The Gin at the Hutto Co-Op District

Hutto, Texas

Transforming a 70-Year Old Landmark Into a Functional Community Space

Composed of the North and South Gin buildings, and 24 silos, The Hutto Cotton and Grain Co-Op operated from 1937 to 2003. To pay homage to its agricultural roots, the City of Hutto desired a public gathering space that integrated the old with the new.

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Hutto, Texas


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City of Hutto


Antenora Architects, LLP

What We Built

American Constructors transformed the City of Hutto’s iconic, 65-year-old South Gin Building into a 6,500-square-foot open-air public gathering space that serves as the centerpiece for the city’s future Co-op Mixed-use District.

How We Built It

Although the two original steel structures were in poor condition, we were able to selectively deconstruct and adaptively reuse the best parts of each building to create a single solid structure. The South Gin Building’s original structure was preserved and reinforced with custom-fit steel. Unique aspects of both buildings were also preserved, such as an old cotton bale press, trusses holding up the ceilings and steel columns and windows, allowing the new building to maintain the character of the original structures.

Close coordination between the design and construction team and tenacious schedule management was an essential part of integrating the new with the old and delivering The City of Hutto’s vision.

Project Awards

ENR National Best of the Best Project Award

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ENR National Best Project Award

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ABC Central Texas Excellence in Construction Eagle Award

The Excellence in Construction© strives to honor those who exemplify the highest quality of workmanship in their projects, while upholding a dedication to building projects on time and on budget.

ABC National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award

The Excellence in Construction© Awards celebration honors the nation's most innovative and high quality construction projects and safety programs.

AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture

Each year, AIA celebrates the best buildings and spaces—and the people behind them—with some of the most prestigious awards in the built environment.

Texas Society of Architects/AIA, Design Award

The Texas Society of Architects Design Awards program recognizes outstanding architectural and urban design projects by architects practicing in Texas to promote public interest in design excellence.


“American Constructors’ staff was instrumental in educating and informing City staff on construction options to establish confidence when decisions had to be made. The final product delivered to the City by American Constructors met all expectations and has given the citizens of Hutto a true landmark. ”
Randy Barker,General Services Director

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