APEX Awards

In 1994, AGC Houston created the Awards for Project Excellence (APEX) to honor firms in our industry for their excellence in constructing. The biennial event recognizes member companies for their consistent excellence in construction, their valuable contributions to the community, and their demonstrated commitment to skill, integrity and responsibility. 

Master Builder Awards

The AGC Houston "Master Builder" award is presented biennially at the APEX gala. The honor recognizes an individual or organization for their contributions and commitment to advance the commercial built environment in the greater Houston area.

The term "Master Builder" comes from early construction history. It was a title of the highest respect, reserved for individuals involved int he design and construction of structures that enhance the community.

Recipients include:

1994 S.I. Morris, FAIA, Morris Architects
1996 Walter P. Moore, Jr. Ph.D., Walter P Moore
1998 Robert C. Lanier, Houston Mayor 1992-98
2000 Harris County Sports Authority
2002 Dr. Richard E. Wainerdi, Texas Medical Center
2004 Patrick J. Kiley, AGC Houston
2006 Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza, Houston-Galveston Diocese
2008 Ed Wulfe, Wulfe & Co., Inc.
2012 William A. Daigneau, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
2014 Leo Linbeck, Jr., Linbeck Group, LLC
2016 Paul G. Bell, P.G. Bell Company

2016 APEX Awards

Thank you to all AGC Houston members who entered projects in the 2016 APEX competition. More than 80 entries were submitted! The entries were judges on Friday, June 24 by teams of APEX judges composed of owners, architects, engineers and other representatives of the A/E/C community. Click here to read more.