Texas Architect September/October 2013: Design Awards
This year’s statewide design awards jury recognized 11 projects as outstanding examples of design in Texas. The three jurors — Ann Beha, FAIA, of Ann Beha Architects in Boston; Julie Eizenberg, AIA, of Koning Eizenberg in Santa Monica; and Douglas Stockman, AIA, of el dorado in Kansas City — collectively sought to recognize a diversity of project scales and typologies. They also embraced designs that they described as straightforward, elegant, clear, and simple.
2013 Design Awards Notes on a Jury by Brian William Kuper, AIA Our 2013 Design Awards jury met at the Texas Society of Architects headquarters in Austin on May 2 and 3 to review the 207 entries submitted to this yearâ€™s program. As chair of the Design Committee, I enjoyed the privilege of being present during the lively and efficient deliberations of the three insightful jurors: Ann Beha, FAIA, Ann Beha Architects, Boston; Julie Eizenberg, AIA, Koning Eizenberg, Santa Monica, Calif.; and Douglas Stockman, AIA, el dorado, Kansas City, Mo. The jury spent the afternoon of May 2 and the entire day of May 3 reviewing the entries before determining 11 designs as the winners. Collectively, the jurors made a point of looking for projects that stood out for their quality of design and craftsmanship. They were interested in clarity of materials and building forms that worked well within their contexts. Like the 2012 awards jury, Beha, Eizenberg, and Stockman were all inspired by the work of the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department, and they quickly agreed that one of the entries representing the park pavilion program would be among the winners. The Hillside Residence in Austin by Alterstudio Architecture was also immediately appealing to the group. Collectively, the group sought to honor a wide range of projects that Collectively, the jurors made a point of looking for projects that stood out for their quality of design and craftsmanship. would capture the diversity of architecture across the state. On behalf of the Design Committee and Texas Architects staff, I would like to thank all of those architects and firms who submitted projects for consideration, and congratulate the recipients of the 2013 awards. Brain William Kuper, AIA, serves as the 2012â€“2013 chair of the Texas Society of Architects Design Committee. PHOTOS BY JULIE PIZZO WOOD. 36 Texas Architect 9/10 2013