The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Structural Glass Point-Supported Façade | San Antonio, Texas

Designed by Seattle-based LMN Architects in partnership with Marmon Mok Architecture, the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, Texas, is a structure full of unifying contrasts and a distinctive tapestry of forms and materials. Bringing together stone and glass, old and new, historic and modern, function and aesthetic beauty, The Tobin Center is the winner of multiple design awards, including the 2018 Texas Society of Architects Design Award, the American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum & European Centre, and the 2016 Urban Land Institute Award of Excellence. The historic, treasured colonial entrance façade of the Municipal Auditorium was designed to blend classic architectural elegance with a modern structural glass façade. The feature wall utilized Sentech’s VetraPoint system, strategically places behind the arched stone to illuminate the main entrance lobby and seamlessly connect the space, while welcoming visitors into San Antonio’s most beloved architectural icon.

Select Awards

2018 Design Award, Texas Society of Architects
2016 Global Award for Excellence, Urban Land Institute
2016 Award of Merit, AIA Washington Council Civic Design Awards
2016 Honor Award, AIA San Antonio
2016 Mayor’s Choice Award, AIA San Antonio
2016 Venue Excellence Awards for Performing Arts Centers, IAVM
2012 Civic Design Awards, Citation Award, Unbuilt Category, AIA Washington Council
2012 American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum & European Centre


2018 Design Award Winners, Texas Architect Magazine, 05/15/2018
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts | LMN Architects + Marmon Mok, Arch20, 06/05/2017
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, The Architects Newspaper, 04/21/2015
McCartney Magical at Tobin, San Antonio Express News, 10/01/2014
Behind Quaint Exterior Beats State-of the Art Heart, The New York Times Blog, 09/20/2014


Architect: LMN ArchitectsMarmon Mok Architecture (executive architect)
Glazing Contractor: ASGI, LLC
General Contractor: Zachry Construction
Photo Credit: Susie Pollard Photography

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