Q4 2021

34 BUILD Q4 2021 Aug21278 Best Performing Arts Facility Architecture and Interior Design Firm – Texas Founded in 1999 by Robert Lopez, Lopez Salas Architects (LSA) is an award-winning architectural, planning and interior design firm with a track record for creating distinctively beautiful spaces that are tailored to each client’s individual needs. rom the initial idea sketches right through to the end of construction, Lopez Salas Architects uses a collaborative approach to guide clients through the entire process of creating their dream property, ensuring beauty, functionality and lasting value. For over 20 years, LSA has been influenced by the rich culture and history of its region, drawing inspiration from its forms and materials to provide exceptional services to clients state-wide. It maintains a diverse and creative design process, having completed a wide variety of projects for private, federal and public sector clients, including educational and healthcare facilities, municipal and public buildings, commercial and retail structures, and religious facilities. In addition to new construction, LSA has completed dozens of renovation projects which involved the complete transformation of facilities, such as warehouses, grocery stores, school facilities, and deserted and outdated buildings into beautiful modern and functional buildings. LSA’s design philosophy is founded on the belief that buildings have an impact on the people that work in and visit them, along with their surrounding communities. Its buildings are aesthetically distinctive, utilising existing space in the most functional and efficient way. Its expert designers strive to create a final product that is innovative, sustainable, cost-effective, and visually striking, being relentlessly committed to design excellence and uncompromised service. It is a team that believes good architecture is a result of good collaboration between the client and architect. They are dedicated to identifying and meeting the client’s individual needs, while guiding them in the right direction to meet their goals and ultimately create a stunning space, just how they imagined it. Robert Lopez said, “We believe our clients enrich our work. We are proud of our ability to collaborate with our clients, and we value the lasting relationships we build through the design and construction process.” LSA is committed to sustainable site planning, conservation of resources, water and energy efficiency, as well as indoor environmental quality. The firm’s offices in San Antonio were F one of the first to utilise Building Information Modelling (BIM) for all its projects. BIM technology is incorporated on every project LSA undertakes using various Revit software programmes. A notable project completed by LSA is the Palo Alto College Performing Arts Center, a 45,198sqft facility that boasts three performance spaces. The main theatre seats up to 400 and includes a 100-seat Black Box theatres and support facilities for props and personnel operations. Facilities also include classrooms, practice rooms, rehearsal spaces, recording studios/control room, dance studios, faculty offices, lecture rooms, and offices for a theatre manager. Utilising natural light and bold colours, there is a sense of joy and playfulness throughout the building to reflect the San Antonio’s heritage and the creativity that takes place within. Dr Ana “Cha” Guzman, Former President of Palo Alto College said, “It is often difficult to find someone who possesses the talent, creativity, and expertise necessary to create a vision that is reflective of San Antonio’s culture. Palo Alto College is fortunate to have found such a person. Working with Mr Robert Lopez and his staff for the past seven years, he and his team have designed several buildings for our college and have done a wonderful job in capturing the essence of the community.” The work of LSA delights clients, but it has also received recognition from the American Institute of Architects/San Antonio Chapter, Design-Build Institute of America, Texas Society of Architects, Texas Masonry Council, Associated builders and Contractors Inc., Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Alliance, and San Antonio Business Journal. Indeed, LSA is an outstanding architectural firm that is proud of its ability to provide services that exceed expectations. And the future is looking bright for this vibrant and successful company as it continues to set the bar high and create buildings that people love. Contact: Robert Lopez Email: [email protected] Website: www.lopezsalas.com