Engaging the Experts

As part of the evaluative process, UTSA engaged a variety of industry experts to provide essential information regarding the possible implementation of each of the three scenarios developed during the visioning process.

Various professional firms conducted assessments of the Texas Pavilion, the building that houses the ITC, and the Hemisfair Campus. These assessments include environmental, structural and property condition assessments; archaeological and historical reviews; museum accreditation assessments; and financial estimates for all options. Additionally, experts were engaged to assess the favorability of several other potential sites for the institute should it be determined that the best path forward to meet accreditation and sustainability standards require a move elsewhere. 

Explore each agency below to learn more. The Evaluative Phase Report, as well as links to individual assessments, can be found on the Reports & Resources page.

Raba Kistner is a premier engineering consulting, environmental and program management firm.

STC Environmental Services is composed of geologists, environmental scientists and other environmental specialists who routinely manage projects involving hazardous materials, water, soil, and indoor air testing.

Architexas is a Dallas-based company that provides a broad range of services encompassing architecture, planning and historic preservation.

Lord Cultural Resources is a cultural consulting practice offering planning services for museums, art galleries and other cultural institutions.

Intelligent Engineering Services is a structural engineering firm.

Marcy Goodwin Museum Planning (MGMP) provides facility, operational, organizational, interpretive and business planning services for museums and cultural organizations.

Skanska is a project development and construction company that provides cost and schedule estimations.

Dan Bosin Associates is a project management firm that specializes in working with museums and cultural institutions. They are evaluating the feasibility of museum accreditation for each of the three conceptual scenarios outlined within the visioning process. As experienced museum experts, they will continue to provide guidance through the evaluative phase that compares the budget, schedule and pros and cons of each of the identified scenarios.

Johnson Consulting is a real estate and hospitality consulting firm that performs strategic planning and market and financial feasibility studies.

Valbridge Property Advisors is a commercial property valuation and advisory services firm with expertise in property assessments and comparative market value reports.