By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor
Weston Urban and its development partner KDC have chosen an architecture firm to lead the design of the Frost Tower in San Antonio. Based out of New Haven, Connecticut, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects will orchestrate the design of the approximately 400,000 square-foot office tower, which will be Frost Bank’s headquarters and the first new office tower on the San Antonio skyline in 25 years.
Construction of the project is expected to start in late 2016 and finish by 2018 or 2019 with Pelli Clarke Pelli Senior Principal Fred Clarke and Principal Bill Butler leading the development. The Texas-based KDC has been appointed as developer, while Alamo Architects will serve as the local consulting architects.
“Throughout the lengthy selection process, Fred and Bill have consistently wowed us with their firm’s understanding that great design is, in large part, local design, all the while bringing their international experience to bear. Pairing with a firm of this caliber is representative of the entire team’s ambition for the project,” said Randy Smith, president of Weston Urban.
“We are thrilled and honored to be chosen as architects for the new Frost Tower. This transformative project will extend the commercial district of Houston Street to the vibrant redevelopment of San Pedro Creek,” said Senior Design Principal of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Fred Clarke. “As a Texas native, and with my business partner Bill Butler, a San Antonio native, we hope to embrace the Texan spirit, respond to the uniqueness of San Antonio and create a symbol for the city’s tercentennial, as well as the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of Frost Bank.”
Images courtesy of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects