Working Our Way Up

Today we announce a major update on Third + Shoal’s construction: we’ve finished laying foundation, and we’re ready to start building onward and upward. We spoke with Troy Holme, the project’s leasing broker, about construction progress so far, and what a day on the job is like at Third + Shoal at the moment.

“Building a high rise is a length process and there are a lot milestones to celebrate long the way,” Holme says. “We’re very excited see the ground level come to life and are even more excited to start to see floors going up as they begin to go vertical.”

What makes a skyscraper, anyway? First, to create the foundation, the construction team digs and pours concrete piers, some up to 125 feet deep before laying concrete foundation. Next, every floor is made up of a delicate balance of concrete framework, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and concrete floors. To put it in perspective, Third + Shoal is going to be 29 floors total and 345,000 square feet, with 11 outdoor balconies and a rooftop terrace overlooking the city skyline. Talk about a view from the top!

While we’re building, business is booming all over Downtown Austin. Third + Shoal will be joining an area that’s currently experiencing a lot of significant economic and cultural growth, with new buildings, apartments and businesses cropping up around practically every corner.  We call it the “New Downtown,” and we asked Holme what he thinks the area will be like 5 to 10 years from now.

“With so many new opportunities to live, work play around us, there is going to be a lot of opportunity in this area for companies who become part of the Downtown community.”

With that said, right now is time to get on the ground level of downtown Austin. And by ground level we do mean high rise. With hundreds of restaurants, bars, shops and outdoor parks all within walking distance of our convenient location, a day at the office is more than that at Third + Shoal.

Contact us today to learn more about becoming a part of  the Third + Shoal community. 

Get Your Fitness On

We all strive for that perfect work-life balance; but, let’s be honest, it’s very difficult to maintain. When you’re busy, finding time to go to the gym is hard. It’s something that always tends to fall to the back burner when trying to manage your time. Having more choices closer to your office helps when planning your day. Third + Shoal is located right in Austin’s New Downtown and gives you access to some of the best fitness options Austin has to offer. Let’s take a look at just a few indoor and outdoor options that are all within walking distance of Third + Shoal.


For those bike enthusiasts that love indoor cycling, RIDE’s classes give you a fun, fast-paced, high energy spinning class set to upbeat music to keep you moving for 45 minutes. Go solo or bring your co-workers! The classes are great for teams to come together, build morale, and build muscle.

Work on your core at Barre3, a Pilates studio focused on finding balance. Every class works strategically to build strength and flexibility for body balance and improved posture in a soothing environment. At Barre3 classes not only nourish the body, they empower you to make connections in order to lead a more balanced and happier life.

Pure Fitness provides a traditional gym atmosphere that is anything but traditional. With a rock climbing wall, a huge variety of classes from yoga to cycling, and every piece of gym equipment under the sun, you’ll never get bored again.


Third + Shoal overlooks the beautiful Lady Bird Lake, where you’ll constantly see people on all sorts of boats and floats – from kayaks to canoes and paddle boards to paddle boats. Don’t have your own? Don’t worry, there are plenty of places on the lake for you to rent by-the-hour of for the day.

It also features plenty of options to work out, outside. There’s a hike and bike trail, a pitch and putt golfing area, and even space to do an outdoor boot camp or your own personal yoga class.

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fitness options near Third + Shoal. Don’t you want the work-life balance you’ve always dreamed of? Contact us to find out more information.

Old Downtown vs. New Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin is growing at an unparalleled rate and is changing the way people live and work there! This “New Downtown” is really breaking the mold on what a typical downtown area usually has to offer and couldn’t be more different from Austin’s Old Downtown. 

Austin’s New Downtown is becoming much more than just a place to work! Modern conveniences and amenities are popping up everywhere. New construction projects like Third + Shoal are at the center of this transformation and blazing the trail for this New Downtown. Within steps from Third + Shoal you’ll find all new gyms, grocery stores, apartment buildings, boutiques, restaurants, entertainment, and so much more.  Third + Shoal is in the middle of Austin’s New Downtown and is a building designed for the future. Doesn’t that sound great to you?

Learn more about Austin’s New Downtown and how your company fits in by contacting Third + Shoal today.

New Year’s Eve in Austin’s New Downtown

Austin’s energetic New Downtown is the perfect place to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year, so we decided to take a look around the neighborhood and highlight a few spots to ring in the New Year.

  1. A cabaret, music lounge, and terrace await you at Speakeasy. This is a VIP experience for those looking to go all out on New Year’s Eve. That’s right…bottle service, exclusive packages, reserved seating…when it comes to getting the most variety out of an evening, you really can’t beat Speakeasy.
  2. Looking to spend New Year’s in a themed bar? How does one modeled after a 1950’s mid-century airport sound? The Hangar Lounge will host a wristband-only event, giving you access to all three levels, two drink tickets, entry to another local bar, The Market, and a champagne toast at midnight! This living time machine is a great way to celebrate the past, while jumping headfirst into the future.
  3. One of Austin’s tastiest barbecue restaurants is also going to be home to one of its best New Year’s celebrations. Spend the night at Lambert’s listening to live music from Lee Fields and the Expressions as well as a DJ set from Chicken George. Plus, not only will you get a champagne toast at midnight, but they’re also serving up late-night BBQ tacos! Midnight snack AND champagne? Count us in…
  4. If you want free, fun, and family-friendly, look towards Auditorium Shores. Austin’s New Year will transform Town Lake Metropolitan Park into a wonderland of music, art, special performances and of course, Austin’s legendary food favorites. This event will feature four stages, 22 bands, and a fireworks finale at 10 p.m. It’s something you definitely don’t want to miss.
  5. Willie Nelson is about as Austin as it comes. Some even say the icon is the living embodiment of the city. To celebrate the coming year, Willie and family are throwing an epic three-night extravaganza at Austin City Limits Live. Each night will feature performances by Ryan Bingham, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, and even a special appearance by the “real” Father Time Texas and Baby New Year! This will truly be the most Austin-esque event you can attend this New Year’s Eve.

Did we mention all of these places are within a 15-minute walk of Third + Shoal? If this sounds too good to be true, it’s not! Find the new home for your business at Third + Shoal. Contact us to find out more information.

Six Reasons You’ll Love Third + Shoal

We are excited to be springing up in one of the best cities in America. There are a lot of reasons why we feel this way; in fact, there are too many to count. While thinking about the great city of Austin, we then started reflecting on Third + Shoal. You may not be familiar with it yet, but we wanted to cover everything we know you’re going to love about our building.

Here are six things you will love about Third + Shoal:

Work + Atmosphere

Settled in the heart of Austin’s New Downtown, Third + Shoal will give you a unique office atmosphere of bringing the outdoors in. Our building has 11 outdoor balconies, including a 4,000 SF floor top balcony that overlooks the Austin skyline.

Work + Life

With the majority of your waking hours spent at work, it feels more like Work = Life.  At Third + Shoal our goal is to make where all those hours are spent more enjoyable.  Vibrant restaurants, on-site fitness, bike storage and direct access to the hike and bike trail, work won’t have to feel like work. 

Work + Energy

Energy is key to Third + Shoal. In fact, we are targeting LEED Platinum on the building, the first downtown building to achieve such a standard. That isn’t the only energy we’re interested in. On top of being near some of Austin’s best coffee shops, our lobby will provide you with the caffeine fix you are looking for.

Work + Perspective

Want a new point of view? Third + Shoal features interconnecting loft-style floor plans that create unique opportunities for all types of companies. How’s that for a new perspective?

Work + Variety

Variety is king around Third + Shoal. The area surrounding our footprint has access to, frankly, an insane amount of restaurant and retail and options. Austin’s New Downtown is not lacking in the options for food, drinks, shopping, and entertainment.

Work + Play

After a long day’s work, it’s important to have a close place to unwind. Third + Shoal provides you with a central hub in the music capital of the world. You are closer to the bars, music venues, and nightlife.

Want more reasons you love Third + Shoal? Check out of the rest of our website, or contact us to find out more information.

The One-Hour Walk

When looking for a new office space, it’s important to consider the area around the building in addition to the office space. We are extremely proud of our neighborhood, and to showcase Austin’s “New Downtown,” we took off on a one-hour walking tour starting at, of course, Third + Shoal.

Our first stop had us simply walk across Third St. and make our way over to ThunderCloud Subs. This local spot makes one heck of a sandwich. We were in the mood for our favorite sub, the Austin Club. Made with smoked chicken, avocado, bacon, and your choice of cheese, this sandwich is addicting, and we were undoubtedly satisfied with the choice.

Because we’re bike enthusiasts and Third + Shoal will have an on-site bike valet with 200+ bike lockers, our next stop was a no-brainer. We walked about five minutes up Nueces St. to Mellow Johnny’s. We grabbed a cup of coffee and a green  juice at their coffee bar, Juan Pelota Cafe, while the rest of our group checked out their wide selection of bikes and accessories. One of the employees even persuaded us into signing up for an upcoming group ride while we waited on our coffee.

To get to our next location, we walked four blocks to 2nd St. and Guadalupe St. to Toy Joy, a store that is as weird as the city itself. We loved sifting through their eclectic collection of toys, games, and collectibles. This is definitely the kind of place you could get lost in and a perfect spot to find unique items for your home or friends and family members. We even picked up a few games to liven up our office!

After shopping, we were craving a cold beer, so we continued down 2nd St. until we ended up at Jo’s Coffee. Yes, I know the name says “coffee,” but this place isn’t just for that morning jolt of caffeine. Jo’s also has excellent breakfast and lunch selections in addition to ice cold beer! It’s our go-to before work, during office hours for a pick-me-up, or even wind down with a beer when we’re ready to call it a day.

After Jo’s, it was time to head back to Third + Shoal. We made the short 5-10 minute walk back to where we started our journey, and we did this all in under an hour…56 minutes to be exact! All of this and so much more can be at you and your employees’ feet.

Contact us to find out more information about Third + Shoal and why it’s the only place for your business.