WE ARE MORE THAN JUST ARCHITECTURE.

We are…  A San Antonio Story.

For over 90 years we have been creating buildings that inspire and connect people.
We may have changed our name, but we have never changed our passion!

1927: EICKENROHT & COCKE

The firm began as a partnership between Marvin Eickenroht and Bartlett Cocke.

Geoffrey S. Edwards

AIA, LEED AP

Principal/CCO

Geoffrey S. Edwards joined Muñoz and Company in 1994 after gaining experience with residential projects in Austin. He is an alumnus of the Graduate Architecture Program at the University of Texas, Austin. As a company Principal and Chief Operating Officer, he directs the design studio of the firm. His projects include significant public buildings (e.g. libraries and educational institutions) and private facilities (e.g. health administrative offices, testing laboratories). Many of these have been recognized with state and local design awards and have been featured in professional journals (Architecture, Architectural Record and Texas Architect, among other publications). Dedicated to the cultural vitality of the San Antonio community, he has lectured on architectural history at Trinity University and has served on the boards of the Blue Star Contemporary Arts Center, the Carver Community Cultural Center and the San Antonio Museum of Art Contemporaries. He is an active member on the Board of the San Antonio Architecture Foundation.

GE: When my interest in design first came to the surface I decided to enter the graduate program of architecture at the University of Texas. All along I knew I had a talent for critical thinking, and at this higher level of scholarship my pragmatic and artistic sides came together naturally. My first professional degree was in Finance and this earlier area of study provided me with a unique and beneficial perspective to bring to my work.
In the Architecture Department I was strongly influenced by Chris Macdonald, whose work at the Architectural Association in London was well known. Through his insightful mentorship I began to think a lot more about the manner in which people use buildings. I suppose I became a “junior sociologist” of sorts who was very intrigued with the rituals and patterns of occupation/habitation.

Q: How has this training been reflected in your current work?

GE: I have a real love for the blending of modern and craft sensibilities and it is evident in my approach to design. In my work I find that I am always interested in ideas but I also want to connect with existent situations in a meaningful way. I’m much more concerned with the experiential over any formal philosophy. Things carry meaning, materials have associations for people and it’s important to respect that. The way that a design works with certain forms and materials so that it expresses a rich cultural context can determine how well people respond to the buildings and spaces which are a part of their lives.

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