San Antonio isn't known for its architecture scene, outside of the historic missions that is. San Antonio's skyline has often been targeted as lacking. The downtown's buildings have historically reflected the city's tourism industry. The smaller buildings like the Emily Morgan, the Sheraton Gunter Hotel and the Tower Life make a statement and belong to the NeoGothic movement. The Tobin Center for Performing Arts renovation is the biggest endeavor the city has taken on recently.
As the city looks to the future, what statements does the city want to make? What do we want our buildings and great meeting places to look like? What aspects of San Antonio should be highlighted?
We ask two experts how a city conceives of its architectural endeavors. UTSA's Antonio Petrov was recently on the program for his concept redesigning Broadway, including a sky-ride to downtown. Joshua Prince-Ramus is a world-renowned architect known for his designs such as the Wyly Theatre in Dallas and the Performing Art Center at The World Trade Center, among many others.
- Antonio Petrov, assistant professor of Architecture at the University of Texas San Antonio
- Joshua Prince-Ramus, founding principal architect at REX Architecture
Prince-Ramus, will be speaking at the McNay Art Museum Monday, October 17 at 5:30 PM as part of UTSA's College of Architecture, Construction and Planning's 2016-2017 Speaker Series