BIG RED DOG Construction Update: The Hotel Van Zandt

December 9, 2013 by Bailey Harrington

Named after the iconic Austin musician, Townes Van Zandt, the Hotel Van Zandt is a BIG RED DOG project currently under construction in the Rainey Street district of Austin, TX.  Construction began back in July 2013 with the excavation of the 3 story subterranean garage and associated foundation system excavated in 5-foot increments and supported by an extensive soil retention system.

WDG Architecture's Rendering of the Hotel Van Zandt
WDG Architecture’s Rendering of the Hotel Van Zandt

Recently, the project’s general contractor, Tribble & Stephens, drilled and poured almost 60 piers into the soil for the foundation of the 16 story hotel, erected the project’s tower crane (which you can see from IH 35), and started pouring the initial slabs and columns for the bottom garage level.

Structural columns of the garage in the NW corner of the site.
Structural columns of the garage in the NW corner of the site.

The Hotel Zandt is expected to finish by the 1st Quarter of 2015. The hotel will include 16 stories of luxury hotel rooms, a cafe, restaurant, pool and bar, event space, and three levels of underground parking all within the heart of Rainey Street.

Stay tuned to the BIG RED BLOG for future updates on this and other BIG RED DOG construction projects.

The HVZ tower crane with the Shore condos in the background.
The HVZ tower crane with the Shore condos in the background.

 

Project ramp and drilling equipment.
Project ramp and drilling equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRD and other sub-consultants involved in the Hotel Van Zandt
BRD and other sub-consultants involved in the Hotel Van Zandt

Written by Bailey Harrington

Bailey Harrington

Bailey Harrington is our Hospitality Services Market Director and is a BIG RED DOG shareholder. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas with more than five years of engineering leadership experience as a project manager leading engineering projects in the United States and Afghanistan.