This multi-tenant office building in the heart of Alamo Heights is designed for local entrepreneurs and businesses. As the first multi-story office building – and only Class-A office space – to be developed in this area in several years, it adopts the principles of the Broadway Master Plan, including pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and a prominent street presence. Its design is a harbinger for future development along this corridor that will transform the neighborhood into a more walkable, vibrant environment.
The top three floors accommodate tenants above street level covered parking, while the building’s footprint is set back on the site to mitigate issues with the 100-year flood plain and to improve the pedestrian experience along the sidewalk. The design includes a courtyard as well as a fourth story patio with views to Alamo Heights and balconies for select tenants. The floorplans are also conducive to COVID-related adaptations, thanks to private offices and the outdoor amenities, which can be used as workspaces.
The west facade overlooking Austin Highway combines curtainwall glazing and metal cladding with a wood grain finish to promote the neighborhood scale and context along the commercial corridor. The east facade transitions to a stucco finish to soften the building’s appearance from the residential neighborhood adjacent to the site. Limestone veneer clads the covered parking garage and reinforces the building’s contact with the site and San Antonio’s building traditions.
Location, San Antonio, Texas, 2021
Scope, 4-Story Office Building, 35,500 s.f.
Services, Masterplanning, Architecture, Interior Design
Client, Ridgemont Properties
Team, Milton Hime, Megan Moshier, Fabiola Vazquez
Awards, SABJ 2021 Impact Awards - Best Small Office Development