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)