Downtown Austin office building makes debut after $11 million remodel


An 18-month-long project to modernize a nearly 70-year-old downtown Austin office building has wrapped up.

The former Texas State Teachers Association headquarters, at 316 W. 12th St., is now known as Westview following the $11 million makeover and expansion by its owner, the Prescott Group, a Dallas-based firm.

Texas State Teachers Association sold the building and relocated to North Austin in 2016.

Westview’s completion comes at the same time landlords have signed the 100,000-square-foot building’s first tenant. CTA, an architectural and engineering firm, has leased 15,400 square feet, Prescott Group said this week.

“Westview is a unique office property that provides large blocks of space within Austin’s (central business district), a rarity, with abundant natural light and a beautiful, one-of-a-kind setting,” said JLL senior vice president Rachel Coulter, who is marketing the building along with Kevin Kimbrough. “The Prescott Group has done a masterful job in creating an inviting work environment for the forward-thinking, innovative firms interested in making Austin their home.”

Upgrades to the building include new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, a rooftop terrace, shared conference room, fitness center with shower facilities and lockers, indoor bike storage and a center courtyard that wraps around a 100-year-old oak tree.



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