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The Domain

Creating the next downtown

  • Austin, Texas

    Austin, Texas

Transforming a 234-acre manufacturing site into a vibrant, mixed-use development

What was once the largest cash register manufacturing site in the country, the Domain has spent the last 15 years being transformed into a sprawling mixed-use development—and its quickly establishing itself as a “second downtown” in Austin, Texas.

The Domain is a 234-acre master-planned development that, when fully complete, will consist of up to 10 million square feet of mixed-use designed buildings, including residential, commercial, hospitality, market, and retail space. We were originally hired in 1999 to perform a site assessment and feasibility studies. But a great working relationship with our partners has resulted in additional collaborations. In the last 15+ years, we’ve completed the surveying, planning, and preliminary engineering for the ultimate build out of the entire development. We’ve also completed the civil engineering and landscape architecture for various individual buildings and phases.

Shortly after the completion of Phase II, the client found that its original landscape was a visual and physical barrier, hiding the storefronts and limiting use of the pedestrian space. Our team developed a strategy to open the space and create an inviting, active area for residents and shoppers alike. The award-winning project is now a signature outdoor space in Austin that is used for festivals, seasonal events, live music, a farmer’s market, food trucks, fitness classes, kids play, and many other outdoor activities.

At a Glance

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Meet Our Team

John Bilnoski, Senior Associate, Community Development

Push yourself to be great, deliver on your promises, and at the same time, never lose sight of your clients’ best interests.
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Zach Hunter, Senior Associate

The design process needs to be organic to achieve the best result. The more collaborative and adaptive we are, the more successful we’ll be.

Joseph Isaja, Senior Associate, Principal

I put myself in my client’s shoes, and I ask myself how I can give them the best level of care.
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Dwayne Shoppa, Principal

I’m very competitive, but I don’t let my desire to win cloud my judgement as it relates to the ultimate goal.

Greg Strmiska, Principal

Our community has emerged as a major urban area. I’m proud to have played a significant role in key projects contributing to its growth.
  • John Bilnoski

    Senior Associate, Community Development

  • Zach Hunter

    Senior Associate

  • Joseph Isaja

    Senior Associate, Principal

  • Dwayne Shoppa

    Principal

  • Greg Strmiska

    Principal

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