Welcome to our Architect Spotlight series, where we will be periodically featuring each of Kennebec’s preferred architects and showcasing some of their past projects. Today we are highlighting San Antonio, TX based architect, Michael G. Imber.

Biography:

As an inductee into the prestigious American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows, Michael G. Imber is the principal architect of Michael G. Imber, Architects, PLLC. They are a modern classical design firm based in San Antonio, TX, and San Francisco, CA, and they look to promote an American architecture reflective of our cultural history and modern lifestyles. He is equally as known for his country houses throughout Texas and the western United States.

Michael has been honored with numerous local and national design awards, most notably the lifetime Arthur Ross Award for his enduring commitment to the classical tradition in residential architecture, civic buildings, and neighborhood design. In addition to that, he has won four Palladio Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Traditional Design, numerous Texas ICA&A Staub Awards, and was honored with the Texas Society of Architects’ William W. Caudill, FAIA award.

He is an NCARB-registered architect and licensed in the state of Texas, Colorado, Florida, California, Mississippi, Maine, New Mexico, Utah, and Arkansas. He has been featured in a number of publications like ELLE DÉCOR, Coastal Living, New Old House, Southern Accents, and Period Homes.

The Michael G. Imber, Architects design team consists of fourteen members who strive to create the most beautiful homes for each and every one of their clients.

Creative Approach to Design:

Michael G. Imber & Architects go-to classic color choice when designing a home is farrow & ball—powder blue, which is perfect for a relaxing Laketown vibe. They strive to create a living area that is spacious, open, and relaxed for casual, or rambunctious, family living! In an interview with Alys Gazette, Imber says, “…we’re informed by our pasts…[our] buildings embody our knowledge and the culture that we’ve accumulated over all that time—understanding how to build with landscape, which materials to use, how to build for a particular climate.” As a history lover, Imber says that he “imagines. He calls upon history. He builds buildings that hold stories, homes that hold memory and meaning.” Although there is no historical significance behind the creation of Kennebec, Michael G. Imber doesn’t just create landmark history, but family history—meaning he can build your home off of the memories you have made with your family and loved ones while taking into consideration the memories that you plan to make at your future home in Kennebec.

Past Projects