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 [...]

By | October 28th, 2014|Categories: Commercial Architecture, Elevate Architecture New Projects|

God is not in These Details

Looking around the Valley it truly is hard to find the highest level of craftsmanship in design and construction. McAllen is certainly no stranger to this issue. Occasionally we will take photos of various architectural [...]

By | October 24th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

By | October 18th, 2014|Categories: Commercial Architecture, Elevate Architecture New Projects|

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 [...]

By | October 11th, 2014|Categories: Architectural Theory, Commercial Architecture|

McAllen Luxury Remodel Guided by a Simple Design Concept

Elevate Architecture approached this McAllen remodel of a 1990’s Mediterranean home with a few guiding principles which fit within a singular concept. Generally speaking, the client was trying to update the look of the home [...]

By | September 21st, 2014|Categories: Residential Architecture|

A Spatial Metaphor of Law: McAllen Attorney’s New Office Building Expresses Progressive Architecture from the Inside-Out

In most cases, office design in South Texas falls within a fairly standard set of rules and ideas: 4 walls, Spanish Colonial style,EIFS finish painted in natural non-offending tones. The fairly simplistic and non-evoking (vernacular [...]

By | September 15th, 2014|Categories: Art and Architecture, Commercial Architecture, Elevate Architecture New Projects|