Category Archives: Architects & Design Firms

AIA Orlando 2015 Design Award Winners

Out of 52 submissions, an independent jury has selected 10 projects as Excellence, Honor, Merit and Honorable Merit award winners. Some of this years wins are for projects in other states, by our local firms, demonstrating as in former years, … Continue reading

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Vote Now for Central Florida in 2015 People’s Choice

48 dramatic new buildings are up for public favorites voting, in the 2015 2nd Annual Peoples Choice Awards by the Florida Foundation for Architecture, a popular project by AIA Florida. LINK TO VOTE AT BOTTOM OF PAGE. This year 5 … Continue reading

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Isabel Roberts Helped Shape Early Orlando Architecture

One of Orlando’s architects in the early 1900’s, was a woman, and a Prairie School figure. She was not the only female architect in town. Isabel Roberts practiced architecture in Orlando for over 30 years. Born in the mid-west in 1871, the … Continue reading

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Hotel Proposed for Dr. Phillips PAC Front Lawn

A team of developers has submitted a plan for an eight-story boutique hotel, in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The development team includes Stuart Newmark, who is president of the nearby Aloft Orlando hotel and formerly … Continue reading

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Adventist Health Received IIDA’s Member Award

In keeping with the Adventist Health System’s philosophical approach to healing (the intersections of faith and medicine), the project celebrates the physical and spiritual elements of this mission throughout the building and site in both direct and subtle ways, allowing … Continue reading

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Tupperware wins IIDA Challenges Design Award

Designed by Tupperware’s inhouse team led by Michelle Hernandez, IIDA Exhibit design by Design Island Architect of Record – HuntonBrady “The Tupperware Brands Confidence Center offers a unique look into the past, present and future of this iconic company. Key … Continue reading

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SOCO Restaurant Wins IIDA Hospitality Project Award

  The Gravity Company worked with the Thornton Park Restaurant Group, an independent ownership group in Orlando to design SOCO to reflect the culinary vision of combining distinctive Southern warmth with a youthful Contemporary edge.  A combination of contemporary furniture, … Continue reading

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Latest In Office Interior Trends

The Orlando Business Journal columnist Susan Lundine polled local interior designers to get their take on the latest in office interior trends. The cubical is being replaced by ‘benching,’ long two sided counters and tables that lap top users can … Continue reading

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Robins & Morton Office Showcase Their Construction Talent

Robins and Morton was VOA Associate’s client as well as the contractor for the 9,000 SF interior build-out, creating a unique relationship from the onset of the project. The design features an impressive circular pathway that encloses the main conference … Continue reading

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New Smyrna Beach House Tour 4/18

This all day event, organized by the Nils M. Schweizer Fellows, begins at the beach with an insider’s view of local architecture, then completes the day at a special residence and party. They will all meet at Garth Schweizer’s home [the … Continue reading

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