Austin, Texas, currently is the second fastest-growing city in the U.S., according to Fortune magazine. The city's population is projected to grow 2.51 percent this year. Combined with a 3.1 percent job growth rate and a 4.1 percent unemployment rate, the city is booming. To ensure residential space keeps pace with the population growth, high-rise development is increasing.
One of the newest residential spaces in the downtown community is SkyHouse Austin, a 320-home, 23-story building with ENERGY STAR®-rated components located within walking distance to restaurants and shopping with easy access to Interstate 35. Modeled after SkyHouse Midtown in Atlanta, SkyHouse Austin is expected to play a significant role in fulfilling Austin's vision for the Waterfront District. The building also will provide tax revenue for the Waller Creek Flood Control Tunnel project to build a stormwater bypass tunnel to help alleviate the city's flooding, erosion and water-quality problems. The residences in SkyHouse Austin feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows; 9-foot-high ceilings; and high-end finishes, including premium stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops.
When the building was constructed in 2013, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Austin, was selected by the project's general contractor, Batson-Cook Co., West Point, Ga., to install the new TPO and barrel-shaped standing-seam aluminum roof systems.