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.

2016 Design Awards

The entry period for our 2016 Design Awards is now closed. Jurors will meet in Austin at the TxA offices on May 5–6 to select the winning projects.

The 2016 jurors are:

  • Thomas Hacker, FAIA

    Hacker (Portland, Oregon)
  • Mauricio Rocha

    Taller de Arquitectura (Mexico City)
  • Dan Wheeler, FAIA

    Wheeler Kearns Architects (Chicago)
  • Clive Wilkinson, FAIA

    Clive Wilkinson Architects (Culver City, CA)

Read Design Award Juror Bios

Winners will be notified on the week of May 9 and announced via the TxA website and social media. Projects will published in the September/October 2016 issue of Texas Architect magazine, and recipients will be honored during our 77th Annual Convention and Design Expo, to be held in San Antonio on November 3–5, 2016.

View 2016 Call for Entries

2015 Design Award Winners

Last year, the following 13 projects were selected as Design Award winners from among the 256 entries. The jury included: Karl A. Backus, AIA of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Alex Krieger, FAIA, of NBBJ and Harvard Graduate School of Design; Bruce Lindsey, AIA, of the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts; and Jennifer Yoos, FAIA, of VJJA and University of Minnesota School of Architecture. For more information, see our 2015 Design Awards winner announcement and the September/October 2015 issue of Texas Architect magazine. Click on the thumbnails below to view videos about each project.

CCR1 Residence

Cedar Creek Reservoir


Chinmaya Mission Austin


Miró Rivera Architects

Decatur Street House


kinneymorrow architecture

Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion


Lake|Flato Architects

Gallery at Turtle Creek


JHP Architecture/Urban Design



Baldridge Architects

The Gourd

San Antonio

Overland Partners

New Hope Housing at Brays Crossing


Glassman Shoemake Maldonado Architects

Parkland Hospital


HDR + Corgan

Observation Tower at Circuit of the Americas


Miró Rivera Architects

Pendleton Farm


Tim Cuppett Architects

Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center

San Antonio

Lake|Flato Architects

Vertical House


Miró Rivera Architects