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.
During the Texas Society of Architects annual convention Thursday-Saturday in Fort Worth, the TSA Honor Awards and the TSA Design and Studio Awards will be presented. Congratulations to all distinguished recipients! We’re looking forward to seeing you in Fort Worth and we are very proud that some of the honorees will go home with awards Trophyology custom designed for the TSA.
Another special milestone in the architecture world to note: Congratulations to Sally Fly, Honorary AIA, on her 20th anniversary as executive director of AIA Austin!
Arts and Entertainment
First, a round of applause, please, for the Jury and Screenplay winners at theAustin Film Festival.
We also salute the filmmakers honored at Fantastic Fest, as well as the video-game creators recognized by Fantastic Arcade.
Meanwhile, the Hollywood Film Awards honored familiar Austin faces Richard Linklater, Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey.
We’re also sending congratulations to …
… The Partners in the Arts Awards, presented by the City of Austin to The City of Austin Aviation Department , The Downtown Austin Alliance, The Downtown Commission, Jennifer Chenoweth and Murray Legge.
… the winners of the Hamilton Book Awards at the University of Texas-Austin, including grand prize winner Julia E. Guernsey.
Service and Philanthropy
Like us, our friend Michael Barnes can “never get enough” of awards ceremonies. We thank him for helping keep us connected to the Austin community. Take some time to read his reporting on the University of Texas Community Leadership Awards, which honored Travis County District Clerk Amalia Rodriguez-Mendoza and State Sen. Judith Zaffirini, as well as Futuro Fund Austin and the Workers Defense Project.
Michael also fills us in on the Harvey Penick Awards given by Caritas of Austin. Ernest and Sarah Butler were recognized for their contributions to the arts, the sciences and education. In the same post, read his report from the Goodwill Hall of Honor event.
And warmest congratulations go out to …
… the honorees at the Austin Community Foundation‘s Celebration of Giving. Luci Johnson and Ian Turpin received the ACF Philanthropy Award. Kelly White, CEO of the Austin Children’s Shelter, was honored with the Founders Award.
… Helping Hand Home for Children for a successful Champions for Children Award Luncheon and to the honorees: Steve Bewsey, Maxine Roberts and Vicki Howard, Chris Janawicz, Lisa Brown and Courtney Riley.
… Girlstart’s honorees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), who were recognized at the group’s annual Game Changers luncheon: Susan M. Cox, Lisa Lucero, Emily Niemeyer, Charlotte Vick, Bertha Bermudez and Shree Bose.
… Susan Dawson, Chelsea McCullough and Gary Farmer, who were recognized for community leadership at Leadership Austin’s Best Party Ever.
It’s no surprise that a great city like Austin would also have the nation’s best municipal website. Congratulations to everyone at AustinTexas.gov on this honor!Texas.gov, the official website of the state of Texas, has also been on a roll withhonors this year.
The Austin Business Journal presented its Best CEOs awards to Lew Little of Harden Healthcare, Mark McClain of Sailpoint Technologies, John Garrett of Community Impact Newspaper, James Finck of YMCA Austin and Charles Barnett of Seton Healthcare Family.
Do you know of someone receiving a special recognition? (And that includes you!) Let us know and we may feature them in a future blog.