The Voice for Texas Architecture

Cornerstone Award

Recognizing outstanding contributions enhancing quality of life in Texas.

Cornerstone Award

Recognizing outstanding contributions enhancing quality of life in Texas.

Award Overview

Created in 1999, the Texas Society of Architects Cornerstone Award is presented to a member of the public in recognition of outstanding contributions that enhance the quality of life by elevating architecture and the arts, promoting the value of community, or preserving the natural environment. This is the highest honor TxA can bestow on a non-architect.

2021 Recipient: Graciela Sanchez

The Texas Society of Architects presented its 2021 Cornerstone Award to Graciela Sanchez of San Antonio on October 8 at its 82nd Annual Conference and Design Expo. Sanchez is the founder and director of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and was recognized for her and her organization’s work to preserve significant landmarks for San Antonio’s Westside Hispanic community.

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2020
Robert W. Decherd, Hon. TxA
Dallas

2019
Minnette B. Boesel
Houston

2018
Tim Leach
Midland

2017
Melba Whatley, Hon. TxA
Austin

2016
Patsy Galt Steves
San Antonio

2015
Mary McDermott Cook
Dallas

2014
Gerald D. Hines, Hon. AIA
Houston

2013
Kay Carter Fortson
Fort Worth

2012
Liz Lambert
Austin

2011
Walter J. Humann
Dallas

2010
Bill Greehey
San Antonio

2009
John and Dominique de Menil
Houston

2008
Bob R. Simpson
Fort Worth

2007
William P. Hobby
Houston

2006
Deedie Potter Rose
Dallas

2005
Walter Nold Mathis
San Antonio

2004
Jack S. Blanton
Houston

2003
Ruth Carter Stevenson
Fort Worth

2002
Bill Ratliff
Mount Pleasant

2001
Raymond Nasher
Dallas

2000
Lady Bird Johnson
Austin

1999
George and Cynthia Mitchell
Galveston