Design Awards

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 annual competition focuses statewide attention on the quality of our built environment while highlighting the important role architects play in every community.

2017 Design Awards: Entries Due April 4

TxA is now accepting entries for our 2017 Design Awards competition. We are seeking projects in Texas or by Texas architects completed after January 1, 2012. New construction, adaptive reuse, pure restoration, renovation of historically significant buildings, interior architecture, and urban design projects are all eligible.

Entries can be submitted online through April 4 at 5:00 p.m. using the link at right. You can also download the entry form and mail in all your materials. The criteria and requirements are provided on the entry form.

Winning projects will be announced in early May and published in the September/October 2017 issue of Texas Architect magazine. Recipients will be honored during our 78th Annual Convention and Design Expo, to be held in Austin on November 9–11, 2017.

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2016 Design Awards

The 2016 Design Award winners were selected from among nearly 300 entries by jurors Thomas Hacker, FAIA, Mauricio Rocha, Dan Wheeler, FAIA, and Clive Wilkinson, FAIA. The projects were published in the September/October 2016 issue of Texas Architect magazine, and award recipients were honored at our 77th Annual Convention and Design Expo held in San Antonio last year. Click on the thumbnails below to watch videos about each project.

Boardwalk on Lady Bird Lake


Limbacher & Godfrey Architects

The Cotton Gin at the CO-OP District


Antenora Architects

Edgeland House


Bercy Chen Studio

El House


WW Architecture

Gewinner Residence


Energy Architecture

High Performance Computing Center


HOK Houston

Hollowcat Wild


Mell Lawrence Architects

Mission San Juan Capistrano

San Antonio

Ford, Powell & Carson

Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center, The Witte Museum

San Antonio

Ford, Powell & Carson

Saint Michael and All Angels Columbarium


Max Levy Architect