Bliss Restaurant

This former Magnolia Oil service station from the 1920s was renovated as a restaurant in San Antonio’s SouthTown area. Beginning with the demolition of an add-on to the original structure, the project involved building a 2,000 sf expansion at the rear of the building for a commercial kitchen, storage, restrooms and a dining room which seats a total of 100 diners. An elongated octagon, the 750 sf building was once divided into three rooms, but is now opened up as one continuous space, with the ceiling stripped away to expose pine truss work. The octagon’s exterior has a simple Modern stucco façade, ornamented with a geometric pattern of small blue and red tiles.

Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Renovation of the former downtown San Antonio YMCA Branch building at 903 S. St. Mary’s Street. The renovation includes a new worship area in the former gymnasium, multi-use hall, offices, classrooms, new exterior entry and new mechanical and electrical systems.

St Peters St Joseph Children’s Home

These three buildings have suspended slabs, wood framing, wood trusses, and metal roofs. D’Hanis brick and stucco are used on the exterior surfaces. A covered canopy is on the north and south elevations. The girl’s and boy’s dorm are on the ends with the administration building between them. A large courtyard is between the buildings. The dormitories have a kitchenette, laundry room, 8 bedrooms and 4 restrooms with showers.