AIA 2013 San Antonio Design Awards

Nine projects were selected to receive 2013 AIA San Antonio Design Awards:


Project Name: Cranbrook Kingswood Girl's Middle School
Location: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Architect: Lake|Flato Architects


Project Name: Desert House
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Architect: Lake|Flato Architects


Project Name: Hog Pen Creek Retreat
Location: Austin, Texas
Architect: Lake|Flato Architects


Project Name: Mill Springs Ranch
Location: Vanderpool, TX
Architect: Lake|Flato Architects


Project Name: SK Ranch
Location: Center Point, TX
Architect: Lake|Flato Architects

Project Name: University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts Building
Location: Austin, TX
Overland Partners


Project Name: Lytle Middle School Addition/Renovation
Location: Bexar County, TX
Architect: SHW Group 


Project Name: House 124
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Architect: Candid Rogers, AIA


Project Name: St. John's College Levan Hall
Location: Sante Fe, NM
Architect: Lake|Flato Architects                


Sustainability Commendation

Each year, AIA San Antonio awards a Sustainability Commendation for a project that embraces sustainable concepts and solutions. This year the jurors selected the Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and US Courthouse, in San Antonio designed by Ford, Powell & Carson, Architects & Planners to receive this award.




Project: Law Enforcement Training Center at the First Responder Academy
Location: Bexar County, TX
Architect: Alamo Architects




Project: The San Antonio Airport Hotel
Student: Xuhua Cheng


Project: East Commerce Community Cultural Branch Library
Student: Benjamin J. Rosas


Project: Public Safety Headquarters
Location: San Antonio, TX
Architect: Ford, Powell & Carson Architects & Planners 



The jury selected the Inter-Continental Motors Building, an iconic San Antonio landmark designed by O'Neil Ford & Associates




AIA San Antonio Awards 

A signature program of AIA San Antonio, the annual Awards Celebration highlights outstanding architecture and design. This two-day event in November features a free public lecture by nationally recognized Design Award Jurors, an Exhibition of Design Award submittals at the Center for Architecture followed by a Banquet at Pearl Stable attended by members, engineers, and contractors and related design industry professionals, and guests. Afterwards, attendees adjourn to enjoy a red carpet After Party at the Center for Architecture where they can toast the winners. 



Wendy Pautz, AIA
LMN Architects  •  Seattle, WA   

Wendy Pautz is a partner and design leader at LMN Architects, a Seattle based multidisciplinary design practice. Over the course of her career Wendy has led complex projects that span multiple building types; built working relationships with a variety of distinguished collaborators; and in the past two decades designed public and private projects that result in innovative design solutions that enhance the life of their communities. Wendy‘s professional leadership includes participation in civic organizations and on university and design award juries.
Wendy approaches each project with a sense of responsibility to leverage a depth of experience in the pursuit of new discoveries based on the unique parameters of each project. Her projects are widely recognized for their enriching, humanistic qualities and experiences and are marked by comprehensive engagement throughout the process, integrating conceptual design with a sophisticated knowledge of technical resolution. Each project’s integration into the public realm has evolved into an approach that interlocks the experience of the architecture with the life of the community, and celebrates the culture of the institution within the broader context of contemporary society.


Josh Shelton, AIA
el dorado, inc. •  Kansas City, MO

Josh Shelton received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee in 1995. While at University of Tennessee, Josh received the Pella Traveling Scholarship and spent a year abroad studying and working in Melbourne, Australia. Josh has practiced architecture in San Antonio, Texas and in Lawrence, Kansas. Josh joined el dorado, inc. in 1999 and became a principal in 2002. He served as the firm’s president from 2004-2011.  He currently serves as the Director of Operations and manages a wide variety of projects, both in scale and typology.  Josh’s projects have been published nationally and internationally and have been recognized by local, regional, and national design awards programs. 

Collectively with his partners at el dorado, inc., Josh has served as a studio instructor for the Washington University School of Architecture in St. Louis, Lawrence Tech University in Detroit, and as a studio instructor and chair of the lecture series at University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design and Planning in Lawrence.  Josh serves on the board of directors for several arts organizations, including the Arts Council of Johnson County, the Johnson County Public Art Commission, and the Spencer Museum of Art. He recently co-founded Art through Architecture, an AIA-KC initiative incentivizing Kansas City architects and their clients to collect and integrate the work of local artists into their projects.


Rusty Smith, Assistant Director
The Rural Studio  •  Auburn, AL

usty Smith is Auburn University’s Gresham Professor, Associate Chair of the Architecture Program and Associate Director of the Rural Studio. A nationally recognized expert in the field of Architectural Education, Smith has been awarded both the American Institute of Architects National Teaching Honor Award, as well as the American Institute of Architecture Students National Teaching Honor Award. Smith lectures widely with a particular emphasis on curriculum development, service learning and “best practices” in the field of Public Interest Architecture via the delivery of integrated, holistic, and hands-on experiences. Smith’s artwork has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and resides in the permanent collections of private benefactors as well as public museums and galleries.




Helen Pierce, AIA
Adam Reed, AIA

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