J.W. Marriott Austin

  • Location
    Austin, TX
  • Completion Date
    January, 2015
  • Size
    1 acre
  • Team
    Architect: HKS, Inc.
    Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
    MEP Engineer: Blum Consulting Engineers
    Irrigation Designer: Sweeney & Associates
    Aquatic Designer: Counsilman-Hunsaker
    Streetscape Designer: Bury, Inc.
  • Photography
    Dan Hamm and JW Marriott, Blake Marvin, Jared Tennant

About

An oasis in the city, the JW Marriott Austin in downtown Austin is an example of a commercial hospitality project that proves sustainability can be synonymous with luxury. The planting is 100% adaptive species, with a majority that naturally goes from seed to flower life. Low-water species such as Mexican feather grass, Russian sage, rosemary, star jasmine and Carolina jessamine create a layered, fragrant and interesting backdrop to outdoor activity.

Situated on an open fifth level terrace, a pool and amenity deck is an immersive guest environment framed by a series of green wall columns planted with vines along the south-facing building edge. Private cabana rooms are nestled within the columns, while chaise lounges on the open deck offer more social seating. Lounging areas around the pool and outdoor bar are punctuated with raised and flush planters, canopy trees, and an outdoor fire pit, creating separation between outdoor realms. A multi-function lawn space on the western side of the deck completes the flexible gathering platform.

Sweeping views of downtown Austin give guests the feeling of floating above the city in a private oasis.

Palo verde trees establish a green canopy that screens and frames a ramp between two levels of the deck.

The roof deck is a popular place to spend time on pleasant Austin evenings.

J.W. Marriott Austin in the Lab

J.W. Marriott Austin

J.W. Marriott Austin

  • PLANTING
  • WATER
  • SOCIAL
  • ECONOMICS

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adaptive plant species were used

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rainwater storage tank allows for 197% reduction of potable water usage and 53% reduction of total water usage

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collective score from 150 Facebook reviews

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jobs were created by opening the hotel

PLANTING

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adaptive plant species were used

WATER

0gal

rainwater storage tank allows for 197% reduction of potable water usage and 53% reduction of total water usage

SOCIAL

0 stars

collective score from 150 Facebook reviews

ECONOMICS

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jobs were created by opening the hotel