The Loren at Lady Bird Lake

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Hospitality
  • Company/Firm
    Rhode Partners
  • Lead Designer
    Brett Rhode
  • Architect
    Rhode Partners
  • Interior Designer
    Rhode Partners in collaboration with Stephen King
  • Const. Company
    Hoar Construction
  • Photographer Credit
    Chase Daniel, Casey Dunn, Casey Woods
  • Location
    Austin, TX
  • Client
    C12 / Sardis Developments
  • Project Date
    October 2022

The Loren at Ladybird Lake is a premier hotel and residential project at the urban intersection of Riverside Drive and Lamar Boulevard in Austin, Texas. This mixed-use project features 108 luxury hotel rooms, 24 residences, an event space, a rooftop restaurant, and a rooftop pool overlooking the city. The 5-star luxe hotel is uniquely situated between nearby nature trails, parkland, and the ultimate convenience of proximity to downtown Austin.

The hotel and residence portions are bridged together horizontally and split with a paseo and an open-air passage and an all-glass elevator visually binding the two programs. In the motorcourt, a custom-designed tensile structure provides a unique shade design for residents and visitors.

Inside, the limited height of the building allows for a more intimate scale of the interiors to bring warmth to a sophisticated space. The concrete, brutalist understructure of the building is met with intentional, handcrafted materiality and contemporary art. Exposed concrete framing paired with a warm material palette, bespoke millwork, and bronze-framed balconies overlooking Austin’s famed Ladybird Lake blends sleek modernity and the surrounding nature.