Located in the heart of the Woodlands, 1 Riva Row is a new build multi-family development comprising of 269 apartments on the banks of the Waterway, the connecting lifeblood of the city. In response to the site the massing consists of two distinct elements; a 4 story component, more domestic in scale and a 14 story tower which addresses the prominent corner location. The entrance pavilion sits as a ‘jewel box’ between these two elements and forms a backdrop to the landscaped entrance plaza. Utilizing the change in level to the waterway the four story parking garage is concealed, creating a clear and active street edges whilst the roof provides an extensive pool deck with views of the city and beyond. A gradual gradation of brick colors across the building provides a playful façade which reflects the rich history of brick production in Texas.