Legacy San Antonio Architect Firm Gets New Name

Alta Architects
San Antonio, Texas • February 18, 2022

Muñoz & Company is now Alta Architects, inc. Following the retirement of long time majority share owner and CEO Henry R. Munoz III, James Sterner, AIA and Alice Ramirez – Principals; Geof Edwards, AIA, Steve Tillotson FAIA, and Randy Hohalaus, AIA begin a new chapter in the 94 year old architectural firm.

Alta adds three new principals to its senior management team. Promoting Associates Claudia Carlos, AIA IIDA and Rob Reiter, AIA and a new Chief Financial Officer, Chris Sanchez 

A Transformation and a Legacy.

Founded in 1927, Alta Architects is a San Antonio, Texas based architecture firm that has designed some of the most transformational buildings and spaces in the state, including the home of the San Antonio Spurs, AT&T Center and the San Pedro Creek Culture Park.

ALTA Architects enjoys a diverse design practice, which encompasses corporate, governmental, institutional, mixed-use development, multi-family housing, and educational work. Alta has been recognized for design excellence with more than 158 juried awards, which we see as the symbol of a successful collaboration with our clients.

Today, ALTA continues our distinguished 94-year architectural practice and remains one of the largest minority-owned (MBE) design firms in the state. While the firm has evolved over nine decades, our mission remains the same in our commitment to on-time, on-budget delivery, excellence in technical project management and a highly collaborative design process that reflects the hopes and aspirations of the communities with which we work.

“The wonderful thing about our firm is… it’s always been about interpreting culture. I’m really looking forward to what the team of people, in particular, Geoff Edwards, who’s been with the firm for almost three decades himself, will do to continue to interpret the evolving culture of San Antonio.” – Henry R. Muñoz III

Our transformation means that our experienced team will focus ever more keenly on what we know best, delivering excellence in architectural design and outcomes with care, sympathy, and expertise to your project. 

The existing leadership team continues as principals in the new firm, and we will continue to provide the same client focused design solutions and experienced management to our clients. We remain one of the largest minority and locally owned architectural firms in the State of Texas, consistently recognized by our peers as design award recipients, executing meaningful architectural design in San Antonio and throughout the State.

Javier Paredes, AIA
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Alta Architect
Strength + Utility + Beaut
723 S. Flores Street • San Antonio, Texas 78204 
210.349.1163 • www.alta-architects.com