We are… A San Antonio Story.
Alta Architects is a Texas based architecture firm that has designed some of the most transformational buildings and spaces in the state, including; home of the San Antonio Spurs – AT&T Center and the “Texas Highline” San Pedro Creek Culture Park. Founded in 1927, our firm is one of the largest minority-owned (MBE) design firms in Texas and is recognized for interpreting the vision of our clients through design, art, and culture.
Alta Architects enjoys a diverse design practice, which encompasses corporate, governmental, institutional, mixed-use development, multi-family housing, and educational work, with a distinct and energetic regional style that has emerged as a design presence in its own right. We have been recognized for our design excellence with more than 158 juried awards, which we see as the symbol of a successful collaboration with our clients.
Today, Alta Architects continues our distinguished 94-year architectural practice. 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 each community with which we work.
For over 90 years we have been creating buildings that inspire and connect people.
We may have changed our name, but we have never changed our passion!
1927: Eickenroht & Cocke
The firm began as a partnership between Marvin Eickenroht and Bartlett Cocke.
1931: Bartlett Cocke, Architects
The original partnership was dissolved when Bartlett Cocke wished to increase the firm’s staff and project size but Marvin Eickenroht wanted the firm remain small.
1936: Bartlett Cocke & Associates
The firm’s name changed again when Bartlett Cocke invited his
long-term employees to share in the firm’s profits.
1970: Bartlett Cocke & Associates, Inc.
The firm is incorporated.
1979: Chumney, Jones & Kell, Inc.
Bartlett Cocke decreased his involvement in the firm, and the five longest-tenured employees took control of the firm. The group decided to include only Pat Chumney, Carlos Jones and John Kell Jr’s names in the name of the firm.
2000: Kell Muñoz Architects, Inc.
Dan Wigodsky left the firm to start his own practice.
John Kell Jr. retires in 2008.
2020: Alta Architects
A Transformation and a Legacy – Henry R. Muñoz III retires, Muñoz & Company is now ALTA Architects.
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, 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.