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Founded In: 1999
Size: 10-19 Employees
Annual Vol: Undisclosed
LEED Experience BIM Experience Minority Business Enterprise Minority Business Concern Small Business Enterprise Historically Underutilized Business Zone

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Lopez Salas Architects, Inc. (LSA) is an award-winning architectural, planning and interior design firm established in 1999 by founding member Robert A. Lopez, AIA.  Our firm consists of a diverse mix of LEED AP accredited architects, planners, interior design specialists, technical and administrative personnel working in a creative environment of collaboration to meet clients project-specific needs.

For over sixteen years, Lopez Salas Architects has been providing provide exceptional services to clients statewide through a commitment to design excellence, loyalty and dedication. LSA maintains a diverse design practice and has completed a wide variety of projects for private, federal and public sector clients. Our clients include the City of San Antonio, San Antonio Water System, City of Austin, Alamo Colleges, Schreiner University, VIA Metropolitan Transit, Kendall County, TxDOT, Austin ISD, NEISD, SAISD, and NISD.  Our versatile project experience includes educational and medical facilities, municipal and public buildings, commercial and retail structures, and religious facilities. In addition to new construction, Lopez Salas Architects has completed dozens of adaptive-reuse and renovation projects that involved the complete transformation of facilities such as warehouses, grocery stores, school facilities, deserted and outdated buildings.

We are committed to sustainable site planning, conservation of resources, water and energy efficiency, as well indoor environmental quality.  Our firm was one of the first offices in San Antonio to utilize Building Information Modeling (BIM) for all of our projects.  We incorporate BIM technology on every project we undertake using various Revit software programs. 

The work of Lopez Salas Architects has 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. Our awards include:

  • CoSA Public Safety Headquarters: 2012 Best Municipal Project, Downtown Alliance & San Antonio Business Journal; 2013 Design-Build Institute of America, Civic award
  • Promesa Building:  2012 Best Community Project,  San Antonio Business Journal                       
  • Renovations and Additions to Palo Alto College: 2012 Golden Trowel Award,  Texas Masonry Council; 2012 Golden Trowel Award, San Antonio Masonry Contractors Association 
  • Travis Collaborative Building: 2011 Best Downtown Office, Downtown Alliance
  • Palo Alto College Performing Arts Center: 2009  Golden Trowel Award  San Antonio Masonry Contractors Association (SAMCA)
  • Kathleen C. Calllioux Hall Professional Studies Bldg.: 2002 Excellence in Construction Award; 2003 Golden Trowel Award for Superior Design

Lopez Salas Architects is located in downtown San Antonio with additional offices in Corpus Christi and Austin, Texas.  LSA is certified as a SBE/MBE/DBE with the SCTRCA, MBE/DBE and SBE with the City of Austin, and a Texas certified HUB firm. We are also pre-certified with TxDOT in categories 2.9.1 Historic Architecture, 2.11.1 Historical and Archival Research, and 16.1.1 Architecture. 


Lopez Salas Architects’ design philosophy is founded on the belief that buildings have an impact on the people that work in them, visit them and upon the surrounding community.  Our buildings are aesthetically distinctive, utilizing existing space in the most functional and efficient way. We are designers foremost, so every building we design results in a final product that is functional, sustainable, cost-effective, and visually striking.  We believe that great architecture is a result of good collaboration between the client and architect.  We approach each project with the understanding that the solution will be developed based on the project’s specific program requirements, site characteristics, functional needs of the user and client and their budget. Our ability to tailor the project development and design to meet the requirements of our clients has resulted in our successful track record. Communicating concepts and ideas to our clients is of vital importance to our practice. We are proud of our abilities to help our clients do more with less and measure our success by our satisfied clients and repeat work.

A relentless commitment to design excellence and uncompromised service to our clients has contributed to the success of Lopez Salas Architects. We believe that each client’s individual needs must be identified and understood before the design process can begin. The Client’s goals create guiding direction, and a vision of what they hope to achieve for their space. Lopez Salas Architects applies its resources and expertise to transform these needs, goals and vision into reality.




What We Do

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Project Experience

Service Sector:
Public Private
Project Types:
New Alterations/Renovations Interior Fit-Ups Service Work/Repairs
Project Size:
From $250,000 to $140,000,000
Apartments & Condominiums
City / Town Hall
Arena / Stadium
Parking Garage
Club House / Community Center
Mixed Use
Secure and Shielded Facilities
Park / Playground
Storage Facility / Warehouse
Design Build
Athletic Field
Parking Lots
Non-Residential Building
Fitness Center
Residential Building

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Preferred Brands & Manufacturers

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Associations & Memberships

Member of AGC (Associated General Contractors) AGC (Associated General Contractors)
Member of AIA (American Institute of Architects) AIA (American Institute of Architects)
Member of AKA (Architect Keystone Alliance) AKA (Architect Keystone Alliance)
Member of Society for Marketing Professional Services San Antonio San Antonio
Member of TSA (Texas Society of Architects) TSA (Texas Society of Architects)
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