Historic Resources

Historic Resources

The AIA National Historic Resources Committee was founded in 1890, and known as the “Committee on Conservation of Public Architecture.” Over 120 years later, the Committee is still actively participating in preservation efforts across the country. The mission of the local San Antonio Historic Resources Committee is to identify, understand, and preserve architectural heritage in the Alamo City. HRC is engaged in promoting the role of the historic architect within the profession through the development of information and knowledge among members, allied professional organizations, and the public. Committee meetings are held at Noon on the first Wednesday of each month at the Center for Architecture and are open to anyone interested in the preservation of San Antonio’s architectural heritage.

Co-Chairs

Allison Chambers, Assoc. AIA

Allison Chambers, Assoc. AIA

Stuart Johnson, AIA

Stuart Johnson, AIA

Twenty-Five Year Distinguished Building Award

AIA San Antonio established the Twenty-Five Year Distinguished Building Award in 2005. This coveted designation recognizes architectural projects of enduring cultural importance that have withstood the test of time. To be eligible a project must be located within the chapter’s boundaries and have been designed by an architect who, at sometime in his or her career, was a member of the San Antonio chapter.

2017 RECIPIENT

Texas State Pavilion,
formerly known as the Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC)

Caudill Rowlett Scott (CRS)

2016 RECIPIENT

Sombrilla Plaza at UTSA’s 1604 campus

Ford, Powell and Carson and Bartlett Cocke and Associates

2014 RECIPIENT

Hilton Palacio Del Rio (1968)

Cerna & Garza Architects

2013 RECIPIENT

Inter-Continental Motors Building (1963)

O’Neil Ford & Associates

2012 RECIPIENT

Mary Ann Koogler McNay House (1929)

Atlee B. Ayres, FAIA & Robert M. Ayres, AIA

2011 RECIPIENT

Tower of the Americas (1968)

Ford Powell & Carson, Architects & Planners

2010 RECIPIENT

Emily Morgan Hotel,

formerly the Medical Arts Building (1926)

Ralph H. Cameron, FAIA

2009 RECIPIENT

Japanese Tea Garden, Sunken Garden

Brackenridge Park (1917)

2008 RECIPIENT

Thomas Jefferson High School (1932)

Adams & Adams and Phelps and Dewees

2007 RECIPIENT

Margarite B. Parker Chapel (1966)

Frank Murchison Tower (1964)

O’Neil Ford, FAIA and Bartlett Cocke, FAIA

2006 RECIPIENT

Tower Life Building, Smith Young Tower (1929)

Ayres & Ayres

2005 RECIPIENT

San Antonio River Walk (1939)

Robert H. H. Hugman, AIA

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