Texas Society of Architects Awards

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

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Deadline Extended: March 28 by 5:00 p.m. CT

The Texas Society of Architects Design Awards program recognizes outstanding built architectural and urban design projects by architects practicing in Texas to promote public interest in design excellence.

Entries should demonstrate the following design features: the positive impact on individuals and communities that use the project; effectiveness in accomplishing the goals of clients and users; sustainability and energy efficiency; and appropriateness of visual character. The Design Awards seek to recognize a broad range of project types, addressing a full spectrum of architectural innovations and urban solutions. The scope of projects we encourage encompasses new construction, adaptive reuse, restoration, the renovation of historically significant buildings, and completed urban design projects. To align with AIA National’s Framework for Design Excellence, each entry is required to complete the Common App questionnaire to describe how the design addresses sustainability, resilience, and inclusiveness.

The Design Awards jury will convene in April. Once the final selections have been made, winners will be notified and then announced on the TxA website and social media.

Award recipients will be recognized at TxA’s 84th Annual Conference and Design Expo, to be held in Fort Worth on November 2–4. Projects will be published in the September/October 2023 issue of Texas Architect.

Entry Checklist
Entries must be submitted online via Submittable form. Each entry must contain the following:

  • PDF Presentation (17 slides max)
  • JPEG copy of each slide (17 slides max)
  • Project Description (300-word max, to be included on the second slide)
  • Common App for Design Excellence (download here)
  • 2-3 high-resolution images (maximum file size: 3 MB each)
  • Completed Submission Form via Submittable, with permission from all appropriate parties
  • $250 per entry for AIA and NOMA members (non-refundable)
  • $395 per entry for non-members (non-refundable)

For additional criteria, download the entire Submittal Requirements.

Common App Resources

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