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Celebrate Design Awards Reception

Thank you to all who attended the 2019 Celebrate Design Awards Reception on November­7th at the USF St.­Petersburg Campus Student Center. This year we welcomed over 170 members of the architecture community to celebrate and enjoy delicious food and drinks sponsored by ABI Companies, Inc. Event photos provided courtesy of RVD photography and­can be found here.

This year we were honored to have Chief Meteorologist Mike Clay from Bay News 9 as our celebrity emcee. We had the pleasure of honoring 21 people, firms, and projects for their excellence in design and service to the community.

The most prestigious Honor Award, The Medal of Honor, was given to Antonio Amadeo, AIA, CEO and President of LDC International, Inc. Antonio Amadeo has been a member of AIA since 1992 and served on the AIA Tampa Bay board from 2008 to 2014 and as Chapter President in 2011­

The highest Design Award, the H. Dean Rowe, FAIA Award for Design Excellence, was awarded to One Corner Architects for The Classic Car Showroom. The jury commented, “Overall the project is very well-conceived and executed. The lobby is beautiful and well detailed and there is a wonderful introduction of daylighting and an honest use of materials. This is an elegant project that stood out right away as a showpiece."

For a full list of all the 2019 Honor and Design Award recipients, click here. Finally, thank you to each of our sponsors, without which we would not be able to have this annual celebration. Additional thanks to the Celebrate Design committee chair, Rich Montalbano, AIA and all of the volunteers who helped make this event possible.­


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