San Antonio, Texas
In Association with LMN Architects

291,116 SF
Main HEB Hall – 1,761 seats with 27 boxes
Studio Theater – 250 seats
Outdoor Theater – 600 seats
LEED Silver

Marmon Mok, in association with LMN Architects,  provided architectural services for the renovation and expansion of the historic 1920’s era Municipal Auditorium into a “world class” performing arts center. The design retains the historic elements, public entrance, and primary circulation of this historic landmark and completely replaced the interior auditorium structure with a state-of-the-art performance hall. The new plan is a juxtaposition of new and old elements which captures space for a 250 seat, studio theater and the main hall which provides seating for over 1,750 patrons.

The exterior of the Tobin is enwrapped with a sweeping metallic veil to unite the disparate volumetric parts into a distinctive visual composition. Exterior lighting will animate the new skin and softly illuminate the rhythmic, detailed articulation of the historic façade. Through innovative uses of materials, adjustable acoustics, lighting and color, the mood of the space will be changeable to adapt to artistic spirit and technical need of various performance events.

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is sited on the banks of the San Antonio Riverwalk. A new plaza cascades from street level down to the Riverwalk with a 600 seat outdoor theatre.

“Working with Steve Souter and his team in our 7 years of planning and building the state of the art, world-class Tobin Center, we could not be more pleased with the final product of the Tobin Center and the collaboration and team work with Marmon Mok.”

BRUCE BUGG
Chairman Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

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The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts won Best Work in Progress in the Downtown Alliance San Antonio Downtown’s BEST 2013 awards. 4-11-2013

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Designed by Marmon Mok and Rialto Studios Landscape Architects, the plaza serves as an urban park, multi-function plaza and memorial creating a new link between the San Antonio Riverwalk and the city’s Veterans Memorial Plaza. Memorials honor service members with ties to San Antonio who received our country’s highest military award — the Congressional Medal of Honor. Watch a video slideshow of the Medal of Honor River Portal adjacent to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

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