VOH Architects and our predecessor firm, Volz & Associates, has been honored with several types of awards and recognition through the years, including these projects and people:

Comal County Courthouse, New Braunfels

  • “Historic Restoration Award” from Preservation Texas, 2013
  • “First Place in Restoration – Superior Design” to Volz O’Connell Hutson and to Hunt Restoration from the San Antonio Masonry Contractors Association, 2013

Gerhard-Schoch House, Austin

  • “Merit Award for Restoration” from Preservation Austin, 2013

 Dedrick-Hamilton House, part of the African American Cultural and Heritage Facility, Austin

  • “Merit Award for Restoration” from Preservation Austin, 2013
  • “Merit Award for Historic Rehabilitation” from Preservation Texas, 2013
  • “Merit Award” to McKinney York Architects, AIA Austin, 2013

Herblin-Shoe-Mitchell House, Austin

  • First Place, “Design Excellence Award in Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse” from the Austin ASID Texas Chapter, 2012
  • “Merit Award in Historic Preservation for Adaptive Use” from the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), 2011

 Texas Governor’s Mansion, Austin

  • Formal recognition from the Governor and First Lady of Texas to John Volz, Tere O’Connell, and Tracy Hirschman for “their remarkable attention to detail, their willingness to do whatever it took, and the leadership they showed on so many fronts of this project.  Texas was blessed to have such an outstanding firm of talented preservationists on the field at this critical time.” March, 2010
  • “National Award of Excellence” Associated Builders and Contractors of America, 1999

John and Candace Volz

  • “Abner Cook Award for Community Service” from the Neill Cochran House Museum and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Texas, 2009

Texas State University Master Plan, San Marcos

  • “Current Plan of the Year” from the Central Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association, 2008

Fayette County Courthouse, La Grange

  • “Citation of Honor” to Volz & Associates from AIA Austin, 2007
  • “Treasures of Texas Award for Best Restoration” from Preservation Texas, 2006
  • ”Outstanding Construction Award,” from the Austin Chapter of the Associated General Contractors Association, 2006

Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House, Fort Worth

  • “Preservation Honor Award” for the Electra Carlin Terrace and Garden Overlook, from Historic Fort Worth, 2004
  • “Merit Award” from AIA Austin, 1992
  • “Pinnacle Award” from the Preservation Council of Tarrant County, 1992

Fort Hill, Clemson University, South Carolina

  • “Honor Award” from the American Institute of Architects, North Carolina and South Carolina chapters, 2004

Donley County Courthouse, Clarendon

  • “Treasure of Texas Award for Best Rehabilitation” from Preservation Texas, 2004

Trinity Episcopal Church, Houston

  • “Merit Award” from AIA Houston, 2004
  • “Good Brick Award” from the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance, 2003

Sutton County Courthouse, Sonora

  • “Best Restoration” from the Texas Downtown Association, 2002

Llano County Courthouse, Llano

  • “Award of Excellence in Construction” from the Associated Builders and Contractors of America, 2002

St. Patrick Cathedral, Fort Worth

  • “Summit Award” from the Quoin Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, 2002

 Dr. Eugene Clark Library, Lockhart

  • “Clara Driscoll Award” from Preservation Texas, 2002

All Saints Episcopal Church, Austin

  • “Sue and Frank McBee Preservation Award” from the Heritage Society of Austin, 2000

Gonzales County Courthouse, Gonzales

  • “Award of Excellence in Historic Architecture” from the Texas Historical Commission, 1999

Christ Church Cathedral, Houston

  • “APEX Award” from the Associated General Contractors, 1996
  • “Good Brick Award” from the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance, 1996

Texas State Capitol, Austin

  • “Award of Recognition,” to Volz & Associates, Inc. from the State Preservation Board, 1996

Lundberg Bakery, Austin

  • “Preservation Award” from the Heritage Society of Austin, 1995

Hirshfeld-Moore House, Austin

  • “Design Excellence Award” for Historic Preservation from the Austin & San Antonio Chapters, American Society of Interior Designers, 1992

Candace M. Volz

  • “Women of Vision Award” from the Austin Commission for Women, 1990