Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

San Antonio TX


New Addition | Historical Rehabilitation | Interior Renovation

Historical Consulting

In association with LMN Architects & Marmon Mok

Photos by Fisher Heck

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 current state of the art performance hall. Fisher Heck was honored to be the historic preservation consultant to the design team, 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.


2018 Design Award  |  Texas Society of Architects

2016 Mayor's Choice Award  |  AIA San Antonio

2016 Honor Award  |  AIA San Antonio

2016 Global Award for Excellence  |  Urban Land Institute

2012 AIA Washington Council  |  Civic Design Awards, Citation Award, Unbuilt Category

2012 The Chicago Athenaeum & European Centre  |  American Architecture Award

LEED Certified Silver New Construction  |   U.S. Green Building Council