Each year, AIA Fort Worth gives the following Honors and Awards to various members, projects, individuals and groups for their outstanding achievements and service to the profession of architecture and the community.

JAMES R. WOOTEN SERVICE AWARDAwarded to the AIA Fort Worth member who best exemplifies the characteristics of sustained, consistent and effective service in accomplishing the goals of the chapter. 

CHARLES R. ADAMS AWARD FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCEAwarded to an AIA Fort Worth member who has demonstrated consistent building design excellence over a body of regional projects.

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AWARDAwarded to a young member of the Fort Worth Chapter for serving as a model for young architects and associate members.  This award is given to individuals who, in an early stage of their architectural career, have shown exceptional leadership in design, education, and/or service to the profession.

QUALITY IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDEstablished to recognize and honor a person or group for their constant search for quality and fine work, not simply competent execution; but work which comes from excellent judgment, skill and care in the process. 

PRESIDENTS AWARDEstablished to recognize and honor a person or group in the community for their support of the chapter.

COMMUNITY AWARDAwarded to an individual, organization, group, etc. for contributing to the promotion, understanding, appreciation, and advancement of architecture. 

EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTEstablished to recognize an outstanding design, project or development that has a significant impact toward creating a more sustainable built environment.  It can be awarded to design professionals, owners, developers, institutions and regulatory agencies that have a role in shaping the built environment. 

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP – One of the highest honors the AIA Fort Worth Chapter can bestow upon a person outside the profession of architecture.  It is given to persons of esteemed character who are not eligible for membership in the AIA Fort Worth Chapter, but who have given distinguished service to the profession of architecture or the allied arts and sciences

TWENTY FIVE YEAR AWARDThe test of time is used to single out the executed projects that receive this award, designed by an architect licensed in the United States, and important to the architectural history of Fort Worth.   

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATIONGiven for a spirit of cooperation with, and outstanding contributions to, The American Institute of Architects Fort Worth. 


Congratulations to our 2019 Honor Award Recipients!

James R. Wooten Service Award

Chad Davis, AIA

Young Professional Award

Lindsey Brigati Boren, AIA

Quality in Construction Award

Rick Wintersole, AIA 

Community Award

Adrian Parr​ – Dean, CAPPA at UT Arlington

Excellence in Sustainable Development Award

Connex Office Park by MEL/ARCH Studio

Honorary Members

Anne Allen, Hon. AIA FW​ – Public Art Project Manager, Arts Council of Fort Worth

Twenty Five Year Award

Mt. Olivet Mausoleum, 1958​ – Charles R. Adams, Architect

Certificate of Appreciation

AIAS at UT Arlington

Brad Bell​ – Director, School of Architecture at UT Arlington

Dana Burgdoff​ – Deputy Planning Director, City of Fort Worth

Kate Holliday, Hon. AIA FW​ – Director, David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture at UT Arlington

Congratulations to our 2018 Honor Award Recipients!

James R. Wooten Service Award

Greg Ibanez, FAIA

Charles R. Adams Award for Design Excellence

Bart Shaw, AIA

Young Professional Award

Dennis Chiessa, Assoc. AIA

Quality in Construction Award

Bryan Bogle, Bogle Construction

Community Award

ACE Fort Worth Program – Kate Dunfee, AIA , John Stevenson, and Clifton Hall

Excellence in Sustainable Development Award

The City of Fort Worth and Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford for Meacham Airport Administration Building Renovation

Honorary Members

Kate Holiday

Mark Burden

The Fortsons

Twenty Five Year Award

UTA School of Architecture, Arlington, 1985

Certificate of Appreciation

Ann Zadeh – City of Fort Worth Councilwoman District 9

Becca Palluth, AIA

Lindsey Brigati Boren, AIA

Sarah San Miguel, AIA

Congratulations to our 2017 Honor Award Recipients!

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.
Accepted by Joseph Glenn, owner of the Axe house, Barbara Lee Young, wife of Emery and their daughter, Michele