The Montana house is located in a transitional neighborhood downtown. The quiet exterior of the house gives way to an interior courtyard.
At the heart of this house, the courtyard provides a private and lush environment for indoor-outdoor living and entertaining.
Cotton Estes, AIA
We strive for design that supports health and happiness, and which leaves a positive impact on the planet.
We believe in quality over quantity; great projects are not defined by size or budget, but by intention and execution.
We love what we do and the people we work with. Listening, collaboration and trust are fundamental to our practice.
Studio a.k.a. "The Space Station", renovations in progress.
Cotton Estes Architect is a full service architecture and design studio based in San Antonio TX. The practice was founded by Cotton Estes, AIA in 2018, after her five-year tenure at Lake|Flato Architects and internship at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects in Philadelphia, PA. She received a Master of Architecture from Yale School of Architecture in 2012, and B.A. from Bowdoin College with majors in Environmental Studies and Visual Arts. Her approach to design combines the creative and technical aspects of place-making to deliver solutions that are impactful, lasting and elegant.
Press & Recognition
Texas Society of Architects' Design Award
Residential Design Architecture Awards (RDAA) 2022 On the Boards Citation Award | Honey Creek
CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network)
Texas Architect "Uncommon Courtesy"
"Bigger than Tiny, Smaller than Average"
Mar. 2022 by Sheri Koones, | Pine House
Unbuilt Citation Award 2020 | Boston Commons
AIA Women in Architecture Exhibit
"3 Studies in Urban Infill" 2020 | Montana House | Pine House
"Long Leaf Pine & Cinder" Aug/Sept 2019 | Dawson House
2018 | Dawson House & Presa Houses
The San Antonio Express News
"Inside the Homes of San Antonio Architects" Jul 28, 2016
| Dawson House
Cotton Estes AIA