Main Building Restoration

Historic Preservation / Renovation

San  Antonio, Texas


Our Lady of the Lake University System



MEP Engineering Services

Project Size

87,553 SF


$18.4 M

Project Completion

August 2010


2014 AIA San Antonio Chapter Mayor's Choice Award

2012 National Trust for Historic Preservations' Preservation Honor Award

2011 San Antonio Conservation Society Award

2011 Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction

2010 San Antonio Business Journal's Best in Commercial Real Estate: Wild Card - Overcoming Adversity



In 2008 the building was nearly lost to a fire that destroyed its roof and fourth floor and heavily damaged its lower levels. The university restored the heavily damaged,  but irreplaceable landmark, bringing it up to 21st century academic facility standards while maintaining its historic integrity. The restoration replicates the original 1896  architecture of the building while fulfilling all of the modern campus needs: university classrooms and administration offices.