MEET OUR TEAM

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Henry R. Muñoz III

Principal/CEO

Geoffrey S. Edwards, AIA, LEED AP

Principal/CCO

Steven Land Tillotson, FAIA

Principal

Alice Ramirez

Principal

From the time he joined Muñoz and Company in 1988, Tillotson has been deeply concerned with the investigation of historical urban processes in San Antonio and South Texas cities. His original and unique research has mapped the geomorphology and historical development that define these unique and complex urban landscapes. He is an architect whose broad experience in architecture, historic preservation and planning has produced a wide variety of successful institutional, commercial and residential projects throughout the state. His depth of expertise informs his design and restoration projects, and has brought professional recognition with numerous awards. In addition to his extensive architectural practice, Tillotson is deeply involved in community design issues. As Chair of the AIASA Urban Affairs Committee, he worked closely with numerous community organizations and public agencies, and organized design assistance on their behalf.

ST:  My earliest memory is of me at the age of 2 at my grandmother’s farm in Iowa. There was a big red barn, and I noticed it immediately. I remember that I said, “I want to make that.” This primal fascination persisted over the years, and extended to include the farmhouse, a funky assemblage of detailed elements. These juxtaposed buildings, one basic in form and the other complex, left indelible impressions on my young psyche.

Throughout childhood my visual interests expanded. I grew up in a military family so at an early age I lived in several European countries and was exposed to the built environments of different cultures. What stayed with me most was how people lived in places continuously inhabited for many hundreds of years. It was living documentation of processes of habitation and adaptation.

To my benefit I also had books about architecture and I made lots of drawings.

Q: What about your college years?

ST:  Luckily I started at San Antonio College when Emil Golla was chairman of the Architecture Department. He had an optimistic worldview that he communicated with great enthusiasm to prepare us for success at larger universities. From this I developed a broader understanding of design that helped me think in abstract as well as concrete terms.

During this period I also opened up to a different kind of experience, outside what most would consider on a conventional path. Through my church I did volunteer work in Mississippi and this led to an intense personal engagement with extreme poverty. I learned firsthand that all people need a place where they can find fulfillment, and that it is very important to heal what has been damaged.

Clearly, this “sidetrack” provided a laboratory to assay life from an authentic viewpoint. When I completed my university education at the University of Texas at Austin, I looked at human settlements in much more realistic terms. I came to see urbanism as a process of causal events: beautiful, even eccentric, geometries are often the consequences of practical considerations. Discovering these hidden mysteries is a gratifying part of what I do.

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