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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.

Cotton Estes

Cotton Estes AIA

Press & Recognition


Boston Commons

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Pine House

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