We recognize community leaders and their contributions to our built environment.
A key component of the Foundation’s mission is to promote leadership in the field of architecture. To this end, we join our partner organization, AIA Austin, to celebrate recipients of the prestigious AIA Austin Honor Awards and honorary membership during our annual Form:Function program.
We believe the investment in and recognition of our city’s leaders has benefits that trickle down to all of Austin’s communities. Whether introducing a thoughtful design, policy, or idea for Austin’s built or natural environment, our honorees have helped make our city the special place that it is.
Our honoring tradition began in 2008, with awards bestowed on individuals and organization’s from Austin’s placemaking community. Beginning in 2020, we jointly select and present with AIA Austin the Alan Yamato Taniguchi Award for Public Architecture. Named for Alan Yamato Taniguchi, FAIA, this award recognizes achievements of architects, public officials, or other individuals for their role as advocates for the advancement of architecture through their work with the public, or from which the public and/or community benefits. An early stalwart for social consciousness and environmental sensitivity through the practice of architecture, Taniguchi’s professional and academic legacies remain relevant to the criteria that currently shapes our city.LEARN MORE AND NOMINATE AN HONOREE