Austin, TX —

AQUILA Commercial today announced plans to redevelop the office building at 6505 Airport Boulevard, currently known as Airport Center, and rename the project Highland Tech Center.

The project is located in the rapidly transforming area along Airport Boulevard, immediately adjacent to the ACC Highland Campus redevelopment and across the street from the MetroRail’s Highland Station.

A future mixed-use development from Slate is planned on the site, including 326 apartments.

“We have already seen significant interest in the project,” says Chad Barrett, AQUILA Principal. “The central location and high parking ratio make Highland Tech Center a desirable option in the market.”

The project is 86,099 SF and is 100% available for lease.

Renovations will begin July 1, 2019 with plans to complete by the end of the year.

Runa Workshop is the architect on the project. The renovation is intended to revitalize the existing building and convert it into a new tech-centric office with a brand-new contemporary look. Design plans include a double height glass box lobby facing ACC Highland Campus to welcomes visitors, high-ceiling offices and floor-to-ceiling windows to bring natural light into the space.

“We are very excited to be working with AQUILA again on another great project,” says Jean Pierre Trou, Runa Workshop Principal. “Modernizing the tired, existing façade, allows for more natural light while creating a prominent sense of entry which is sure to activate this area.”

AQUILA is leading the redevelopment of Highland Tech Center and handles the leasing and management of the building.


Founded in 2007, AQUILA Commercial is a recognized leader in Austin commercial real estate. Today AQUILA manages and leases over 11 million square feet of office, industrial and retail properties and has over 600 corporate tenant representation clients. AQUILA offers clients full service real estate solutions, providing tenant representation, project leasing and asset, property and project management services for office, industrial and retail properties. For more information, visit: