San Antonio’s architecture reflects the Spanish and Mexican architectural styles and less significant French architectural styles. After rapid economic growth in the past few years, the city adapted to modern styles and materials, skyscrapers, and contemporary architecture by the architects in San Antonio. The growth leads to increased tourism activity in the city, influencing fast-paced architectural development in the city.

Re-thinking The Future is a global platform for architecture and design. RTF along with our authors has curated a list of top architecture firms in various cities across the globe. Please note that the names are arranged in alphabetical order and are not ranked in any manner.

Alamo Architects | Architects in San Antonio

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Master Planning, Adaptive reuse
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Commercial, Educational, Healthcare, Hospitality, Cultural, Heritage, Security/Defence, Civic,
Locations of Built Projects: US
Style of work: Traditional, Modern, Contemporary, Sustainability
Website: alamoarchitects.com

Alamo Architects is an award-winning firm believing that good design can change the world. They are passionate about designing shopping centres, public schools, and affordable housing, make memorable places that enliven people.

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Alamo Architects – Ruby City, San Antonio © alamoarchitects.com/ 

Ann Benson McGlone

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Heritage Conservation, Renovation/ Remodeling Rehabilitation, Adaptive reuse
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Commercial, Retail, Office, Educational, Hospitality, Cultural, Religious
Locations of Built Projects: US
Style of work: Traditional, Innovative, Client specific, Contextual
Website: annbensonmcglone.com

The firm specialises in historic preservation and urban design and has preserved and protected the unique character of urban places. They believe that every old building, neighbourhood or downtown has a distinct character distinct from others. So they maintain and enhance existing neighbourhoods, restore, rehabilitate buildings, revitalise towns and create a unique environment.

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Ann Benson McGlone – Grant central terminal, US © annbensonmcglone.com/  

Clayton Korte

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Commercial, Retail, Office, Hospitality
Locations of Built Projects: US
Style of work: Traditional, Modern, Contemporary, Innovative, Contextual
Website: claytonkorte.com

The firm creates rich places that respond to the local context, connect to their environment, and enhance the human experience. They believe that good architecture inspires contemplation and connection with others, draw us towards it, and make us want to stay awhile.

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Hill Country Wine Cave, Texas Hill Country © claytonkorte.com/

Cotton Estes Architects | Architects in San Antonio

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Master Planning
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Commercial
Locations of Built Projects: San Antonio, Texas, US
Style of work: Modern, Contemporary, Innovative, Client specific
Website: cottonestesarchitect.com

Cotton Estes Architect dispassionate to create sustainable living solutions and design that support health and happiness and has a lasting positive impact on the planet. Their projects have been featured in various publications like – Home Design and Decor, AIA Home Tour San Antonio, the San Antonio Express News, Texas Architect, etc.

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Cotton Estes Architects – Pine House, San Antonio © cottonestesarchitect.com/ 

Dado Group

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Renovation/ Remodeling Rehabilitation
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Commercial, Retail, Office, Hospitality
Locations of Built Projects: US
Style of work: Traditional, Modern, Contemporary, Client specific
Website: dado-group.com 

Dado Group is passionate about creating simple lines that express a region’s building traditions that create a comfortable, appropriate, and purposeful architecture. They constantly strive to incorporate natural materials and creativity in their designs.

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Dado Group – Brown Residence, US © dado-group.com 

Don B. McDonald

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Preservation, Landscape
Types of Built Projects: Residential
Locations of Built Projects: US
Style of work: Traditional, Modern, Luxurious
Website: donbmcdonald.com

The firm creates innovative and modern designs for the interiors, landscape and design for the residential sector. They create high-end designs that have a range of architectural styles.

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Private Residence, US © donbmcdonald.com/

Douglas Architects | Architects in San Antonio

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Master Planning, Renovation/ Remodeling Rehabilitation, Adaptive reuse
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Commercial, Educational, Healthcare, Hospitality, Transportation, Science/Technology
Locations of Built Projects: US
Style of work: Modern, Contemporary, Sustainability
Website: douglasarchitects.net 

Douglas Architects aim to create memorable places that add value and are innovative and sustainable. A few of their projects are Woodlawn Lake Recreational Centre, Selma Town Center, Ronhert Station, Hyatt Regency Public Spaces, Sophienburg Museum, etc.

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Douglas Architects – Rohnert station, US © douglasarchitects.net 

Facility Programming and Consulting

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Master Planning
Types of Built Projects: Commercial, Educational, Healthcare, Government
Locations of Built Projects: Texas
Style of work: Traditional, Modern
Website: facilityprogramming.com

The firm provides various services to Federal agencies such as the national Ocean service, National Marine sanctuaries, National weather service, Ocean atmospheric research, etc.

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Facility Programming – Alamo Colleges –San Antonio, Texas © facilityprogramming.com/

Fisher Heck Architects

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Heritage Conservation, Renovation/ Remodeling Rehabilitation, Adaptive reuse
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Commercial, Educational, Hospitality, Cultural, Heritage, Science/Technology
Locations of Built Projects: US
Style of work: Traditional, Modern, Contemporary, Innovative
Website: fisherheck.com

Believes in creating designs that are context-sensitive, respect the land and natural features and are sustainable. A few of their projects are – Karnes County Courthouse – preservation, St. Anthony Claret Catholic Church, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church+Chapel, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Heritage Museum of Big Spring, etc.

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Fisher Heck Architects – Karnes County Courthouse, US © fisherheck.com/ 

Ford, Powell & Carson

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Master Planning, Heritage Conservation
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Commercial, Retail, Educational, Hospitality, Cultural, Government
Locations of Built Projects: Texas
Style of work: Traditional, Modern, Contemporary, Innovative, Sustainability
Website: fpcarch.com

FPC approaches a design by using regionally produced materials for environmental sustainability. They also design keeping in mind the conservation of water and a sensible design of building for the climate.

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FPC – Mission Tejas Visitors Center, Texas © fpcarch.com/ 
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Pranjali is a passionate artist and an architect who loves to blend her designs with nature. She designs meticulously and is always exploring the impact of architectural spaces on user's mind and body. You will find her lost in travelling, daydreams, books, and also on mountain trails.

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