Here is a short video profiling our Principal, Madeline Anz Slay for the 2014 Athena Award.
LEED-ing the Way
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, or LEED, is a certification program for architects to certify their designs based on different rating-scales that indicate how well their work meets stringent standards for being eco-friendly. Professionals can also obtain credentials to showcase their knowledge, activism, experience and credibility towards the design of buildings and structures that meet LEED requirements.
Madeline Anz Slay Dedicated to Civic Duty in Local Community
Madeline Anz Slay and her husband, Michael, live and work in Balcones Heights.In this 2009 article, published in the San Antonio Business Journal, Madeline discusses several of the reasons why her and her husband decided to put down roots in the Balcones Heights community due to the ideal location, the allure of the community and the opportunities for area redevelopment and revitalization.
Madeline has made a considerable investment of time and money into the local community in an effort to help it grow and thrive. The following list compiles some of her experience and involvement in her community as a leader, citizen and philanthropist.
City of Balcones Heights Planning and Zoning Commission (2006 – 2012)
- Served on Commission as member until 2008
- 2008 voted Chair of the Commission
- As Chair, working on modifications to zoning ordinances to enhance community
- Instrumental in creating City’s new master plan. Had to step down once became elected for City Council in 2012
City of Balcones Heights Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (2007 – 2012)
- Served on Board of Directors
- Worked closely with City and VIA to ensure that the new Bus Rapid Transit is beneficial to all, especially to the citizen’s of Balcones Heights
- Created and delivered presentation for Town Hall meetings for residents to help all understand BRT and its benefits and effect on the City
City of Balcones Heights
- 2011 Created Life in The Heights Foundation: a non-profit that benefits the citizens
- 2012 Elected Official for City Council Place 2
- 2014 Re-elected as Councilwoman for Place 2
SAWoman Profiles Madeline Slay of SLAY Architecture
We are so very proud of our Founder and President, Madeline Slay! She is featured on the front cover of San Antonio Woman Magazine’s July-August edition. The story describes Madeline perfectly. Not only is she an outstanding architect, she has done so much for our community. San Antonio is indeed fortunate to have Madeline here!
To view the article online, go to sawoman.com, or better yet, you can purchase the magazine at HEB, or come by our office to pick one up. Subscriptions are also available to receive the magazine bi-monthly on the SA Woman website.
Testimonial: Linda Elliott
I have known Madeline Slay for several years. We first met through NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners). Not only is Madeline an extremely talented and successful architect, she is a stalwart leader in our community. When she commits to do something, she gives it her all. NAWBO has certainly benefited from her leadership. I sat on her board when she was President. There were some difficult issues to deal with and she was the perfect leader to guide the organization to new heights. Madeline Slay is passionate about satisfying others dependent upon her, both in her business and in her community. I am proud to call her my friend.
Elliott Connection, LLC
Testimonial: James Castro
St. PJ’s Children’s Home is blessed to have Madeline serve on our Board of Governors. She brings down-to-earth, practical business wisdom into much of the work that we do; along with terrific guidance related to our campus and facility needs. Not only is she a valuable Board member, she is also a great friend and supporter. St. PJ’s has been able to achieve many of the advances we have because of her genuine leadership.
James Castro, LPC, LMFT
CEO, St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home
Testimonial: Torrey Stanley Carleton
Madeline Slay is a respected member of AIA San Antonio, a chapter of The American Institute of Architects. Over the years she has given generously of her time and talent. From her ten year tenure on the AIA San Antonio Board of Directors to her leadership as a co-chair of the 2007 AIA National Convention, Madeline has been been one of my key go-to members. She is a consummate professional and a trusted friend.
Torrey Stanley Carleton, Hon. AIA
Executive Director, AIA San Antonio
Tools of the Trade
As architects, it’s important to be up to date on the latest methods in architectural production. From the initial concepts, which can be as low-tech as a pencil and paper, to 3D renders and virtual camera flyovers of prospective designs, Architects use many tools to achieve the results. Many of these tools can require a lot of expertise that can only come from years of education, application and experience so that they are effectively used to achieve their intended purposes.