Texas Architect Sept/Oct 2008: Design Awards
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texas architect 9 / 10 2 0 0 8 16 Arthur Calcaterra, Assoc. AIA, of Quorum Architects in Fort Worth, has been named Associate Member of the Year. The honor is awarded to an individual TSA associate member who best exemplifies the highest qualities of leadership and has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to their local or state component. Currently, Calcaterra serves as the TSA associate member director. In 2008, he organized the Austin Intern Grassroots AIA Fort Worth, which was attended by represen- tatives of TSA chapters. In 2006 and 2007, he was elected to serve as the intern/associate director on the Executive Committee. As a valuable member of the TSA Board, Calcaterra has participated in chapter meetings, board meetings, Intern/Associate Grassroots, TSA Grassroots, and AIA Grassroots. The Associate Mentorship Award will go to Jonathan Benson Smith, AIA, of Lake|Flato Architects in San Antonio for his commitment and dedication as a mentor to young profession- als and high school students. The TSA Associate Special Merit Award will go to the Professional Practice Leader- ship Program (2PLP) of AIA San Antonio. The mentoring program, founded by Steve Patmon, AIA, is designed to build confidence, leader- ship, and vision in future architects through a variety of topics explored during an 11-month course of study. The Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Architecture through the Media in Honor of John G. Flowers Hon. AIA will go to the follow- ing individuals: Patsy Pittman Light of San Antonio for her book Capturing Nature: The Cement Sculpture of Dionicio Rodríguez. The book documents the life and work of a pioneering craftsman and the unique contributions he made to the built envi- ronment throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Central and South America. Tracy Self and Joe Self, AIA, for their Fort Worth radio program Design Talk Radio, an hour- long talk show about the holistic world of design and architecture. The program is broadcast weekly on KTCU. TSA will award a Citation of Honor to the following organizations: Friends of the Parks in San Antonio for its tireless effort in the restoration of the Japanese Tea Garden in Brackenridge Park. City of Tyler for creating the Tyler 21 Master Plan, which sets the city on a path for balanced growth during the next 18 years. In addition, TSA Honorary Membership will be granted to the following individuals: Bonnie Conner, a former San Antonio city councilwoman, for her 20-plus years of service and advocacy on behalf of sustainability. J.D. Granger, executive director, Trinity River Vision Authority, Fort Worth, for his contributions to the architectural profession and improvement of the natural and built environment. Martha (Marty) V. Leonard, community volunteer, Fort Worth, for her generous civic spirit and time supporting her community through its many different agencies and orga- nizations. Stephen H. Lucy, PE, managing principal, Jaster-Quintanilla, Dallas, for his leadership and voluntary contributions of time to improve structures in the Dallas community. TA S t a f f TsA Architecture Firm Award Founded in 1953 by Harvey V. Marmon Jr. and Edward Mok, Marmon Mok is now led by Ste- phen R. Souter, FAIA, who has served as man- aging partner since 1988; William Reeves, AIA; Greg Houston, AIA; Dror Baldinger, AIA; Carlos Moreno, AIA; Mary Bartlett, AIA; Braint Hark- iewicz, AIA; and Montgomery Howard, AIA. Besides contributing two TSA presidents, seven AIA San Antonio chapter presidents, and numerous AIA board members and committee chairs, the employees of Marmon Mok have made many more contributions to the profes- sion. They have contributed and volunteered for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Northside ISD Education Foundation. During its long history, the firm has received 28 AIA San Antonio Design Awards and over 30 regional and national awards. The company has been repeatedly ranked as one of the top three architecture firms in the city by the San Antonio Business Journal and was ranked first in 2006, its 53 rd year of continuous practice. “Because Marmon Mok demonstrates high quality in design work, overwhelming support for the profession, and numerous contributions to community organizations, their high stan- dards and overall consistency have lasted over five decades, exemplifying the finest offered by Texas firms,” said Matt Morris, FAIA, a member of the Honor Awards Committee. Several of Marmon Mok’s landmark San Antonio projects include the South Texas Medi- cal Center Master Plan; Confluence Theater, Hemisfair World’s Fair, U.S. Pavilion; San Antonio International Airport Terminal 1; the Alamodome; and Oliver Wendell Holmes High School in Northside ISD. Recently, the firm’s Bunny Raba Chapel at Seton Home in San Anto- nio graced the cover of the 2007 Nov/Dec issue of Texas Architect. continued from page 14