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San Antonio: The Latest Architecture and News

Lobster House / Martín Dulanto Arquitecto

© Renzo Rebagliati © Renzo Rebagliati © Renzo Rebagliati © Renzo Rebagliati + 24

San Antonio, Peru

David Adjaye's Ruby City Set to Open in San Antonio

Sir David Adjaye's Ruby City art center is set to open to the public this October in San Antonio, Texas. Home to the growing Linda Pace Foundation permanent collection, the building is designed by Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Alamo Architects. Brought to life twelve years after the building was first imagined by Linda Pace, the 14,000 square-foot art center is dedicated to providing a space for the city’s creative community works with works by both local and international artists.

Ruby City. Image © Dror Baldinger. Courtesy of Ruby City and Adjaye Associates Ruby City. Image © Dror Baldinger. Courtesy of Ruby City and Adjaye Associates Ruby City. Image © Dror Baldinger. Courtesy of Ruby City and Adjaye Associates Ruby City. Image © Dror Baldinger. Courtesy of Ruby City and Adjaye Associates + 8

Confluence Park / Lake|Flato Architects + Matsys Design

© Casey Dunn
© Casey Dunn

© Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn + 19

San Antonio, United States

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts / LMN + Marmon Mok

© Ed LaCasse © Ed LaCasse © Ed LaCasse © Ed LaCasse + 47

San Antonio, United States
  • Architects: LMN, Marmon Mok
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 183000.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

San Antonio Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Wins Global Award for Excellence

Seattle-based firm LMN Architects have won an Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Award for Excellence for its Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, Texas.

“Designed by LMN Architects in partnership with executive architects Marmon Mok Architecture, the $150 million expansion and renovation project embrace the multi-faceted cultural identity of the city with a distinctive tapestry of form, materiality, light, and landscape" stated Mark Reddington, FAIA, lead designer and partner at LMN Architects.

Completed in 2014, the project incorporates a metallic veil that wraps program elements in programmable LED lighting, in order to create a variable play of light on the city’s skyline.

© Andy Crawford © Andy Crawford © Andy Crawford © Mark Menjivar + 11

MARC FORNES/THEVERYMANY Design "Spineway" in San Antonio

MARC FORNES/THEVERYMANY has unveiled “Spineway”, a permanent public artwork commissioned by the City of San Antonio in Woodlawn Lake Park. Calling to mind the midcentury marvels of Alexander Calder or Mark di Suvero, Spineway has been digitally fabricated with custom computational protocols of structural form-finding and descriptive geometry. As with past projects by MARC FORNES/THEVERYMANY the studio posits, “Spineway is consistent with the studio's approach of exploring structural performance while catalyzing public places through dynamic and unique spatial experiences.”

Courtesy of Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY Courtesy of Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY © Texas By Air Courtesy of Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY + 25

David Adjaye Designs "Ruby City" for Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio

The Linda Pace Foundation has unveiled plans for a new building designed by Adjaye Associates. Planned to open in San Antonio, Texas in 2018, "Ruby City" will house the Foundation's growing collection of contemporary art. The two-story structure, clad in "crimson-hued panels of precast concrete with glass aggregate," will be distinct with its "dramatic rooftop of sloping angles and skylights that rise to varying heights and echo cut-away spaces at the building’s base."

Obama Awards Everett Fly with National Humanities Medal

US President Barack Obama has awarded San Antonio architect and landscape architect Everett Fly with the 2014 National Humanities Medal. Harvard GSD's first African-American graduate, Fly is being recognized for his work in "preserving the integrity of African-American places and landmarks."

Hughes Warehouse Adaptive Reuse / Overland Partners

© Dror Baldinger, AIA © Dror Baldinger, AIA © Scott Adams, AIA © Scott Adams, AIA + 22

San Antonio, United States
  • Architects: Overland Partners
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 22800.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012

Robert J. and Helen C. Kelberg South Texas Heritage Center / Ford, Powell & Carson

© Dror Baldinger
© Dror Baldinger
San Antonio, United States
  • Architects: Ford, Powell & Carson
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 20570.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012

© Dror Baldinger © Dror Baldinger © Dror Baldinger © Dror Baldinger + 17

1221 Broadway / Lake|Flato Architects

© Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper + 12

San Antonio, United States
  • Architects: Lake|Flato Architects
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2011

TEX-FAB 3.0 Conference

Taking place at the University of Texas San Antonio College of Architecture April 13-15, the TEX-FAB 3.0 Conference will include a series of workshops as part of the international digital fabrication competition. Conducted by leading practitioners in the field of digital fabrication, the workshop is comprised on four distinct sequences that begin with basic skill building and progress until a broad understanding of the topics presented is achieved. For more information, please visit here.

CAMPstreet / CHRISpark / Poteet Architects

© Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper + 17

San Antonio, United States

Linda Pace Foundation Offices / Poteet Architects

© Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper + 12

San Antonio, United States

Collector’s Loft / Poteet Architects

© Colleen Duffley © Colleen Duffley © Chris Cooper © Colleen Duffley + 20

San Antonio, United States

Capps Residence / Poteet Architects

© Ryann Ford © Ryann Ford © Ryann Ford © Ryann Ford + 13

San Antonio, United States

Container Guest House / Poteet Architects

© Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper + 25

San Antonio, United States
  • Architects: Poteet Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 320.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2010

McNay Art Museum Extension / Jean Paul Viguier Architecture

© Jeff Goldberg / ESTO © Jeff Goldberg / ESTO © Jeff Goldberg / ESTO © Jeff Goldberg / ESTO + 19

San Antonio, United States
  • Architects: Jean Paul Viguier Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 4800.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2008