2016 Texas ASLA Professional Merit Award
Design Constructed - Public
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is a world-class performing arts facility located along the Museum Reach of the San Antonio Riverwalk. Formerly the Municipal Auditorium, the 1926 historical front façade was preserved while the remainder of the facility was demolished and replaced by a newer, larger and more technologically advanced facility. A large multi-purpose plaza space overlooks the Riverwalk and the front of the facility offers additional flexible event space.
Connecting the Riverwalk to the north of the Tobin Center and the Veterans Memorial Plaza to the south is the Medal of Honor River Portal. A series of pedestrian steps and sloped walks combine to overcome fifteen feet of vertical grade change across the site. A progression of stone and bronze monuments recognize Medal of Honor recipients with San Antonio ties.
Rialto Studio developed the concept for the site, and along with Marmon Mok Architects, documented the design and oversaw its construction. Completed, this facility is a new landmark of the San Antonio Riverwalk and skyline.
Towne Lake reflects its Texas-sized appeal in a 300-acre lake, the 4th largest recreational lake in the Greater Houston area. Connected trails, waterways and scenic coves allow neighbors easy access to the lake and the many amenities and destinations throughout, bonding the community together and creating a unique living experience. Towne Lake is a place where neighbors can work, play, raise children and leave a legacy for generations to come.
Rialto Studio developed the community “look and feel” based on the Texas Hill Country vernacular. The land has been shaped to create hills and valleys uncommon to Houston but which serves to distinguish Towne Lake from its competitors. Native Texas plantings also serve to differentiate the community from those with high maintenance formal landscapes.
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TOBIN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
San Antonio, TX