Good Brick Awards
The 2013 Cornerstone Dinner
Join Preservation Houston in celebrating the best of local historic preservation during The Cornerstone Dinner presenting the 2013 Good Brick Awards on Thursday evening, February 28, 2013. In addition to presenting the Good Brick Awards for excellence in historic preservation, PH will recognize Beth Madison and J.P. Bryan with the Community Pillar Awards during the event.
Two mother/son teams are chairing Preservation Houston’s most significant fundraising event: Helen Bering and Walter Bering with PH Board member Lynne Bentsen and Clay Crawford.
Meet the 2013 Good Brick Award winners
The winners of the 2013 Good Brick Awards have been announced:
- Community Pillars: Beth Madison and J.P. Bryan
- Martha Peterson Award: Anna Mod for her community service and contributions to historic preservation in Houston
- Tom Hair for the restoration of Fire Station No. 6
- Madeleine Hussey for preserving the archives of the Weber Iron Works
- 500 Fannin L.L.C. for restoring the Wilson Building
- Texas Foundation for the Arts for the documentary The 1910 Harris County Courthouse
- 1011 McGowen Group Ltd./Mongoose versus Cobra for the restoration of 1011 McGowen Avenue
- Annunciation Catholic Church/Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston for restoration of the tower, steeple, façade and stained glass windows of Annunciation Catholic Church
- Houston Arts and Media/Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution for their video program With Respect: Preserving Historic Cemeteries
- Cheryl & Dave Bowman for the restoration of their historic home in Glenbrook Valley
- Krissy & Will Hirtz for restoring their historic River Oaks home
- Laura & Evan Michaelides/Four Square Design Studio for the restoration of a historic First Ward house
- Cynthia & Ben Guill for restoring their historic home in River Oaks
- Matt Pasternak/Pasternak Custom Homes for the restoration of a historic Boulevard Oaks house
- Louisa Meacham & John Faraguna for the restoration of their historic home in the Woodland Heights
About the Good Brick Awards
The Good Brick Awards have been given since 1979 to recognize local contributions to the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of Houston's architectural and cultural heritage. Nomination categories include the renovation, restoration, or adaptive use of a building; new buildings or sympathetic additions that enhance the existing historic fabric of Houston; recognition for the craftspeople who continually maintain, build, and restore our important buildings and cultural fabric; preservation-related programs or activities; project planning; publications; and outstanding service or leadership in preservation.
Anyone may submit a nomination, but the nominee(s) must be the property owner(s) who carried out the project. Nominating yourself will not hurt your chances to receive an award. Projects must be located in Harris County and must have been completed in the last three years.
Nominations for the Good Brick Awards must be submitted using the official nomination form. A nomination package will include the nomination form, a project summary in two pages or less, and photographs, if applicable. Each nomination must be in a binder. If you are nominating more than one project, each entry must be in a separate binder. Nominations will not be accepted via e-mail. Download complete, updated entry requirements with the 2014 Good Brick Award nomination form.
If you have any questions about the nomination process, e-mail David Bush or call (713) 510-3990.