San Antonio, Bexar County Texas
La Gloria Ice House, located in the Pearl Brewery Complex, is a 4500 square foot grill/restaurant operated by Chef Johnny Hernandez who features street foods of Mexico. Kissling Architecture (Kissling) worked with both the Owner/Client and the Chef to create an inviting and comfortable atmosphere appropriate for families during the day and tourist by evening. The design concept for La Gloria emanated from the desire to preserve the memory of an historic San Antonio ice house while remaining true to both the industrial flair of the Pearl Brewery Complex and the traditional iconic culture that has made San Antonio a tourist destination amongst people around the world.
With a schematic design in hand, Kissling aided the Client in its efforts to present to the City of San Antonio Historic and Design Review Commission (HDRC) for Conceptual Approval. Moving forward with design development, the Client again successfully presented to the HDRC for Final Approval, and, with approval in hand, Kissling proceeded with construction documents, materials selection, permitting, and construction administration.