Our Firm

Stephen J. Kramer Architecture + Design, Inc.  is a full service architectural firm established in April of 1988 by Stephen J. Kramer, A.I.A.  Our staff currently consists of a licensed architect, senior project manager, project manager, architectural interns and our office administrator.  While our principal office is in San Antonio, Texas we have the ability to work statewide and are licensed to practice in Arizona, Oklahoma and Illinois.  We employ engineering and landscape consultants and hire temporary staff as our workload requires.

In the years since its formation our firm has completed and developed expertise in a variety of project types, including  medical and dental facilities, veterinary clinics, commercial offices, corporate headquarters, retail stores, restaurants, industrial office warehouse space, and child care centers.  We have completed hundreds of projects in San Antonio and the surrounding area as well as in other Texas cities including Austin,Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston, Laredo, Marble Falls, New Braunfels, Plano, Round Rock, Temple and Tyler.  We also have completed projects in Arizona, Oklahoma and Illinois.

We provide comprehensive architectural services including programming, design, construction document preparation, and project administration, as well as documentation of existing facilities, space planning, color and material selection, CAD services, model building and rendering.  In addition to our in-house staff we work with engineers, code specialists, and other consultants in order to provide comprehensive professional services throughout the construction process.

Our goals are simple.  We know that to compete in today’s market we must be flexible, efficient,  organized and competitive in other ways.  To adapt to today’s rapidly changing world, we utilize new technologies available both in the office environment and in the area of building design and construction.  Our office is fully computerized.  All of our administrative as well as our architectural work is done on computers.  In addition we use cloud backup and storage, smart phones, copiers, printers, fax machines, high speed internet, voip phone and voice mail system to keep our jobs and our practice running smoothly and efficiently.

We strive to provide quality design, not by forcing our opinions on our clients but by listening to their needs and responding with what we know to be the best solution possible within the given set of parameters.

Personal service and responsiveness are also critical to our continued growth and success.  Our clients can always deal directly with the owner or project managers and receive the personal attention and quick response that they demand.  Your project is the number one priority for you and we don’t feel that it deserves any less attention from us.

We provide competitive fees giving you maximum value for your money. You should expect no less. Our goal is to provide the necessary services for a particular project, whether it is only a schematic design or full architectural services.

We see every project as a new challenge. It is our hope that we can impart some of ourselves into each design while forming new professional relationships. Most importantly, we try to make each building experience exciting and fun, both for ourselves and for our clients. We look forward to working with you.

Stephen J. Kramer

Stephen J. Kramer

President Owner

Stephen J. Kramer  Architecture + Design San Antonio, Texas. April 1988 – Present
Providing Architectural and Space Planning services with project experience in the areas of Commercial Office, Medical Office, Veterinary Facilities, Retail, Industrial, and Residential building design.

Hylton Dey & Associates San Antonio, Texas. August 1986 – April 1988
Staff Architect, Designer – Design, marketing, presentation client contact and construction documentation of large scale projects.  Sea World Shark Reef and Penguin Facility, Embassy 14 Theaters, Arion Business Park.

Andrew Perez & Associates  San Antonio, Texas. March 1985 – August 1986
Architectural Intern – Construction Documentation, presentation, design and construction observation on small to medium scale government and municipal projects.  New Braunfels ISD Administration Bldg.

American Design Group Austin, Texas. May 1983 – March 1985
Architectural Intern – Design, construction documentation, and construction observation of single and multi-family residential and commercial projects.  Tom Kite Residence, Roy Spence Residence, John Lloyd Residence, Espey Huston Corporate HQ.

EDUCATION

  • Texas Tech University School of Architecture – Lubbock, Texas
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Minor in Civil Engineering, with honors, May 1983.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Lubbock Chapter A.I.A. Student Design Award

REGISTRATIONS

  • 1986 Registered Architect – State of Texas Registration #11588
  • 1998 Registered Architect – State of Illinois Registration #001-016479
  • 2002 Registered Architect – State of Arizona Registration #36336
  • 2015 Registered Architect – State of Oklahoma Registration #a6733
  • 1986 N.C.A.R.B Registration #35197

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Institute of Architects – San Antonio Chapter
  • Texas Society of Architects
  • TAB /  The Alternative Board Presidents Board Member

CIVIC AND COMMUNITY

  • San Antonio Sunrise Rotary Club Member / Member, Past President
  • Alamo Executive Association Member / Member, Past board member
  • San Antonio Jewish Federation Committee Member / Delegate
  • Arthur O’Krent Golf Classic / American Heart Association Committee member
  • Jewish Community Center / Board Chairman 2014 – 2015
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Antonio Chapter / Bike MS Executive Committee Member
  • Agudas Achim Synagogue Member

PERSONAL

  • Married to Ilene Belinsky Kramer, 1983
  • Two children – Matthew – 1988, Ian – 1994
  • Recreational interests include travel, running and triathlon, hunting, scuba diving, and snow skiing.
Brian C. Wiggins

Brian C. Wiggins

Senior Project Manager

Stephen J. Kramer  Architecture + Design  San Antonio, Texas. April 1998 – Present
Senior Project Manager  – Providing Architectural and Space Planning services with project experience in the areas of Commercial Office, Medical Office, Veterinary Facilities, Retail, Industrial, and Residential building design.

Edis Oliver & Associates Austin, Texas. April 1997 – April 1998
Project Manager – Providing Roof Design, Roof Plans, Roof Details, and Roof Inspections on educational projects, large commercial, and government projects.  North East ISD: Lee High School, Roosevelt High School, Churchill High School, Serna Middle School, Blossom Athletic Complex, East Terrel Hills Elementary, Harmony Hills Elementary, Jim Hogg ISD Elementary School, Southwest Episcopal Seminary, IBM Corporation, Texas National Guard

Texas Instruments Temple, Texas. October 1996 – December 1996
CADD Drafter – Providing CADD drawings of existing architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing areas within the facility.

INTERNSHIPS

  • Rogers & Associates  Summer 1995, 1996 Temple, Texas

EDUCATION

  • Texas A&M College of Architecture – College Station, Texas
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design, August 1996.

CIVIC AND COMMUNITY

  • Prince of Peace Catholic Church Member
  • San Antonio A& M Club Member
Ruby M. Petri

Ruby M. Petri

Project Manager

Stephen J. Kramer  Architecture + Design  San Antonio, Texas. April 2016 – Present
Project Manager – Providing Architectural and Space Planning services with project experience in the areas of Commercial Office, Medical Office, Veterinary Facilities, Retail, Industrial, and Residential building design.

USAA – Facilities Design and Construction  San Antonio, Texas. 1990 – 2000
Designer – Corporate design and planning, remodel and expansion within the home office, regional offices, and staff offices. Space planning and relocation of offices and workstations; to include surveying, phasing, specifications, finishes, documents, and project coordinator with multiple departments and consultants. Team and independent projects to address ergonomics; develop and implement finish and building standards; and partnering with furniture and textile manufacturers.

NEISD Planning and Budgeting  San Antonio, Texas. Summer 1989
Team survey of existing primary education facilities. Assisted in development of AutoCAD data base of as-builts.

JL Wilson and Associates, Engineering  San Antonio, Texas. 1989
Production Drafting

Hylton Dey Associates, Architecture & Planning  San Antonio, Texas. 1987
Production Drafting

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Registered Interior Designer, SA       1998-2002
  • Zumba FItness, Instructor
  • American Red Cross Adult & Pediatric first aid/CPR/AED     2011-2013

EDUCATION

  • University of Texas San Antonio College of Architecture – San Antonio, Texas
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Concentration of Architectural Design, August 1997.
  • AIAS National Vice President Nominee, 1986
  • AIAS National Student Convention Chairperson, 1985-1986
  • AIAS President, UTSA, 1984
  • UTSA Creative Achievment Award, 1983
  • AIA, SA Student Design Award, 1983

CIVIC AND COMMUNITY

  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Parishioner & Ministry Volunteer
  • Central Catholic & Incarnate Word High School Parent Volunteer
Arturo J. Rivera

Arturo J. Rivera

Intern Architect

Stephen J. Kramer  Architecture + Design  San Antonio, Texas. November 2017 – Present
Architecture BIM Manager – Providing Architectural and Space Planning services with project experience in the areas of Commercial Office, Medical Office, Veterinary Facilities, Retail, Industrial, and Residential building design.

TSG Architects Gonzalez, Texas. August 2015 – August 2017
Project Coordinator – Providing Architectural Services on large commercial, medical, educational projects, and government projects. Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Randle Caterpillar Inc., Rather Building, Waelder Medical Clinic, Our Lady of The Gulf Catholic Church, First United Methodist Church, Gonzales ISD, Round Top – Carmine ISD.

INTERNSHIPS

  • TSG Architects  Summer 2015  Gonzalez, Texas

EDUCATION

  • University of Texas at San Antonio – San Antonio, Texas
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, December 2014.

CIVIC AND COMMUNITY

  • Tennis Club of San Antonio Member
Raul Ramirez

Raul Ramirez

Intern Architect

Stephen J. Kramer  Architecture + Design  San Antonio, Texas. January 2018 – Present
Architectural Hardware Manager – Provide design services and generate construction documents in coordination with a team. Provide hardware management towards optimal workflow performance.

BYSP Architects College Station, Texas. September 2016 – October 2016
3D Modeler – In charge of developing and rendering 3D model for client property renovation including fly-through animation.

EDUCATION

  • Texas A&M College of Architecture – College Station, Texas
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design, May 2017.
  • Barcelona Architecture Center – Barcelona, Spain
  • Environmental Design, 2015
  • Texas A&M International University – Laredo, Texas
  • Pre-Engineering, 2012 – 2013

CIVIC AND COMMUNITY

  • San Antonio Texas A&M Club
  • San Antonio Sudden Death Fishing Tournament Club
Cameron Quintanilla

Cameron Quintanilla

Intern Architect

Stephen J. Kramer  Architecture + Design  San Antonio, Texas. July 2018 – Present
Architectural Intern – Providing Architectural and Space Planning services with project experience in the areas of Commercial Office, Medical Office, Veterinary Facilities, Retail, Industrial.

Argyle Security San Antonio, Texas. January 2015 – July 2018
Revit Coordinator/ BIM Manager – Create, develop, and maintain a central database of models by manufacture and family. Manage communication between project managers, other trades, and contractors. Projects; East County Detention Center, Multnomah Courthouse

AP Architects San Antonio, Texas. Summer 2018
CAD Drafter – Assist with preparing architectural plans, elevations, sections, and detail sheets.

Amezquita San Antonio, Texas. Summer 2018
CAD Drafter – Assist with site visit measurements and create architectural plans.

INTERNSHIPS

  • Stephen J. Kramer Architecture + Design  Summer 2018 San Antonio, Texas

EDUCATION

  • University of Texas at San Antonio – San Antonio, Texas
  • Bachelor of Architecture, December 2018.
Miriam Ade

Miriam Ade

Office Manager

Stephen J. Kramer  Architecture + Design  San Antonio, Texas.  September 2018 – Present
Office Manager – Office Accounting / Bookkeeping, Project Permitting, Monthly Billings, Payables & Receivables, Answer phones, Retrieve mail, Office Supply and Grocery Shopping and ordering, Office filing, Office copying, Word Processing, Assist architectural staff with miscellaneous tasks.

NJVC Vienna, Virginia.  January 2009 – October 2011
Executive Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) / Corporate Travel & Deployment Coordinator (DoD clearance level: TS/SCI) – Responsible for managing information at all levels up to Top Secret for the Deputy Director & staff. Reviewed, analyzed, summarized and identified trends in weekly and monthly metrics reports. Maintained the Master Staffing Database for over 3,000 employees. Maintained calendars and scheduling for the CAO, CFO, Deputy Director of Contracts, Director of Strategic Planning, and the Security Manager including booking travel for Executives and their directors and coordinating meetings and company events involving all levels of management and staff. Solely responsible for all corporate travel including travel policy creation, system training, medical and insurance for deployed employees, front-line travel support, reporting and maintaining the corporate travel handbook in conjunction with the travel department including updating travel and deployment policy, process, procedures.

NCI Information Systems Reston, Virginia.  March 2004 – March 2005
Documentation Specialist – Managed document layout and format with templates and styles for government proposals. Scheduled and prepared conference rooms for customer meetings. Performed administrative duties such as answering phones, greeting quests, and keeping track of the proposal calendar.

Capitol Advantage Fairfax, Virginia.  September 2002 – March 2004
Administrative Assistant to Senior VP of Marketing and Accounts Payable Manager – Greeted visitors and clients and managed conference room schedule and office directory. Managed incoming and outgoing communications (mail, faxes) – standardized formats by recreating and reformatting documents. Entered client information into database.

INTERNSHIPS

  • Global Settlements, LLC August – September 2002  Fairfax, VIrginia
  • Rocky Run Middle School – February – June 2002  Chantilly, Virgina
  • The Business Benefits – February 2001 – July 2001  Fairfax, Virginia

EDUCATION

  • Northern Virginia Community College – Alexandria, Virginia

CIVIC AND COMMUNITY

  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church Member
  • Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary School Volunteer & PTO Member