November Virtual Luncheon - Oxbow Building

November 12, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Designed by Don McDonald in association with Kirksey Architecture, Oxbow celebrates South Texas materiality with a commitment to beauty and function. Oxbow offers premier office space with ground-floor retail, restaurants, and thoughtfully designed public spaces to enhance the experience for employees and guests. Diverse residential options, acclaimed restaurants, unique retail, the award-winning Hotel Emma, and the northern reach of the San Antonio River are all within a leisurely stroll.


HVAC: This highly responsive system is independent of outside temperatures and will create annual energy savings in excess of 1,450,000 kWh (power equivalent to sustain 138 single family homes).

GEOTHERMAL: The air conditioning system takes advantage of the earth’s constant temperature for heating and cooling and reduces water use by over 932,000 gallons annually.

WATER COLLECTION AND CONSERVATION: Rainwater storage tanks and 100% capture/reuse of air conditioning condensate will collect over 2.6 million gallons annually. These efforts place Oxbow’s potable water usage at 3% compared to other buildings of this size.

SOLAR: The one-megawatt solar array will generate 1,300,000 kWh annually (power equivalent to sustain 124 single family homes).

PROTECTING OUR RIVER: In addition to the rainwater capture system, the site includes Low Impact Development (LID) features throughout to reduce stormwater runoff by 80% before it enters our waterways.


Learn more about Allen below:


Allen Sikes

Design and Construction Manager – Silver Ventures

Allen has been involved in the public and private construction industry for over 26 years since he graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Civil Engineering.  He started his professional career as an officer in the Air Force assigned to the Civil Engineering Squadrons at Barksdale AFB and Randoph AFB.  He left the Air Force as a Captain and entered the private sector when he joined G.W. Mitchell, a San Antonio General Contractor, in 1999.  As the Senior Project Manager, Allen was responsible for over $63 million of diverse construction projects throughout San Antonio and the surrounding regions.  In 2005, Allen joined Silver Ventures’ real estate development team at the former Pearl Brewery where he has served as their Design and Construction Manager overseeing the design, construction, and renovation of over 2.5 million square feet of commercial and residential space.  Since 2005, Pearl has been completely transformed from an industrial site that was shut down in 2002 to a vibrant urban center with local retail, office, 657 apartments, 22 restaurants, 4 bars, a world class culinary school, event venues, and Hotel Emma—a 146 room, boutique hotel rated #3 in the nation last year. 


$0.00 Member Price

$0.00 Guest Price (attendance is not available to vendors who are not Industry Partners)

$0.00 Industry Partner (Pre-Paid)

$0.00 Student Member Price - must pay by credit card