Founding Principal

Mike Lanford is from everywhere.  His peripatetic life as the son of a Fluor executive had him attending thirteen schools in twelve years.  So depending on whom you ask, his absolute passion for travel either puzzles totally or completely makes sense.  Like the other founding partners his education at the University of Texas School of Architecture led him to New York, working for Philip Johnson/John Burgee and Fox and Fowle Architects before coming to San Antonio.  Mike’s varied architectural background includes experience with major high-rise construction and other large-scale institutional and planning projects, as well as project design and leadership for Alamo Architects’ major civic clients. He has extensive experience working with San Antonio area colleges and universities, state college systems including The University of Texas and Texas A & M, and has both previous and current involvement in projects for the City of San Antonio.  Additionally he is the author of the new Texas A&M-San Antonio campus master plan and the Alamo Colleges Northwest Vista campus master plan.