Named after the state-designated African American Cultural Heritage District where it is located, the African American Cultural & Heritage Facility adds to the area’s cultural significance by facilitating arts, business, cultural and entertainment programming.
The beautiful facility is located at 912 East 11th Street immediately east of the State Capitol and downtown Austin. AACHF houses the Greater Austin Black Chamber on Side A and the Office of Arts & Cultural Resources on Side B. The L-shaped architectural design by McKinney York Architects has been lauded for its modern design elements.
This cultural institution benefits Austin, not only in terms of culture, diversity, resources, tourism, and activities, but also economically in stimulating business and economic development.
The African American Cultural and Heritage Facility is a three-part project that includes: (1) Restoration of the historic Dedrick-Hamilton House, (2) Construction of a 4,000-square-foot building with meeting spaces, offices, and a multipurpose room, and (3) a mosaic mural in the outdoor courtyard commissioned by Art in Public Places.