AIA Florida Gulf Coast design and honor awards


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.
Design awards

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.
Honor Awards

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.

Harold Bubil

Recipient of the 2015 Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award from the American Institute of Architects/Florida-Caribbean, Harold Bubil is real estate editor of the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Born in Newport, R.I., his family moved to Sarasota in 1958. Harold graduated from Sarasota High School in 1970 and the University of Florida in 1974 with a degree in journalism. For the Herald-Tribune, he writes and edits stories about residential real estate, architecture, green building and local development history. He also is a photographer and public speaker. Contact him via email, or at (941) 361-4805.
Last modified: June 17, 2016
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