Travis Collaborative Building

Client: Travis Collaborative Bldg.

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Type: Renovation/adaptive-reuse

Size: 12,000 GSF

LSA provided architectural and interior design for the complete renovation and adaptive-reuse of a 12,000 square foot historic school structure built in 1907. Conversion of the existing interior spaces into state-of the-art offices and leasable space required special care to preserve the existing hardwood floors, roof support beams, period window frames, brick interior walls and accent features.

The upstairs portion of the office renovation involved the separation of the top level into two separate business entities with shared lobby, conference room and restrooms between the two offices. Both individual offices feature showers in the private bathrooms. The downstairs spaces were also rehabilitated and sectioned off for two separate leasable office spaces with a shared break room and restroom facilities complete with shower in the lower level women’s restroom. Other unique features incorporated include a second private conference room and the Havana Cigar Lounge located in the Lopez Salas offices complete with exhaust system to extract smoke.

The outside enclosed garden is strategically manicured with a lush array of rose bushes, esperanza, bamboo grass, and fence-lined jasmine vines to give the office entryway a park-like feel. The self-contained parking lot was designed to accommodate 30 parking spaces for four rows of cars accented with low brick divider walls and and outlets on both sides to allow easy traffic flow. The front entry and separate entries to the upper and lower level offices are all fully equipped with card access security, surveillance cameras, and programmable security doors and light systems.