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2016 Design Award Winners

Congratulations to this year's Design Award winners! Our distinguished jurors, Thomas Hacker, FAIA, Mauricio Rocha, Dan Wheeler, FAIA, and Clive Wilkinson, FAIA, spent two days in Austin deliberating over nearly 300 projects. They selected 10 that they felt were the best representations of architecture in the state of Texas. The projects are presented below with a selection of juror comments.  In no particular order, the projects are: Gewinner Residence, Energy Architecture -photo by Dror Baldinger Hacker: “I think that one of the really most powerful things about this is that duality between the house as a transparent element and the house…

Overheard at the 2016 Design Awards Jury

The 2016 jurors, down to their final few projects.] – photo by Elizabeth Hackler On May 5 and 6, the 2016 TxA Design Awards jury gathered in Austin to deliberate over 285 projects. Thomas Hacker, FAIA, Mauricio Rocha, Dan Wheeler, FAIA, and Clive Wilkinson, FAIA, had a lively discussion as they narrowed down the projects to the eventual winners. Their conversation spanned the breadth of Texas architecture and beyond. Below, I have provided a selection of their most memorable quotes from the final round of deliberations on Friday morning. Mauricio Rocha, who had finally gotten a full night’s sleep after a…