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 160 design awards.

2020

United States Federal Courthouse – San Antonio, Texas
– ENR Texas & Louisiana – Best Project, Government/Public Building, 2022

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

Trinity University – Laurie Auditorium
– San Antonio AIA, 25 Year Distinguished Building Award, 2019

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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