SCWCPA Presents Design Awards

September 2015

An AWCI chapter in the South, the South Central Wall, Ceiling & Plaster Association presented its 15th Annual Design Awards on June 19, 2015 in San Antonio.

Any plaster, stucco, EIFS or drywall/acoustical project completed between December 2013 and January 2015 and submitted by an SCWCPA member was eligible. Each project was judged on creativity and uniqueness of design.

The group’s Pinnacle Award is presented to the project that is judged to be the “best of the best.”

Here are the winners:

Pinnacle Award: “Best of the Best”

Commercial: Exterior Stucco
Project: Highland Park Town Hall
Owner: The Town of Highland Park, Highland Park, TX
Architect/Designer: RPGA Design Group, Inc., Ft. Worth
Applicator: Ronzani, Inc., RONPARCO
Manufacturers: Quikrete, BASF Finestone
Amount of material installed: 15,000 square feet

Interior: Drywall—Commercial
Project: Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Owner: The Bexar County Performing Arts Foundation
Architect/Designer: Marmon Mok & LMN Architecture
Applicator: Baker Triangle
Manufacturers: USG, Baswaphon, CEMCO, Niles Building Products, Certainteed, Owens Corning, Fry Reglet, Unistrut, Radius Trak
Amount of material installed: 320,000 drywall (walls and ceilings)

Residential: Exterior Stucco/EIFS
Project: Highland Park Private Residence
Owner: Steve Hild Custom Builders
Architect/Designer: Robert Teubner
Applicator: Silver Star Plastering, Inc.
Manufacturers: Niles Building Products, EZ Wall, Sto Corp., National Gypsum
Amount of material installed: 20,480 square feet (exterior)

Commercial: Exterior Stucco / EIFS
Project: One Community Church
Owner: One Community Church
Architect/Designer: Omniplan
Applicator: Southwest Lath & Plaster
Manufacturer: Omega
Amount of material installed: 20,433 square feet of stone, 10,860 square feet of stucco

Interior: Plaster Commercial
Project: Houston Zoo—Gorillas of the African Rain Forest
Owner: Houston Zoo, Inc.
Architect/Designer: The Portico Group
Applicator: Tobin & Rooney, Inc.
Manufacturers: ClarkDietrich, AMICO, Bonsal, Amerimix, Dryvit, Tobias Green, USG
Amount of material installed: 1,500 square feet of acoustic; 9,000 square feet of veneer
Commercial: Exterior Stucco

Project: Highland Park Town Hall
Owner: The Town of Highland Park, Highland Park, TX
Architect/Designer: RPGA Design Group, Inc., Fort Worth
Applicator: Ronzani, Inc. dba RONPARCO
Manufacturers: Quikrete, BASF Finestone
Amount of material installed: 15,000 square feet.

The association’s Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Wayne James (pictured), former executive director of the Texas Lathing and Plastering Contractors Association (SCWCPA’s predecessor).

James was instrumental in developing several important membership service programs that aided contractors and promoted the association members’ industries. He developed the contractors manual and had a major role in the revision of the Lath & Plaster Systems Manual on CD-ROM.

His efforts to promote exterior insulation and finish systems in the local building codes led the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry to name him the association executive of the year in 1991 and 1993. In 2000 he established the TLPCA awards program. He retired in 2005.