Austin, Texas

Design Architect



416,000 sf

Project Features
  • Centralizes State Agencies
  • 12-story Office Building
  • Conference Center
  • Child Care Facility
The 2016 Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) Capitol Complex Master Plan reimagines the Capitol Complex as a destination that celebrates the Capitol and centralizes all state agencies. Kirksey was selected as the Architect of Record for the 1601 Congress Avenue Building and the Underground Parking Garage and Pedestrian Mall as part of Phase One of this development.
1601 Congress Avenue is a 416,000-sf, 12-story building that includes office space for State agencies, conferencing facilities, a cafe/restaurant, and other amenities as well as a 12,000-sf early childhood facility that incorporates indoor and outdoor learning. Kirksey is providing architect of record, interior architecture, sustainability/LEED consulting, and branding/graphics services for this project.
Page/ is the Master Architect for the TFC Capitol Complex and Balfour Beatty is the Construction Manager Agent.
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Benito Guerrier, AIA, LEED Green Associate 713 426 7407
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Benito oversees Kirksey’s Government Projects and business development efforts for all public projects in Texas, and has dedicated his decades long career at Kirksey to ensuring the satisfaction of our client base. He frequently interacts with policy makers and government officials when managing the firm’s public projects, thereby promoting firm awareness and environmentally responsible design. Benito has also been involved with several community organizations committed to enhancing the quality of life in the state of Texas.