The AIA Houston Gala was this past Saturday night and we are excited to announce that Andrew Albers, AIA is the recipient of the Ben Brewer Young Architect Award. This award recognizes excellence in ability, exceptional work, and significant contributions in the practice of architecture by architects who are in their first 10 years of practice.
“Andrew stood out for his leadership in all aspects of the design process, from the creation of vision to the detailing and realization of construction.”
– Ben Brewer Young Architect Award Jury
Andrew has been with OJB since 2006 and has dedicated himself to the firm, the Houston design community and Rice University. He has directed the design of over 70 projects at OJB and has 25 more underway. Of these, the ones that have special significance to him are the spaces the public has embraced and are now integral to the understanding of Houston. In particular, the landscape of the Brochstein Pavilion at Rice and its iconic fountains holds a special place in his heart. Aside from winning national and international accolades, the spaces created are a regular part of many Houstonians’ routine. It is a place to take visitors. A place to simply enjoy being in Houston.