Johnson Trube Heads for the Corner
Published on: Monday, December 14th, 2015
A new student housing development is underway close to the University of Texas at Austin campus.
Austin, Texas—Johnson Trube & Associates is constructing a Class A student-housing project dubbed The Corner. The development will be located at 2508 San Gabriel St. and will offer 62 units varying in size from two- to five-bedroom apartments and totaling 207 beds.
Edward Johnson, a partner in the locally based development company, noted that the company is the first in the Austin area to employ new steel framing technology.
“We’re equally as excited to be the first in the Austin market to utilize a new steel framing technology in the construction process,” he said. “It’s going to allow us to deliver The Corner on time and in a much more efficient manner.”
The framing technology was developed by Prescient, a Denver-based design and structural system. Their prefabricated metal framing system offers a greener, and cost-effective alternative to conventional structures that can be installed more quickly.
The eight-story structure is scheduled to be ready for students in the fall of 2016. “Developing in proximity to the UT campus always presents a unique set of challenges,” said Johnson Trube partner John Trube. “We wanted to do everything in our power to minimize the chances of opening The Corner behind schedule; because when school starts, students need a place to live.”
“We wanted to create a visually pleasing structure that works well with its natural surroundings,” said Mark Hart, principal of Mark Hart Architecture.
Team members include Johnson Trube & Associates, JE Dunn, Mark Hart Architecture, Prescient, Wuest Group, Austin City Realty, CPH Engineers Inc. and Fairway Properties. “We place a premium on innovation, creativity and flawless execution. This high‐powered group will help us provide a signature living experience for students,” Trube said.
Development amenities include walking/biking access to the campus, secure access, cyber cafe, quartz countertops, wood floors, stainless steel appliances, wood floors, stainless steel appliances and plasma televisions in larger units.