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Imagining the Alamo Museum Area

At the request of the San Antonio Conservation Society, Alamo Architects has created an Alamo Museum area design concept the we believe strikes a balanced compromise for how the Woolworth and Crockett Buildings can become part of the new Alamo…


Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force’s Report

Our Jim Bailey was 1 of 5 members of this task force, serving at the request of Mayor Ron Nirenberg. For Jim, it was a year-long labor of love for his and our hometown. Learn more here:


New Alamo Associates

On Friday, July 13th five new Associates were named (L to R): Jeff Watson, Chris Ahumada, Briana Gutierrez, Bryan “Mo” Verdecanna, and Jason Mai.  Promoted to Senior Associate are Beverly Baldwin, Victor Castillo, Jason Hyatt, and Nicki Marrone.  


Selected for New High School

At its June 26th meeting the Northside ISD Board of Trustees selected Alamo Architects to design its new High School. Part of the recently passed NISD 2018 Capitol Improvement Bond, it is projected to house 3000 students with a construction…


Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force

Our own Jim Bailey is one of the five members of Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s Housing Policy Task Force. On Saturday, June 2nd, they presented recommendations from five technical working groups on the topics of developing and preserving housing for stable, equitable,…


Downtown Mixed-Income Apartments Planned

SAHA, Alamo Architects and Franklin Development officials met with neighborhood residents Thursday to discuss their ideas for the proposed apartments, which would stand on more than 3 acres of SAHA-owned property straddling both sides of Labor Street and facing East…


Talking about Infill

Jim Bailey, Associate Principal, discusses infill development in San Antonio in this Rivard Report article


Groundbreaking for the Science and Engineering Building

Alamo Architects took part in the groundbreaking ceremony for UTSA’s new Science and Engineering Building on June 9th, 2017.  Alamo and TreanorHL have designed this building, the largest construction project for UTSA to date. “Among the building’s most unique features…


Ruby City Breaks Ground in Southtown

Alamo Architects is proud to play a leading role as the Architect of Record for Ruby City, a landmark contemporary art exhibition space that honors and fulfills the vision of the late arts patron, Linda Pace. The firm of Sir…


Local Architects weigh in on the Alamo Master Plan

“Being able to freely move into the plaza from any direction is a pivotal character in all great plazas. We feel that the plaza should be both a historic place and a vibrant public space fully connected to the city.“ Alamo…


Alamo assists in creating and beautifying Broadway parking

Alamo Architects, along with other design firms and local development firms are providing designs and input to “beautify long underutilized spaces under and around the maze of expressways that cross overhead” on Broadway Street south of the Pearl. Click to…


Changing the face of downtown

Alamo Architects’ conceptual design of the historic Burns-Penny on Houston Street was approved by the Historic Design Review Commission for a new contemporary five-story boutique hotel. As reported in the Rivard Report article, “HDRC Vice Chair Michael Connor commended Alamo…


McGlone Named TxA 2018 President-Elect

The Texas Society of Architects (TxA) Board of Directors has named Mike McGlone, a principal at Alamo Architects and current TxA Vice President for Communications, to be President-Elect of the 2018 TxA Board of Directors. The TxA board guides the…


“New Life” at Big Tex

Alamo Architects transforms an abandoned industrial site on the San Antonio River into a 336-unit apartment complex that serves as an extension of the dynamic Southtown neighborhood. view Rivard Report article


Alamo Architects Names New Associates

Alamo Architects is pleased to announce that Jason Hyatt and Nicole Marrone, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, have been promoted to the position of Associate, effective December 20, 2013. As Associates, both Hyatt and Marrone are now part of the management…


SoFlo: Post Occupancy Evaluation

The 2013 Texas Society of Architects Convention was held in Fort Worth, Texas.  Joining the schedule of educational sessions, Alamo Architects co-presented “SoFlo: Post Occupancy Evaluation” with OCO Architects and Cleary Zimmermann Engineers. Taking a close look at the shared site…


Rick Casey and Irby Hightower on ‘Urban Neighborhoods’

Rick Casey, host of KLRN’s Texas Week with Rick Casey, recounts conversations he’s had with Irby Hightower, FAIA, on the subject of “urban neighborhoods,” and whether or not San Antonio really has any. While San Antonio may be “a step…

News Awards

Alamo Architects receives HUB Award

The University of Texas System awarded Alamo Architects for their Outstanding HUB participation on a project that reached substantial completion in 2012. Mike Lanford accepted the award, presented in Austin on July 30th,  on behalf of Alamo for our project,…


“Homecoming for Jingu Family”

Nearly 70 years after being evicted from the historic house at the Japanese Tea Garden, members of a family that once lived amid the popular site’s colorful splendor and winding rock pathways returned to see the house reopen Saturday to the public.


Hightower named to AIA College of Fellows

Albert “Irby” Hightower, Jr., a founding principal of Alamo Architects, was among three San Antonio architects invested in the College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made contributions of national significance to the profession.

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