The Planning and Development Center (PDC) is a striking campus designed to attract, retain, and inspire top talent — including the many millennials now entering the workforce — and to serve the customers and citizens of Austin more effectively and conveniently. The large flow of daily visitors will experience convenience and an approachability not normally associated with civic departments. Centrally located within the Austin city limits, PDC’s location at Highland Mall is energetic, walkable, and transit-friendly. The user experience of the building will be characterized by its embrace of the outdoors with large windows to draw in natural light; a rooftop deck space; and open, inviting public spaces. The building is designed to promote sharing and increase interaction between departments to better serve the Austin community.