Take a look back at the 2015 Good Brick Awards on Monday evening, October 26, as Preservation Houston recaps the past year’s winners during a special member program at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street.
PH has honored excellence in local historic preservation with Good Brick Awards since 1979. The 2015 awards, which were presented during the Cornerstone Dinner in February, recognized outstanding projects including the rehabilitation of a landmark Midtown school, the rescue of six Victorian homes in the East End and the conversion of one of downtown’s first skyscrapers into a luxury hotel.
Hosts Edel Howlin of Houston Public Media and acclaimed interior designer Bill Stubbs will present the same awards program that guests at the 2015 Cornerstone Dinner saw last February, telling the stories of these amazing efforts and sharing dramatic before-and-after photos of the work.
In addition, some of the past year's award winners, architects and designers will be available to discuss their projects with you after the program. You'll also get a preview of what is being planned for the 2016 Cornerstone Dinner, coming up next February.
The Fall Member Program is free for Preservation Houston members and $5 for non-members. Anyone who joins PH at the event will receive a $5 discount on membership ($10 for a Household or Pier & Beam Dual membership). RSVP for this event by Friday, October 23, or call (713) 510-3990.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Fondren Hall on the second floor of the Jones Youth Building at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street (the Jones Building is located just north of St. Paul’s main sanctuary). Free parking is available in the St. Paul’s parking lot on the northeast corner of Fannin and Binz (enter on Binz). St. Paul’s is a short walk from MetroRail’s Museum District station.
About the hosts
Edel Howlin is a producer on Houston Matters, a daily public affairs show that airs on News 88.7. At Houston Public Media, Edel started as a reporter covering veteran issues and the quirkier side of life in Houston. Before her time in public radio she worked for local commercial station Cox as an on-air personality. In 2013, Edel received awards for her stories from the Houston Press Club, the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association and the Texas Veterans Commission. Before radio, Edel earned a degree in statistics at University College Dublin, Ireland. Since 2005, she has worked for both local and national stations in Dublin. Edel was born and raised in Clane, County Kildare, Ireland, and she’s lived in Houston since 2008.
Bill Stubbs is the authentic tastemaker at the helm of William W. Stubbs and Associates, a 30-year-old international interior design firm. He is also host of Emmy-nominated Moment of Luxury, a lifestyle series which premiered on public television stations in April 2008. Bill brings to his role as host the artistic eye, adventurous spirit and extensive knowledge that has made him one of the world's leading interior designers. Named to the AD 100, Architectural Digest's list of the world's top designers and architects, Bill’s award-winning projects have included renovations of historic buildings, private homes and estates, vacation retreats and most recently, the interior design of a large corporate jet. Bill is a regular guest on Good Morning America, Bravo, Martha Stewart Living Radio and has been featured in national print profiles in The New York Times and People.