While dozens of student housing properties throughout West Campus radiate a cold, industrial feel, Moontower was modeled after boutique hospitality environments that head designer Chelsea Kloss experienced during international travel. As a contrast from current minimalist trends, Moontower leaned into vibrant colors, patterns, and materials that delivered a modern twist on the classic design philosophy from the period of original Austin moontowers, the project’s namesake.
LV incorporated intentional touches throughout the building to make each space feel like home, from locally sourced art and vintage rugs to the custom Moontower scent. The eclectic furniture, unique lighting, and every selection in between was meant to reflect the culture of the city and the students.
The differentiating factor in Moontower’s design process was that LV collaborated with student interns to ensure that the “check-the-box” amenities were thoughtfully programmed as engaging community spaces. The eighteenth-floor amenity package includes a zen yoga studio flooded with natural light, a moody spin room that pulls from today’s popular cycling concepts, and an impressive rooftop pool deck with panoramic views of UT campus. The project also features a carefully designed creative leaning floor with an assortment of private conference rooms and shared study spaces, as well as a fully equipped fitness center and outdoor terrace.