John Martin, Ray Torno, Jack Solka and Ralph Bennett

About Us


Solka Nava Torno, LLC formerly Bennett, Martin, Solka and Torno, Inc., Architects, began as a partnership over forty years ago in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Although the firm has broad experience in a variety of building types in the public and private sector throughout South Texas, increased emphasis in recent years has been serving the needs of public clients.

Solka Nava Torno, LLC is large enough to accomplish the design of a complex development, yet small enough to allow each partner to take an active role in the many details of managing a successful project.  We take pride in the diverse capabilities and talents of our staff:  While management of the firm's commissions is always maintained by the Firm's principals, our staff members are encouraged to assume new and greater responsibilities.  We continually strive to maintain a working environment which rewards and encourages innovation, creative enthusiasm, and professional development.

Our Firm has the experience to integrate our services with an Owner’s choice for project delivery.  Today’s challenges to design and construct a facility which meets an Owner’s goals, can be addressed by the selection of the delivery method best suited for the project goals.   The choice between the traditional design-bid-build, design-build and construction manager at risk (CMAR) methods is one variable of a successful project.  We have the experience in these delivery methods to assist clients in developing a successful project.  


All projects receive emphasis on creative design solutions, practical construction methods, energy efficient building systems, and environmentally conscious design concepts.  We are supportive of the building industry’s trend toward sustainable design and routinely specify "green" products and methods.