The 70,000-seat Rice Stadium, designed in 1950 by Hermon Lloyd & W.B. Morgan and Milton McGinty, is of reinforced concrete made graceful by lithe, 30-inch diameter columns supporting the upper decks. The monolithic landmark at the west end of the Rice University campus is perhaps one of the best buildings of its kind in the country. In the early 1970s, AIA Houston recognized this among others as a "Vintage Building" — the precursor to the 25 Year Award.

Next winner: Mayor Bill White

Photo by Jim Parsons

Mayor Bill White: President's Award

Story Sloane III: Preservation Partner in Print Award

Hermann Park Conservancy: Stewart Title Award for the Heart of the Park

Byrd's Lofts, the conversion of the former Byrd's Department Store building

1417 Congress Ave., the restoration of the historic Palace Hotel

Elder Street Artists Lofts, an adaptive reuse of the Jefferson Davis Hospital

720 Fannin St., the restoration of the Texas State Hotel

4912 Main St., the Lawndale Art Center

807 Taft St., the restoration of the former Antone's Deli

3317 Morrison St., a 1910 home in Woodland Heights

2 Sunset Blvd., the home of the president of Rice University

Rice Design Alliance and Houston Mod for "Modern Mode," a look at Houston's mid-century architecture

St. Thomas High School for the restoration of its historic rotunda

Carol Eckels Adams for advancing preservation in Katy

E.R. and Ann Taylor Park
, the preservation of the historic Stevenson homestead

Prudential Insurance Co. Building: AIA 25 Year Award

Rice Stadium: AIA 50 Year Award

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