Each year at this special event, Scenic Houston recognizes a community leader who has played a vital role in improving Houston’s appearance and image.
Walt M. Mischer, Jr. has spent his life fully vested in the vitality of the Houston region. Demonstrating his commitment to quality of life, Walt has devoted his career to developing livable communities and assuring access to healthcare services. Walt has supported Scenic Houston’s mission and spent countless hours leading economic development, transportation advocacy and education efforts that enhance Houston’s reputation as a vibrant community for residents and visitors. For shaping communities and enriching lives, Scenic Houston is proud to recognize Walt Mischer with its 2018 Scenic Visionary award.
Paul D. Chapman, a stalwart supporter of Scenic Houston, longtime member of its board of directors, and former chairman, was a man who lived “a life in full,” demonstrating undeniable love for his family, his friends, his alma maters, his hometown. Committed to “Houston Strong” long before it became a post-Hurricane Harvey slogan, Paul always understood that attention to distinctive, highly functional streetscapes and public spaces, in communities all across Houston, are what build a strong, dynamic city. Paul was dedicated to Scenic Houston because its mission perfectly aligned with his commitment to his Houston, his home. Scenic Houston gratefully remembers Paul D. Chapman as its Scenic Hero.
2018 Scenic Visionary
Walter M. Mischer, Jr.
2018 Scenic Hero
Paul D. Chapman
Awarded Posthumously to the Chapman family
Bonner & George Ball • BGE, Inc. • Susie & Joe Dilg • Jenny Elkins • Hines • HFF • Jill & Dunham • Jewett • John P. McGovern Foundation • The Johnson Development Corp. • Elise & Russell Joseph • Nancy McGregor & Neal Manne• Mayer Brown • Memorial Hermann • Perry Homes Foundation • Judy & Charles Tate • Bonnie & David Weekley • Meg & Dick Weekley • W.E. O’Neil Construction
Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP • Linda & Les Allison • Amegy Bank • Antunovich Associates • Bridgewood Property • Cadence Bank • Camden • CBRE • Wendy & Bill Chiles • Charter Title Company • Kathryn & Hank Coleman • Barbara & Jonathan Day • Patti & Richard Everett • Jeannette & Bart Fletcher • Anne & L.R. (Robin) French, III • Gauge Engineering • Allison & Web Golinkin • Houston Airport System • Donald Howell • Carrie Chapman & Robert Jamail • Ann & Johnny Johnson • Wendy & Mavis Kelsey • Kyle & John Kirksey • Jenna & Mel Klein • LJA Engineering • Mischer Investments • Beverly & Staman Ogilve• Peggy & Allan Port • Jan & Tom Simmons • Barbara & Louis Sklar • TBG • Elizabeth & Peter Wareing • Kay & Max Watson
Bracewell LLP • Ellie & Roy Camberg • Sylvie & Gary Crum • Ellen & Frank Donnelly • Truman Edminster • Cindy & David Fitch • Frost Bank • Gray Reed & McGraw / Glen Eichelberger • Lester & Thad Grundy • Diana & Russel Hawkins • Houston Trust Company • Mimi & Rob Kerr • MetroNational • Paula & George Morris • Phoebe & Gray Muzzy • Betty & Bob Palmquist • Timothy Moore • Walter P Moore • Wulfe & Co.
Scenic Visionary, Walter M. Mischer, Jr.
Scenic Hero, Paul D. Chapman (Awarded Posthumously to the Chapman family)
Scenic Visionary, Sylvester Turner
Scenic Visionary, Larry D. Johnson
Scenic Visionary, Robert Duncan
Scenic Visionary, Richard J. Campo
Scenic Hero, Margaret Lloyd
Scenic Visionary, John W. Johnson
Scenic Initiative, H-E-B
Scenic Visionary, John Kirksey
Scenic Initiative, Central Houston
Scenic Visionary, Ann Lents
Scenic Integrity Award, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
Scenic Visionary, Mayor Annise Parker
Scenic Visionary, Jonathan Day
Green Roads Award, Harris County Toll Road Authority
Scenic Visionaries, Cece and Mack Fowler
Scenic Hero, Kay Crooker
Scenic Initiative, Uptown Houston District
Scenic Visionary , Bob Lanier
Scenic Hero, Mary Lou Henry
40th Anniversary Scenic Visionaries: Gerald Hines, Carrol Shaddock, Bob Randolph, Eleanor Tinsley, Madeleine Appel, Bill Coats, Louis Sklar, Mavis Kelsey Jr.
Scenic Visionary, Jody Jiles
Green Roads Award, Gary Trietsch
Scenic Visionary, Mayor Bill White
Scenic Visionary, Sadie Gwin Blackburn
Scenic Visionary, Max Watson
Scenic Visionary , Ed Wulfe
Scenic Visionary, Cynthia and George Mitchell
Champion of Scenic Conservation, Eleanor Tinsley