2017 AIAFW Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects Fort Worth conducted their annual Excellence in Architecture Design Awards Jury on October 24, 2017 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.

Congratulations to our 2017 award winners!

2017 AIA FW Honor and Design Award Recipients

Honor Awards

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION – Brian Hadar McLaughlin Brunson Insurance Agency
Certificate of Appreciation – Thomas Perez ARC Document Solutions
Certificate of Appreciation – Terri Thornton Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

QUALITY IN CONSTRUCTION / ARTISAN AWARD: Brad Rhodes with Finishing Wizardry

EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AWARD -Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center; Refuge- Chris Smith (President) City of Fort Worth Parks and Recreation Department- Rob Denkhaus (Nature Center
Manager) and Reginald Hurd (Assistant Director of the Park and Recreation Department)


YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AWARD Matt Green, AIA, NCARB – Urban Bobcat Architects

COMMUNITY AWARD – Dennehy Architects – Paul Dennehy AIA, Don Gatzke AIA, and Dennis Chiessa, AIA

JAMES R. WOOTEN SERVICE AWARD – Bart Shaw, AIA – Ibanez Shaw Architecture

25-YEAR AWARD – Axe House designed by Emery Young AIA.
Joseph Glenn, owner of the Axe house.
Barbara Lee Young, wife of Emery and their daughter, Michele are also presented the
Twenty-Five year Award.

2017 Design Awards winners

Merit Award:

Some Place Like Home – Yixin Zhou and Xiaoyun Ni – Rice University School of Architecture
Hygienic Circus – Monica Burckhardt and Drew Heller – Rice University School of Architecture

Honor Awards:
Periphery Party – Ibrahim Salman and Sai Ma – Rice University School of Architectur
The Monastery of Refuge – Mabel S.W. Loh and Claire Townley – University of Texas at Austin

Studio Awards:
● Prototype Infill House – Dennehy Architects
● Limelight – Ibanez Shaw Architecture

Merit Awards:

● Ennis Public Theatre – Ibanez Shaw Architecture

● Urban Union – Bennett Benner Partners Architects + Planners
● Tarrant County Courthouse – Arthur Weinman Architects
● Cattle Barn – Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford

Honor Awards:
● Northside Branch Boys & Girls Club – Ibanez Shaw Architecture

● Fort Worth Camera – Ibanez Shaw Architecture – Accepting the award is Bart Shaw, AIA