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O’Neil Ford Medal for Design Achievement

Recognizing outstanding achievement in architectural design.

O’Neil Ford Medal for Design Achievement

Recognizing outstanding achievement in architectural design.

Award Overview

Established in 2015, the Texas Society of Architects’ O’Neil Ford Medal recognizes outstanding achievement in architectural design as exemplified in a body of work produced by an individual architect over a period of at least 20 years.

2019 Recipient: Gary Cunningham, FAIA

Gary “Corky” Cunningham, FAIA, is founder and president of Cunningham Architects in Dallas. He is a visionary Texas architect whose work has evolved and developed within the context of his hometown of Dallas and throughout the state. While unmistakably modern, Cunningham’s designs are also regional and contextual. His body of work is described as “highly original, thoughtful, and idiosyncratic,” with each project reflecting his unique vision and a commitment to craft. The medal was presented at TxA’s Annual Conference in Galveston. Cunningham was also profiled in the November/December 2019 issue of Texas Architect.

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Read profile in Texas Architect.

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2018
David Lake, FAIA, and Ted Flato, FAIA
San Antonio

2017
Max Levy, FAIA
Dallas

2016
Chris Carson, FAIA, and Boone Powell, FAIA
San Antonio

2015
Frank D. Welch, FAIA
Dallas