San Antonio Zoo Parking Garage

The San Antonio Zoo Parking garage is publicly funded by the 2017-2022 City of San Antonio Bond, and in collaboration with the San Antonio Zoo. The Parking garage is on Zoo property (a land lease from the City of San…

UTEP Parking Garage & Athletics Building

The design of the 700+ vehicle parking garage and athletics building addresses not only current site issues but also the future realignment of Glory Road, a campus improvement that is considered critical in fulfilling the overall campus master plan. The…

Galm Road Area High School

Located near Government Canyon State Park, Northside ISD’s 12th comprehensive high school is situated on a 70-acre site. The site includes a synthetic track and field, six tennis courts, baseball, softball, and soccer fields, culinary and science gardens, band marching…

NW Vista College Welcome Center & Parking Garage

Northwest Vista College’s new, 50,000 sf Welcome Center supports a rapidly growing campus expected to soon exceed 20,000 students. Accommodating that growth called for a facility that not only welcomes students bur also makes it easier for them to access…

Large Scale Testing Facility

The UTSA Large-Scale Structural Testing Facility (LSTF) allows for testing of structural systems and components. and is among several in the United States that can provide research on construction materials and methods. This building has a 40×80 foot reaction floor…

The Shops at La Cantera

The Shops at La Cantera blends the visual heritage of the Texas Hill Country with the stylishness appropriate to a luxury retail and upscale shopping setting.  Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Dillard’s and Macy’s, this open-air marketplace blends the shopping…

The Barshop Institute

The Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies is a collaborative effort of Alamo Architects and TreanorHL. The Barshop Institute has earned an international reputation as one of the top institutions in the country for research on longevity and aging studies.…

Ruby City

Ruby City, is a landmark contemporary art exhibition space that honors and fulfills the vision of the late arts patron, Linda Pace. The firm of Sir David Adjaye, the acclaimed architect who designed the National Museum of African American History…

OLLU Residence Hall

The new Lake View Apartments is OLLU’s first new co-ed dormitory in more than 20 years.  The 93K+ SF facility accommodates 234 residents in 65 two- and four-bedroom apartment-style suites.  Located adjacent to the new city park along Elmendorf Lake,…

UTSA Science and Engineering Building

The new Engineering & Science Building for University of Texas at San Antonio is a collaborative effort of Alamo Architects and TreanorHL It will be the first building in a new Quadrangle identified on the University’s Master Plan. This facility…

Engineering & Science Building

The Bruce and Gloria Ingram Hall Engineering & Science Building for Texas State University is a collaborative effort of TreanorHL and Alamo Architects. The building creates a new research laboratory and associated support space, instructional spaces and administrative spaces related…

South Texas Medical Academic Building

The South Texas Medical Academic Building is located on the University of Texas-Pan American campus adjacent to the existing Edinburg RAHC. The building provides space for flexible classrooms, Auditorium, Gross Anatomy Labs, Clinical Skills Center, Pre-Clinical MD Labs, Administrative Offices,…

UTHSCSA Academic Learning and Teaching Center

This Academic Learning and Teaching Center accommodates medical students of various disciplines who will receive their clinical experience at the Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) in Harlingen, Texas and makes necessary improvements for all healthcare students. The project includes numerous…

KIPP: San Antonio

The new K-12 charter school for 1,900 historically underserved students is located in the SoFlo/Southtown District, on the southern edge of downtown. The irregular shaped property is a former railroad turning yard, sandwiched between still active tracks, elevated sections of…

San Antonio College Welcome Center

The Tino and Millie Duran Welcome Center was designed to be the new front door for San Antonio College. Located on the first floor of a new Public-Private housing development it, helps activate the street level and presents a colorful,…

Geekdom Headquarters

The new Geekdom headquarters occupies the 7th floor of the historic Rand Building in downtown San Antonio, just a block from Main Plaza and City Hall. The Rand was originally built as the Wolf and Marx Department store in 1913 and has served as…

Hemisfair Civic Park

As the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center undergoes dramatic reconfiguration and renovation, much of the building footprint to the west of the river extension will be demolished, leaving a previously developed site exceeding 13 acres in the heart of downtown San Antonio. The…

Fairmount Hotel

The move of the Fairmount Hotel attracted worldwide attention as the Guinness World Record as the “Heaviest Building Moved on Wheels”. The 1,600 ton, 3 story masonry and cast iron structure was moved over four days through downtown San Antonio,…

Windcrest Elementary School

After exploring numerous different site planning ideas, the scheme selected placed a new 44,000 square foot, two story addition built northwest of the existing building. The building is set at a slight angle to avoid the existing 5th grade building…

Nueces Electric Cooperative :: Headquarters and Service Complex

Evoking the rural history and traditions of the Cooperative and using economical and efficient Pre-Engineered Building components the new buildings recall image and vocabulary of the regions rural metal farm structures. With careful massing, proportions, and selective use of color…

Texas A & M-San Antonio Development Plan

This Campus Development Plan conveys a vision, a plan, and a process. It is not a static plan but a guide for future development. It is flexible enough to accommodate shifts in priorities and academic mission as the campus evolves. …

Sullivan Carriage House

The building was originally designed by renowned architect Alfred Giles in the 1890s as the stables for the Sullivan house on Broadway. Intending to adaptively reuse it as a meeting room, gift shop, and restaurant, The San Antonio Botanical Society…

The Flats at Big Tex

Located in the Southtown arts district across from the historic King William neighborhood , Big Tex capitalizes on the recently completed San Antonio River ecosystem restoration project and populates almost half a mile of its west bank with apartments and…

Neiman Marcus at Clear Fork

Alamo Architects designed a ground-up, two-story, 95,000-SF Neiman Marcus store in the new Shops at Clearfork retail development in Fort Worth, Texas. The building facade draws inspiration from woven fabric patterns key to much of the clothing the high-end retailer…

Midtown Brackenridge Plan

Surrounding San Antonio’s Brackenridge Park, the Midtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) is a commercial district that serves five distinct neighborhoods including the rapidly redeveloping Pearl District. The planning team generated a traditional TIRZ plan that ties catalytic public projects to…

UTSA North Campus Entrance :: Roundabout and Campus Oval

Working with the DeShazo Group, traffic circulation at the northern edge of the UTSA campus was studied with respect to function and the conceptual ideas of the campus master plan.  Several alternatives were developed and consensus was that a new…

Dr. Joe J. Bernal Middle School

Located on the edge of the Hill Country, the site selected for Stevens Ranch Middle School was heavily wooded and sloped 50 feet diagonally front to back.  Alamo Architects developed a site strategy that set aside a 4 acre tree…

Mays Family Scout Ranch

The new master plan features a careful response to preserve the integrity of the native terrain, vegetation, and land features of the site bordering the Medina River in southern Bexar County.  Intended to serve day campers and overnight camping the…

Jingu House at Japanese Tea Garden

The Japanese Tea Garden holds historical significance within the City of San Antonio. From a humble beginning as a quarry for concrete manufacturing to its construction using prison laborers, the gardens blossomed not only into a beautiful park space but…

Northwest Vista College CIP | Renovations

Alamo Architects’ Interior Design team, led by Victor Castillo, RID, provided full interior design services for these Northwest Vista College Capital Improvements Projects: Juniper Hall Academic Center Redbud Hall Library & Learning Resources Palmetto Fine & Performing Arts Center Huisache…

Hawthorne Academy

New contemporary additions for classrooms and cafeteria compliment the historic 1923 Main Building whose interior was renovated and exterior restored. The circa 1923 Pre-K thru 8th grade academy was in need of major renovations and additions to handle expected future…

The University of Texas at Austin Estuarine Research Center

Housing 36,000 sq. ft., the University of Texas at Austin Estuarine Research Center serves as a head quarters building for the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, and houses components of the University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute.  The…

Palmetto Fine and Performing Arts Center

The Palmetto Fine & Performing Arts Center includes a 400 seat Proscenium theater and a100 seat Black Box Theater, Music Suite, Visual Arts Classroom Wing, and faculty offices.  Located at the eastern edge of the campus, this building was conceived…

Holmes High School Addition and Renovation

Located on a prominent hill overlooking loop 410 in San Antonio, Oliver Wendell Holmes High School was originally built in the early 60’s with a unique circular design. The challenge was to meet the evolving needs of the school while…

Cevallos Lofts

This mixed-use development is located on a difficult site, bounded by an active rail line and perched amongst an existing fabric of industrial warehouses. The Lofts capitalize on their position as a critical link between the emergent SoFlo district and the culturally successful Blue Star Arts District to offer a variety of beneficial connections between residents and the surrounding neighborhood.

The Landings at Brooks City-Base

Conventional wisdom has said that new high-end housing on San Antonio’s South Side was not possible given traditional disinvestment in the area. Sited on the post-BRAC Brooks Air Force Base, The Landings has disproved this notion by leasing up in…

Tobin Hill Lofts

This vertically integrated mixed-use development is the result of a public private partnership with Alamo Colleges. It occupies almost two full blocks of Main Street and establishes the southernmost edge of San Antonio College with four-story structures that house student…

So Flo Office Studios :: Alamo Architects

We transformed a formerly derelict industrial warehouse into spacious and technologically sophisticated work environments for two of San Antonio’s leading architectural firms. The renovation celebrated the industrial heritage of the buildings while incorporating leading-edge sustainability practices, including a solar power…

Ventura Plaza

A trio of two-story buildings combine to provide 74,400 sq. ft. of retail, restaurant and office space at this center in the heart of a fast-growth suburban corridor. Adjacent to a country club golf course, the center captures scenic views…

Northwest Vista College Master Plan

Alamo Architects’ Master Plan demonstrates creativity and practical solutions and a clear understanding of the distinctive site that is the college’s home. A primary goal was to create a distinctive community landmark campus with the characteristics of a university and…

Strategic Framework Plan for the Center City

Following San Antonio’s SA2020 community outreach and visioning initiative, downtown’s public-private organization, Centro Partnership, hired HR&A Advisors, Alamo Architects, and Ximenes and Associates to develop a strategy for realizing the resultant dream.  Using our knowledge of how to move people…

Cleary Zimmermann Offices

As part of the continued surge in rejuvenation of the South Flores district, Alamo Architects helped drive the transformation of the former home of an industrial company into a mixed-use property including professional offices for a growing engineering firm and…

Buckhorn Saloon and Museum

The Buckhorn collection, which had been growing continuously since 1891 was cataloged, cleaned and reorganized. The complete collection is now housed in a historic building, one block off the Riverwalk.

Juniper Hall Academic Center

This Academic Center is the transition building between the old campus and the new campus master plan, which Alamo Architects designed in 2004. To develop the design Alamo Architects took their cues from the existing architecture and responds to the…

Fire Station No. 1

Building a palette is from the surrounding neigh­borhood of warehouses and small residential structures the new Fire Station, Number 1, houses two divisions of the San Antonio Fire Department. Included in this station are 5 apparatus bays, including a dedicated…

The Belleza

The Belleza at Cresta Bella is a thoughtful response to a unique hilltop site.  Its buildings were designed to visually grow seamlessly out of the site through the use of local stone, dark color, careful and heavily articulated massing, and…

Encinal Container Housing

In South Texas, drilling for oil and gas in the massive Eagleford Shale formation has led to an enormous influx of workers and housing demand over recent years. Because of the remote locations of this drilling, on-site construction has a…

Neiman Marcus at The Domain

Neiman Marcus is a legendary force in luxury retailing world-wide, and tied forever into the folklore and mythology that is true Texas.  We were asked to join forces with them to create a new presence in the Austin, Texas market…

Cleary Zimmermann Engineers

Located in the heart of the rapidly transforming South Flores district, Cleary Zimmermann Engineers new offices are located in the former McCormick Deering International Harvester Building.  Capturing character, repurposing existing building elements, exposing and celebrating aged surfaces are key principles…

Redbud Learning Center

The College Library is the anchor building for the west end of the campus master plan and the heart of the campus. The library contains large expanses of glass on three sides, providing three different experiences for library users.  A…

Alon Town Center

The 330,000-square-foot Alon Town Centre is positioned on one of the highest points inside San Antonio’s outer highway loop.  Dramatic views from the upper office floors are complemented below by an outdoor central plaza centered around preserved mature oak trees…

Race Street Lofts

Two distinct sets of contextual challenges necessitate two very different ideas about how this Fort Worth workforce housing development interacts with the public realm.  Facing Race Street on a redeveloping commercial strip, a three-story contemporary massing with ground-floor commercial storefront…

Stone Oak Plaza

Three ornamental steel-topped towers identify this pedestrian-friendly project and provide high-visibility signage aimed at high-speed freeway motorists. Indigenous cut stone finishes, lush landscaping, and tongue-in-groove wood and metal-clad canopies set an upscale tone for the center and provide a pleasant…

UTSA Parking Garage and Welcome Center

The Bauerle Street Parking Garage and Welcome Center establishes itself as the gateway building to the north side of the UTSA Campus. As the first building to be constructed under the new Campus Master Plan, the project addresses current needs…

San Juan Square

Having outlived its capacity for modernization, the San Juan Homes public housing project on San Antonio’s West side is being replaced through an ambitious three-phase process of demolition and new construction.  A comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan accompanies the site and…

Fire Station No. 49 and Maury Maverick Library

The design makes these two civic facilities compatible in image while maintaining their autonomy of function and identity. The placement of the Fire Station Apparatus room is to allow safe views when trucks are exiting the Station. The Library, on…

Our Lady of the Lake University Master Plan

Alamo Architects and the SWA Group completed the development of a Conceptual Master Plan for the 58 acre historic campus.  The goals were to establish the programmatic needs of the campus, understand site and contextual influences, discover regulatory guidelines that…

UTSA Ceramics and Sculpture Studio

Giving highest priority to economy, speed, and appropriateness of construction type, the Ceramics and Sculpture Studio provides individual studio space to graduate students in Fine Arts.  A pre-engineered building system is adapted to include clerestory windows and polycarbonate panels provide…

Biga on the Banks

Located on the River Walk in downtown San Antonio, Biga On The Banks is a restaurant for award-winning chef Bruce Auden, whose unique cuisine reflects a fusion of regional flavors with international techniques and has made him an enduring presence…

St. Mary’s Street Parking Garage

Designed to fit comfortable in an urban context, this six level parking garage contains ground floor retail and commercial space along St. Mary’s Street to maintain the traditional street level character. Architectural compositional elements are used to break down the…

El Tropicano Hotel

Set on the world famed San Antonio Riverwalk, bringing back the spark of this downtown San Antonio jewel was the charge.  Built in the early 1960’s, El Tropicano exemplified the style of  the era.  Having lost its’ signature panache over…

Jim G. Martin Elementary School

Alamo Architects was select by Northside ISD to design its first “green school”.  While the district had a long history of building sturdy, energy efficient schools, the goal for Martin was to expand the district’s building philosophy to include a…

Phillis Wheatley Middle School

The new Wheatley Middle School was designed to be a completely new state-of-the-art facility for 800 students while maintaining its cultural significance in the community. Built in 1932 as the original African-American high school, Wheatley was designated a Historic Landmark…

Victoria Courts

The San Antonio Housing Authority made the momentous decision to redevelop thirty-six acres of concentrated and outdated public housing bordering Lavaca, San Antonio’s oldest residential neighborhood.  The Lavaca Neighborhood Association, the client, and the design team together generated a mixed-density,…

Market Square

Market Square Design Guidelines: Development of the urban and architectural design guidelines for San Anto­nio’s venerable Market Square, a three block section of downtown has been in continuous operation as a market since the turn of the last cen­tury, involved…

Mission Academy

Working with over 20 SAISD staff, teachers and administrators Alamo planned and designed the first new school for the inner city district since 1967.  The courtyard building draws inspiration from San Antonio’s five missions in the form of deep roof…

Huisache Hall Health and Wellness Center

The new Health and Wellness Center combines a remodeling of the existing commons building with a new gymnasium addition.  This new facility includes a collegiate basketball court with elevated running track, workout and fitness rooms, as well as classrooms and…

John Jay High School Addition and Renovation

Main Campus Renovation 2001 Alamo Architects has been retained by Northside ISD to execute three major projects on the John Jay campus over the last eight years.   The first project consisted of 60,000 s.f. of new construction in five separate…

Northwest Service Center

The Northwest Service Center brings five user groups of the City of San Antonio together for the construction of a modern Service facility incorporating the latest technological advances in the areas of repair, fueling and washing of both heavy and…

Flores Residence Hall

A new residence hall on the west side campus of Our Lady of the Lake University is where Alamo Architects again works in a rich histori­cal context. Designed to complement the architectural style prevalent in the older buildings, it incorporates…

Northwest Vista College Parking Garage

Designed with strong vertical articulation at the circulation to capture the style of other new structures on the campus, the project features glass, metal, and a masonry stair towers capped by a metal clad roof. For the parking bays a…

Shavano Park Fire Station

A fresh new public face and a thoughtfully placed addition are featured in this addition and renovation of an aging fire facility.  New apparatus bays us­ing a pre-manufactured metal building were added in a way to that saved existing trees…

Fire Station No. 20

Curved roof forms and metal materials reflect the streamlined mechanization of the fire engines housed within building. The stepped roofs reflect the functional division within while allowing light through clerestories into these interior spaces.  A combination of masonry units, glazed…

San Antonio Children’s Museum

San Antonio “landmarks” provides the background imagery for San Antonio first children’s museum. Alamo helped the new SACM board evaluate sites and existing buildings with the evolving program, settling on the former W. H. Grant department store building. The architects…

Fire Station No. 48

Two large pylons with large lettering flank the building and announce the fire station from both north and south, scaled to the fast moving traffic of the area.  Located in a fast growing neighborhood in North San Antonio, Fire Station…

The Strand

The Strand is a one-story neighborhood retail center built on a prominent corner within sight of Interstate 10.  The center is an upscale mix of brick, stone and cast stone, with wood and metal canopies that allude to older retail…

The Humane Society/SPCA of San Antonio and Bexar County

Our award-winning facility for the Humane Society of San Antonio represents a unique and revolutionary approach to the problem of shelter design, transforming the visitor experience from a bleak and depressing ordeal into a lively, fun and exciting interaction with…

St. John’s United Methodist Church

A multi-phase Master Plan included renovations, additions, closing a section of street and major new construction. Phases I and II redesigned an underutilized courtyard as the central core for the growing congregation. Restrictions on impervious cover, limited the additional footprint…

El Tropicano Hotel Renovation

El Tropicano Hotel opened in 1963 as a sophisticated, modern resort on the beautiful San Antonio River and instantly became an international destination for visiting politicians, presidents and movie stars. Sadly, those glory days faded and by the turn of…

Loma Theater Bookstar

The 1939 Point Loma Theater was rescued from the wrecking ball and the confrontation between preservation and development was mediated by the inspired leadership of a discount bookstore company form Austin, Texas. The theaters adaptive reuse capitalized on the existing…

Flores Student Services Center

Complementing the Flores Residence Hall next door this new Student Center provides a much needed study and lounge area for this part of campus as well a vending area for snacks.  Existing campus details are reinterpreted in the new student…

Bonham Elementary School

Two different renovation and addition projects, updated the historic 1889 campus to contemporary standards with new classrooms, cafeteria and a physical education facility.

Terrell Infill

Development of the Terrell neighborhood of Fort Worth was stalled by the Great Depression.   Subsequnt post-war housing stock filled the gaps between Victorian and Craftsman bungalows, but it all was ravaged by urban decay.  Still, a vigorous and vocal community…

Stone Ridge Market

Stone Ridge Market brings together the convenience of major retailers with the ambiance of a neighborhood retail center. Containing an HEB Plus Grocery, Pet Smart and a Sports Authority, the center accommodates the daily shopper with the pedestrian amenities. Architecture…

City View

Situated on San Antonio’s affluent Northwest Side, City View’s is focused on dining options. The site plan preserves a large group of native trees, along with dramatic natural elevation changes as an attractive backdrop for outdoor dining, along with a dedicated children’s play area.

Trenton Crossing

A multi-phased, mixed use destination shopping center located in the rapidly growing Rio Grande Valley, Trenton Crossing accommodates the needs of national tenants Ross Dress for Less, Beall’s, Marshall’s, Old Navy, and Hobby Lobby while maintaining a mix of local…

Northwest Arkansas Mall

Responding to themes suggested by the folk art, natural beauty, and outdoor-focused life of the Ozarks, Northwest Arkansas Mall’s extensive renovation and additions gave the center a fresh, new image, repositioning it as the leading regional retail force. Following an earlier partial renovation…

McAllen Parking Garage

Inventive use of architectural design elements helps create an urban building that fits within the context of downtown McAllen’s low scale commercial buildings.  Architectural compositional elements evident in downtown McAllen were identified, documented and re-interpreted as the basis for the…

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