July 29 2015 Wednesday at 09:54 AM

Heron Creek Restrooms - The Trail Foundation

Sarabi Studio was thrilled to be a part of this one part sculpture one part functional restroom project along the heron creek trail in downtown Austin. Funded by the non-profit Trail Foundation and designed by Mell Lawrence Architects this project will remain a functional icon of this park land for many years to come. The skin of the structure is constructed from 1/2" thick steel plates some up to 20' long and 8' tall. The inner frame work is custom plasma cut T beams that carry the steel skin down to the substantial foundation. The complex geometry and frame work was a unique challenge for our team and marked our entry into large scale structural specialty fabrication work.