Star-Telegram’s Gaile Robinson to receive state award

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Longtime Star-Telegram art and design critic Gaile Robinson will receive a 2014 Award for Excellence from the Texas Society of Architects, the organization announced this week.

Robinson, who was nominated by the Fort Worth chapter of the American Institute of Architects for her published work, has “steadfastly promoted the value of architecture to the community through coverage of the profession,” the organization says. “She leads her readers on insightful architectural explorations and offers a window into the making of the city through her thoughtful words and images.”

Her recent body of work includes coverage of the architecture of three local museums: the Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum (designed by Renzo Piano), the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (designed by Ricardo Legoretta) and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas (designed by Thom Mayne).

Her nomination was supported by recommendation letters from Eric Lee, director of the Kimbell Art Museum; Greg Ibanez, architect and member of the Fort Worth Public Art Commission; and Fort Worth architect Rick Wintersole.

Robinson will receive the award at the Texas Society of Architects 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo in Houston in November. She will also be featured in the November/December issue of Texas Architect magazine. Also receiving awards from the organization are Fort Worth businessman Bob Simpson and Don Gatzke, dean of the school of architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Robinson has worked for the Star-Telegram since 1996. She regularly writes local art and architecture news, features and reviews for the Life & Arts section, and Indulge luxury magazine.

She also recently won third place for integrated storytelling from the Society for Features Journalism for her multimedia coverage of the opening of the Piano Pavilion in 2013.

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