Elevate Architecture Featured in “RGV Beyond Arts & More”

We just wanted to send a special thanks to RGV Beyond Arts & More Magazine, a great resource for discovering about innovative art and artists throughout the South Texas Community. The article discusses a bit about the design process behind our design for the Escamilla Law Firm, the subsquent AIA Honor award. The article also [...]

By | February 10th, 2016|Art and Architecture, Commercial Architecture, Publications|0 Comments

Elevate Architecture Wins Highest Design Award Given by LRGV AIA

We are happy to recieve the award given by the AIA LRGV Chapter for this years design submission for the Escamilla Law Firm. Our firm and one other was among 16 other firms from Brownsville to Laredo selected for this award, the highest offered by the chapter. We are proud to achieve this because it [...]

Escamilla Law Firm: The Big Push to the End

Well, it is hard to believe that end is within sight. For almost a year now our process has now reached its final culmination in the last week(s?) of construction. There are many items to be completed this week, and it is easy to get lost in the rush. Overall, we are very happy the [...]

By | January 27th, 2015|Commercial Architecture|0 Comments

Happy New Year and a Quick Post on Escamilla Law Firm Now Entering the Final Stretch

I hope all the readers here had a great holiday and a very happy new! I know we did! I will follow up with a year in review in another post, but for now, here is a weekly update on progress on the Escamilla Law Firm Building. Overall the stucco turned out pretty nice. We [...]

Escamilla Law Firm: Drywall Now Installed, Natural Lighting Beautiful

Here is a shot of one of the north offices with the natural light falling on the raw gypsum board. Taping and floating is already happening, so this image precedes the current progress. We are very pleased with how the natural light is coming through building.

By | December 9th, 2014|Commercial Architecture|0 Comments

Elevate Architecture’s Cafe Concept for Houston Area Major Hospital

This was a short and sweet project which we enjoyed helping our service provider client with. Nothing drives interest to a food vendor more than the quality of food. In terms of the design however, architects do their best to draw attention to a space through the manipulation of form. In this case we are [...]

By | December 5th, 2014|Commercial Architecture, Tenant Improvement|0 Comments

Escamilla Law Firm: Rough-In Update, Storefront Frame Installed

Storefront framing and most of the metal work is now installed. It is really nice to see the storefront framing in and the elegance of the facade mullion design is now taking shape. The entry will be especially interesting, but is yet to be seen. (Above) The south facade window metal work and fascia metal [...]

Escamilla Law Firm: Insulation, Rough-in on Track and Looking Good

Here is the latest update. All in all, it is looking good. (Above) The window overhangs, and canopy are installed and roofer well on his way providing the needed impervious membranes. (Above) North east side of facade. The canopies are looking good, and the modified roof system is being applied. (Above) South facade perspective. Gutters [...]

Escamill Law Firm: Framing Update

Here is quick post on the status of construction. Framing is at about 90% complete, and the project stands at about half way to completion.   The canopy is fully framed. Roof slope and plumbing on interior wall pending. Notice the very large window and clerestory at main conference. You can see the glue lam [...]

The Beauty in Structure: Looking at the Structure Behind the Escamilla Law Firm

Next to substantial completion, my favorite phase of construction is framing. I imagine the same allure is there for many architects involved during construction. Yes, the final product that makes up the archi-porn that designers and architects drool over in the monthly magazines always gets us motivated, but for others like myself, it is all [...]

By | October 11th, 2014|Architectural Theory, Commercial Architecture|0 Comments