Projects In Progress
194 S Main
The 194 South Main project involved the remodel and repair of an existing 46,000 square foot, three-story building that was originally constructed by the prominent Boerne State Bank on the historic site of and adjacent to the locally celebrated Fabra Smokehouse. Built in the 1980’s, the building was occupied by the Boerne State Bank until it suffered the consequences of the 80’s economic downturn and the bank was forced to close. The building was then acquired by various institutions until it finally went and remained vacant for some ten years during which it became the victim of neglect.
The building was eventually purchased by new Owners, and, in 2009, Kissling Architecture (Kissling) was engaged to convert the building into leasable office spaces. The principal challenges faced by Kissling involved:
1) Restoring the original grandeur of this highly visible, locally iconic building while being mindful of budget constraints;
2) Discovering and repairing decay and deterioration, including water damage, caused by years of abandonment and bring the building back to a habitable state;
3) Updating the original 1980’s, hill-country style without losing the unique character of the building.
4) Bringing the building up to the current building code to meet accessibility and energy code requirements;
5) Meeting Historic Review Committee requirements.