Tim Leach, chairman and chief executive officer of Concho Resources, has been named the Texas Society of Architects’ 2018 Cornerstone Award recipient. This award recognizes outstanding contributions from leaders in our community that enhance the quality of life in Texas by elevating architecture and the arts, promoting the value of community, and preserving the natural environment.
Leach’s contributions to the field of design are a testament to his passion around quality, environment and the art of architecture. Under Leach’s leadership, Concho Resources’ corporate campus was the first step in an effort to revitalize downtown Midland, Texas, and Leach has personally been the primary force behind the creation of a new downtown park.
In addition to significant contributions to an endless list of community programs, Leach has shown a keen interest in preserving important historic architecture through a commitment to methodical renovations of numerous properties in Midland, Leakey, and College Station, Texas, and Cane Hill, Arkansas. Last year, Leach was appointed by Governor Abbott to The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents and serves as Chairman of the Committee on Buildings and Physical Plant.
In a letter of support for his nomination for the Cornerstone, Mark Wellen, FAIA, said Leach “is motivated to find projects to benefit the user, and always with quality at its core.”
The Cornerstone Award will be presented at TxA’s Annual Conference in Fort Worth this November.