Portfolio: AustinThentic


ShipStation at The Grove Office Building and Patio

This project was a first-generation tenant finish-out of three floors. We partnered with Corgan and CBRE at the DD stage. Our careful pre-planning made it possible to be able to complete the project in 26 weeks.

This project spans 105,345 SF consisting of open office workspaces, custom millwork throughout, acoustic treatments, upholstered seating, demountable partitions with custom angular soffits, expansion of the existing balconies and an addition of a rooftop deck.

During the office finish-out project, the patio expansion was added. Our involvement began at the conceptual design stage, which was critical in identifying key project challenges and getting ahead of material procurement. Additionally, extensive value engineering took place at DD stage to help save $400K to reach the client’s desired budget. Extensive structural reinforcement was added to allow for additional roof load. We also extended the existing elevator and egress stair to the roof as required by code.

The rooftop patio features include a perforated perimeter screen to define the space, the exterior was a combination of thin limestone and metal paneling coupled with a Viracon Glass storefront, Mbrico pedestal paver system over the TPO roof with Turnesol planters, accent lighting, landscaping, trellis shading structures and perimeter railing. The addition of this feature came with heavy coordination with the ongoing finish-out below to add a monumental stair that provides access to the patio via ShipStation’s executive area.

Restora Austin Plastic Surgery Centre

This project was a multi-phased interior remodel located at the Midtown Medical Building. The aesthetic of the project was centered around custom-built, fluted solid surface paneling at several highly visible nurses station and reception. The project also included high-impact digital wall coverings to create a unique edge. The project added two laser rooms, a new procedure room and several other critical pieces to the existing surgery center.

Austin Skin at Colinas Crossing

First generation build-out of a medspa at Colinas Crossing consisting of a custom clay tile wall installation, custom reception desk and upholstered benches in the waiting area. The back of house areas included exam rooms with custom millwork and brass hardware accents throughout. The light and airy aesthetic continued into the restrooms, where we installed glazed and patterned tiles to create the ultimate spa environment.

Our early involvement was vital to the success of this project. The Sabre team provided budget assessments throughout all design phases and value engineering to meet Austin Skin’s goals.

Whole Foods: 5th & Baylor

Our recently completed Whole Foods Offices at 5th and Baylor project is a second-generation tenant improvement that was constructed simultaneously on levels 2, 3 and 4 of the downtown building spanning a total of 51,000 SF.

Upgrades include private offices, huddles, conference rooms, open spaces, a break room, a new internal stairwell and an atrium art installation piece. The high-end finishes in this space also feature acoustical baffles, architectural wood screens, breeze block installations, millwork with integral plantings and wall coverings.

Our early involvement in this project was vital for the success of this project. The project team provided constructability reviews, scheduling updates and budget assessments starting at the design development set and throughout all design phases, which brought this project to successful completion.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas

Renovation of existing space to create the Ronald McDonald House Family Room within the active Dell Seton Medical Center of Austin. The space includes four rooms for families of patients in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Project includes bedrooms, a kitchen area, family room and new restrooms. Continuous coordination between the Seton facilities team, their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Ronald McDonald House Charities was necessary to the success of the project.

Marine Layer

The Marine Layer Apparel project was the first-generation tenant finish-out completed in the newly constructed Saint Vincent building built by Sabre Commercial on South Congress. This adaptive mixed-use building occupies 19,870 SF in Austin, Texas’s historic South Congress District.

Marine Layer Apparel showroom occupies a 1,800 SF retail space. The open and airy showroom features open ceilings and stained concrete floors. In addition, Sabre built and installed the merchandise shelving out of owner-provided reused scaffolding boards. Finally, Sabre modified and installed the storefront and glazing to fit the tenant-specific needs.

Fierce Whiskers Distillery

Fierce Whiskers Distillery was the ground-up, new construction of a 7,812-SF distillery building, a 5,541-SF five-story rickhouse, and all associated site work.

The distillery can boast being “grain to glass” as the whiskey is produced from an all in-house process at the state-of-the-art sustainable production facility. In addition to the buildings, Sabre was responsible for the installation of owner-provided equipment including but not limited to a still, fermenters, grain silos, chilled water systems, and the copper pot still from renowned Vendome Copper and Brass Works out of Louisville.

Along the south wall of the distillery, Sabre installed multiple glass garage doors that lead to an outdoor patio. The scope also features a tasting room accented with custom wood finishes.

Westlake Dermatology, Dripping Springs

Sabre’s latest project for Westlake Dermatology is a lush first-generation finish out at Belterra Village in Dripping Springs. This luxury dermatology office with multiple custom finishes, designed by the Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, marks the third project Sabre has completed for the dermatological clinic, in addition to their North Lamar office and a research facility on Bee Caves Road.

The 2,800 square foot renovation incorporates smooth, curved Venetian plaster walls that frame the reception area, crafted by specialty contractors whose scope spanned the ceilings and walls in the lobbies and corridors. The resulting work product gives the clinic soft, rounded curves that provide a sumptuous canvas for the high-end finishes that give it a spa-like feel. Other special features included the reception desk, Italian tile in the bathrooms, wooden paneling, doors, fixtures, and the terrazzo flooring. Elegant, hanging light fixtures illuminate the beautiful office with lighting controls that program the entire suite. The reception desk is one piece, bronze metal with a stone façade.

The completed medical office is a gem of a space that will serve Westlake Dermatology clients in the Dripping Springs region for years to come.

Photography by Jared Lichtenberger Photography.

Saint Vincent, Mixed Use Building

Image of the Saint Vincent Mixed Use Building on the historic South Congress

The Saint Vincent project included the renovation of the former St. Vincent de Paul thrift shop and new construction of the three-story Saint Vincent building. This adaptive mixed-use building occupies 19,870 square feet in the historic South Congress District of Austin, Texas. The building features 9,060 square feet of retail at street level and 10,810 square feet of creative office space on the top two floors.

Construction included the reworking of the intersection with traffic signals and pedestrian walkways that required extensive coordination with the City of Austin Traffic Department. Extreme care and extensive monitoring took place throughout the project to protect the two heritage oak trees within the site.



Saint Vincent Adaptive Mixed-Use Building Complete

Iconic Mixed-Use Asset For Sale on Austin’s Most Famous Street

3-story project planned for South Congress Site


The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture Renovations

Complete remodel of the fifth and sixth floors at the UT School of Architecture. The fifth floor renovation created three classrooms and a common area. Each classroom features state-of-the-art presentation equipment as well as fully programmable and multi-functional light fixtures. The common area includes adjustable wall panels to create a pin-up gallery for architecture and design students. The sixth floor was renovated to create functional open office space for staff.

As with most University projects, construction was performed within an occupied building and scheduling occurred around class schedules and quiet times.

2018 – Austin AGC Outstanding Construction Award-Winning Project

Photography by Casey Dunn Photography.


Page wins IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Design Excellence Award for UT School of Architecture

Texas Architect, Mixed Media

FAQs – Improvements to the West Mall Building