Mary Ann Alcorta Mitchell AIA, RID, NOMA

Principal - Architecture + Interior Design

Mary Ann Alcorta Mitchell is a registered architect and a registered interior designer practicing in San Antonio, Texas. As Principal at GSC Architects, she leads the San Antonio office. She is the former Chief Executive Officer of Mitchell Design Group an architecture, interiors and brand strategy agency acquired by GSC Architects. Her extensive experience in architecture and design is multi-faceted and includes the education, healthcare, federal, retail, and corporate market sectors. She is an accomplished visionary leader, holistic experiential designer, global strategist, and collaborator with over 30 years of experience which encompasses master planning and development, building design, interiors/environmental design, and stakeholder ideation and charrette facilitation. She has held executive leadership positions at Sheetz Inc., O’Connell Robertson, PARSONS, and H-E-B Grocery Company, where she led corporate in-house design teams as Principal and Sr. Director of Design. Mary Ann is highly knowledgeable and skilled at multi-discipline collaboration and systems integration for large and small scale projects and programs.

Mary Ann regularly participates as a guest lecturer and projects juror at the University of Texas at San Antonio-Graduate Architecture program and the University’s Interior Design studio, and also at San Antonio College. She currently serves on the UTSA Interior Design Department Advisory Council, Co-Chair of AIA Latinos in Architecture Network, Texas Society of Architects-Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Committee, and actively supports the AIA Women in Architecture Committee and AIA Young Architects Committee.

Mary Ann is an established painter and artist in the San Antonio area and participates in various art exhibitions and shows. Most recently she participated in the “Hip To Be Square” show at the McNay Museum of Art, “Inspire” at Brick in the Blue Start Art Complex, “Art Heals Hearts” at the Ecumenical Center, Hausmann Millworks Creative Community Gallery, Credit Human Financial Services – Southtown, Say Si “Small Scale. Big Change: Comunidad y Arte”. Her works are also acquired for private collections.