Irby Hightower

Principal Architect
Alamo Architects


As a founding principal of Alamo Architects, Irby Hightower’s commitment to the urban ideal informs the firm’s approach to everyday urban design problems and yields innovative solutions that fit within contemporary development constraints.  His experience with the firm’s award-winning retail, multi-family, and planning projects along with his community service helps him create great places.

Hightower received the Texas Society of Architects Honor Award for community service and was made a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects for his work shepherding the 15-mile-long San Antonio River Improvements Project through community outreach, planning, design, and construction as the Co-chair of the River Oversight Committee.  He was the 2013 Downtowner of the Year.

Irby was the urban design consultant for San Antonio’s Center City Strategic Framework Plan and Midtown-Brackenridge TIRZ Master Plan.  Currently, he is working with Hemisfair Park Redevelopment Corporation and Weston Urban on urban design issues.