Levander Loop (In Progress)…

The Levander Loop office project consist of  an industrial warehouse being converted into a modular co-working space near the corner of Cesar Chavez and 183.

View from street.

Cesar Chavez Street view.

1. For this project we are installing a unique system of green barrier framing designed by Mark Hutchinson which will all but eliminate heat transfer and create an well insulated energy efficient working space.  The building will feature a steel frame mezzanine in the middle of the building.

This is unique wood framing in the interior of the building which our carpenters are installing.

Exterior run of framing with moisture barrier (view 2).

2. The erection of the central steel mezzanine is seen here.

Installation of beams for central steel box construction.

Setting beams for central steel mezzanine.

Installation of steel beam (2).

Setting of steel beams (2).


Mezzanine in progress.

Mezzanine fitted and ready for weld-off.

Thanks to Roy for making sure Shane got this one right.

R3 also did the selective demolition of the original building to make way for the new design, see the photos in the gallery below for examples of the demolition.

This is an ongoing project. Look for more information and pictures to come.

(All photos by: James Schleicher)



804 Congress Avenue Project

For the 804 Congress Avenue project we are building a combined table and planter system to provide the restaurant with a sidewalk cafe setting in the heart of downtown.

804 Congress site view from street.

View from street of the job site.

The site is located on the northwest corner of Congress Ave and 8th Street (Two blocks from the Capitol building).

View of rail and south planter.

View of rail and south planter..

The steel rail provides an architectural feature, while at the same time providing a security feature for the restaurant patron in case of accidental car trying to leave the road.

804 Congress - Close view of a steel railing system.

Close view of rail.

804 Congress - view of north planter.

View of north planter.

This project is completely modular, and could be removed from the site if necessary. Hence the brackets seen inside of the planter.

804 Congress - view of south planter.

View of south planter, closest to the corner of Congress Ave. and 8th Street.


804 Congress - West Rail.

View of west rail.

This rail serves to designate the dining area from the pedestrian area on the sidewalk.

As part of this job we also designed and built this walk up ordering window.

Walk-up Order window.

Walk-up Order window.

This job provides a great example of how much we can do, regardless of the size of the space and the constraints of the job site.

Special thanks to Blue & Associates for using us on this job.

Jake hard at work with the saw.

Jake hard at work with the saw.

Gallery of images.

Gateway Church Project

This project, which included steel work and demolition, is for a church in a shopping center in south Austin.

Front of building

Front of building.

Large sliding steel door.

This sliding steel door will serve as both a room divider and a door.

Alternate view of steel runners.

Alternate view of steel runners.

Two openings in a brick wall.

As part of the project we shored up this wall and made cutouts according to architectural plans.



RTU Support brackets.


Structural support for beam.


This job shows our ability to work in large spaces, and on a big scale. This door is xx feet high, but can be moved by an individual person.

Special thanks to Blue & Associates for using us on this demolition and steel project.

More pictures in gallery.

Custom Steel Stairs and Rail

This client added a garage apartment with second flooraccess from the rear. In addition to a large stair run to gain access to the new apartment, they also needed a small stair run to create a path from an existing patio to the rear of the addition. The rails were tricky to source as we needed to match the existing pickets and newels.

We added a gate to the top of the lower stair to ensure the family pets were safe and where they belong.