Where are the places in San Antonio to live that meet my modern lifestyle? San Antonio is bursting with new places to live all over town. It is an exciting time to live in San Antonio! Here we will highlight interesting people, retail establishments, apartments, condos, and homes that fit your lifestyle.

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June 05, 2023 at 12:32pm

Kristin Wiese Hefty, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is an architect based in San Antonio, Texas, and is a Partner and Project Architect at the firm DADO group.

February 28, 2023 at 11:14am

The first African American man to become a licensed architect in the State of Texas was John Saunders Chase (1925-2012). His journey to this achievement was not a smooth one as in 1954 he had to petition the State for special permission to take the licensing exam. He passed the exam in the same year and started his own firm soon thereafter (because no Houston firms would hire him).

February 16, 2023 at 9:33pm

The collection of mid-century modern (MCM) furniture started being popular again in the late 1990s. Now in 2023, instead of having a stark look — like in the show Mad Men — the styling of MCM furniture tends to have the addition of cozy elements such as plants and bohemian accents. 

January 12, 2023 at 4:50pm

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June 16, 2022 at 10:36am

June is Pride Month and MiSA is reaching out to our art and design community to their share personal stories. What began as a protest in 1969 at Stonewall Inn, is now a celebration about how far the LGBTQ+ community has come regarding civil rights.

May 04, 2022 at 6:06pm

Often referred to as “The Mad Men Era” in pop culture due to the popularity of the TV program, mid-century modernism (also known as “mid-mod”) had a very unique look as compared to other aesthetic movements in history. 

June 05, 2020 at 10:43am

During COVID-19, many have been harkening back to a more analog time, digging into the depths of their closets, and dusting off their jig-saw puzzles. Some people are beginning to trade them with their family and friends to see what new and interesting images they can piece together. 

January 06, 2020 at 12:00pm

Taeg Nishimoto is a graduate professor in the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning at UTSA. Originally from Japan, his interests span from all methods of architectural design from the theoretical to the technical. Professor Nishimoto is an impressive resource for UTSA students. As stated on his biography on the UTSA website:

April 23, 2019 at 1:47pm

Fiesta medals truly are an expression of celebration and San Antonio’s culture. Every year in preparation for Fiesta (our annual city-wide week-long party at the end of April), organizations and individuals around the city take to sketching on napkins or even opening up graphics programs to get cracking on a design.  We wanted to provide an opportunity to highlight what people are doing to contribute to the wonderful burst of festivity that Fiesta brings, specifically expressed through the wearable art of Fiesta medals!

March 19, 2019 at 10:30pm

If you aren’t familiar with the iconic modern furniture company, Knoll International, then allow us to take you on a journey through a piece of design history with a local connection. The company was founded by Hans Knoll in 1938 in New York City, and after his death in 1955, his wife Florence Knoll took over as head of the company.  Florence Knoll was not just a business owner but a forward-thinking designer.