Kell Muñoz Architects, Inc. is one of the largest minority-owned (MBE) design firms in Texas and a certified HUB by The State of Texas. Founded in 1927, Kell Muñoz is recognized for its public architecture derived from cultural expression. Kell Muñoz Architects enjoys a diverse architectural practice that encompasses governmental, institutional, higher education, public education and corporate work. Kell Muñoz' most significant commissions include projects throughout the State of Texas such as: The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, The San Antonio Convention Center Hotel, The Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Sea World Theme Parks, The AT&T Center; and Trinity University.
As the firm gained experience and grew in size, Kell Muñoz Architects' focus also shifted toward a distinctive and energetic regional architecture and emerged as a design presence in its own right. Kell Muñoz Architects has won over 98 juried design awards at the local, state and national levels for a variety of projects such as The Historic Preservation Plan for Roma, Texas, The Methodist Healthcare Ministries Headquarters, Ann Richards Middle School, The Incarnate Word Motherhouse, Frost Motorbank & Plaza, Palo Alto College, South Texas College, The University of Texas at Brownsville, Corporate Offices for Time Warner Cable and La Quinta Motor Inns.
Kell Muñoz Architects' higher education practice has prospered through relationships with The University of Texas System, Texas State University System and the Texas A&M University System. The firm has designed over 3 hundred thousand square feet of buildings for the Texas State University System, over 5 million square feet of buildings for The University of Texas System and over 1 million square feet of buildings for the Texas A&M University System. Kell Muñoz Architects has used the knowledge and experience gained from work with the Texas State University System, The University of Texas System and the Texas A&M University System to expand and build one of the largest and most diverse higher education architectural practice in the State of Texas. By working closely with each client, Kell Muñoz Architects has consistently provided services for highly specialized and technical projects for numerous higher education institutions. Beginning with the firm's first higher education project in 1949, Kell Muñoz Architects has designed 33 classroom buildings, 27 lab/science/engineering buildings, 14 libraries, 12 fine arts/theater buildings, 15 physical education/kinesiology buildings, 6 dormitories, 8 physical plants, 7 general use buildings, 3 building finish-outs and 6 master plans for 12 university/college systems on 26 campuses throughout the State of Texas.
In addition to its award-winning design, the firm is noted for its innovative, common sense management systems which have produced an enviable track record of on-time, on-budget delivery. Kell Muñoz is also leading the way in the introduction of sustainable building practices to Texas having recently completed the first LEED certified building in South Texas in collaboration with Zachry Construction.
Today, led by Henry R. Muñoz III and Geoffrey S. Edwards, AIA, Kell Muñoz Architects maintains a flourishing public practice with design commissions from The University of Texas System, The Texas A&M University System, the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, Southwest Research Institute and numerous other communities, corporations and institutions throughout Texas.