Portfolio: AustinThentic


TechSpace – Austin

This 28,000 square foot coworking office space was constructed on the first and fourth floors of the operational San Jacinto Center in downtown Austin. The first floor includes coworking space, conference rooms, lounge areas and kitchen space. The fourth floor space includes private offices, their “Killer Conference Room” as well as more lounge area and kitchen space. The space is equipped with high end finishes throughout, featuring 25-foot-high ceilings with wall to wall windows, a Bicycle Feature Wall, reclaimed wood feature wall, hanging wood trellis ceilings in common areas, mosaic tile feature wall, private phone booths, huddle rooms, custom artisan millwork made from wood and hot rolled steel, and specialty light fixtures throughout. This project was completed within a tight construction schedule, with occupancy required before SXSW 2016.

The Trail Foundation, Johnson Creek Trailhead Restrooms

The 600 square foot restroom facility was constructed of steel and specialty board formed concrete created by small, tightly spaced boards to create an organic layering while maintaining a monolithic appearance, much like the exposed limestone along the creek bed. Due to the approximated 1.5 million visitors to the Butler Creek Trail a year, it was extremely important that the design minimize maintenance needs for the four stall restroom. We carefully balanced safety and privacy all while factoring in the ambient noise from the freeway overhead. The sink area is unisex and shared in an open, see-and-be-seen space, akin to the Trail itself. Sabre Commercial did the construction “at cost” and donated the profit and fee back to The Trail Foundation.

To help give an open feel to the facility, a rebar fence was constructed to replicate blades of grass. The concrete walls are made of board formed concrete which required a finish carpenter to be hired to frame the specialty formwork which promoted the natural appearance of the project design. The restrooms boast polished concrete sink tops with an integrated concrete sink, both should stand the test of time and avoid the wear and tear pitfalls associated with a facility that that is exposed to the elements as well as high use. Finally, native landscaping was utilized to help with water conservation.

Even with the unique design, location, and weather conditions the project was completed in 20 weeks. After it was completed, the restroom became another symbol of The Trail Foundation’s hard work and dedication to Austin’s active, nature-centered, culture.

2013 – Austin AGC Outstanding Construction Award Winning Project

Perry’s Steakhouse, Bar Renovation

This project included the renovation of the interior dining and bar area of Perry’s Restaurant and Bar in downtown Austin.

Construction included the replacement of existing drywall ceiling, acoustical panels, wood flooring, display screens, HVAC, fire sprinkler, fire alarm, and electrical upgrades.

All work was completed while restaurant was open for dinner, daily.

Scott Douglass & McConnico

Image of Scott Douglass McConnico Bottom Floor with Stairwell and Conference Room

Located in the new Class A Colorado Tower in downtown Austin, this tenant finish out was split over two floors for the Scott, Douglass & McConnico law firm. The finished space was outfitted with high end finishes throughout.

The space includes an internal steel stair clad in high end decorative wood with glass railing.  A full height feature wall composed of mixed depth plaster in a chevron design runs the full height of the stairs from the 24th floor ground to slightly below deck of the 25th floor. The glass walled conference rooms keep the space both airy and modern. Advanced security features included secured access throughout.

Creative Action

This wood frame building was created for the local, educational non-profit creative center for local children, Creative Action. Composed of structural steel with a structural masonry wall running the length of the building, this unique building is truly a sight to see.

The space includes classrooms and teaching areas on the first floor with administration and material storage on the second.

The Sabre team was able to lead the Value Engineering process to ensure the project was under budget while still performing up to the owner’s needs. The site constraints, including existing buildings and adjacent railway, meant that Sabre had to coordinate subcontractor schedules to not overload the site.