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 the study of its complex history, use patterns, and architec­tural character.  Incorporating this data into a design guideline for future development, the design team approached the problem with the idea that guidelines for signage, lighting, landscape, and architecture would be integrated in such a way that the historical diversity of use and culture melds would meld with the contemporary necessities of a functional urban retail center.