St. John’s Square is an 8-story, 252 unit apartment complex proposed on a 1.314 acre existing parking lot at the corner of South St. Mary’s Street and East Nueva Street.
Conceptually, this project aims to nod to its historic surroundings on the outside while finding elements of contemporary surprise as patrons move inside the building. These surprises are defined with pops of color, tactile elements, and well defined common spaces sprinkled throughout the building.
The project was inspired by the consistent “base, body, cap” striations seen across downtown San Antonio. This horizontal focus is further defined by a gradient of textures moving up the building, as well as subtle setbacks at each level. Being such a primary focal point along the St. Mary’s Street and Nueva Street views from downtown, the design of the project aims to elegantly anchor the street-scape formally, while also adding new street life to this critical intersection.
The project offers 4 different scales of street and community building activity:
Retail at ground floor
Walk-up Units at ground floor along St. Mary’s, E. Nueva, and S. Presa
Studio units with “back yards” along the south side
8th level community spaces
Project Team /
Architect: Mark Odom Studio
Builder: Cadence McShane Construction Structural: Architectural Engineers Collaborative Interiors: Kasey McCarty MEP: Encotech Engineering Consultants Landscape: Hitchcock Design Group
Civil: Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.
Renderings: Mark Odom Studio