Preservation Houston announces 2020 Good Brick Awards

January 23, 2020

Despite Houston’s reputation as a city that tears down older buildings, Preservation Houston will give out 17 2020 Good Brick Awards for restorations, residential and commercial projects and even for two new publications.

The awards will be given at the nonprofit’s Feb. 21 Cornerstone Dinner at the River Oaks Country Club.

In addition to those awards for projects, Preservation Houston will give its President’s Award to former mayor Annise Parker for her contributions to historic preservation. The group’s Martha Peterson Award will go to the Blue Triangle Multi-Cultural Association for restoring the mural “The Contribution of Negro Woman to American Life and Education” (1953) by John Biggers, the late artist who was a professor at Texas Southern University. The mural is in the Blue Triangle Community Center in Third Ward.


NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center: for restoring the Apollo Mission Control Center (1969)

Christ Church Cathedral: for restoring its historic sanctuary (1893) in downtown Houston

South Main Baptist Church: for restoring its historic sanctuary (1930) in Midtown

Residential projects

Jerry Hooker & Jacob Sudhoff: for restoring the C.L. Neuhaus House (1909) in Courtlandt Place

Phil Neisel: for restoring the Benjamin Reisner House (c. 1875) in the Old Sixth Ward

Karen & Neal Dikeman: for restoring two historic houses (c. 1890 and c. 1910) in the Old Sixth Ward

David Powell: for restoring a Folk Victorian house (c. 1892) in the Near Northside

Laura Carrera and Andres Utting: for rehabilitating a Craftsman bungalow (c. 1930) in Norhill

Four Square Design Studio: for rehabilitating a Folk Victorian house (c. 1900) in First Ward

Parra Design Group, Ltd.: for rehabilitating the Milton & Carrie Curtis House (1953) in Fifth Ward

Commercial projects

Pejman Jamea and Oxberry Group: for the rehabilitating the Quality Laundry building (1936) in Montrose

Radom Capital LLC: for rehabilitating a midcentury modern retail center (1955) in Houston Heights

Roberts Industrial Center, Inc.: for restoring the former K-W-M Company headquarters (1947) in the East End

Supreme Bright Houston/Newcrest Image: for the AC Hotel by Marriott in the Houston Bar Association Building (1966) in downtown

Todd Interests: for the Cambria Hotel in the Petroleum Building (1927) in downtown Houston


City of Houston: for developing the Houston Heights Design Review Guidelines

Houston Community College: for the book 100 Years of Educating Houston and the World: The San Jacinto Memorial Building