soil Scientist: Olsson Associates
  • Living Systems Expert: Ecological Landscape Management