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Award-Winning Architecture Firm Lands in San Antonio
Architexas brings over 40 years of experience to the Alamo City

SEPTEMBER 3 —  SAN ANTONIO —  Dallas-based Architexas has announced the opening of its San Antonio location — the firm’s third Texas office.

Founded in 1978 by two former employees of the City of Dallas’ Planning and Urban Design Department, the firm has identified the Alamo City as its ideal third location. The firm also has offices in Dallas and Austin.

“San Antonio’s high-population growth, high-rate of new construction, and dedication to the preservation of its historic structures makes it a perfect destination for our company,” said Architexas architect and principal, John Allender, AIA LEED AP.

Its 1,500 square-foot San Antonio office is located at 417 8th St., in the city’s booming urban core and near a significant percentage of the city’s oldest and most revered buildings.  The local office is led by Allender and Nick Melde, architect and senior associate with the firm.

Architexas arrives in San Antonio with over 40 years of experience in providing a full range of architectural services including urban planning, new construction, adaptive use, historic preservation, and state and federal tax credit consulting.

It has worked on notable projects across the state, including the Joule Hotel, University of Texas at Austin’s Main Building and Tower, and the City of Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau. This is in addition to a number of master planning projects — including Trinity University in San Antonio — and courthouse restorations – including the Harris County Courthouse, Hill County Courthouse, and San Saba County Courthouse.

Architexas’ work has been recognized by a number of statewide and industry organizations, including The Texas Historical Commission Award for Excellence in Historic Architecture, the Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Award, and multiple, local design awards from the American Institute of Architects.

“San Antonio is such an incredible city,” added Allender. “Its boundaries extend in all directions, with each district having its own distinct architectural personality. Our diverse portfolio of projects and skill sets puts us in the unique position of being able to accommodate anything San Antonio asks of us. We’re excited to put our stamp on the city’s existing and future developments.”


About Architexas
Founded in 1978 in Dallas, Texas, Architexas provides a broad range of services encompassing architecture, planning and historic preservation. With every project, the firm follows a process that begins with researching and understanding the context – the physical, historical, and programmatic conditions – within which it will be working. Each project is seen as an opportunity to create a carefully crafted response to a unique set of circumstances and client aspirations.

Architexas is highly-regarded across the state for its historic preservation services and has secured numerous awards for its work, including The Texas Historical Commission Award for Excellence in Historic Architecture, the Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Award, and the Preservation Texas Award. It also provides clients with industry-leading city and urban planning, land development, and new construction services. For more information on the firm’s San Antonio services, please visit or call 210.998.2422.