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Able City provides creative and practical urban planning solutions for our clients in the public and private sector. In neighborly relationship, we develop sustainable communities, cities, and neighborhoods. As a multi-disciplinary firm, we specialize in placemaking on all scales, from community master planning, campus planning, park design, transit, streetscaping, and neighborhood development. We are committed to a sustainable future.

Tactical urbanism  is short-term solutions for long-term change. Follow our social media for these updates!



Able City has 5 Congress of New Urbanism-accredited professionals.The Congress of New Urbanism 


champions resources, education, and technical assistance to create socially just, economically robust, environmentally resilient, and people centered places. 


CNU has nineteen local and state chapters and a yearly conference. Members are encouraged to 1) diversify neighborhoods 2) design for climate change and 3) promote walkable places. They work to identify and rectify obstacles to the development and redevelopment of well-designed neighborhoods, public places, commercial corridors and rural environments. CNU is their connector and alliance-builder.


  • Outstanding Architecture Design and Achievement –


LISD Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts


Children’s Advocacy Center, Laredo, TX 

  • Zebby Citation of Honor Award

Viviana Frank, FAIA

Excellence in Construction and Design Award


TAMIU Student Center Expansion Building, Laredo, TX

Imaginarium of South Texas (Frank Architects Inc.)

  • Merit Award


Excellence in urban design, placemaking, and community building

  • Excellence in Green Building Design Award


James & Maria Haynes Health & Wellness Center, Laredo, TX

THC Annual Award of Excellence in Historic Architecture


Dimmit County Courthouse, Carrizo Springs, TX

  • Community Impact Award


Grove Place Apartment Complex, Austin, TX

  • Best of 2003 Award
    (FAI was the associate/ design architect to LAN, Inc.)

Entertainment Center, Laredo, TX

  • Awards(s): Value, Design, Educational Appropriateness

United ISD Borchers Elementary School, Laredo, TX

  • Excellence in Historical Preservation, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary’s Award.


Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, TX

  • Design Excellence in Contemporary Architecture


WBCA (Washington Birthday’s Celebration Association) Museum, Laredo, TX

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