2010 Award Videos

Distinction Awards Videos

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To view the videos please select the finalist from the list:

Clayton Library
Lake Plaza
High Fashion
Williams Tower
New Living
One Park Place


Presenting Sponsor:
Table Sponsors:

Baker Botts
Bracewell & Guiliani LLP
Crosspoint Properties
The Finger Companies
Glassman Shoemake Maldonado Architects
Green Bank
Haynes Whaley Associates, Inc.
JRA Design Team
Marvin F. Poer and Company
Walter P Moore
Wells Fargo
The Woodlands Operating Company LP


Congratulations to 2010 Award Finalists
SYSCO Corporate Headquarters, Developed by Hines


New Living Green Building + Home Store, Developed by Urban Deal

New Living


Williams Tower, Developed by Hines

Williams Tower


High Fashion Home, Developed by Crosspoint Properties


Lake Plaza, Hermann Park, Developed by Hermann Park Conservancy

Lake Plaza


One Park Place, developed by Finger Companies

One Park Place


Clayton Library, Developed by Houston Public Library

Clayton Library

Award Eligibility Requirements

  • The project must be in stabilized operation and must be financially viable.
  • The project must achieve a high standard of excellence in all areas — design, construction, economics, marketing and management.
  • The project must demonstrate relevance to the contemporary and future needs of the community in which it is located. The project must be worthy of emulation.
  • The financial viability of programs and processes, such as growth management strategies and publicly guided development programs, will be based upon the soundness of the investment of public funds and the extent to which the fully-implemented program or process has transformed communities and neighborhoods.
  • Developments or programs within the following counties are eligible for nomination: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, Wharton.


  • Leadership
  • Contribution to the community
  • Reflection of the special character of our region or the community in which the project is located
  • Innovation Public/private partnership
  • Environmental compatibility, sustainability and stewardship
  • Responsiveness to societal needs
  • Financial success