The Flats at Big Tex

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Client: NRP Group
Completion Date: November 2016
Number of Units: 330
Structural Engineer: United Structural Consultants
MEP Engineer: EN Incorporated
Civil Engineer: Bury + Partners
Landscape Architect: TBG Inc.
Building Code/Life Safety: PDI, Inc.
Information Technology: Low Voltage: Jordan & Skala Engineers, Inc.

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 restaurants.

Three and four-story buildings straddle Blue Star Street on a challenging site to create a rich urban experience that is linked to the hike and bike trail through a series of plazas and courtyards.  The former granary’s iconic silo structures retained artifacts from it’s industrial days, mark the project indelibly on the city skyline.  Their rhythmic forms and material composition are echoed in the facades of the new buildings.