Tobin Center wins AIA-San Antonio Award!
Last week, our local AIA chapter presented it's annual design awards to projects completed by San Antonio architecture firms. This year's mayor's choice award went to the recently completed Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. We would like to extend our congratulations to the design team of LMN and Mormon Mok, as well as the rest of the consultants, contractors and supporters of this amazing project! We were fortunate enough to be the Historical Consultant on the project, providing technical expertise on the restoration of the surviving historic building, as well as guiding the project through the necessary regulatory processes and consultations with other preservation stakeholders.
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is San Antonio's largest performance venue located on the famed riverwalk and is being proclaimed as one of South Texas's finest performance facilities. The original municipal auditorium was built in 1926 by Atlee Ayres and later suffered a catastrophic fire in 1979. The auditorium was thankfully rebuilt in 1986 but later fell into disrepair and remained vacant for several years until 2011 when construction began on the now thriving state of the art performance hall.