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Waterloo Terrace

Home Sweet Home: Much needed housing for Austin’s community

The opening of Waterloo Terrace is a huge and important step toward achieving the City of Austin’s affordability goals, and ensuring Austin remains a welcoming community for everyone.”
District 7 Councilmember Leslie Pool

The four-story Waterloo Terrace is the seventh supportive housing community developed by Foundation Communities. The multi-family residential building comprises of 132 living units, case management offices, fitness center, computer room, pet grooming space, and a courtyard. Qualified tenants can reside at the facility without time limits.

DCI designed the foundation, stud and shear wall, and overall framing plans. The engineering team detailed a steel canopy which includes sloping wide-flange columns and a supporting concrete feature wall to create a covered outdoor entry space. Steel and glulam transfer beams were used to create open ground floor amenity spaces and support conventional wood framing for the above residential spaces.

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Austin, Texas
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Multi-Family Residential, Sustainable Design
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Primary Material:
Concrete, Steel, Wood

Project Highlights

  • The design team also worked with the LEED consultant to implement concrete specification updates and advanced wood framing techniques.
  • Concrete specification updates included implementing minimum recycled material contents and maximum sourcing distances.
  • The site sloped approximately 15 feet from the highest to lowest point which required stepped retaining walls and footings to support the building superstructure.
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Jessica Martinez

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Mike Wilson

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