IBHS FORTIFIED-Wise Professional & Evaluator
ICF Award Winner Architecura SA

About ICF Architect Architectura SA

An Award Winning Insulated Concrete Form Architecture Firm

Firm’s Organization And History

Architectura SA, Inc. in San Antonio, Texas has provided government agencies, corporations, religious groups, entrepreneurs, organizations, educational institutions, and individuals with architectural design and assistance as required for the development of their unique projects. We cover all aspects of design and Architectural services from the early stages of site acquisition and master planning to the completion and occupation of the building. The talented team at Architectura SA, Inc. provides all necessary services to assist the client in realizing their vision within a reasonable budget.

It is through our collective experience in design…an efficient methodology was developed for organizing and categorizing the owner’s needs to develop a solution in harmony with his/her vision and desires. As a firm we emphasize the use of cost effective construction systems in the pursuit of low energy consumption by utilizing innovative energy efficient design strategies. These strategies allow for the creation of high performance building envelopes that provides the owner with safe, energy efficient, and quiet buildings with an enhanced structural performance capable of withstanding extreme weather events.

Efficiency is the foundation of our design, therefore for the past 12 years we have implemented the use of Insulated concrete forms (ICF) for clients interested in achieving high performance building envelopes that integrate first-class indoor environments with superior sound control, comfort, and safety.

In addition, the use of I.C.F. (Insulated Concrete Forms) provides one of the simplest and fastest path for achieving a FORTIFIED designation, the National Standard for Resilient Construction created by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS). This designation process recognizes the building’s increased resilience and ensures that the structure is built to some of the highest standards available in the industry today. Architectura SA is listed by IBHS as a FORTIFIED-Wise Professional & Evaluator and, if desired, will ensure the higher standards of resilience are proficiently incorporated into the project’s design goals.

Regardless if the vision is complex or simple, we can assist in selecting appropriate materials and designing cost effective projects within the available space under a reasonable budget.

Our Mission

Create and deliver life enriching, sustainable energy efficient and appealingly designed buildings for the ultimate users.

Our Vision

Become the architectural firm of choice for clients seeking architecturally distinctive and energy efficient facilities at an affordable cost.

Our Values

Integrity

We will operate in a world of transparency. Our work will match our word. We will be accountable for our deeds and responsible for their outcomes.

Excellence

We will embrace each project with unparalleled passion and dedication, injecting innovation and continuous improvement every step of the way.

Stewardship

We will zealously embrace and protect our clients’ entrusted goals and expectations. We will design and manage our projects with an unshakable sense of ownership.

Awards

ICF Builder Magazine Award Winner
ICF Builder Magazine
Award Winner
Best Specialty Project – 2016
Pool House and Private Chapel
AMVIC logo 200x200
2010 Amvic Corporation
Recognition for Improvements in
Construction Systems and
Design Excellence
BestReal Estate Awards
B.R.E.A. Redevelopment 
Award 2011
IBC Bank Operations Center
Austin, Texas
ICF Builder Awards Finalist-200x200
ICF Builder Magazine
Finalist in 3 Different Projects for 2011:
Architectura SA Headquarters,
AZIZ Oriental Rug,
Texas Regional Bank
Associated Builders and Contractors
ABC 2006
Excellence in Construction Award for
The international Bank of Commerce, Tulsa
By Manhattan Construction Company

Social Responsibility

Architectura SA annually supports and contributes to 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organizations. Organizations have reached out for contributions and range from Donations, sponsorships, and design assistance. Listed below are organization that have benefited from our contributions in the years past. Please contact us for further information.

Fundacion Saul VaraSaul Vara Rivera Foundation

The Foundation, named after the late Architect Saul Vara Rivera, organizes items for assisting the needy, elderly, handicapped, and less fortunate in the area. Items include: clothing, food, wheel chairs, school supplies, and much more. The Foundation supports people of all ages, disabilities, and also families lacking the essential resources to achieve a better way of life.

Learn more: fundacionsaulvara.com

Airman Heritage MuseumAirman Heritage Foundation

Dedicated to the proud heritage and service of American Airmen and support of the USAF Airman Heritage Museum.

Learn more Myairmanmuseum.org

Sociedad Herencia PR SAPuerto Rican Heritage Society

Sociedad Herencia Puertorriqueña (SHP) is a non-profit organization founded in 1984, in San Antonio, with the objective of promoting and maintaining the Puerto Rican culture and traditions alive in the city.

Learn more: Sociedadherenciaprsa.org

Contact Us

We would love to talk to you!  We can help you achieve economies of scale with our vast knowledge of insulated concrete forms, and bring your dream building to reality in short order with our acclaimed designs of sustainable, energy efficient facilities, and turnkey capabilities

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