Posts Tagged ‘awards’

Writer Spike Gillespie on founding the Kick Ass Awards & the Office of Good Deeds

“I think it was 2001 when I first came up with the idea for the Kick Ass Trophy. My friend and mentor, Molly Ivins, the hilarious political columnist, had just finished her first round of chemo. She was hosting a party to thank those of us who’d supported her through treatment. I wanted to bring

Martha Stewart American Made Finalist

We are thrilled to be a Martha Stewart American Made finalist! This is really exciting for our team and we couldn’t be happier. What’s next? Judging Period for Category Winners begins on 9/15. Public Voting for the Audience Choice Award Winner begins also on 9/15. Of course we’d be super happy if you felt like

Welcome, Geometria!

  We are thrilled to introduce our new award collection GEOMETRIA today with this video! Inspired by geometric forms and shapes found in iconic historic monuments, art, contemporary architecture and design, the six-piece Geometria award collection continues TROPHYOLOGY’s mission to give the awards and recognition industry a design update and to create awards that truly

New award collection coming soon

We are so excited to launch our new TROPHYOLOGY award collection GEOMETRIA. If you follow us on facebook, twitter, and instagram, you have seen our teasers of shapes and forms that have inspired this new collection. Just a few more days until launch date. We can’t wait to share our newest awards with you. Stay

A custom business gift for Corgan headquartered in Dallas, Texas

Today we are proud to share with you a business gift and custom award design we recently completed for a corporate client headquartered in Dallas, Texas: Corgan, a large architecture firm with a staff of more than 350 professionals in offices in Dallas, New York City, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Houston, Beijing, and Dubai. Founded in 1938,

Interview: Michael Yates

TROPHYOLOGY awards and plaques are made with love in Austin, Texas, and it’s our pleasure to introduce you to the people who help bring them to life. Today, we’re featuring Michael Yates. This gifted woodworker is one of our key collaborators. In fact, he’s been sharing his talents with TROPHYOLOGY since our earliest days. Founder and


When Mark Maček talks about receiving a Texas Society of Architects Artisan Award this year, he describes the meaning of the moment in a way that perfectly befits his occupation. “I’m not the kind of person that jumps up and down and hugs everybody nearby” when winning an award, Mark says. “It’s more like I’m

East Austin Studio Tour

The first weekend of East Austin Studio Tour was amazing, and we want to thank all of you who made it such a memorable time. It was great to see familiar faces and meet new friends and supporters. The TROPHYOLOGY studio and our talented neighbors at the Pump Project Satellite greeted a steady flow of


Fall is a busy season for awards in Austin, and we want to send some extra congratulations, cheers and pats on the back to all the people who have received awards or reached milestones. We hope the TROPHYOLOGY Honor Roll can be a place where we celebrate accomplishments as a community. Architecture During the Texas

License to Trust

We so enjoyed our recent conversation with award-winning architect and University of Texas School of Architecture Assistant Professor Matt Fajkus. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to check out the thoughts on recognition and inspiration he shared with us last week. One thought that Matt shared especially intrigued us, and we wanted to explore it

Interview: Architect Matt Fajkus

Recognition has followed Matt Fajkus throughout his career. He’s the principal architect of Matt Fajkus Architecture as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas School of Architecture (UTSOA). A very abbreviated list of his honors includes the Cale McDowell University-wide Award for Innovation, the ACSA New Faculty National Teaching Award, not one, but two Texas Society

Lovely Compliments

Nothing thrills us more than knowing our awards and recognition gifts have made people happy and conveyed special meaning. We wanted to share some of our “fan mail” with you. If you have presented or received a TROPHYOLOGY award or gift, we would love to hear from you as well. We also encourage you to
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We’re so happy to be starting a new feature this week, the TROPHYOLOGY Honor Roll. Our goal is to send some extra congratulations, cheers and pats on the back to people who have received awards or reached milestones. We hope our blog posts can be a place where we can celebrate accomplishments as a community.