Navigating Downtown San Antonio Development with S. Watts Group

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In the heart of Texas, where the skyline blends the historic with the innovative, Downtown San Antonio emerges as a vibrant hub for commercial real estate development. S. Watts Group is at the forefront as a trusted commercial contractor. We bring extensive experience from across Central Texas and are now expanding into San Antonio to help reshape its urban landscape into thriving business opportunities.

At S. Watts Group, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with downtown urban builds. Our prowess in managing complex projects in densely populated areas showcases our ability to navigate the intricacies of Downtown San Antonio Development. We specialize in developing tenant interiors, retail and restaurant spaces, and retrofitting and remodeling projects. Our team is committed to delivering precise, efficient solutions that align with the specific needs of businesses and their customers, transforming visions into reality with integrity and expert skill. Whether it’s a modern corporate office or a vibrant historical site, we are ready to meet the challenge.

Featured Projects in Downtown Districts


S. Watts Group recently completed an extensive tenant interior remodel for Littler Mendelson, a prominent law firm located in the heart of downtown Austin, TX. Spanning 5,855 square feet, this project involved a complete transformation of the office space to enhance functionality and aesthetic appeal. The remodel featured the installation of Muraflex demountable partitions at the new office fronts. These high-quality glass partitions not only add a modern touch but also provide flexibility for future office reconfigurations. The project included the construction of new conference rooms, designed to facilitate both client meetings and internal collaborations, equipped with the latest audiovisual technologies for seamless communication. Additionally, a new breakroom was created to serve as a comfortable and inviting space for employees to relax and recharge. 


S. Watts Group completed a tenant interior renovation within the Bank of America building in Downtown Austin, which became the new headquarters for PMG. Located in the bustling 500 block of South Congress Avenue, this transformation focuses on an entire interior overhaul. Key features of the renovation include the installation of modern lighting fixtures and contemporary glass dividers and partitions that enhance the space’s openness and functionality. Additionally, our team is integrating built-in kitchenettes, providing convenience and style to the workplace. Unique wall design features are also being added to infuse the office with character and a distinct aesthetic appeal. 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

S. Watts Group is proud to construct the new 25,500 square foot corporate office and call center for the National Domestic Violence Hotline. This modern facility is designed to support the vital services provided by the hotline with advanced infrastructure and thoughtful amenities. The building features a high-efficiency Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) HVAC system, ensuring optimal indoor climate control and energy efficiency. The 24-hour call center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to handle communications effectively, providing critical support around the clock. Executive conference rooms offer a professional setting for strategic discussions, while large training rooms can accommodate up to 80 participants, facilitating comprehensive training sessions and workshops. 

Owlchemy Labs

Owlchemy Labs is housed in a cutting-edge 20,000 square foot office space for the Google-owned video game developer based in Austin, Texas. This renovation is designed to reflect Owlchemy Labs’ unique and innovative spirit, blending the latest trends in office design with the creative essence of a leading game development studio. The tenant interior build-out focuses on creating a vibrant and inspiring environment that fosters creativity and collaboration among its team members. The new office layout includes dynamic workspaces, collaborative areas, and leisure zones that align with the company’s forward-thinking culture. This trendy office transformation not only supports Owlchemy’s operational needs but also enhances their identity as a pioneer in the gaming industry.


S. Watts Group proudly completed a comprehensive renovation of the historic M.B. Lockett Building in Georgetown, TX, transforming it into the contemporary restaurant space for Goodfolks. This 5,500 square foot project, located in a 130-year-old building, presented unique challenges that our team expertly navigated to deliver a stunning, open-concept design. The scope of work included reinforcing the mezzanine-level wood framing to ensure safety and durability, as well as installing a new HVAC system and fire sprinkler system to meet modern standards. Exterior enhancements were meticulously carried out, including refinishing the building’s original brick, a complete repaint, and the installation of new windows that brighten the space while preserving its historic charm. Custom furnishings were also crafted to complement the open design, creating an inviting atmosphere. 


S. Watts Group is set to begin an innovative construction project for TSTC, located in the SXSW building, covering a compact area of 2,062 square feet. The project initiates from a basic mud slab, setting the stage for intricate underground plumbing and electrical installations. Once these critical infrastructures are in place, the site will see the pouring back of concrete to set a solid foundation. A distinctive feature of this project is the installation of a Teknion wall system, an uncommon choice that underscores the cutting-edge nature of the workspace design. This modular wall system allows for flexibility and adaptability in office layouts, promoting a dynamic work environment.


Vine Vault is a premier wine storage facility designed specifically for the avid wine collector. Spanning 4,000 square feet in the heart of Downtown Austin, Vine Vault provides a secure and sophisticated environment for wine enthusiasts to store their prized collections. The facility features a unique, climate-controlled “vault” equipped with a state-of-the-art HVAC system that meticulously controls temperature and humidity, ensuring optimal conditions for preserving the quality and longevity of each wine bottle. Additionally, Vine Vault offers individual lockers for do-it-yourself storage, giving collectors personal space and security for their collections.

Stitch Fix

S. Watts Group successfully executed a tenant interior remodel for Stitch Fix, transforming an 8,200 square foot suite in Austin, TX, into a model collaborative workspace.  Despite facing numerous challenges during construction that threatened to cause severe delays, our dedicated team demonstrated unwavering commitment and collaboration. By working closely with all stakeholders and efficiently managing resources, S. Watts Group was able to overcome these hurdles and complete the project on schedule. The renovated suite now serves as a testament to our ability to adapt and deliver under pressure, ensuring that Stitch Fix employees enjoy a revitalized workspace designed to foster collaboration and creativity. This project not only enhanced the functional aesthetics of the office but also reinforced our reputation for meeting client needs through skillful project management and strong teamwork.


S. Watts Group has proudly completed a corporate office remodel for Armbrust & Brown, a distinguished firm located in the vibrant downtown Austin metro area. The project covered an extensive 18,000 square feet, where significant enhancements were made to revamp the office space with a focus on sophistication and quality. This remodel featured intricate millwork which added a touch of elegance and fine craftsmanship throughout the office. The use of high-end tile flooring and wood for ceilings and walls brought a cohesive and upscale look to the environment, ensuring that each element of the design contributed to a luxurious atmosphere.

S. Watts Group is more than just a contractor; we’re a family-owned business rooted in Central Texas, dedicated to serving and enriching our community. We offer personalized service in tenant interiors, retail and restaurant spaces, and retrofitting and remodeling projects. As your partner in Downtown San Antonio, we focus on keeping you informed and involved every step of the way, ensuring your project moves smoothly from concept to completion. Trust us to care for your vision as if it were our own, because here, you’re family.

Embarking on a project in the heart of San Antonio signifies more than just construction; it’s a journey toward creating spaces that inspire, function, and thrive. We invite architects, developers, and businesses to connect with our team, explore our completed projects, and discover how S. Watts Group can transform your vision into a landmark of Downtown San Antonio. Together, let’s shape the future of urban development and create spaces that not only meet but exceed the aspirations of the communities we serve.



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