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2014 Design Awards

Pearl Brewery Redevelopment by Miriam Sitz

Project The Pearl Brewery Redevelopment, San Antonio Client Silver Ventures Architect Lake|Flato Architects Design Team David Lake, FAIA; Jonathan Card, AIA; Jonathan Smith, AIA; Marc Toppel, AIA; Todd Wascher, AIA; Jeremy Fields; Chris Krajcer; John Byrd, AIA; Graham Beach, AIA ; Lewis McNeel, AIA; Raina Tilden Photographers Casey Dunn Photography and Lara Swimmer


n crafting the redevelopment master plan for the historic Pearl Brewery, Lake|Flato Architects catalyzed the revitalization of a previously neglected section of San Antonio’s urban core. The highly successful project strikes a delicate balance at the intersection of past and present, form and function, and residential and commercial spaces. The Pearl’s origins date back to 1881 with the founding of the J.B. Behloradsky Brewery. After decades of beer production, the facility closed its doors in 2001, leaving a sprawling 22-acre campus vacant on the northern edge of downtown San Antonio. Silver Ventures purchased the property and in 2002 commissioned Lake|Flato to begin planning for the area’s transformation into a vibrant mixed-use development through strategic repurposing of historic buildings and thoughtful new construction. The growing mixed-use village currently includes 340 residential units, 115,000 sf of office space, 70,000 sf of retail space, 50,000 sf of restaurants, 40,000 sf of event space, and 60,000 sf of educational space. Construction is underway in the iconic 1894 brewhouse for two additional restaurants,

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9/10 2014

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