25-Year Award

Texas Architect’s 25-Year Award is an important public outreach program that focuses much-deserved attention on distinguished Texas architecture of enduring significance and exemplifies the Society’s intrinsic message that “Good Design Matters.” The annual award recognizes one building completed 25 to 50 years earlier that has stood the test of time by retaining its central form, character, and overall architectural integrity.

2013 25-Year Award Recipient: The Menil Collection, Houston

Designed by Renzo Piano with Richard Fitzgerald & Associates and inaugurated in 1987, the Menil Collection of Houston has been honored by the Texas Society of Architects with the 25-Year Award. The award was announced in the November/December issue of Texas Architect magazine and presented on November 8 during our 74th Annual Convention and Design Expo held in Fort Worth.

Past 25-Year Award Recipients

Although the awards program experienced a hiatus after 1998, the program was reinvigorated in 2007. Previous recipients of the 25-Year Award are:

  • 2012 – Temple Emanu-El (Dallas) by Howard Meyer and Max Sandfield
  • 2011 – Fountain Place (Dallas) by I.M. Pei and Partners
  • 2010 – Tower of the Americas (San Antonio) by Ford Powell & Carson
  • 2009 – Margarite B. Parker Chapel at Trinity University (San Antonio) by Ford Powell & Carson
  • 2008 – Fort Worth Water Gardens by Philip Johnson (with John Burgee)
  • 2007 – NorthPark Center (Dallas) by Harrell and Hamilton Architects (now Omniplan)
  • 1998 – Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth) by Louis I. Kahn
  • 1997 – The Birthday (Sterling County) by Frank Welch and Associates