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. The 2009 winners are:
• The Clayton family for its commitment to preservation of the Clayton Library
• Tim Beeson for 609 Heights Boulevard, a turn-of-the-century William A. Wilson house
• Pam Lowe for her neighborhood preservation projects in Woodland Heights
• 1102 Yale, LP, for the Yale Street Retail Center, the restoration of a 1936 Art Deco shopping center in the Heights
• Houston Independent School District for the restoration of John H. Reagan High School
• Mary Elizabeth and Kurt Hahnfeld for the restoration of 22 Willowend, a mid-century modern home in Hunters Creek
• Dana Antake-Horning and Jeff Horning for the restoration of 12923 Memorial Drive, a landmark modern home in Memorial Bend
• Area 16 Homes for 706 West Sawyer Street, a “green” renovation of a bungalow in the Old Sixth Ward Protected Historic District
• Friends of Wharton for their effort to save William H. Wharton Elementary School in Montrose
• Houston Mod for its Mod of the Month program
• Friends of the Texas Room for In Search of Houston’s History, a documentary about the historical resources in the Houston Public Library’s Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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, including those individuals who have undertaken the project, their neighbors or other property owners, architects, contractors, businesses, institutions or members of the community at large. The projects must be located in Harris County and must have been completed within 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.