Austin, Texas / 5,000 square feet
The Downtown Austin Alliance is a vibrant nonprofit which engages deeply with individual stakeholders, downtown property owners, and the Austin community in order to fulfill its mission of creating, preserving and enhancing the value and vitality of downtown Austin. The mission is carried out via proactive advocacy, thoughtful planning projects, research, and direct services to maintain and improve the quality of the urban environment. The staff is composed of industry expects and passionate professionals with backgrounds in economic development, planning, urbanism, advocacy, and related areas such as architecture, development, accounting, communications, and event planning. Working collaboratively both internally and externally, the Downtown Alliance fulfills its mission through strong partnerships with other organizations, stakeholders, community leaders, and consultants.
Prior to their move to the new space, the organization had grown out of its office space and was split among private offices on multiple floors. BOKA Powell assisted the Downtown Alliance in re-conceptualizing their work space in a way that supports their workflows and collaborative process. BOKA Powell provided programming, test fits / space selection and full-service interior design, including art procurement and furniture services, to facilitate the Downtown Alliance’s move into new offices at 6th and Congress in the heart of downtown. The light and airy space showcases murals commissioned from local artists. Two hospitality stations welcome frequent visits by partners and stakeholders, while open office workstations and ample conferencing space support the organization’s collaborative workflow and brand.