Our Projects

24514 Cliff Line at The Bluffs at The Dominion San Antonio, TX

8 photos A Master Plan Design for a Premium Corner lot at The Bluffs at The Dominion in San Antonio, TX. A Contemporary design inspired with Hill Country and mountain architecture in mind. Construction to begin on this (.38 acres) 16,552.8 SF Lot, mid 2017.

Aspen Colorado Silverking Duplex

17 photos "Mr. Zaldivar has applied his exceptional design abilities to residential and government projects requiring the utmost level of skill
and professionalism." - Luis Menendez, Architect, Aspen, Colorado

Mr. Zaldivar was honored to have been taken part of this project in Aspen, CO. This duplex is located on the foothill of Red Butte with views to the Aspen Golf Club, and Highlands, and Buttermilk Mountains.

Family Room Fireplace - San Antonio, TX

22 photos "The fireplace is now the jewel of the house and our neighbor’s agree our house is now the jewel of the neighborhood. ...We wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Zaldivar. He is passionate about his work and truly amazing."
- Juan and Irene Ramirez, Clients, San Antonio, Texas

...We designed this fireplace for a house built in the 1910's. Our initiative was to create a fireplace that would seem to have been design with the house in that era. The fireplace does reflects the detail elements of the period. Mill work by Victor Salas, and Tile work by Lisa Orr.

Hebron Medical Office Building

4 photos I designed this Medical Building to mimic a Romanesque style, while keeping the client's budget in mind. It has a shaded Entry Courtyard with a Red Oak in it center. All architectural details are mostly traditional of the Dallas area for residential projects, but they seemed fitted for the intention of this design.

Murphy Residence Guest Bathroom

10 photos For this bathroom we employed a total of seven different sub-contractors. We stripped the existing bathroom to its structure, of this early 1900's home. We are glad we did as we had to replace much of the rotted wood, dated wiring and plumbing. We leveled the floor to be flush with the hardwood floor of the hallway, since the previous owners had added plywood and tile on top of the joists, it built up the floor for about an inch.

The counter top for the vessel sink is solid walnut; it took Mrs. Murphy and us a few days to find the right one! The toilet is an Athena by Ariel, the sink is Porcher 15050, and all of the tile we purchased from Interceramic. The Linear drain we purchased on eBay. We got rid of the sconces and original ceiling fan, and replace them with three can lights the middle being the fan/light. For all the bathroom fittings we chose Hansgrohe. You can see how I had them reinforce the 4 bars on the double wood framed wall, to hold the counter top, the walnut piece is 2 1/8" thick, very heavy, I had them oil it only, instead of applying acrylic or varnish etc... Looks great and is a natural finish.

The wood counter top is 3/4" from the wall and has an insert brushed nickel slivers on the metal bars for the 3/4" exposed finish between the wood and the tile, which BTW, it looks like wallpaper. I had the under counter shelf bars made by a machinist, I purchased the stainless steel bars he cut them and threaded them so we could install easily The floor tile is called "Madera" wood in English and is a marble tile, the back wall is travertine 2x4 woven tiles, called "Mystic Wood" and the white wall tile that looks like wallpaper I also purchased from Interceramic, but is not an Interceramic brand.

Finished Bathroom Photo Credit:
Jonathan Guajardo
Media Producer & Creative Consultant

St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church, Carrollton, TX

8 photos Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Carrollton, TX
I designed this church for a Catholic community that had been getting together for Mass at an adjacent activity center building. Their limited budget didn't stopped us at VAI Architects; where I was working, to dreaming big. Against all odds, we were able to design and construct a building that looked like what a sacred building should look like. - Carlos Zaldivar