San Juan Square

Location: San Antonio
Client: NRP Group / San Antonio Housing Authority
Number of Units: 143
Recognition / Awards / Publication: 2008 Multifamily Executive and Developer Awards, 'Project of the Year: Mixed-Income, Merit,' Multifamily Executive Magazine

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 building design efforts.  Historic streets are reintegrated into the community allowing mixed-income apartment buildings, live/work units, commercial space, and community facilities to reengage with the public realm. The architecture of the buildings varies in character and scale as it reacts to its surroundings. It is respectful of neighboring single-family and confident in its definition of vibrant public spaces. The first two phases are complete and the final phase is underway.