Block 185 wins 2023 AIA Austin Design Award of Merit

23 May 2023

Pelli Clarke & Partners is excited to share that Block 185 has won a 2023 AIA Austin Design Award of Merit, which celebrates projects of outstanding technical prowess, environmental responsibility, and social impact. Congratulations to the entire project team!

A striking new gateway to downtown, Block 185 reflects Austin’s unconventional character and puts forth the values of this extraordinary city. The new home of Google's Austin office, the LEED Platinum tower celebrates a future-forward workplace in a vibrant amenity-focused environment with hospitality-style ceiling heights, landscaped terraces at every level, cafes and dining, a fitness and wellness center, and quirky local art.

Jurors Stephanie Kingsnorth and Ahmed ElHusseiny share their thoughts on the project in the video below.