Norman D. Ward Architect won one of three top awards from the Fort Worth AIA for the Huynh Residence. The southeast-­‐facing entry courtyard is enclosed on three sides with two stone veneer bedroom pavilions and an entry wall sheathed in a cypress rain screen. Photo: Fort Worth AIA

Norman D. Ward Architect won one of three top awards from the Fort Worth AIA for the Huynh Residence. The southeast-­facing entry courtyard is enclosed on three sides with two stone veneer bedroom pavilions and an entry wall sheathed in a cypress rain screen. Photo: Fort Worth AIA

North Texas’ top architects gathered recently at the Modern Museum of Fort Worth as the American Institute of Architects’ local chapter gave nine prestigious design awards. Projects included a college, a nonprofit theater, and private homes.

Top Honor Awards went to architects Greg Ibañez, Tommy Stewart, and Norman Ward.

Four Merit Awards were given out, three of which went to VLK Architects, and one to Greg Ibañez.

Two Studio Awards went to Bart Shaw Architect and Marta Rozanich of Konstrukcio Studio.

This year’s jury was led by Randy Brown of Randy Brown Architects in Omaha, Neb. with Emily Little of Clayton & Little in Austin and Bill Aylor of Lake Flato Architects in San Antonio. The three looked at 31 entries, and were free to give as many awards as they deemed merited.

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Wallflower art installation by Randy Brown Architects. Photo: Bryce Bridges

Wallflower art installation by Randy Brown Architects. Photo: Bryce Bridges

Architect Randy Brown, FAIA, is kicking off the 2015-16 lecture season for the Dallas Architecture Forum.

“Since the Dallas Architecture Forum has members and guests who are not only architects and related professionals, but also the general public, I will overview some of the major projects my firm has done and how they impact and influence the everyday lives of those who live and work in them,” Brown said. “Some of the things I will talk about are how my work is influenced by geography and climate where the projects are located. I will discuss the importance of sustainable design and how I use natural materials in my projects.”

He will be presenting his projects in the larger context of architecture, design, and the environment.

Brown, founder of Omaha-based Randy Brown Architects, will be speaking on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Theatre in the West Village. There is a complimentary reception at 6:15 p.m.

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