Lamar Central


Highland Resources, Inc.


Construction Cost
$29.9 million

Completion Date
October 2015

Project Size
165,000 SF
600-space parking garage

Lamar Central


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.

Boasting over 165,000 square feet of leasable retail and office space and an adjacent 600 car parking garage, Lamar Central was built with energy-efficiency in mind. The concrete cistern built within the parking garage collecting rain water, car-charging stations, bicycle storage space and energy-efficient features combine to the savings this building will rack up over time and promote sustainable practices to its users. The buildings 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 at 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.