So Flo Office Studios :: Alamo Architects

Location: San Antonio, TX
Client: Magnificent So Flo Seven, LLC
Associate Architect: Alamo Architects / OCO Architects
Completion Date: 2007
General Contractor: Malitz Construction
Project Size: 9,800 SF Alamo Architects :: 4,700 SF OCO Architects
Structural Engineer: Jaster Quintanilla & Associates
MEP Engineer: DBR Engineers, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Root Design / Barry Landry, ASLA
Recognition / Awards / Publication:
  • Certified LEED Silver by United States Green Building Council
  • 2009 City of San Antonio Green Building Awards – Commercial Building Award
  • 2008 Downtown’s BEST Award – Best New Office
  • 2007 AIA San Antonio – Commendation for Sustainability
  • 2007 AIA San Antonio – Citation Award
  • 2007 San Antonio Business Journal  “Best in Commercial Real Estate” – Best Interior Design

The derelict industrial warehouse has been transformed 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 incorporated leading edge sustainability practices. Industrial sash windows, structural steel sections, long leaf pine decking and sectional garage doors and 100 5 of the existing concrete paving was repurposed for guardrails, trellises, fences, millwork and finishes and pedestrian pathways.  Rain water and condensate are collect for irrigation The visionary project has been at the core of the new So Flo District of characterized by infill development of mixed use, residential, restaurants and art galleries.

Recently 50 Kw and 25 Kw solar arrays were added to the two buildings to offset 40% of the electrical consumption.