St. David's Foundation to build new headquarters on San Antonio Street

Construction is underway at the corner of 13th and San Antonio Streets for St. David's Foundation's new headquarters.

Upon completion, the $22 million headquarters, located at 1303 San Antonio Street, will house its grant writing department and operations for all of its programs, said Lisa Trahan, director of communications. St. David's Foundation is a nonprofit partner of St. David's HealthCare and currently leases space downtown on Barton Springs Road.

"This project represents more than just a building to us," said St. David's Foundation CEO Earl Maxwell. "It's the start of a new chapter for the foundation. This building will have a community space that we envision sharing with our grant partners and neighbors. We are investing in our future, giving the foundation a permanent home to continue our efforts to help build the healthiest community in the world."

St. David's Foundation programs serve the Austin metropolitan area and include mobile dental services, scholarships for aspiring health care professionals and initiatives for mental health, healthy living and clinics for the safety net population.

The nonprofit hopes to move into the building in 2015, Trahan said, and will occupy two of the four floors. The foundation has yet to find tenants for the remaining two floors, she said.

Austin-based Bommarito Group was selected Sept. 30 as the architecture firm to design the interior of the headquarters and Studio8 Architects is responsible for the design of the building's exterior.