Villas on Rio
Austin, TX | High-rise
This project is a 19 -story student housing facility in Austin, Texas. Originally designed as a GFRC façade, the design team was presented the option to recreate the façade aesthetic elements with EIFS. 55,000 square feet of the façade was traditional 1.5" EIFS, and an additional 35,000 square feet was constructed in 3D geometric EIFS panels. The complex installation was impressive. Over 2,500 scaffold frames were used to provide access for the 40+ plastering artists. EIFS provided a budget-friendly approach to achieve far superior results than originally expected.