The Florida Gulf Coast chapter of the American Institute of Architects presented its 2016 design and honor awards Thursday evening at teh Hyatt Regency Sarasota. The winners:
Spirit of Sarasota awards, from Sarasota Magazine:
Institutional — Sarasota National Cemetery, Hoyt Architects.
Residential — Midcentury modern renovation in the Venezia Park Historic District, Jon Barrick, AIA.
People’s Choice: Sarasota National Cemetery, Hoyt Architects.
1. New Work, residential: Award of Merit — Wabi Sabi House, South Creek, Osprey, Hall Architects, Glenn Darling, AIA; Award of Excellence — Seminole Residence, McClellan Park, Halflants + Pichette Studio for Modern Architecture.
2. New Work, Commercial & Public: Award of Excellence — Siesta Key Picnic Shelters, Sweet Sparkman Architects.
3. Renovations & Additions: Award of Excellence — Sarasota High School renovation/New Gate, Solstice Architects, Jonathan Parks and Selma Goker Wilson.
4. Historic Preservation and Restoration: Merit — Siesta Key Beach Pavilion, Sweet Sparkman Architects, Jerry Sparkman and John Bryant. Merit: T.H. Mitchell House Renovation, Seibert Architects, Michael Epstein. Excellence — Umbrella House Rehabilitation, Hall Architects, Greg Hall.
5. Unbuilt Work: Basch Visual Art Center, Ringling College, Sweet Sparkman Architects.
6. Innovation with Materials: Helga Wall-Apelt Gallery of Asian Art at The Ringling, Machado Silvetti & Associates.
Builder of the Year: Michael K. Walker & Assoc.
Medal of Honor: Mark Smith, AIA.
Presidential citations: Becky Wilson, AIA Florida, Tallahassee; Jedd Heap, AIA, former AIA Florida Gulf Coast president; Selma Goker Wilson, chapter board member.