At the annual meeting of the Northwest Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) held in Pensacola, several local architectural firms were honored for their design work. A jury comprised of architects from the AIA Orlando Chapter reviewed more than 30 submissions to select the seven awardees.



Winning projects from local architects were recognized in three categories:



Merit Awards of Excellence for New Work:



Viridian Sunrise House, Seagrove Beach



McWhorter Architects and DAG Architects



A Gulf-front home that is part of a private residence club enclave anchored by the Viridian Hotel and the V Restaurant



Cronley Residence, WaterColor



Geoff Chick & Associates



A second home with spaces for large family gatherings



Sustainability Honor Award



Fish Camp, Point Washington



Geoff Chick & Associates



Weekend retreat respectful of the indigenous landscape and utilizing available green technologies



Other awards given by the Chapter included:



New Work Honor Award: University of West Florida College of Business (Caldwell Associates Architects)



Masonry Award: Pensacola State College Santa Rosa Center (Bullock Tice Associates)



Historic Preservation and Re-Use Merit Award: East Hill Animal Hospital (Quina Grundhoefer Architects)



Un-Built Merit Award: Tiger Point Community Center (STOA Architects)