The Pearl

The Pearl Brewery
San Antonio, TX

The Pearl Brewery project is a sustainable adaptive re-development of a 22-acre, historic industrial property on the urban banks of the San Antonio River. The overall scope was multiphased and included over 1 million square feet of space. The property’s new life includes space for commercial offices, residential, academic, retail, hospitality, and entertainment ventures.

Our mixed-use assembly of projects in this development included the trademark Can Recycle Building (11,000 SF) with ground floor retail and second-floor residential lofts; the five-story multi-use Culinary Institute of America (CIA) Building with apartments on the upper levels and commercial/retail space on the lower levels; a 465-car parking garage; an ampitheatre on the river; a central utility plant; the three-story North Building; and multiple space finishouts. Many of the projects were designed with Autodesk® Revit® BIM software, and many were awarded LEED® Gold Certification.

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) anchors the five-story building, occupying 30,000 SF on the first, second and third floors. A particularly inspiring project, its unique features include seven diverse cooking areas, a bakeshop, a demonstration kitchen and a Latin American kitchen. The classrooms and kitchens are state-of-the-art, designed for real-world experiences.

One of our finishout projects was the San Antonio Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, which anchored the Full Goods Building and included conference space, galleries and administrative offices, before moving to its new location at 1344 South Flores.

One of the newest of our projects, the North Building encompasses 60,000 SF, three-stories and is home to Silver Ventures, the development company and our client for these projects. It also is a mixed-use building with office, retail and restaurant spaces. It includes a design component that expanded the central plant to serve the hotel.

MEP design elements among these many projects included USGBC LEED® design standards; highly efficient water-cooled chillers with underground distribution; variable refrigerant systems; dark-sky garage lighting; and fully sprinkling the 465-car garage.


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1344 S. Flores, Suite 101 San Antonio, Texas 78204   (210) 447-6100

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