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.