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Celebrate Design Awards Reception


Thank you to all who attended Celebrate Design on Thursday, November 4th.

In a year full of virtual events we are proud to have had the opportunity to celebrate as a community at the Tampa River Center at Julian B. Lane Park.­

This year's top design honor, the H. Dean Rowe, FAIA Award for Design Excellence was awarded to Heron by Kohn Pedersen Fox and Associates.­



The jury commented, “We loved the simple materials, pure in their expression. The treatment of the concrete adds a nice warmth and the angles in the balconies that get progressively more pronounced as they rise up the building are a fun way to add interest to the façade”

This year's highest honor award, the Medal of Honor, went to Alva Ramphal for his ongoing selfless, and his generous and impactful work on behalf of the association, profession and the community



Al has chaired the chapter’s Golf Committee for the past 5 years and has grown the tournament to record attendance and income. Al enjoys volunteering as a coach to teach at risk youth the game of golf at the Orlando Minority Youth Golf Association.

Special thanks to AIA Chapter president Peter Hauerstein and in-arena host for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Greg Wolf, for hosting the event. You can find our full list of award recipients below:

Top Honors

  • Medal of Honor: Alva Ramphal, AIA
  • H. Dean Rowe, FAIA Award for Design Excellence: ­­Kohn Pedersen Fox and Associates, Heron

Honor Awards­

  • Pullara Award: Beverly Frank, AIA­
  • Kelley Emerging Professional Award: Trace Gainey, AIA
  • Award of Excellence:­­ Councilman Guido Maniscalco
  • Artisan Award: T2THES­
  • President's Award: Dawn Mages
  • Allied Member Award: Larry Flynn, AISC
  • Firm Award: Traction Architecture

Garcia Award

  • Garcia Award: ­Margaret Cook

Merit Awards

Honor Awards

Sustainability Award­


  • Verity Frizzell, FAIA
  • Joseph David
  • Mike Buldo

People's Choice

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