Cypress Lounge

San Antonio, Texas
Commercial Hospitality
2,300 Sq. Ft.
Mark Cravotta

As the new Pelli Clarke Pelli glass tower went up on the San Antonio skyline, we were approached to create a space that was a warm and inviting counterpoint to the building’s modern severity. This new space is meant to be an inviting “living room” for the building and to reflect a welcoming and warm atmosphere — representative of the character of Texas and San Antonio.

A compromise between the angled glass lines
of the building’s envelope and a more traditional
space had to be struck.

Entered from the mezzanine of the
bank lobby, the entrance hall offers a
dramatic visual as the historic bank
transcends into the future

The warm tones and soft grain of cypress lend a relaxed backdrop to the space, while the dark-stained post oak floors give character and weight. Art on the walls was curated from both modern and traditional Texas artists.