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Together We Rise Austin HQ2 (rendering)
Together We Rise Austin HQ2 (rendering)
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Together We Rise Austin HQ2

Cushing Terrell has been selected to lead design efforts for the Austin HQ2 of Together We Rise, a nonprofit organization with current headquarters in California, as they bring their mission to improve the lives of children in foster care to Central Texas.

“Cushing Terrell is thrilled to design the new Austin headquarters for Together We Rise.  We’re proud to work with Danny Mendoza, Drew Thomas, and the fantastic team at TWR whom work tirelessly to improve the lives of children navigating the foster care system,” said Stacey Sheridan, Regional Marketing Director at Cushing Terrell.

The organization will occupy a warehouse in East Austin, with plans to design a space that will be “the best place to volunteer in Austin.” Together, Cushing Terrell and TWR envision transforming a warehouse into a space that facilitates human connections and inspires passionate interaction with a 6,000-square-foot open and vibrant indoor space, outdoor event areas, a mural wall for street art, and a home for pet alpacas that will roam the landscape. 

"Working with CTA has been a phenomenal opportunity for Together We Rise. Their expertise and dedication are helping build the foundation that will propel our organization to the next level. We could not be more pleased with CTA's services,” said Danny Mendoza, Founder and CEO of Together We Rise.

The TWR volunteer space will double as a gathering place, inviting the community to come together to build bikes and skateboards, design duffle bags and superhero boxes, all to benefit deserving children navigating the foster care system.

TWR ATX is scheduled to open in early 2020. Representing more than just a creative reuse of a warehouse, the space will be at the center of hundreds of events that will host visitors from all walks of the Austin community; industry leaders, humanitarians, advocates, artists and visionaries committed to changing the world for the better by helping to transform the lives of children in foster care.

Cushing Terrell Project Team:
Jessica Kwiatkowski (Project Manager and Lead Interior Designer)
Alexander Bingham (Architect)
Dayton Rush (Landscape Architect)
Larry Migl (Mechanical Designer)

About Together We Rise:
Together We Rise is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of motivated young adults and former foster youth. Our vision is to improve the lives of children in foster care, who often find themselves forgotten and neglected by the public. We collaborate with individuals, companies, and community partners to bring resources to foster youth and use and use service-learning activities to educate volunteers on issues surrounding the foster care system. TWR works with hundreds of foster agencies, social workers, CASA advocates, and other partners to bring our programs to foster youth across the nation. Our foundation has allowed us to provide thousands of foster youth across the country with new bicycles, college supplies, and sweet cases so that children do not have to travel from home to home with their belongings in a trash bag. For more information, visit

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Status: Under Construction
Location: Austin, Texas
Firm Role: Architect, Landscape Architect, Mechanical Designer

Together We Rise Austin HQ2 (rendering)
Together We Rise Austin HQ2 (rendering)
Together We Rise Austin HQ2 (rendering)
Together We Rise Austin HQ2 (rendering)