Tinsman & Sciano Law Offices

Client: Tinsman & Sciano Law Offices

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Type: Renovation/adaptive-reuse

Size: 24,000 GSF

Adaptive-reuse and renovation of a 24,000 square foot building for a growing law practice. Through a collaborative process with the owner, LSA transformed an old warehouse building into a two-story “state-of-the-art” corporate law office that created a new expressive identity for the firm and breathed new life into an aging building. The design solution visually integrated a lobby element through the use of a bold architectural form that cuts through the building’s center core, revealing glimpses of activity through the tinted glass skin.

The building underwent a complete exterior and interior transformation with new glass atrium, light monitors, and clerestories to bring natural light into the existing structure. A “skybox” conference room and balcony overlooks a two-story barrel-vaulted space with clerestory features over the main office areas.

The building is equipped with state-of-the-art video conferencing and audiovisual technology. The challenges with the building were to provide a cost-effective solution to transform the facade for greater impact while utilizing existing elements in the design and respecting the integrity of the original building.