MIKE MCCHESNEY is a native San Antonian and a graduate of Texas A&M University’s College of Architecture.
He began his architecture career working on an array of diverse project types with established local architects, such as Allison Peery, Cy Wagner, Peter Callins, Harvey Marmon, and Edward Mok. In 1972, he established his own firm, Michael McChesney, Architect, which developed into a partnership that continued for a decade as Bradley/McChesney Architects, until re-establishing an independent practice in 1987. In 2008, the firm he founded became McChesney/Bianco Architecture, continuing the legacy started in 1972.
During his career, Mike has administered all phases of design and construction on over 100 projects, totaling more than $500-million in combined construction costs. Among them are more than $350-million in educational projects alone. His projects range from the award-winning facilities at Camp Lajita Girl Scout Camp to the $65-million Smithson Valley High School. He has planned modifications and renovations of historically significant structures, such as the San Fernando Cathedral, and he has recently completed design of the $34-million New Student Engagement Center for the University of the Incarnate Word.
During more than 47 years as the head of a busy, successful architectural practice, McChesney accumulated the business management and project administration expertise that has cemented his reputation for client services with personal attention, integrity, and involvement in every phase of his firm’s projects.
- Bachelor of Architecture – Texas A&M University
- Licensed Architect – TX
- LEED AP Certification – US Green Building Council
- Member of American Institute of Architects