CIRCA Cable Railing System

UT Austin Moody College Skybridge

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Project Overview

Category: Universities
Location: Austin, TX
General Contractor: Flintco
Architect: Lawrence Architecture


Our CIRCA™ Stainless Steel Railing System provides a simple yet timeless look. The system consists of round tubular posts and the railing in-fill between the posts is mounted via fixed point holders.

Our iRAIL™ System is a LED illuminated version of our 1.5” diameter rails. iRAIL uses an ADA compliant roll-formed (monolithic) slotted rail, that houses a high-performance LED assembly. VIVA iRAIL™ uses a specially designed LED that can provide full-length coverage of illumination for whatever your rail run may be, compared to the traditional LED railing assemblies that were only available in preset section lengths. Lighting is available in warm or bright white with either a clear or diffused lens.

VIVA’s stainless steel cable infill is a low maintenance, high visibility infill that is popularly used on exterior applications. Our cable comes in 1x19 type weave, 3/16" diameter in SS316 alloy.


Over 50,000 students call the University of Texas-Austin home. UT Austin recently added a 300′ bridge that connects the recently renovated Bello Center and the Moody College of Communication. Both of these buildings go hand in hand with journalism and photography connected by the new Moody Pedestrian Skybridge that resides over W. Dean Keeton Street. The generous donation from the Moody Foundation of Galveston helped make this reality, which is how the Moody College received its name. VIVA was chosen by Flintco Construction & Lawrence Group Architects to bring this bridge to life with our CIRCA™ stainless steel cable railings and the LED illuminated iRAIL.


Flintco has been in the contractor business for over a century. They were founded by a Native American family and still continue that tradition to this day, building over 65 long-term relationships with Indian Nations. Since their first job at the Redbird Smith Health Center, Flintco has become one of the top awards winning companies to date.

With clients and context being the main important elements that make Lawrence Architecture so successful, it’s no wonder they have become such an award-winning architect firm. Specializing in institutional projects, Lawrence was the perfect choice for UT Austin.