40+ Years 

of  forward thinking in

South Texas

WELCOME

Hickey Peña Architects is a full-service architecture, interior design, and urban planning firm with a practice driven by responsive client service and culturally conscious, forward-looking design.

For over four decades, our work has transformed Laredo and the South Texas region.

 
 

ARCHITECTURE

URBAN PLANNING

INTERIOR DESIGN

ABOUT US

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As designers we strive to unify form and function. We believe the most successful design is the result of this unification. As citizens we are always guided by a sense of responsibility that must be taken because design impacts not only our lives today but the lives of the following generations.

 

 

DESIGN

PHILOSOPHY

We are building an impassioned organization dedicated to excellence in design and customer service.

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We strive to improve the built environment through a deep understanding of and collaboration with our clients and their

needs. 

HISTORY

Hickey Peña Architects, LLC had it's beginnings in the late 1970's via it's predecessor firm,  Turner Hickey & Associates, and had operations in both Corpus Christi and Laredo. In the late 1980's John F. Hickey became the sole proprietor of the Laredo firm. The firm headed many of Laredo's most significant projects such as the planning of Government plaza in downtown Laredo, master planning Texas A&M international University, and the design of the Columbia International Bridge Toll Facility. 

In 2008 Mario A. Peña became managing partner of Hickey Peña Architects along with John F. Hickey  . 

Since it's transition, the firm continued to grow and contribute to the region's architecture, leading projects such as the Laredo Federal Inspection Station, the architectural planning of North Central Park, and arguably the city's most recognized structure, the Cathedral of San Agustin.

 

 

 

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RECENT WORKS

EDUCATION

Imaginarium of South Texas
H.B. Zachry Elementary School
Cigarroa Middle School Sports Complex
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CIVIC

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North Central Park
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Federal Inspection Service Facility

RETAIL

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Winfield Retail Center

RELIGIOUS

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Guadalupe Church Hall Remodel
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San Agustin Master Plan

PLANNING

Texas A&M International University Master Plan
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FACILITIES

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Building N Warehouse Facility
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Encinal North Developement Master Plan
Guadalupe Church Hall Remodel
United Independent School District Transportation Center
 

NEWS & EVENTS

Plan Viva Laredo Announced

May 06, 2016

Earlier today, City of Laredo officials kicked off the first phase of their Comprehensive Plan by introducing the team, presenting a timeline which will include opportunity for community involvement and public comments, as well as unveiling the logo and theme for the initiative: Viva Laredo.

The Viva Laredo team, lead locally by Frank Architects and Hickey Pena Architects, was selected by the Laredo City Council for the project in February of this past year after a competitive RFQ process.  The principals of these firms, lead by Frank Rofnosky and Viviana Frank-Rofnosky and Mario Peña, respectively, went out and selected leaders in various industries, both locally and abroad, to help be a part of this effort.

Walk the talk: Cities are for people @TAMIU

January 27, 2016

Jeff Speck is here and giving a fascinating lecture. Anybody who is interested in promoting a thriving future for Laredo should be there. Speck is a world renowned expert on planning. He gave a TED talk and has been featured on NPR. Here is a link to his bio. 
http://execed.gsd.harvard.edu/people/jeff-speck. Performing Arts Center, 7PM, free admission. Hope to see you there!

 

TEDxLaredo 2015: Uncover

November 13, 2015

"In our fast-changing world, a reliable grasp on the truth is hard to come by. At our 2015 conference, we will be questioning our presumptions of 'what is' in search of deeper truths, richer understanding, and better questions..." Come see Mario share his 'idea worth spreading' at the inaugural #TEDxLaredo on Saturday, November 14th - get your tickets today!

Gateway Boulevard Charrette

July 09, 2015

CALL FOR PUBLIC INPUT: First of it's kind in Laredo, a design workshop will be held where all Laredoans are invited to participate in the naming, development, design, and function of the four-and-a-half-block boulevard that is at the end of the IH-35 approach to the Juarez Lincoln Bridge. The City of Laredo and volunteering members from the local AIA invite you to attend and participate in these charrettes, which will be held on Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 17, as well as Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Laredo Center for the Arts, located at 500 San Agustin Avenue, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Lecture Series: Origins by Thomas Gordon Smith

February 07, 2013

The AIA Laredo and Texas A&M University Lecture series present: Origins and current classical architectecture by architect and author Thomas Gordon Smith. The lecture will be followed by a cocktail mixer at the same location. Event is open to the public. Event to take place at: Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center Room 101

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THE TEAM

Mario A. Peña, AIA, 
CNUA, CDP
Congress of New Urbanism Accredited,
Intl. Council of Shopping Centers Certified Development, Design, Construction Prof.

Architect/Principal

Design Lead

(17yrs exp)

 

Diana H. Peña, 
CNUA
Congress of New Urbanism
Accredited

Administration / Finance

Director

 

Luis Pruneda

Project Manager (21yrs exp)

Juan Garza

Project Manager 

(14yrs exp)

Ernesto Torres

Designer 

(7yrs exp)

Smritika Srinivasan

Urban Designer

Ricardo A. Solis, AIA,
LEED AP

Architect/Principal

(19yrs exp)

Victor A. Montes Jr.

Project Manager/ Architect in Training

(7yrs exp)

Elizabeth Guterrez

Architect in Training

 
 

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CONTACT

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IN LAREDO TX

T  956 722 8186

600 SAN BERNARDO

SUITE 901

LAREDO, TX 78040

IN SAN ANTONIO, TX

118 BROADWAY ST.

SUITE 529

SAN ANTONIO, TX 78205