SHI / Garza Office Building

GSC Architects October 18, 2018


The new 4 story, 250,000 SF Garza office building will serve as the SHI International Headquarters in South Austin.  Optimizing its prominent location on Ben Garza Lane in the Garza Ranch, the building features a first-floor patio and a 4500 SF outdoor terrace on the 4th floor with stellar views of the Barton Creek Greenbelt.

Expected to open in January 2020, the building establishes a modern and inviting presence involving curtain wall glass, precast panels, and aluminum composite parapets.  The blue and white geometric forms create both and inviting entrance and unique way-finding experience for visitors.   A plaza neighboring the Fitness Center will serve as an inspiring natural-air venue for scheduled outdoor classes for employees.  A covered walkway connects SHI/Garza to a bountiful 6-level parking garage with a park-on-ramp design. The modern interiors include a first floor public and private lobby, open office workstations and conference rooms. The new construction is a USGBC LEEDv4 BD+C certified building.  Solar arrays installed on the SHI/Garza office roof will harness the sun and account for over 31% of SHI’s energy usage.

Conveniently located for the daily commute, SHI/Garza is adjacent to the Violet Crown Trail, a 30-mile recreational experience, connecting downtown Austin to Hays County.


Client: Brandywine Realty Trust

Size: 250,000 SF

Services Provided: Programming, Construction Documents, Interior Design, Renderings, Construction Administration, FF&E,

Renderings: Bogza and GSC Architects