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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.

2019 Recipient: Minnette B. Boesel

With a background in art history, historic preservation, and real estate, Minnette Boesel has been a leader in preservation in the city of Houston since the early 1980s, when she led efforts to clean up downtown and protect Houston’s building stock. She invested in adaptive reuse projects and started a real estate company to work with developers to save and reuse historic buildings. The Cornerstone Award was presented at TxA’s 2019 Conference in Galveston.

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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