In 2018, the Alamo issued requests for proposals for a museum designer and architect of record in the development of the Alamo Museum and Visitor Center.
Thirty-five firms from around the world applied for this once-in-a lifetime project. Ultimately, the Texas-based firm HKS, Inc. was selected as the Architect of Record for the project, and Machado Silvetti Associates was chosen as the museum design designer.
Headquartered in Dallas, HKS is an interdisciplinary design firm and is the third largest architectural firm in the United States. Renowned for their deep understanding of civic and cultural spaces, HKS has worked on sites like the MGM National Harbor, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Dallas Convention Center, and the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater.
Machado Silvetti is a world-renowned and award-winning team that has created distinct spaces for sites such as the Kennedy Center for Theatre & Studio Arts, the New York University Global Center, and the Denver Museum of Art Welcome Center. As the firm in charge of the architectural design of the Alamo Museum, Machado Silvetti will be responsible for creating a world class museum for visitors ensuring the story of the Alamo and the Battle of 1836 is told through architectural design.