Latitude Architects, Inc. began working with Lick Honest Ice Creams in 2014. We have completed several ice cream shops for Lick; in fact, all of them! Each ice cream shop carefully considers and integrates the Lick Ice Cream brand. We work closely with Lick ownership to embody their spirit with each project. With unique details we create spaces that are fun, inviting, cool and tasty!
FBC 4th Street Crossing
The First Baptist Church of San Antonio 4th Street Crossing project is an interior finish-out project in the Tobin Parking Garage building across 4th Street from the main church campus. The project is a multi-purpose space; serving as a new contemporary worship venue for the church and a large fellowship hall space for church functions. The refined industrial aesthetic gives energy to the space while providing a venue that comfortably builds community.
Rosella at the Garden
Rosella’s mission and dream is to be more than just coffee. They desire to be a gathering place to meet family and friends; a place to relax and get away from it all. Rosella at the Garden is a place just for that. This coffee bar a cafe is located at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens in the historic Sullivan Carriage House, built in 1896. This setting exemplifies the spirit of Rosella with an architecture that is not only beautiful but warm and inviting as well.
Latitude Architects has had the privilege to work with First Baptist Church of San Antonio on several projects including the renovation of their Guthrie Courtyard. The Guthrie Courtyard is the renovation of an existing courtyard in honor and recognition of Dr. T. Don Guthrie; a long-standing pastoral leader of First Baptist Church. This courtyard creates places for outdoor worship, weddings, prayer and outdoor baptisms.
The Maverick Building was built in 1921 as an office building and later converted to low-income apartment units in 1996. The Maverick is a registered Federal and State Historic building. A 2016 renovation of the Maverick Building converted the existing apartment units into luxury downtown apartments and adds several commercial lease spaces to the growing San Antonio downtown community. This is a landmark project for the City of San Antonio; creating a historic crown jewel in the heart of downtown. Latitude Architects, Inc. worked on this project in conjunction with AREA Real Estate, Clayton & Little, MARS and TADA.
This 100,000 square foot former grocery distribution warehouse near downtown San Antonio is currently being transformed into a mixed-use development. Latitude is master planning the project and playing a key role in designing what will become live-work condos, restaurants, bars and retail spaces. This adaptive reuse community will maintain the current industrial aesthetic and feature a 16,000 square foot courtyard and a rooftop bar with dramatic views of the downtown skyline.
FBC West Hall
Latitude Architects has had the privilege to work with First Baptist Church of San Antonio to renovate their West Hall building. West Hall is a 1960, 3 story building that will serve as church education and assembly space as well as accommodate a multipurpose gymnasium space on the third floor. These spaces not only enhance the usability and functionality of the current campus but also add a welcome aesthetic upgrade.
Heartis San Antonio
The Heartis San Antonio Senior Living complex includes a three story, 77 unit assisted living facility as well as a single story, 24 unit memory care facility. The project is designed in the classic Spanish style architecture aesthetic creating a beautiful senior living community where senior adults can live well. Living well also means having the opportunity to engage with friends, neighbors and communities in fun, energetic ways. The facilities are designed around interactive and community-focused spaces to create a fun but peaceful environment which allow the residents to thrive. In conjunction with Katus (architects).
The Heartis Waco Senior Living community includes a single story, 61 unit assisted living facility as well as a single story, 26 unit memory care facility. The project is designed in a familiar central Texas vernacular to give an aesthetic that creates a home-like environment where senior adults can live well by engaging with friends, neighbors and communities in enjoyable, energetic ways. Several courtyard spaces exist to offer gathering areas and connection to the outdoors. In conjunction with Katus (architects).
Mission City Soccer Complex
The Mission City Soccer Complex is a sports facility project funded by the Bexar County Venue Tax Program. Bexar County asked Mission City Youth Soccer Organization (MCYSO) to develop and manage an eight field soccer complex on a 40 acre site located on the south side of Bexar County, Texas. The goal of MCYSO is not only to provide an opportunity for youth to participate in soccer but to also embrace the area youth in education, physical fitness and in teaching good sportsmanship. This complex will be a source of pride and growth for the surrounding community and will be used to bring people together.
St. Andrews UMC
We are excited to reveal the St. Andrews UMC campus master plan and concept design images. This growing church has set down a path of adventure! More to come on what the future holds.
Cibolo Sports Complex
Cibolo Texas is one of the fastest growing cities in the state along the I-35 corridor and with that growth came the need for a high quality community sports park. Latitude Architects along with Vickrey Engineering developed a master plan to transform almost 40 acres into a sports park that supports the local community. Phase 1 of the park includes a concession and restroom building, 2 baseball fields and 3 soccer fields. The project vernacular builds on the City’s existing “hometown” aesthetic. The park has become a source of pride and enjoyment for the community.
Pegboard, a collaboration between Latitude Architects and Object 31, is an example of our international humanitarian work and demonstrates creative design under a modest budget. The design emphases neighborhood connectivity, spatial adaptability and ease of expansion.
Pegboard uses local materials with minimally required maintenance such as concrete, corrugated metal, wood, bamboo and Kente cloth. The house is assembled with a kit of lightweight concrete components that can all be poured on site. A corrugated roof is used for contextual reminders. The bamboo and wood elements of the house (screens, shelving, beds, awnings) are handcrafted by local craftsman. Natural ventilation and cooling are utilized with one room wide structures.
As a part of our desire to serve humanity and provide architectural services to communities in need, Latitude Architects created the Community Project in 2010 where we donated a grant of $50,000 in architectural services to a non profit organization. Camp Tejas, just outside Giddings, Texas was the 2010 grant award winner. Camp Tejas’ greatest need is the expansion and improvement of their campus dining hall where 500 campers are served three meals a day. The new facility will include a three level, 16,500 SF addition to the existing single story, 6,000 SF dining hall. This expands the current dining and kitchen facilities while also adding much needed conference and gathering spaces. A dining tower stands at the crossroads between new facility and old creating a unified main entry. The tower also acts as a wayfinding element throughout the campus. The new facility takes its cues from the local agricultural industry by emulating the vocabulary and details of existing barn structures around the camp. Visited by every camper, the new dining hall embodies the identity and heart of Camp Tejas as they feed the next generation of campers both physically and spiritually.