AUSTIN, TX — September 20, 2022 — AlertMedia, the world’s leading threat intelligence and emergency communication provider, today announced the grand opening of its new, 68,000-square-foot headquarters at RiverSouth. AlertMedia’s offices now occupy the top two floors of the state-of-the-art, 15-story building, recently dubbed the “smartest” office building in Texas, located in the highly desirable Town Lake neighborhood positioned between South First Street and South Congress Avenue. The space boasts numerous smart and environmentally friendly features, hotel-style amenities, and stunning panoramic views of Lady Bird Lake, Auditorium Shores, and the Downtown Austin skyline.
The grand opening of AlertMedia’s new headquarters comes during a period of rapid growth for the company resulting from strong demand for its emergency communication and threat intelligence offerings, now used by more than 3,000 organizations globally. In 2022 alone, the company has hired more than 200 employees, an 80 percent expansion of AlertMedia’s workforce year over year. The new headquarters at RiverSouth, which is more than double the size of the company’s prior offices, will provide ample space to support future hiring plans as well as employees’ need for a centrally located, flexible workplace purposefully designed for a hybrid workforce.
“When we began developing our new headquarters, we wanted to create a space that supports different work styles, enables easy collaboration, and serves as a destination for both our local and remote teams to come together,” said Christopher Kenessey, CEO at AlertMedia. “After multiple years of isolation and fully remote work, we are grateful to have the opportunity to set an example for what the modern, hybrid workplace can look like. To that end, we’ve designed a future-forward office culture that facilitates community, relationship-building, career growth, and much more.”
RiverSouth Austin recently received a SmartScore Platinum rating—the highest possible—for its innovative user functionality and technological foundation, making it the smartest building in Texas and, in turn, one of the safest and most sustainable. Noteworthy sustainability features include a green roof that reduces urban heat, filters and captures all stormwater and HVAC condensate, and provides biodiversity, as well as well-building measures, including sustainably sourced materials, high-performance glass, outdoor pollution control, and more. User features and building amenities include a Sky Lounge cocktail and coffee bar, a fitness studio and spa-inspired locker rooms, private rooftop areas, and more. Safety features include air filtration and health monitoring sensors, license plate recognition for authorized users, and voice activation for building amenities.
“It was such a rewarding experience to collaborate with AlertMedia in order to develop a visionary space that reflects the modern hybrid work environment,” shares Kendi Sparks, Principal and Project Director with IA Interior Architects. “Our firm was inspired by the company’s principles in creating a safe infrastructure that is simple and clear paired with a focus on being socially and environmentally conscious. We are so pleased with the end product: a design that is intentional and intuitive at its core.”
Founded in 2013, AlertMedia helps organizations of all sizes identify risks and communicate faster during emergencies and other critical events. The company’s customers encompass Fortune 500 businesses, professional sports franchises, and industry-leading brands representing a wide range of industries. One of Austin’s fastest-growing employers, the company has been named a best place to work by multiple national and local business publications, including Inc. Magazine, Forbes, and the Austin Business Journal.
AlertMedia designed, developed, and built its new headquarters in partnership with IA Interior Architects and Harvey Cleary Builders. RiverSouth is managed by Stream Realty Partners. You can watch a virtual tour of AlertMedia’s office at RiverSouth here.
AlertMedia is the world’s leading threat intelligence and emergency communication provider. Our award-winning, two-way multichannel messaging system and threat intelligence help organizations protect their business and people through all phases of an emergency. AlertMedia supports critical communication for thousands of leading businesses—including DHL, JetBlue, Coca-Cola Bottling, and Walmart—in more than 130 countries.