• Project Type Civic/Institutional

  • Location Austin, TX

  • Status Under Construction

  • Collaborators Catellus, Civilitude, AEC, JAS Irrigation, Development Associated of Texas, Encotech Engineering, Oldner Lighting

Roger Lavon Taylor Sr Plaza

A Park Plaza for rest and recreation nestled around Austin’s historic Mueller Airport Control Tower.

The Mueller Control Tower Plaza is affectionately named after Roger Lavon Taylor Sr., a past member of the Mueller Community who worked tirelessly to save the former Airport Tower from demolition. Now the iconic Mueller Tower stands as a historic and beloved landmark in the vibrant Mueller Neighborhood.

The design wraps two sculptural landforms around the Tower that support a bridged path where visitors can view both the beloved landmark and views of Downtown Austin beyond from a higher vantage point. This accessible route, lined with shade trees, connects the generous open deck space at the top of the taller land-form with the shaded gravel plaza and open lawn space located at the top of the lower land-form. Both landform hillsides are lushly planted to create a truly immersive experience full of native grasses, forbs and shrubs reminiscent of the Blackland Prairie. The ground level plaza includes various seating areas for rest, relaxation, and outdoor dining.

Watch this 1 minute construction timelapse from May and June 2024!
plan view Roger Lavor Taylor Sr. Plaza
Tower Perspective Renderings
Mueller Tower Perspective Rendering
paseo Mueller Tower rendering