Drury Plaza Riverwalk

San Antonio, TX 78213

Strickland Engineering was the MPE Engineering Consultant for the historic renovation and conversion of the Alamo National Bank building into the new Drury Plaza Hotel – San Antonio River Walk. The Alamo National Bank was built in 1929 with 24-stories and filling an entire city block in downtown San Antonio. Strickland Engineering was responsible for the mechanical, plumbing, and electrical system designs for the renovation project.

HVAC system design included all guest suites, common areas, historic lobby, basement and penthouse mechanical rooms, retail and restaurant areas. The systems included new chillers and cooling towers, new chilled water system, new boilers, new hot water systems, and new ventilation system.

Plumbing design included waste, vent and domestic water multi-story riser systems, a domestic water pumping system with storage tanks located on the 25th floor, a central domestic hot water system, and a hotel laundry.

Electrical design included electrical service modifications to increase from a 4000 amp to 6000 amp, 480 volt electrical service, retrofit of an existing 1000 amp bus-duct riser for power distribution to the hotel rooms, the addition of a 300 kW emergency generator system for backup emergency power, and power distribution system design for a 6-story hotel addition on top of the existing 7-story parking garage adjacent to the building.

Client: Drury Southwest, Inc.