Awards are the symbol of a successful collaboration with a client. At Alta Architects, we are committed to the highest standards of design and management. The diversity of these award winning projects illustrates our dedication to leading a national conversation about the important role of culture in architectural expression. Since 1927, Alta has been recognized for design excellence with over 150 design awards.

2020

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley South Texas Medical Academic Building
– Brick Industry Association, Brick in Architecture Award, Bronze, 2021

NRP Group Lucero Apartments
– San Antonio Business Journal – Best Affordable Multifamily Residential Project, 2020

Houston ISD – Wharton Dual Language Academy
– Outstanding Project Award, Learning By Design, 2020

 

2010

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley South Texas Medical Academic Building
– Honorable Mention, San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2017
– Honor Award, Lower Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the AIA, 2017

Bexar County BiblioTech Library
– Community Impact Award, San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2018

San Antonio Botanical Gardens – Lucile Halsell Botanical Conservatory
– 25 Year Award, San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2018

University of Texas San Antonio – Sombrilla Plaza
– Twenty-Five Year Award; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2016

Alamo Community College District – St. Philip’s College, Sutton Learning Center
– Architect of Record; Hispanic Contractors Association de San Antonio, 2014

Dallas ISD – Billy Earl Dade Middle School Learning Center
– Best of the Best Regional Award, K-12; Engineering News-Record, 2014
– Best of the Best National Award, K-12; Engineering News-Record, 2015
– Merit Award, AIA San Antonio Chapter, 2018

Killam Office Building
– TCA (Tilt-Up Concrete Association) Tilt-Up Achievement Award – Office Division, 2013

University of Texas at Dallas – MSET Learning Center
– Building Diversity into Projects; UT System, 2010

City of San Antonio – Mission Branch Library
– Honor Award; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2016
– AIA/American Library Association Honor Award, 2015
– Mayor’s Choice Award; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2012

City of Schertz – Public Library
– Citation Award; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2010
– Gold Medal Award; Building of America, 2010

La Lomita Mission Chapel
– Restoration Merit Award, International Awards for Religious Art & Architecture, 2013
– Citation Award; San Antonio Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 2011
– Honor Award; Texas Society of Architects, 2010

Mestizo City – Art Basel/Design Miami, 2012
– Temporary Installation,Honor Award; Texas Society of Architects, 2014

Our Lady of the Lake University – Main Building Restoration
– Mayor’s Choice Award; San Antonio Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 2014
– Historic Rehabilitation; Preservation Texas, 2013
– Honor Award; National Trust for Historic Preservation 2012
– Preservation Award; San Antonio Conservation Society 2012
– Excellence in Construction; Associated Builders and Contractors (National) 2011
– Wild Card – Overcoming Adversity; Best in Commercial Real Estate, 2010

Roma Visitor’s Complex & Plaza
– Exemplary Environment Award; Federal Highway Administration, 2010

San Antonio ISD – Douglass Elementary
– Mayor’s Award; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2010

Bexar County / San Antonio River Authority – San Pedro Creek Culture Park
– ENR  Texas & Louisiana, Best Projects, Landscape, 2018
– Mayor’s Choice, San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2018
– Merit Award, Unbuilt Projects; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2014

Texas A&M-San Antonio – Patriot’s Casa
– Golden Trowel Award 1st Place Superior design, 2014

Texas A&M-San Antonio – Phase I Multi-Purpose Building
– Education College/University Award; Mason Contractors Assoc. of America, 2014

Bexar County – Juvenile Detention Center
– Excellence in Construction Award; Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. South Texas Chapter, 2010

Bexar County – Paul Elizondo Tower
– Green Building Bill Sinkin Solar Award; City of San Antonio, 2011

 

2000’s

Acenar Restaurant
– Best Restaurant; Downtown’s Best Awards, 2005
– Citation Award; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2004
– Excellence in Construction Award; Associated Builders & Contractors, 2004

Architect of the Year
– The Associated General Contractor – San Antonio Chapter, 2001

AT&T Center
– Metal Architecture Design Award, 2004
– Mayor’s Choice Award; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2003
– San Antonio Downtown Alliance, 2003

City of Brownsville – “Imagine Brownsville” Master Plan
– Comprehensive Master Plan Award; American Planning Association – TX Chapter, 2009

Carver Academy and Cultural Community Center
– Community Building by Design Award; The AIA and Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2004
– Honor Award; Texas Society of Architects, 2002

Crockett Street Redevelopment – Karotkins Building
– Certificate of Recognition; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2002

EdCouch-Elsa ISD – Fine Arts Center
– Honor Award; Lower Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the AIA, 2009
– Honor Award; Texas Society of Architects, 2008
– Honor Award; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2008

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (2000 Addition & Renovation)
– Best Convention Center; Meetings South, 2004
– Certificate of Recognition; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2003
– Golden Trowel Award; San Antonio Masonry Association, 2003
– Mayor’s Award; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2002
– Best Public Project; Texas Construction Magazine, 2001

Los Tomates Toll Facilities & Administration Building
– Honor Award; The Lower Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the AIA, 2000

Methodist Healthcare Ministries – Office Building
– Honor Award; Texas Society of Architects, 2006
– Citation Award; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2006
– Excellence in Construction Award; Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. South Texas Chapter, 2005
– Certificate of Recognition; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2004

Mexican Cultural Institute
– Certificate of Recognition; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2003

Roma Visitor’s Complex & Plaza
– Restoration Award; Lower Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the AIA, 2009
– Honor Award; National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2008
– Merit Award; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2008
– Honor Award; Texas Society of Architects, 2007
– Best Public Improvement Project; Texas Downtown Association, 2007

San Antonio ISD – Crockett Elementary
– Citation Award; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2008

San Antonio ISD – Woodlawn Hills Elementary
– Certificate of Recognition; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2004

South Texas College – Mid-Valley Campus
– Citation Award; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2001

SouthTexas College – Starr County Campus
– Citation Award; The Lower Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the AIA, 2002

St. Paul’s Square
– Certificate of Recognition; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2002

Texas Association of Counties – Office Building
– Project of the Year; Best High-Rise; Masonry Construction Institute, 2004
– Award of Excellence; McGraw-Hill Construction – The Best of 2003 Award

Trinity University – Ruth Taylor Art & Music Building
– Merit Award; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2008

The University of Texas at Brownsville/Texas Southmost College – Student Union Building
– Citation Award; The Lower Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the AIA, 2005

The University of Texas at Brownsville – Life & Health Sciences Building
– Honor Award; The Lower Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the AIA, 2002

The University of Texas Pan American – Education Complex
– Merit Award; Lower Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the AIA, 2009
– Merit Award; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2008

La Joya ISD – Ann Richards Middle School
– Honor Award; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2001
– Honor Award; Texas Society of Architects, 2001

La Joya ISD – Performing Arts Complex
– Citation Award; The Lower Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the AIA, 2002

The University of Texas -Pan American – Engineering Building
– Citation Award; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 2000

Zachry Construction Corporation – HQ Conference & Employment Center
– Gold LEED Certified; U.S. Green Building Council, 2007
– Best Rehab/Redevelopment; Best in Commercial Real Estate, 2007
– Best New Building Under $5 M.; Associated General Contractors of America, 2007
– Excellence in Construction Award; Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc., 2006

1990’s

Alamo Heights – Pool/Shade Structure
– Special Citation; San Antonio AIA, 1991
– Special Recognition; San Antonio AIA, 1995

Bexar County Justice Center
– Honor Award; San Antonio AIA, 1991

Builder’s Square Corporate Headquarters
– Commendation Award; San Antonio AIA, 1992

Cancer Therapy & Research Center – Alice McDermott Building
– Honor Award; Texas Society of Architects, 1996
– Merit Award; San Antonio AIA, 1993

Frost Motorbank and Downtown Plaza
– Honorable Mention; San Antonio Art Institute Design Awards, 1991
– Honor Award; San Antonio AIA, 1990

First Unitarian Universalist Church
– Citation Award; San Antonio AIA, 1998

Lucile Halsell Botanical Conservatory
– Quanternario 90 Prize; Permasteelisa Company, 1991

The Holocaust Memorial
– Honor Award; San Antonio AIA, 1993

Sea World of Texas Main Entryway
– First Prize; Pittsburgh Corning Glassblock Design Competition, 1991

Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Long-Term Care Facility
– Honor Award; Texas Society of Architects, 1990

Texas A&M International University – Phase I & II
– Merit Award; San Antonio Chapter of the AIA, 1996

St. Pius X Catholic Church – Family Center
– Honor Award; Texas Society of Architects, 1997

Sunbelt Sportswear Offices
– Honor Award; San Antonio AIA, 1993
– Honor Award; Texas Society of Architects, 1991,

The University of Texas Pan American – Engineering Building
– Certificate of Excellence; Associated Builders & Contractors, 1996

The University of Texas Pan American – Science Building
– Honor Award; San Antonio AIA, 1998
– Certificate of Excellence; Associated Builders & Contractors, 1996

The University of Texas San Antonio
Engineering/Biotechnology Building – Phase II
– Merit Award; San Antonio AIA, 1998

The University of Texas San Antonio Main Campus
– Merit Award; San Antonio AIA 1998

 

1980’s

Alamo Community College District – Palo Alto Campus
– Honor Award; San Antonio AIA, 1987

Alamo Title Company
– Design Award; Illumination Engineers Society

Bartlett Cocke, Jr. Construction Company Headquarters
– Honor Award; San Antonio AIA, 1985
– Design & Construction Award; San Antonio Masonry Institute

Archdiocese of San Antonio – Chancery Office Building
– Design & Construction Award; San Antonio Masonry Institute, 1985

Citizen’s Frost Bank
– Honor Award; San Antonio AIA, 1982

Cornerstone Church
– Honorable Mention; San Antonio AIA, 1989

Ferguson’s Map & Travel Store
– Honor Award; San Antonio AIA, 1984

Frost Motorbank and Downtown Plaza
– Honor Award; Texas Society of Architects, 1989

Government Employees Credit Union
– Honor Award; San Antonio AIA

Hunt Residence – Sonora, Texas
– Honorable Mention; San Antonio AIA, 1982

La Quinta Motor Inns Corporate Offices
– National Award for Interior Design; AIA Architecture Magazine

Laredo ISD – Dr. Leo G. Cigarroa High School/Middle School
– Citation of Excellence; Texas Society of Architects, 1984
– Exhibition & Special Honor Award; Texas Association of School Boards & Administrators
– Merit Award; San Antonio AIA, 1984

Lucile Halsell Botanical Conservatory
– Design Citation; San Antonio AIA, 1985

Oppenheimer Ranch House
– Honorable Mention; San Antonio AIA, 1988

San Antonio Museum of Art
– Honor Award; San Antonio AIA, 1982
– Design Award; Progressive Architecture Magazine

St. Mary’s University – Sarita Kenedy East Law Library
– Honor Award; San Antonio AIA, 1986
– Honor Award; Texas Society of Architects, 1986

Sunset Ridge Retail Center Renovation
– Honorable Mention; San Antonio AIA, 1989

Trinity Baptist Church – The Ruble Center
– Merit Award; The Sunday School Board of The Southern Baptist Convention Workshop For Architects, 1985
– Merit Award; San Antonio AIA, 1984
– Award; Conservation Society of San Antonio

1970’s

Trinity University – Elizabeth Coates Maddux Library
– Honor Award; San Antonio AIA

Trinity University – Dicke Art Building/Smith Music Building
– Honor Award; Texas Society of Architects

Richard Gill Building
– 1st Place Building Design Award (Buildings Remodeled); Alamo City Building Owners & Managers Association, 1975

San Antonio ISD – Fox Technical/Academic High School
– Exhibit of Outstanding School Architecture; Texas Society of Architects

Trinity University – Laurie Auditorium – Richardson Communication Center
– Honor Award; San Antonio AIA, 1972
– Outstanding Architectural Design & Achievement; Texas Society of Architects, 1972

The University of Texas at San Antonio
– Honor Award; Texas Society of Architects

Trinity University – T. Frank Murchison Memorial Tower
– Honor Award; San Antonio AIA, 1966

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