Honor Award Nominations

Welcome to the Texas Society of Architects Honor Award submissions portal. 

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  • Each competition has different requirements, so please read carefully.


Nomination Procedures 

All Texas region AIA local components and current members are invited to submit nominations for our 2021 Honor Awards. Nominations can be submitted using the online platform Submittable, using the links provided on the TxA website, texasarchitects.org. If you prefer, the content requested through the Submittable platform may be submitted as a single PDF to monica@texasarchitects.org. 

There is no limit to how many years a nominee may be submitted for an award; however, a recipient may receive a specific award/honor only once. A list of past recipients is included in this packet and on the TxA website. Awards are not given posthumously. Individuals and firms may not self-nominate for any of the Honor Awards. 

Current members of the Honor Awards Committee may not be nominated. They are also not eligible to submit nominations or letters of recommendation during their tenure. 


Honor Award letters should be addressed to: 

Al York, FAIA, Chair, Honor Awards Committee 


There is no entry fee for nominations.

Nominator Responsibilities

The nominating component or member is responsible for the following:

  • Preparation of the nomination. Please ensure that all requested materials are uploaded before submitting the nomination, and that the submission is completed by the deadline.
  • Communication with the nominee and notification about the selected award recipient(s).
  • Coordination of the award recipient’s attendance at TxA’s 82nd Annual Conference and Design Expo in San Antonio in October for award presentation, and purchase of tickets where appropriate.
  • Taking the lead on local promotion of award recipients, including creation and dissemination of local press releases, with support from TxA as needed.


General Submittal Requirements

  • Information submitted should specifically demonstrate how the nominee’s achievements, work, contributions, and experiences meet the purpose and criteria of the specific award.
  • Nominations can be submitted using the online platform Submittable. The person submitting the nomination will need to create a Submittable account. If you prefer, nominations may be submitted as a single PDF to monica@texasarchitects.org using a file share program. PDF submittals should include the PDF Nomination Form.
  • Nomination materials should be within the page/word limits noted on the individual award guidelines. See Submittable form for allowed file types.
  • Digital images contained in PDF files are to be of low resolution. Use of PDF Optimizer and the Save As feature of Adobe Acrobat Professional will help make files compact without compromising integrity.
  • Upon final selection, nominators and/or recipients will be contacted to provide additional high-resolution images as may be needed for publication. These images will be used for the website/magazine announcements and award presentations at the Annual Conference.
  • Black text on a light/white background and a minimum font size of 9 are required. Provide succinct narratives and descriptive statements with images.
  • Letters of support should be one page in length and explicit in their recommendation and reasons for support.
  • A “page” is considered to be one-sided and 8.5" x 11".
  • Some individual award guidelines specifically allow an optional item, such as a publication, to be included with the submission. As the jury is meeting virtually due to the pandemic, the item must be submitted as a pdf or as a URL for viewing/downloading.
  • Discrimination against any nominee because of the individual’s race, sex, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status, veteran status, or any other protected status or classification under federal, state, or local law is illegal and will not be tolerated by the Texas Society of Architects.



Click on each open form for guidelines and details. Or download the full Nomination Packet (PDF).

If you experience any technical difficulties completing this form, please contact support@submittable.com.

Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Honor of Llewellyn W. Pitts FAIA

The Medal for Lifetime Achievement is awarded to a single member each year in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished leadership and dedication to architecture, the profession, and the community. The medal is the Texas Society of Architects’ highest honor. It is awarded in memory of Llewellyn W. Pitts, FAIA, to publicly recognize architects who by their example and service have made significant contributions to the advancement of the profession and to the community.


History

This award was established in 1967 to honor Llewellyn W. Pitts, FAIA. Pitts was known for his concern for others and for his commitment to his ideals. He was an influential and dedicated AIA member, a respected architect, and a community leader. This award was established in the hope that the example of his life would inspire others in the courageous practice of these virtues.

A native of Alabama, Pitts attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and moved to Beaumont in 1927. He practiced in Beaumont as principal of Pitts, Mebane, Phelps and White, Architects and Engineers, achieving recognition at the local, state, and national level for his work, including an AIA First Honor Award in 1951 for the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Houston. He served as president of the Southeast Texas AIA chapter, president of the Society in 1961, and AIA regional director from 1961 to 1963. Pitts devoted time and expertise to many of Beaumont’s local community endeavors, including the Rotary Club, Round Table Club, and numerous other organizations, making his community a better place in which to live. In recognition of his achievement in design and public service, Pitts was elected to the AIA College of Fellows in 1958.


Eligibility

Members of the Texas Society of Architects are eligible for this award; however, as this is an award recognizing lifetime achievements, nominees should be in the latter phase of their career.

Past nominations may be resubmitted any number of times with a current Nomination Form. If previous submittals contained fewer than the minimum required documents listed in this year’s instructions, these documents must be added. Additional letters of support may also be added, if desired, but total pages should not exceed maximums listed.


Nomination

Nomination may be made by a local AIA component or member.


Criteria

Criteria for selection may include:

  • Evidence of nominee’s contributions of great depth and breadth, having an individual and collective effect and influence on the profession of architecture.
  • Nominee’s contributions to the profession have consistently been directed towards the future as well as respectful of the past.
  • Aspects of the nominee’s work or life experience that may have reflected contributions or sensitivity concerning areas of special interest to the Society, its members, and the architecture profession.
  • Significant contributions to the practice of architecture.
  • Significant contributions to the architectural profession.
  • Significant contributions to the community.


Submittal

The submission should include the following materials:

  • A completed 2021 Nomination Form.
  • A one-page nomination letter written by the nominating component or member summarizing the nominee’s contributions and fit to the criteria above.
  • A biography of the nominee (not to exceed 2000 words). A graphic timeline may be included.
  • A statement/list of the nominee’s achievements and awards (not to exceed 2000 words).
  • May include up to 10 pages of exhibits, with descriptive statements and images, demonstrating the nominee’s work.
  • A minimum of four and maximum of 10 letters of support explicit in their recommendation.
  • A current photograph of the nominee.

PLEASE NOTE Unless otherwise noted, by submitting this nomination form, the nominator constitutes permission for the Texas Society of Architects to use any submitted content — text, images, graphics, video, audio, etc. — for editorial and promotional purposes.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on nomination requirements, see TxA website or download the entire Call for Nominations (PDF). 

For questions about the nomination process, email monica@texasarchitects.org. 

If you experience any technical difficulties completing this form, please contact support@submittable.com.

Architecture Firm Award

Established in 1996, the Architecture Firm Award is presented to a single Texas firm that has consistently produced distinguished architecture and has contributed significantly to the profession and the community for a period of at least 10 years. This award is the highest honor the Texas Society of Architects can confer upon an architectural firm.

Eligibility

Practices of any size are eligible for this award. Firms that have been reorganized and whose names have been changed or modified are also eligible, as long as the firm has been in operation for a period of at least 10 years. Firm principals must be AIA members in good standing in the Texas region.


Nomination

Nomination may be made by a local AIA component or member.


Criteria

Criteria for selection includes:

  • The firm’s architecture and its contributions to AIA, the profession, and the community.
  • A body of architectural work of great breadth, having influenced the direction or practice of architecture in Texas.
  • The firm employees’ contributions and service to AIA and the profession.
  • The firm’s and its employees’ contributions and service to the community.
  • The firm’s sustained commitment to the principles of equitable practice.



Submittal

The submission should include the following materials:

  • A completed 2021 Nomination Form.
  • A one-page nomination letter written by the nominating component or member summarizing the firm’s fit to the criteria above.
  • A biographical history of the firm and its principals (not to exceed 2000 words).
  • Summary of firm’s contributions and achievements (not to exceed 1000 words).
  • Up to six pages of exhibits, images, and descriptive statements showcasing the firm’s contributions and service to the profession, and firm and employee contributions and service to the community.
  • Up to 10 pages of exhibits, images, and descriptive statements representing the firm’s work. Include early, middle, and recent work.
  • Five letters of support are required. Letters should be representative of the component, community, clients, and people impacted by the firm’s work.
  • A photograph of the firm’s employees.
  • An Intern Declaration signed by a firm principal stating: “I declare that I do not employ unpaid intern architects, including working students, and neither does any firm of which I am an owner or manager.”

PLEASE NOTE Unless otherwise noted, by submitting this nomination form, the nominator constitutes permission for the Texas Society of Architects to use any submitted content — text, images, graphics, video, audio, etc. — for editorial and promotional purposes.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on nomination requirements, see TxA website or download the entire Call for Nominations (PDF).

For questions about the nomination process, email monica@texasarchitects.org.

If you experience any technical difficulties completing this form, please contact support@submittable.com.

Award for Community Service in Honor of James D. Pfluger FAIA

The Texas Society of Architects Award for Community Service recognizes a single individual member for an extended commitment to community service and/or significant contributions to the community evidenced in a positive impact on urban, environmental, or neighborhood issues.


History

This award was established in memory of James D. Pfluger, FAIA, whose community service extended over a lifetime of commitment, resulting in significant community enhancements. Pfluger’s contributions to Austin and the state of Texas through volunteer and professional efforts were broad and included leadership roles in the development of Town Lake in Austin, regional planning for a national church body, education of non-architects, and public relations as editor of Texas Architect. He was a pioneer of the local preservation movement through personal restoration and adaptive reuse projects that led to historic zoning ordinances. He also served as chairman of Austin’s Brackenridge Hospital, leading it through a four-year construction program that molded it into a major medical center in Austin and the surrounding community.


Eligibility

Members of the Texas Society of Architects are eligible for this award.


Nomination

Nomination may be made by a local AIA component or member.

Criteria

Criteria for selection includes:

  • Volunteer work that has made a difference through leadership, or the singular effort of an individual architect that has enhanced the community.
  • Demonstration of an extended commitment to community service.
  • Evidence of a significant, positive impact on urban, environmental, or neighborhood issues.



Submittal

The submission should include all the following materials:

  • A completed 2021 Nomination Form.
  • A one-page nomination letter written by the nominating component or member summarizing the nominee’s contributions and fit to the criteria above.
  • A biography of the nominee, including professional history, offices and positions held, honors, and activities (not to exceed 1000 words).
  • A statement of contributions (not to exceed 2000 words).
  • Exhibits of a maximum of 10 pages with images and/or other materials that best demonstrate the accomplishments or effect of the nominee’s contributions.
  • Up to five one-page letters of support that are specific in their recommendation and reasons for support.
  • A photograph of the nominee.

PLEASE NOTE Unless otherwise noted, by submitting this nomination form, the nominator constitutes permission for the Texas Society of Architects to use any submitted content — text, images, graphics, video, audio, etc. — for editorial and promotional purposes.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on nomination requirements, see TxA website or download the entire Call for Nominations (PDF).

For questions about the nomination process, email monica@texasarchitects.org.

If you experience any technical difficulties completing this form, please contact support@submittable.com.

Award for Outstanding Educational Contributions in Honor of Edward J. Romieniec FAIA

This award recognizes a single individual architectural educator for outstanding educational contributions.


History

In 1985, Edward J. Romieniec, an architecture professor at the Texas A&M University College of Architecture, received the Texas Society of Architects Award for Excellence in Architectural Education. It was the first such award to be presented. The award recognized Romieniec — who served as dean of the College of Architecture at Texas A&M from its inception in 1969 until he returned to a faculty post in 1973 — for inspiring others to excellence in architecture, and for his “exceptional ability to maintain relevance by directing students toward the future while drawing on the past.”

Romieniec was a lifelong advocate of educational travel and study abroad programs. As such, he established the Edward J. Romieniec Graduate Traveling Fellowship in the College of Architecture, which funds the travel of first-year architecture graduate students to destinations abroad. In Romieniec’s honor, one of his former students, Ronald L. Skaggs, Class of 1965, established the Edward J. Romieniec, FAIA Endowed Scholarship for outstanding architecture students. Romieniec’s legacy remains very much alive — in the lives and careers he mentored, and in the classrooms where his old colleagues are still passing on his wisdom to a new generation.


Eligibility

Must be a current or former member of the faculty at one of the accredited Texas schools or colleges of architecture, and a full-time educator for at least five years. It is required that a nominee teaching courses in architecture should be a member of AIA.


Nomination

Nomination may be made by a local AIA component or member.


Criteria

Criteria for selection includes evidence of:

  • Teaching of great breadth, influencing a wide range of students.
  • The ability to maintain relevance through the years by directing students toward the future while drawing on the past.


Submittal

The submission should include the following materials.

  • A completed 2021 Nomination Form.
  • A one-page nomination letter written by the nominating component or member summarizing the nominee’s contributions and fit to the criteria above.
  • A biography of the nominee, including teaching and professional history, positions held, honors, publications, and activities (not to exceed 3000 words).
  • Exhibits of a maximum of 10 pages with materials and images that best demonstrate the nominee’s accomplishments and the effect of his or her contributions.
  • Up to five one-page letters of support. These letters may be written by fellow educators, architects, a minimum of two former students, and others.
  • A photograph of the nominee.


Optional: A separate item of the nominee’s choice, such as a publication, may be included with the submittal. As the jury is meeting virtually due to the pandemic this year, item must be uploaded as a PDF, or a link for downloading/viewing the item should be provided.

PLEASE NOTE Unless otherwise noted, by submitting this nomination form, the nominator constitutes permission for the Texas Society of Architects to use any submitted content — text, images, graphics, video, audio, etc. — for editorial and promotional purposes.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on nomination requirements, see TxA website or download the entire Call for Nominations (PDF).

For questions about the nomination process, email monica@texasarchitects.org.

If you experience any technical difficulties completing this form, please contact support@submittable.com.

Award for Equitable Practice in Architecture in Honor of John S. Chase Jr. FAIA

The Texas Society of Architects Award for Equitable Practice recognizes a member, member’s firm, or component’s program that demonstrates and significantly promotes equity, diversity, and/or inclusion in the practice of architecture in the state of Texas. The award is to recognize the effort of those architects who have made significant, measurable strides in their practice, in the practice of others, or in the public awareness of equitable practice in architecture.

History

This award was established in 2019 through the TxA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Taskforce and named for John S. Chase Jr., FAIA, a lifetime member of TxA and one whose firm demonstrated the principles of an “equitable” practice. Chase was the first African American to enroll in and graduate from The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. He was also the first licensed African American architect in the state of Texas, and the first African American to be admitted to the Texas Society of Architects.

When faced with discrimination from white firms, Chase founded his own firm, both to have an opportunity to shape public spaces, and to create opportunities for other black drafters, engineers, and architects. His firm went on to open offices in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and Washington D.C., and Chase became one of the founders of the National Organization of Minority Architects.


Eligibility

The award is open to all members of the Texas Society of Architects practicing architecture in Texas, to AIA components within Texas, to Texas Society of Architects members’ firms, or to any program (such as an event, research project, or community initiative) that was produced in Texas by a Texas Society of Architects member.

To be eligible, nominated programs must have been accomplished. Nominated programs may not be future endeavors.


Nomination

Nomination may be made by a local AIA component or member.


Criteria

Criteria for selection includes evidence of:

Nominee’s contributions to promote equity, diversity, or inclusion in the practice of architecture.

Nominee’s support or leadership in equitable practices in architecture.

Positive impact or influence in either: 

  • The equitable practice of architecture
  • Uniting the community of architects to advance the issues of an equitable practice in architecture; or 
  • Advancing community awareness and understanding of the critical need for equitable practice in architecture.



Submittal

The submission should include the following materials:

A completed 2021 Nomination Form.

A one-page nomination letter written by the nominating component or member summarizing the nominee’s contributions and fit to the criteria above.

Either: A statement/list of the nominee’s achievements in furthering equitable practice; or, a summary/description of the ongoing equitable practice program which shall include: 

  • Goals of the program; 
  • Accomplishments in furthering equitable practice; and 
  • A forecast of future success from continuation of the program goals.

A maximum of 10 pages of exhibits, with descriptive statements and images, demonstrating the nominee’s effectiveness and accomplishments.

A photograph of the nominee, or a logo or other representative image if the nominee is a firm or program.

PLEASE NOTE Unless otherwise noted, by submitting this nomination form, the nominator constitutes permission for the Texas Society of Architects to use any submitted content — text, images, graphics, video, audio, etc. — for editorial and promotional purposes.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on nomination requirements, see TxA website or download the entire Call for Nominations (PDF).

For questions about the nomination process, email monica@texasarchitects.org.

If you experience any technical difficulties completing this form, please contact support@submittable.com.

Award for Young Professional Achievement in Honor of William W. Caudill FAIA

The Texas Society of Architects Award for Young Professional Achievement is awarded to a single architect member who has shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in the early stages of his or her architectural career.


History

This award was established in memory of William Wayne Caudill, FAIA, a pioneer of architectural design, practice, leadership, and service to the organization and community. A founder of CRS — an innovative architectural firm renown for its educational practices, programming, and excellence in design — Caudill was a strong advocate for the sharing of knowledge across the various architectural disciplines, becoming a leader in the architectural profession and building industry.

Caudill was an innovator in architectural professional practice and a strong proponent that building design is more effectively generated through interdisciplinary project teams than individual designers. His firm was reflective of this mindset as it grew into one of the largest architectural and engineering firms in the nation. CRS was awarded AIA’s Architecture Firm Award in 1972. Caudill was awarded the TxA’s Medal for Lifetime Achievement in 1980 and the AIA Gold Medal in 1985.

Eligibility

Texas architect members who have been licensed to practice as architects fewer than 10 years by the submission deadline and are currently registered in the State of Texas are eligible. The term “young architect” makes no reference to the age of a nominee.


Nomination

Nomination may be made by a local AIA component or member.


Criteria

Criteria for selection includes evidence of:

  • High qualities of leadership in role as a licensed professional in practice, design, or education.
  • Service to the AIA organization as a role model, as well as through participation and encouragement of fellow members and nonmembers.
  • Demonstration of exceptional leadership and contributions to the profession and the community.
  • Emphasis on accomplishments after date of Texas licensure.



Submittal

The submission should include the following materials:

  • A completed 2021 Nomination Form.
  • A one-page nomination letter written by the nominating component or member summarizing the nominee’s contributions and fit to the criteria above.
  • A biography of the nominee, including date and license number, professional history, offices and positions held, honors, and activities that relate to the purpose of the award (not to exceed 1000 words).
  • A statement of contributions and achievements (not to exceed 1000 words).
  • Exhibits of a maximum of 10 pages with images and/or other materials that best demonstrate the nominee’s outstanding accomplishments. Please identify all work done by a firm, and the nominee’s role for any projects listed in exhibits.
  • Up to five one-page letters of support that are specific in their recommendation and reasons for support.
  • A photograph of the nominee.

PLEASE NOTE Unless otherwise noted, by submitting this nomination form, the nominator constitutes permission for the Texas Society of Architects to use any submitted content — text, images, graphics, video, audio, etc. — for editorial and promotional purposes.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on nomination requirements, see TxA website or download the entire Call for Nominations (PDF).

For questions about the nomination process, email monica@texasarchitects.org.

If you experience any technical difficulties completing this form, please contact support@submittable.com.

Associate Member of the Year

The Texas Society of Architects Associate Member of the Year award is presented to a single Associate AIA member who best exemplifies the highest qualities of leadership and has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to his or her local component, or to Texas’ membership through service to the profession and/or in the community.


History

First awarded in 2002 as part of the Texas Associate Awards, the Associate Member of the Year award celebrates the contributions and achievements of Associate AIA members.


Eligibility

Associate AIA members are eligible.


Nomination

Nomination may be made by a local AIA component or member.

Criteria

Criteria for selection may include evidence of the following:

  • Nominee’s motivation, involvement, and influence as an Associate AIA member.
  • Nominee’s outstanding contributions and accomplishments through service to the profession and/or in the community.
  • Demonstration of leadership skills and the desire/ability to present/facilitate successful programs.
  • Promotes the values of Associate AIA membership within the profession and to the community.



Submittal

The submission should include the following materials:

  • A completed 2021 Nomination Form.
  • A one-page nomination letter written by the nominating component or member summarizing the nominee’s fit to the criteria above.
  • A biography of the nominee, including offices and positions held, honors, publications, and activities that relate to the purpose of the award (not to exceed 1000 words).
  • A statement of contributions (not to exceed 1000 words).
  • Exhibits of a maximum of 10 pages with images, drawings, or other materials that best demonstrate the nominee’s outstanding accomplishments or the effect of the his or her contributions.
  • Up to five one-page letters of support that are explicit in their recommendation and reasons for support. 
  • A photograph of the nominee.


Optional: Nominee may provide a link to his or her work, or include a separate item, such as a publication, in the submittal. As the jury is meeting virtually due to the pandemic this year, item must be uploaded as a PDF.


PLEASE NOTE Unless otherwise noted, by submitting this nomination form, the nominator constitutes permission for the Texas Society of Architects to use any submitted content — text, images, graphics, video, audio, etc. — for editorial and promotional purposes.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on nomination requirements, see TxA website or download the entire Call for Nominations (PDF).

For questions about the nomination process, email monica@texasarchitects.org.

If you experience any technical difficulties completing this form, please contact support@submittable.com.

Mentorship Award

Awarded to Texas Society of Architects members or Texas AIA components for developing unique programming for the successful development of Associate AIAs, or for an extraordinary effort to mentor and promote the advancement of these professionals at the local or state level.


History

Established in 2011, the Mentorship Award is a combination of the Associate Mentorship and Associate Special Merit awards that were first awarded in 2002. The Award seeks to recognize the most outstanding mentors and programs for those entering the profession.

Eligibility

Open to associate members, architect members, or AIA components within the Texas region.


Nomination

Nominations may be made by a local AIA component or member.


Criteria

Criteria for selection may include:

  • Professionals who have made significant contributions to the development of programs for Associate AIA members.
  • Professionals who have provided consistent leadership and component representation on issues affecting associates.
  • Professionals who have through their mentorship influenced a wide range of emerging professionals.
  • Associate programs of special merit.
  • Individual Associate AIA contributions to the success of their component or a program.


Submittal

Submissions should include the following materials:

  • A completed 2021 Nomination Form.
  • A one-page nomination letter written by the nominating component or member summarizing the nominee’s fit to the criteria above.
  • A biography of the nominee, including professional history, offices and positions held, honors, and activities (not to exceed two pages).
  • If the nominee is an AIA component, provide a descriptive summary of programs, activities, and member involvement in mentoring associate members.
  • Exhibits of a maximum of 10 pages demonstrating the outstanding accomplishments or effect of the nominee’s contributions; these may also include honors, publications, presentations, or other materials.
  • Up to five one-page letters of support that are explicit in their recommendation.
  • A photograph of the nominee, or a logo or other representative image if the nominee is a component program.



PLEASE NOTE Unless otherwise noted, by submitting this nomination form, the nominator constitutes permission for the Texas Society of Architects to use any submitted content — text, images, graphics, video, audio, etc. — for editorial and promotional purposes.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on nomination requirements, see TxA website or download the entire Call for Nominations (PDF).

For questions about the nomination process, email monica@texasarchitects.org.

If you experience any technical difficulties completing this form, please contact support@submittable.com.

Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Architecture through the Media in Honor of John G. Flowers Honorary AIA

This award recognizes an individual or organization for excellence in the promotion of architecture through the media. Media is a broad category and can include print, radio/TV, web, and digital format.


History

John G. Flowers, Hon. AIA, was the Texas Society of Architects’ first executive vice president. Flowers graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor of arts degree. He served the Texas Society of Architects from 1954 to 1967 as executive vice president and managing editor of Texas Architect. With his background in public relations, Flowers was uniquely able to promote the mission of the Society and the architectural profession. Flowers was an honorary member of AIA Austin, the Texas Society of Architects, and AIA National.


Eligibility

Nominees may be an individual, group, or organization.


Nomination

Nomination may be made by a local AIA component or member.


Criteria

Criteria for selection includes evidence of nominee’s:

  • Commitment to the promotion of architecture through the media to a broad audience of the general public.
  • Quality writing/direction/production of materials that enhance the public’s awareness and understanding of the profession of architecture and its value to society.
  • Outstanding work of statewide significance.


Submittal

The submission should include the following materials:

  • A completed 2021 Nomination Form.
  • A one-page nomination letter written by the nominating component or member summarizing the nominee’s contributions and fit to the criteria above.
  • A biography of the nominee, including professional history, positions held, honors, publications, and activities related to the purpose of the award (not to exceed 2000 words).
  • A maximum of 10 pages of exhibits and images demonstrating the accomplishments or effect of the nominee’s contributions.
  • A maximum of five one-page letters of support that are specific in their recommendation.
  • A photograph of the nominee, or a logo or other representative image if the nominee is a group or organization.



PLEASE NOTE Unless otherwise noted, by submitting this nomination form, the nominator constitutes permission for the Texas Society of Architects to use any submitted content — text, images, graphics, video, audio, etc. — for editorial and promotional purposes.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on nomination requirements, see TxA website or download the entire Call for Nominations (PDF).

For questions about the nomination process, email monica@texasarchitects.org.

If you experience any technical difficulties completing this form, please contact support@submittable.com.

Citation of Honor

The Citation of Honor is awarded to individuals, groups, or organizations outside the profession whose activities make significant contributions in supporting the creation of safe, beautiful, and sustainable environments in Texas.


History

This award was created in 1971 in recognition of the important contributions that those outside the architectural profession make to the profession and to the natural and built environment in Texas.


Eligibility

Nominees may be an individual, group, or organization outside the profession of architecture. Nominees cannot be eligible for Architect, Associate, or Emeritus member status in the AIA. Component staff are not eligible for this award unless their contributions have occurred separately from their staff responsibilities. For examples of previous award winners, refer to the list of past honorees at the end of this packet.


Nomination

Nomination may be made by a local AIA component.


Criteria

Criteria for selection includes evidence of nominee’s:

  • Significant contributions supporting the creation of safe, beautiful, and sustainable environments in Texas.
  • Contributions to the goals of the architectural profession for improvement of the natural and built environment in Texas.


Submittal

The submission should include the following material:

  • A completed 2021 Nomination Form.
  • A one-page nomination letter written by the nominating component summarizing the nominee’s contributions and fit to the criteria above.
  • A biography of the nominee, including professional history, positions held, honors, publications, presentations, and activities that relate to the purpose of the award (not to exceed 1000 words).
  • A statement of contributions identifying the nominee’s achievements and contributions to the profession and to the natural and built environment (not to exceed 1000 words)
  • A maximum of 10 pages of exhibits and images demonstrating the accomplishments or effect of the nominee’s contributions.
  • A maximum of five one-page letters of support that are explicit in their recommendation.
  • A photograph of the nominee, or a logo or other representative image if the nominee is a group or organization.



PLEASE NOTE Unless otherwise noted, by submitting this nomination form, the nominator constitutes permission for the Texas Society of Architects to use any submitted content — text, images, graphics, video, audio, etc. — for editorial and promotional purposes.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on nomination requirements, see TxA website or download the entire Call for Nominations (PDF).

For questions about the nomination process, email monica@texasarchitects.org.

If you experience any technical difficulties completing this form, please contact support@submittable.com.

Artisan Award

The Texas Society of Architects Artisan Award is presented to individuals, groups, or organizations outside the profession whose artistry, talent, technique, diligence, creative insight, and collaborative nature support the creation of safe, beautiful, and sustainable environments and make significant contributions to the built and natural environment in Texas. The intent of the award is to recognize those individual persons or groups who directly and personally create, craft, and manipulate materials, assemble, and finish in a comprehensive way and is to not be open to those entities that organize, schedule, coordinate, and direct artisan work, such as contractors or construction managers.


History

The Artisan Award was given for the first time as a separate award in 2011; previously, artisans were honored under the Citation of Honor category. The Texas Society of Architects established the award to recognize and encourage the distinguished achievements of allied professionals and others whose artistry and craftsmanship have had a beneficial influence on the built and/or natural environment in Texas.

Eligibility

Nominees may be an individual, group, or organization outside the profession of architecture. Nominees cannot be eligible for Architect, Associate, or Emeritus member status in the AIA. For examples of previous award winners, refer to the list of past honorees at the end of this packet.


Nomination

Nomination may be made by a local AIA component or member.


Criteria

Criteria for selection includes:

  • Artisans and craftspeople whose talent, technique, diligence, and creative insight make great architecture possible through their design, fabrication, or installation of works of art or high craftsmanship.
  • Demonstrating a collaborative nature in their contribution to architectural projects.
  • Achievements that support the creation of safe, beautiful, and sustainable environments in Texas and make significant contributions to the architectural profession.


Submittal

The submission should include the following materials:

  • A completed 2021 Nomination Form.
  • A one-page nomination letter written by the nominating component or member summarizing the nominee’s contributions and fit to the criteria above.
  • A biography of the nominee, including professional history, honors, achievements, presentations, and publications as they relate to the purpose of the award (not to exceed 2000 words).
  • Exhibits of a maximum of 10 pages, including articles and clippings, etc., with images and/or drawings or other materials to illustrate and support the nomination.
  • A maximum of five letters of support that are explicit in their recommendation.
  • A photograph of the nominee, and/or a logo or other representative image if the nominee is a group or organization.



PLEASE NOTE Unless otherwise noted, by submitting this nomination form, the nominator constitutes permission for the Texas Society of Architects to use any submitted content — text, images, graphics, video, audio, etc. — for editorial and promotional purposes.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on nomination requirements, see TxA website or download the entire Call for Nominations (PDF).

For questions about the nomination process, email monica@texasarchitects.org

If you experience any technical difficulties completing this form, please contact support@submittable.com.

Honorary Membership

Honorary Membership in the Texas Society of Architects is one of the highest honors the Society can bestow upon a person outside the profession of architecture. It is awarded to individuals for their long-term association with architects, architecture, or allied professions in providing a better quality of life in Texas. Honorary Membership is awarded for the nominee’s accomplishments, which are truly outstanding and deserving of statewide recognition.


History

This award was created in 1971 in recognition of the important contributions that those outside the architectural profession make to the profession and to architecture in Texas.


Eligibility

Nominees cannot be eligible for Architect, Associate, or Emeritus member status in the AIA. Component staff who have served on staff for a period of at least 10 years are eligible for this award.


Nomination

Nomination must be made by a local AIA component.

A selected recipient must be informed of his or her nomination for honorary membership before the name is submitted to the Board of Directors, and the board will be advised of notice.


Criteria

Criteria for selection are based on the Bylaws of the Texas Society of Architects.

  • Recipients must be individuals of esteemed character who have rendered the profession of architecture significant and valuable service within the state of Texas.
  • They have conspicuously upheld the mission of the Texas Society of Architects.
  • The age, personality, and/or popularity of the nominee do not, of themselves, constitute a notable contribution, and honorary membership is not an award for the nominee’s industry or success.


Submittal

The submission should include the following materials:

  • A completed 2021 Nomination Form.
  • A one-page nomination letter written by the nominating component summarizing the nominee’s contributions and fit to the criteria above.
  • A biography of the nominee, including professional history, positions held, honors, publications, and activities that may relate to the purpose of the award (not to exceed 2000 words).
  • A maximum of eight pages of exhibits and images that demonstrate the accomplishments or effect of the nominee’s contributions.
  • Up to five one-page letters of support. The majority of the letters must be from individuals outside the architectural profession.
  • A photograph of the nominee.




PLEASE NOTE Unless otherwise noted, by submitting this nomination form, the nominator constitutes permission for the Texas Society of Architects to use any submitted content — text, images, graphics, video, audio, etc. — for editorial and promotional purposes.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on nomination requirements, see TxA website or download the entire Call for Nominations (PDF).

For questions about the nomination process, email monica@texasarchitects.org.

If you experience any technical difficulties completing this form, please contact support@submittable.com.

25-Year Award

Each year, the Texas Society of Architects 25-Year Award recognizes a built architectural project of enduring significance that has withstood the test of time by retaining its central form, character, and overall architectural integrity.


History

TxA’s 25-Year Award is an important public outreach program that focuses much-deserved attention on distinguished Texas architecture of enduring significance that exemplifies the Society’s intrinsic message that “Good Design Matters.”


Eligibility

Individual structures, as well as groups of structures, that were completed 25 to 50 years prior to the date of nomination and have stood the test of time are eligible.


Nomination

Nomination may be made by a local AIA component or member. All TxA components and members are invited to submit nominations for the 25-Year Award.

Past nominations may be resubmitted any number of times with a current Nomination Form, provided they still meet the stipulated timeframe for project completion. If previous submittals contained fewer than the minimum required documents listed in this year’s instructions, these documents must be added.


Criteria

  • The nominated project must be located in the state of Texas, but it need not have been designed by an architect licensed in Texas.
  • The project must have been completed 25 to 50 years prior to the date of nomination.
  • It should be in good condition and not substantially altered from its original finished condition. Changes of use from the original purpose of the project are permitted.
  • The project must exhibit ongoing excellence in design and placemaking.
  • The project must have had a significant impact over its 25+year life.


Submittal

The submission should include the following materials:

  • A completed 2021 Nomination Form.
  • A one-page nomination letter written by the nominating component or member that summarizes the project’s fit to the criteria above.
  • At least one image that depicts the project shortly after its completion.
  • At least one image that depicts the project within one year prior to its nomination.
  • Other archival materials (e.g., newspaper clippings) that support its architectural significance.
  • Information on the design architect and other members of the project team.



PLEASE NOTE Unless otherwise noted, by submitting this nomination form, the nominator constitutes permission for the Texas Society of Architects to use any submitted content — text, images, graphics, video, audio, etc. — for editorial and promotional purposes.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on nomination requirements, see TxA website or download the entire Call for Nominations (PDF).

For questions about the nomination process, email monica@texasarchitects.org.

If you experience any technical difficulties completing this form, please contact support@submittable.com.

Architectural Landmark Award

The Texas Society of Architects Architectural Landmark Award is presented to an architecturally significant building or structure, or group of buildings/structures, in Texas, completed more than 50 years ago and designed by an architect, that continues to inspire architects and architecture and is considered a landmark by the profession. It must remain on its original site and retain its architectural integrity.


History

This award was established as the Historic Architecture Award in 2020 and renamed in 2021 to more accurately reflect its purpose.


Eligibility

Individual structures or groups of structures that were completed more than 50 years prior to the date of nomination are eligible.


Nomination

Nomination may be made by a local AIA component or member.


Criteria

  • The nominated project must be located in the state of Texas.
  • The nominated project must be designed by an architect, but the architect does not need to have been licensed in Texas.
  • The project must have been completed more than 50 years prior to the date of nomination.
  • The exterior of the building(s) shall retain its original architectural integrity. If additions or alterations have occurred, they shall be complementary to and distinguishable from the original building(s). Changes in use which are compatible with the original building(s) are permitted.
  • The project shall be of such significance that it continues to be of influence to the community, to architects, and to the architecture of Texas.


Submittal

The submission should include the following materials:

  • A completed 2021 Nomination Form.
  • A one-page nomination letter written by the nominating component or member that summarizes the project’s fit to the criteria above.
  • At least one image that depicts the project shortly after its completion.
  • At least one image that depicts the project within one year prior to its nomination.
  • Other archival materials (e.g., research materials, media clippings) that support its architectural significance.
  • Information on the design architect and/or other members of the project team.




PLEASE NOTE Unless otherwise noted, by submitting this nomination form, the nominator constitutes permission for the Texas Society of Architects to use any submitted content — text, images, graphics, video, audio, etc. — for editorial and promotional purposes.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on submittal requirements, see TxA website or download the entire Call for Nominations (PDF).

For questions about the nomination process, email monica@texasarchitects.org.

If you experience any technical difficulties completing this form, please contact support@submittable.com.

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