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AIA Florida Celebrates Award-Winning Work Throughout the State

ORLANDO, FL — The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects recently celebrated work from the utilitarian to the sublime at its annual AIA Florida/Caribbean Region Design & Honor Awards at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando.

The Design Awards, judged by a jury based in New York City and including members of the faculty of The Cooper Union, recognizes the work of 24 firms and architects from Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Honor Awards recognize the work of AIA members who embody the ideals of the American Institute of Architects both professionally and in their community.

"This is aspirational work," said AIA Florida President Ignacio J. Reyes, AIA, NCARB. "The people that will be on stage are the best in the region, and we're honored to celebrate these architects and their projects."

The winners in Florida are:

Bonita Springs
  • The Suwyn Early Learning Center at the Bonita Springs YMCA, Hall Darling Design Studio, merit Award of Excellence for New Work.
Bowling Green
  • Streamsong Black, Alfonso Architects, merit Award of Excellence for New Work.
Fort Lauderdale
  • Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale Design and Construction Manual for a Sustainable and Resilient Community and Cohesive Public Realm, Brooks + Scarpa, KEITH, honor award for Unbuilt.
  • Floreana Nail Spa, Glenda Puente Architect, honor Award of Excellence for Interiors.
  • Tarpon Bend Residence, [STRANG] Design, citation Award of Excellence for New Work.
  • John Sandell, Assoc. AIA, Object Award and William G. McMinn, FAIA, Award for Outstanding Architectural Education Contributions.
Gainesville
  • AIA Gainesville, Anthony "Tony" Pullara Chapter Award.
Lake Mary
  • Corporate Headquarters, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, merit Award of Excellence for Interiors.
Leesburg
  • Historic Mote Morris House, KMF Architects, citation Award of Excellence for Historic Preservation & Restoration.
Miami-Dade County
  • Casa 640, Glenda Puente Architect, citation award for Unbuilt.
  • unPLANningMIAMI: A Transformative Design Framework for Strategic Decline and Resettlement of South Florida from the Effects of Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change, Brooks + Scarpa, merit Theoretical & Research Award Professional.
  • University of Miami Lakeside Village, ArquitectonicaGEO, citation Award of Excellence, Sustainability.
  • 800 Lincoln Road, Touzet Studio, citation Award of Excellence for Renovations & Additions.
  • Luminaire Showroom Addition, MATEU Architecture Inc., citation Award of Excellence for Renovations & Additions.
  • 723 Lincoln Lane North, Shulman + Associates (design architect) and Wolfberg Alvarez & Partners (architect of record), merit Award of Excellence for New Work.
Naples
  • Holocaust Museum and Cohen Education Center, David Corban Architects, citation Award of Excellence for Interiors.
Orlando
  • The Mennello Museum of American Art, Brooks + Scarpa, KMF Architects, merit award for Unbuilt.
  • Historic Leu House, KMF Architects, merit Award of Excellence for Historic Preservation & Restoration.
  • Briana Johnson, Assoc. AIA, Associate of the Year.
  • AIA Orlando, Anthony "Tony" Pullara Chapter Award.
  • Scott Nichols, CPSM, the Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award.
  • Ronok Nichols, AIA, the Silver Medal, the Hillard T. Smith Community Service Award.
Palm Beach County
  • Project Hope: A Trauma-Informed Recovery Center, birse/thomas, citation award for Unbuilt.
  • Richard Logan, AIA, the Gold Medal.
St. Petersburg
  • The New St. Pete Pier, ASD|SKY Architects and Rogers Partners, merit Award of Excellence for New Work.
Santa Rosa Beach
  • Dune Lakes Elementary School, DAG Architects, citation Award of Excellence for New Work.
Sarasota
  • Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, SOLSTICE Architecture and Planning, merit Award of Excellence for Historic Preservation & Restoration.
  • Rosemary Square, SOLSTICE Architecture and Planning, citation Award of Excellence for New Work.
Tampa
  • EWI Construction, Builder of the Year.

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