The project is situated on a 3.45-acre site, consisting of two four-story office buildings, a future restaurant buildout on level 1 of Building A, and a six-story precast parking garage.
501 Congress is a 128,000 SF, existing five-story steel structure with a basement. The exterior of the building was demolished and replaced with a curtainwall window system, alucobond column covers and corrugated metal panels on the soffits. The roof consists of TPO roofing on the flat areas and standing seam roof panels on the sloped areas. The interior finish-out included cutting a hole in the center of the building to create a six-story light court, core restrooms, mechanical, and electrical rooms on each floor, and relocating two elevators. The feature wall of the light court consists of stained wood dividers, corrugated metal panels, and wood veneer wall covering. The atrium stair in the light court was relocated from its original location in the building to be the focal point of the renovation. Steel canopies encompass two sides of the building with a stained cedar wood soffit. A patio is located on the 5th floor with a uniquely Austin mural painted on the demising wall.