San Fernando Cathedral Restoration

San Fernando Cathedral Restoration

San Antonio TX 


Historical Restoration | New Construction

Full Architectural Services

In association with RRTL Architects

Photos by Chris Cooper

The San Fernando Cathedral is the oldest Catholic Cathedral Sanctuary in the United States and is an iconic landmark in downtown San Antonio. As all old buildings do with age, they start to wear down and deteriorate.  We had the privilege of being selected to restore the church while bringing its infrastructure up to modern standards including new efficient mechanical and electrical systems. Restoring the cathedral properly also meant interpreting the importance of the cathedral’s earlier periods while still allowing the church to serve the needs of contemporary liturgy. The result of this dramatic restoration will allow generations to enjoy this historic landmark for years to come.


2006 Honor Award (Religious Architecture, Renovation)  |  AIA, Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art & Architecture

2005 San Antonio Downtown Alliance  |  Downtown's Best

2005 San Antonio Chapter AIA  |  Honor Award

2004 Treasures of Texas Historic Rehabilitation  |  Preservation Texas

2004 Preservation Award  |   San Antonio Conservation Society

2004 Honor Award  |   AIA Minnesota

2004 Golden Trowel Award  |  San Antonio Masonry Contractors Association

2003 Certificate of Recognition  |  San Antonio Chapter American Institute of Architects

2003 National Eagle Award - Award of Excellence  |  Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.

2003 Excellence in Construction Award  |  Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. (San Antonio Chapter)