Who We Are

Long-time friends and business partners, Ernest Cunningham and Marcello Martinez founded the company. Both are natives of San Antonio, Texas. Their unique mix of real estate experience, architectural design, and business expertise combined with their shared vision and strong work ethic, are united in the cause of making your project a success.


Fake Img

Ernest Cunningham, CEO

As a founding member and senior partner with Black Ink, Ernest Cunningham is a critical backbone of business know-how following 13 years of unparalleled success in the Telecom industry and more than 6 years of exceptional performance as a real estate investor and entrepreneur.

Fake Img

Marcello Martinez, AIA, LEED AP

Marcello brings to the firm a varied resume with experience on projects of all scopes and sizes. His oversight on all architectural projects ensures a high level of quality. Marcello is always checking the design against the client’s needs and the project’s requirements.

Featured Work

Streetcar Station Feature

VIA Streetcar Station*

Hotel Valencia Feature

Guadalupe Street Development

Ecuela Americas Feature

La Escuela de Las Americas*

*Projects completed by Black Ink partners while working at another firm.