The mission of Springdale General is to keep the creative class in East Austin by establishing a campus of affordable maker studios, creative office space and workshops. From bootmakers to graphic designers, coffee roasters to tech start-ups, this innovative community encourages collaboration and creativity. Walkways and a large courtyard connect the fifteen buildings while a café anchors the campus. Each of the warehouse-styled, steel structures is customizable with wood panels, windows and branding to fit each tenants needs. Solar panels and rainwater harvesting are incorporated into the project while bike and shared car parking ensure flexible transportation options for its creative community and visitors.