Frost Bank Tower

Austin, Texas

Frost Bank Tower, with its multi-layered glass crown, presents an iconic landmark in the Austin skyline. Design for the urban site uses graduated massing to rise 33-stories from am 11-story rectangular base clad in a buff-colored limestone, which reflects the context and provides a stately aesthetic for parking levels. The entry’s two-story covered arcade expands the lobby with an all-glass window wall separating interior and exterior spaces. Above the limestone base, the tapered massing of vision and spandrel glass rises to culminate in a layer of planes that fold inward to create a translucent pyramidal crown. The low E-glass-clad tower changes hue and mood according to the quality of daylight. By night, the tower and its crown are a beacon in Austin’s skyline.

Frost Bank Tower
Frost Bank Tower
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Size

540,000 sf
33-stories
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Completion Date

July 2004
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Sustainability

LEED Gold Certified

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Awards

Commendable Achievement, A/L Magazine Light & Architecture Design Award 2005

Award of Merit, International Association of Lighting Designers 2005

Excellence Award, Downtown Austin Alliance IMPACT 2004

Top 10 Skyscrapers, Emporis Award 2004

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