2016 AIA FW Design and Studio Awards

October 18th

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Eight awards presented to Fort Worth Architects to recognize Excellence in Design.

The American Institute of Architects Fort Worth conducted their annual Excellence in Architecture Design Awards Jury on Tuesday October 18th at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

The AIA Fort Worth Design Awards program recognizes outstanding architectural, urban design and unbuilt projects by architects practicing in the Fort Worth chapter to promote public interest in design excellence.  The jury led by Roberto de Leon FAIA, of de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop in Louisville Kentucky, also included Taryn Kinney AIA of DLR Group in Houston and David Webber AIA of Webber + Studio in Austin.

The event reviewed design work for 38 projects and the jurors selected 8 projects which they felt best represented excellent design work by local architects.  Two projects were awarded the highest Honor Award, three received Merit Awards and two were noted for Studio Awards.

Winners will be honored during the AIA Fort Worth Awards Gala to be held at the Kimbell Art Museum in February, 2017.


Honor Award


Pax & Parker

  • Client: Pax & Parker
  • Architect: Bart Shaw. AIA
  • MEP Consultant: BHB Engineering
  • Contractor:             Prim Construction
  • Photography:             Dror Baldinger, AIA



Honor Award


 Memory: Fairmont Park

  • Architect:   Bart Shaw, AIA
  • Consultant:   HnH Engineering
  • Contractor:   SkiHi Mechanical
  • Photography:   Charles Davis Smith, AIA ; Chad Davis, AIA


Merit Award


 Cultural District Office Remodel

  • Client: Undisclosed for client privacy
  • Architect: Bennett Benner Partners
  • MEP Consultant: BHB Engineering
  • Contractor: Fort Construction
  • Photography: Craig Kuhner, AIA (exteriors), Jeff Scroggins (interiors)



Merit Award:



 Le Cep Restaurant

  • Client: Chef Sandra and David Avila
  • Architect Bennett Benner Partners
  • MEP Consultant: Summit Consultants
  • Kitchen Consultant: Bosma Design Solutions
  • Contractor: Fort Construction
  • Photography: Jeremy Enlow


Merit Award:


 Condit Elementary School

  • Client: Houston ISD
  • Architect: VLK Architects                       
  • Photography: Chad M. Davis


Studio Award


STEAM Academy | Fort Worth

  • Client: Fort Worth ISD
  • Architect: VLK Architects



Studio Award


Heritage Park Plaza Restoration

  • Architect: A Joint Venture with Bennett Benner Partners & Studio Outside
  • Client: Downtown Fort Worth, Inc., City of Fort Worth



Studio Award


Grandview City Hall

  • Architect: Bart Shaw, AIA