Austin, Texas

The TxDOT Stassney Campus consolidates 28 out of 34 Division Operations in a unified location for the Texas Department of Transportation in Austin, Texas. Currently spread across six separate location in the central Texas capitol, the Department lacks cohesion and unity in its mission of providing a safe, reliable and integrated transportation system that enables the movement of people and goods. By consolidating these divisions at the new Stassney Campus in a collaborative work environment, the design enables the great work of the TxDOT workforce to continue in a modern, efficient and a safe work environment. Comprised of three main buildings – office building, materials laboratory, and a print shop and warehouse – that meet unique division requirements and a six-level parking structure; the campus maximized utilization the site while preserving its natural beauty and protecting sensitive habitat.

The design of the workplace affords a robust range of meeting venues that supports teamwork, opportunities for spontaneous collaboration as well as structured meetings within and among the varied divisions of the department. The variety of workplaces and the flexibility of the space with abundant daylight and connectedness to the outdoor environment fosters an environment focused on the well-being of the person and ability to complete assignments. To further connect the workforce to the larger environment of the entirety of the State of Texas, design themes throughout the campus buildings and site are inspired by the seven unique ecological regions of the State, drawing color palettes, materials and finishes from the disparate regions of West Texas Big Bend and Panhandle Plains; North Texas Prairies and Lakes; Central Texas Hill Country; South Texas Plains and the Gulf Coast; and the East Texas Piney Woods.