The Voice for Texas Architecture

Design Awards

Recognizing outstanding architectural projects by architects practicing in Texas.

Design Awards

Recognizing outstanding architectural projects by architects practicing in Texas.

Program Overview

The Texas Society of Architects Design Awards program recognizes outstanding architectural and urban design projects by architects practicing in Texas to promote public interest in design excellence. The competition focuses statewide attention on the quality of our built environment while highlighting the important role architects play in every community.

2024 Call for Entries

TxA 2024 Design Awards

The call for entries for our 2024 Design Awards close on Tuesday, April 2. Winning projects will be announced in late April.

2024 Design Award Jurors

See information about our jurors below.

Gordon Gill, FAIA
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Chicago, IL

Gordon Gill, FAIA, is one of the world’s foremost exponents of performance-based architecture. Ranging from the world’s tallest buildings to sustainable communities, his work is driven by his philosophy that there is a purposeful relationship between formal design and performance. A founding partner of award-winning Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), Gordon’s work includes the design of the world’s first net zero-energy skyscraper, the world’s first large-scale positive energy building, the next world’s tallest tower, and more.

Roberto de Leon, FAIA
de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
Louisville, KY

Roberto de Leon, FAIA is a partner and co-founder of de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop (DPAW), a collaborative design studio focusing on public projects with a cultural, civic or not-for-profit basis. His work is recognized for its contextual sensitivity, innovation in material applications, and the holistic integration of sustainable strategies rooted in regional specificity. Through his work at DPAW, Roberto was selected for the 2010 Design Vanguard by Architectural Record and the 2011 Emerging Voices by the Architectural League of New York.

Celia Esther Arredondo Zambrano
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico

Celia Esther Arredondo Zambrano is an Emeritus Professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico, where her areas of expertise are theory, history, and cultural studies in architecture, as well as sustainable architecture and urban design. She has degrees from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Texas A&M University, and Oxford Brookes University in England. She has numerous publications in the fields of architecture, both in Spanish and in English, and was the first female president of the National Academy of Architecture, Chapter Monterrey.

2023 Winners

The 2023 TxA Design Award winners were announced on April 26, 2023. The jury selected 23 projects from among 234 entries, and the winning projects will be featured in the September/October issue of Texas Architect. View the winner announcement. 

Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to the honorees!