Corner view of Lamar Central building and street at dusk

Lamar Central

Downtown alternative with similar benefits

Project Facts

Location Austin, Texas
Owner Highland Resources, Inc.
Size 165,000 SF
Cost $29.9 million
Status Completed 2015
Certifications LEED Certified


Lamar Central is a distinctive addition to the Austin landscape, offering a coveted Class-A office and retail destination outside the downtown bustle. Ideally situated within a stroll of residential neighborhoods, thriving businesses, and vibrant entertainment hubs, it offers a premier location for the tenants’ employees and customers. This modern structure presents an array of versatile floor plans, seamless parking accessibility, and state-of-the-art LEED sustainable features, setting a new standard for everyday urban lifestyles.

South side of the Lamar Central building with street and pedestrian

Elevated view of the Lamar Central building and surrounding streets during the day

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About the project

Conveniently situated in Austin’s medical district at the busy and prominent corner of 38th Street and Lamar Boulevard in downtown Austin, this four-story Class-A office building is raising the bar for quality and sophistication in the area. Curved glass brings interest to the Lamar Street facade of this award-winning LEED-certified mixed-use structure.

Lamar Central was built with energy efficiency in mind. The concrete cistern within the parking garage collects rainwater, car-charging stations are found within the garage, bicycle storage spaces abound, and other energy-efficient features combine the savings this building will rack up over time and promote sustainable practices to its users. Boasting over 165,000 square feet of leasable retail and office space and an adjacent 600-car parking garage, amenities include floor-to-ceiling windows, patio dining, full-service locker rooms, and a beautifully landscaped courtyard.

The Walter P Moore team used innovative problem-solving when approaching the 3-ft column transfers at Level 2, along with steel framing and a 5-ft slab overhang at the roof. The team created a floating shadow box at the high-profile corner of 38th Street and North Lamar Boulevard while using minimal interior columns in the corner’s retail and office spaces by designing post-tensioned beams in both directions.