Inspire on 22nd was made possible through a partnership with a campus ministry group and a prominent developer of nationwide student living to provide students with a contemporary, accessible housing option in the West Campus neighborhood of Austin, TX. The 18-story tower encompasses 129 furnished units along with mixed-use rooms to host large-scale and private worship services connected between the first and second floors. A sculptural, wood-clad stair connects both floors and serves as a focal point for public spaces where students can study and host game-watching parties. The plinth design was driven by the desire for a substantial street presence for each of these clients while providing an exterior palette that would allow a cohesive look for the tower. This was achieved by a ground floor, two-story curtain wall which is partially shrouded by a perforated metal panel system. The framed openings within the system allow for strategic glimpses into the religious meeting spaces and leasing lobby while providing privacy where needed.