Greater Houston Preservation Alliance is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Good Brick Awards for excellence in historic preservation. Updated guidelines and nomination forms are available online at www.ghpa.org/awards. All entries must be received at GHPA’s office by 3 p.m. Monday, September 12, 2011.
To qualify, preservation projects must be located within Harris County and must have been completed within the last three years. Commercial, residential and institutional projects are eligible for awards. If qualified entries are received, GHPA may also present Good Bricks for heritage education programs, stewardship of historic properties, landscape design, books and craftsmen.
Anyone may submit a nomination. In the case of building projects, the nominee must be the property owner who carried out the project. Nominating yourself will not affect your chances for receiving an award.
A jury of preservation and design professionals, community leaders and previous award winners selects the Good Brick recipients. Former Houston Chronicle home design editor and GHPA Board Secretary Madeleine McDermott Hamm will serve as jury chair. The Good Brick Awards will be presented during GHPA’s Cornerstone Dinner in early 2012.