2017 AIA Florida/Caribbean Design and Honor Awards
Twenty-five projects representing work from 20 architecture firms in Florida and Puerto Rico, along with eight individuals, have been selected to receive an AIA Florida/Caribbean Honor and Design Award.

The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Florida) annually hosts the Florida/Caribbean Honor and Design Awards to celebrate outstanding achievements in architecture and design. This program recognizes the work of architects in the Florida and Caribbean region who contribute globally to the framework of the built environment and is the region’s most prestigious awards program for the architectural profession.

Award categories for design include New Work, Renovations, Historic Preservation, Sustainable Design, Masonry Design, The Test of Time, Theoretical and Research Design and Unbuilt Work. More than 250 entries were evaluated by a jury based this year in Denver, Colorado.

Entries may be located anywhere in the world, but must have been designed by an architect who is a member of AIA Florida, AIA Puerto Rico or AIA Virgin Islands.

A variety of individual honor awards also recognize members of AIA Florida who are active in the organization and their community, as well as those who enrich the architectural profession. Embodying the role of the “Citizen Architect,” many of these individuals hold leadership roles in community organizations as well as the AIA.

These awards include the AIA Florida Gold Medal, AIA Florida Silver Medal, Firm of the Year Award, Anthony “Tony” Pullara Individual Honor Award, William G. McMinn, FAIA Award for Outstanding Architectural Education Contributions, Associate of the Year Award, Builder of the Year Award, and the Object Award.

This year, the awards were bestowed upon the winners at the 2017 AIA Florida/Caribbean Design and Honor Award ceremony that took place on Saturday, July 29 at the AIA Florida annual convention held at the Naples Grande Resort in Naples, Florida.
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