Page is Honored in 2016
At Page, our most valuable resource is our people. Through their service, we’ve created a large and diverse portfolio of buildings and places – work that speaks for itself. So, it’s a great year when our people are directly honored for their creativity and skills, as well as the projects on which they have collaborated with their colleagues.
Page began 2016 with the exciting news that Associate Principal Jim Brady was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects based on his leadership as an advocate, planner and architect in K-12 education, resulting in improved student learning. That was followed by the news the AIA Dallas chapter had bestowed its Firm of the Year Award on Page. Page Senior Principal Mattia Flabiano accepted the award along with Cliff Lloyd, who is the firm's most tenured architect, and Lisa Bradley, who is the youngest registered architect in the Dallas office.
This past year, two Page projects won Associated General Contractors awards. First, the US Embassy Office Annex in Abuja, Nigeria, on which Page served as Architect of Record, was given an Alliant Build America Award in the International category, which acknowledges it as among the nation's most impressive construction projects. Then, 811 Louisiana, a downtown Houston highrise known for its former high-profile energy supermajor tenant, received the APEX Gold Award in the Renovation / Restoration category for the extensive work outside and in.
Two planning projects were honored by the American Planning Association California Chapter. The Downtown South San Francisco Station Area Specific Plan and Environmental Impact Report was lauded for its collaborative long-term development plan and improvements to the Downtown Truckee District elevated it to one of only three “Great Places in California,” a designation only given to sites that “exemplify character, quality, and excellent planning … and it must be a place where people want to be.”
Page Branding & Graphics Principal Herman Dyal was anointed the most significant individual in the Austin art and design community by DAM Magazine for leading a "creative explosion" in which newcomers and natives alike are solidifying the city's aesthetic with both regional and international styles. The honor was followed by the AIA Austin Chapter Design Awards for Page’s work on The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley Performing Arts Complex, which was subsequently featured in Texas Architect Magazine. Page also designed The University of Texas at San Antonio Paseo North Building, which received an AIA Austin Award too, as well as a Society of America Registered Architects (SARA) Award in Scottsdale, AZ.
Two other SARA awards were bestowed upon Page projects, the new US headquarters for Ottobock and the newly opened Cistern at Buffalo Bayou Park. The Cistern, Ottobock and The Hub at ABIA also were finalists for Interior Design Best of Year (BoY) Awards at which Cistern won the Pièce de Résistance category. This year, the Cistern and the Architecture of Buffalo Bayou Park were each honored with six awards, totaling 12 awards for our work at this important urban park in Houston.
Page Associate Principal / Urban Design Director Lewis T. May, FASLA, was the 2016 commencement speaker at his alma mater, Louisiana State University College of Art and Design, as well as the recipient of the college’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. In other university-related news, the 2400 Nueces highrise student housing project at The University of Texas won an inaugural Austin Green Award for serving as a model of sustainability and TDECU Stadium at the University of Houston won a Golden Trowel Award from the United Masonry Contractor Association.
Senior Associate/Senior Designer Jason Wilkins received the Graphis Design Gold Award for a poster design for his alma mater, The University of Arkansas, in support of their new BFA Graphic Design program. Senior Associate Ricardo Munoz’s on the boards project, Element House, won both a Texas Society of Architects 2016 Studio Award and an AIA Dallas Critic’s Choice Award. And, Designer Katerina Gates was awarded the 2016 Dallas Center for Architecture Traveling Fellowship, which allowed her to explore different architectural form solutions to different programmatic needs in Copenhagen.
Other Page projects also received numerous accolades. Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston won a Contract Magazine Inspiration Award in recognition of design that improves lives. Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth received a Best In Brick Award and the ULI Houston 10th Anniversary People’s Choice Award for which voting is currently underway includes two of our projects with enduring impact, the Architecture of Discovery Green and Christ Church Cathedral Mixed Use.
Congratulations to all our Pagers for their hard work and well-deserved recognition!