The American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter (AIA Miami) presented 17 awards for outstanding design projects to architects and architecture students at its 65th Annual AIA Miami Design Awards Celebration at the Historic Hampton House.
Located in what is now Brownsville, the Hampton House has significant value in Miami’s black history as the only segregated hotel of that era still standing today. Originally designed by architect Robert Karl Frese, the Hampton House is an example of Miami Modern style. During its heyday, the venue was the hotspot for Miami’s black community and was frequented by prominent African American figures including Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Muhammad Ali, and was home to the weekly meetings for the Miami chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality.
“We were thrilled to have our annual event at the Historic Hampton House! This event highlights the best designs of our local architecture community, and the winners will be featured in an exhibition at the Miami Center for Architecture & Design in late January,” said Cheryl Jacobs, AIA Miami executive vice-president.
AIA national president William J. Bates and AIA Florida president Nati Soto were in attendance and updated the group on the latest AIA accomplishments throughout the country.
The design awards event kicked off Archtober, a month-long celebration of architecture and design, which features a variety of events during October throughout the community, including lectures, tours, exhibits, receptions and other events.
Winners of the 2019 AIA Miami Design Awards:
Excellence in Architecture
Chandler & Associates, Architecture P.A.: Warehouse Complex
Steven Fett Architecture: Luly Vocational School
Saladino Design Studios: SuViche Doral
Moss Architecture & Design Group: Helsinki Central Library
Kobi Karp: Four Seasons at The Surf Club
Gensler: The Christine E. Lynn University Student Center
Berenblum Busch Architects: Tenerife Cruise Terminal
KZ Architecture: Spirited Bamboo
Perkins + Will: Perkins and Will Miami Studio
Perkins + Will: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion Lobby
Arquitectonica International Corp.: University of Miami School of Architecture – Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building
[Strang]: River’s Beach
Shulman + Associates: Pink Cloud
Yu-Ngok Lo: Contemporary Ramen Bar
Student Design Award
Ramses Terrero, FIU: The Floating District
Kevin di Nardo, FIU: Holobiont Leviathan: Miami-Dade Oceanic Center
AIA Miami will also present 16 Honor Awards that recognize achievements in contributions to design, construction, and/or public service related to architecture, the building arts and urban design.
Winners of the 2019 AIA Miami Honor Awards:
Architect of the Year: Craig Aquart, AIA
Sustainable Design Architect of the Year: David Harper, FAIA
Young Architect of the Year: Glenda Puente, AIA
Associate of the Year: Hooman Akhtair, Assoc. AIA
Leader in Education: David Rifkind, Director, FIU CARTA Landscape Architecture & Urban Design Dept.
Leadership in Government: Honorable Audrey Edmonson, Miami-Dade County Commission Chair
General Contractor of the Year: Petulia Schvartz, Trintec, Inc.
Allied Member of the Year: Soprema
President’s Award: Neyda S. Otero, AIA
- Samuel Kruse Silver Medal for Service: Elizabeth G. Camargo, AIA
Firm of the Year: Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design
Small Firm of the Year: Studio Mc+G Architecture
Student of the Year – UM: Tori Cohen
Student of the Year – FIU: Patricia Ponce
Student of the Year – MDC: Rafael Cardero
Student of the Year – DASH: Carlos A. Cepeda