The Voice for Texas Architecture

25-Year Award

Recognizing buildings in Texas that exemplify the enduring value of good design.

25-Year Award

Recognizing buildings in Texas that exemplify the enduring value of good design.

Award Overview

Each year, the Texas Society of Architects 25-Year Award recognizes one building completed 25 to 50 years earlier that has stood the test of time by retaining its central form, character, and overall architectural integrity. This award is an important public outreach program that focuses much-deserved attention on distinguished Texas architecture of enduring significance and exemplifies the Society’s intrinsic message that “Good Design Matters.”

2021 Nominations

Nominations for the 25-Year Award are now closed. The 2021 TxA Honor Award recipients will be announced in late July. Honorees will be recognized at the 82nd Annual Conference and Design Expo in San Antonio, happening on October 7-9, 2021.

2020 Recipient: Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art, designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, was built in three phases. The first phase was finished in 1983, with Pratt, Box & Henderson serving as associate architect. The second phase, known as the Reves Wing Addition, was completed in 1985, also with PBH. The third phase, the Hamon Wing Addition, was completed in 1993 with associate architect Thomas & Booziotis. The DMA was the first component of the Dallas Arts District to be constructed. Upon its opening, the project was featured in many regional and national publications, including Progressive Architecture, Architecture magazine, Texas Architect, and The New York Times. It went on to serve as the catalyst for numerous public and private facilities in the area, setting a quality standard for the entire district.

Lucile Halsell Conservatory, San Antonio
Emilio Ambasz with Jones & Kell

Pennzoil Place, Houston
Philip Johnson & John Burgee with S. I. Morris Associates

Moore/Andersson Compound, Austin
Charles Moore, FAIA, and Arthur Andersson, FAIA

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Austin
Skidmore Owings & Merrill with Brooks, Barr, Graeber & White

Dallas City Hall, Dallas
I.M. Pei & Partners with Harper & Kemp

The Alley Theatre, Houston
Ulrich Franzen & Associates with Mackie & Kamrath

The Menil Collection, Houston
Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA, with Richard Fitzgerald & Associates

Temple Emanu-El, Dallas
Howard Meyer and Max Sandfield

Fountain Place Dallas
I.M. Pei & Partners

Tower of the Americas, San Antonio
Ford, Powell & Carson

Margarite B. Parker Chapel at Trinity University, San Antonio
Ford, Powell & Carson

Fort Worth Water Gardens, Fort Worth
Philip Johnson & John Burgee

NorthPark Center, Dallas
Harrell and Hamilton Architects (now Omniplan)

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
Louis I. Kahn

The Birthday, Sterling County
Frank Welch & Associates