500 Chicon: 2014 Design Awards Entries Are In!

2014 Design Awards entries flood the 500 Chicon reception desk – photo by Elizabeth Hackler

Yesterday at 5:00 p.m, the Texas Society of Architects closed the entry period for our 2014 Design Awards. The TxA Design Awards recognize outstanding architectural and urban design projects by architects practicing in Texas to promote public interest in design excellence.

After a day filled with round-the-clock postal deliveries and stop-by visits from some friendly faces, the 2014 Design Award submissions are in and tallied — with a resounding total of more than 200 entries! Thanks to everyone who entered the competition.

As these entries are processed and prepared for review by the jurors, here are a few dates to keep in mind:

Thursday and Friday, May 8–9, 2014 

The 2014 Design Awards jury will convene at 500 Chicon. This year’s jurors are: Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, of Marlon Blackwell Architect in Fayetteville, Ark.; Andrea P. Leers, FAIA, of Leers Weinzapfel Associates of Boston; Tim Love, AIA, of Utile in Boston; and Mark Reddington, FAIA, of LMN Architects in Seattle.

Monday, May 12, 2014

TxA will notify our 2014 Design Awards recipients of their selection.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

TxA will announce the 2014 Design Awards winners to the public via our website and social media.

Good luck and may the odds be in your favor! 

The TxA 2014 Design Awards are sponsored by Acme Brick and Total CAD.

500 Chicon Street is the Austin headquarters of the Texas Society of Architects. "500 Chicon" is a column on the Texas Architects blog that highlights the ongoing collaboration between Texas Architects staff, our members, and other contributing partners. These posts will spotlight individuals who come through our doors, events and happenings at the office, and staff activities out in the field.