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Inspired by Martin J. Phipps’ vision and passion, this fourstory building along the San Antonio River is filled from lobby to rooftop with glassfeatures, artwork and beautiful details, all meant to foster collaboration, work and play. Home to multiple commercial entities, including Phipps LLP,the building is what employees describe as unapologetically San Antonio. Playfulness is integrated throughout with a bowling alley made fromrefurbished wood in the center of one office floor, vintage arcade games tucked in another break space and gorgeous views of the river visible fromalmost any office, many of which are separated by sliding glass doors. JR Reichl, Phipps LLP’s senior vice president of marketing and politicalaffairs, says the building is crafted with small details throughout that reflect the innovative approach the firm’s insurance, personal injury and naturaldisaster attorneys take when representing their clients. “We’re fighting for the people who have been wronged, so sometimes you have to be ultracreative in your approach,” Reichl says. Reclaimed wood was converted into desks and cubicle walls by firefighter Brack Harrington, a retired disktiller was salvaged and transformed into a table that provides an accent in the reception lobby and art is scattered throughout. Martin Phipps’ funkyand fun outlook on work and play extends to the rooftop, where the bar he owns, Paramour, sits—easily accessible for postwork happy hour.
Perks: Bowling, arcade games, River Walk views, rooftop bar