Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse

San Antonio, Texas

Client: U.S. General Services Administration

Size: 308,270 SF

Trivers Role: Lead Architect, Historic Architect

Photographer: Mark Menjivar

The Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and United States Courthouse has been honored alone as the first LEED Platinum certified building among the 22,000+ Federal buildings in GSA’s inventory. As our country begins to focus on retaining our historic past as part of a sustainable future, the Garcia building is one of the first Federal project to reconcile the competing demands of the preservation and sustainable communities. The $50,000,000 renovation of this 308,270 square foot building stands in the shadow of the legendary Alamo, and is a model of historic preservation and environmental design for the 21st century and beyond. It is also a model of cooperation between the government and private sector experts in architecture, design and construction. The sustainable model will pay for itself in savings of energy in a remarkably reasonable time.


Excellence in Design Award, Institutional/Government, ED+C

National Building Competition – Largest One-Year Energy Drop National Energy Star

5th Annual Green Building Awards, Bill Sinkin Solar Technology & Commercial Construction – Publicly Funded Awards City of San Antonio

Best Sustainable Project, San Antonio Downtown Alliance


Leed Platinum