Texas Firm Wins John Staub Award for Design of La Hacienda at Escondido Golf & Lake Club
Michael G. Imber Architects recognized for excellence in architecture
HORSESHOE BAY, TX (11/2/11) — Michael G. Imber Architects, San Antonio, are the winners of the prestigious Architecture John Staub Award for their design of one of Escondido’s Golf & Lake Club amenity buildings, La Hacienda. The John Staub Award is recognized as one of the highest honors that demonstrate design excellence.
La Hacienda, a central gathering place for the Escondido community is located off the 9th green and is set on a gentle rise overlooking the Tom Fazio golf course and Pecan Creek. It has become an integral part of the Escondido experience and lifestyle. With its rustic stone walls, ancient timbers, and expansive terrace, it has also served as an architectural focal point for the overall Escondido development.
“La Hacienda plays a prominent role in the Escondido experience, especially as we launch our new private equity club program – The Club Residences, which offers its members annual vacation stays in one of our European-inspired villas,” said George Punoose, General Manager of Escondido. “La Hacienda holds many pleasant memories for our members. We are delighted that Michael’s firm was recognized with this prestigious award for their design.
In 2011, the Texas Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA) launched the first John Staub Awards program to honor the legacy of John Staub and his extensive body of work. One of Staub’s most notable design projects was the private residence of the internationally known Ima Hogg estate – Bayou Bend.
The goal of the John Staub Awards is to recognize Texas’ designers and craftspeople who demonstrate excellence and sensitivity to classical and vernacular traditions. The awards will be presented annually.
Among many other recognitions, Michael G. Imber is the recipient of the 2010 and 2011 Palladio Award for outstanding achievement in traditional design and is the designer of the 2011 Southern Living Idea House built in Escondido in Horseshoe Bay. Imber’s work has been featured in many statewide and national publications. He can be reached at www.michaelgimber.com.
Information about Escondido Golf & Lake Club may be found at www.escondidotexas.com.