The 2020 winners of the annual AIA Florida/Caribbean Design & Honor Awards have been announced and we’re excited to share that we have been awarded and recognized in not one, but two categories!
- Merit Award of Excellence, Sustainability for Miami Design District, Miami, Florida
- Citation for Theoretical & Research Award for La Rose, Paris, France
“We are thrilled to have been recognized among the outstanding candidates for the 2020 AIA Florida / Caribbean Design Awards. SB Architects received two awards: Merit Award of Excellence, Sustainability for Miami Design District in Miami, Florida, and Citation for Theoretical & Research Award for La Rose in Paris, France. We would like to share this recognition with respective teams, as these projects are collaborative undertakings afforded to us by the relationships built with our outstanding clients. Congratulations to all!” Pinar Harris, Vice President.
Following a record number of project submissions, the awards, designed to honor architects whose work enriches our communities and architecture at large, and encourage excellence in architecture, was judged, virtually last month by a team of esteemed Paris-based designers.
Known for its sleek modern architecture, upscale interior design, luxury commerce and art galleries, the 18-block, 2,699,095 square-foot Miami Design District is an example of a retail project that evolved into the emergence of surrounding districts. SB Architects has been the architect of record specifically for Palm Court (Phase I&II) and Paradise Plaza (Phase III) along with numerous infill structures and secondary buildings.
Miami Design District is one of only 88 LEED Neighborhood Development projects in the entire U.S. and one of the 33 projects to achieve Gold certification. Several elements implemented into the design of the project’s first phase, Palm Court, played an important role in the project’s sustainability. Set in the heart of the city’s existing Design District, Palm Court utilizes an infill site, capitalizing upon development density, community connection, and access to public transportation.
In response to Prime Minister Édouard Philippe’s call for design proposals for the reconstruction of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, the global architecture firm SB Architects unveils a new vision, with a concept that celebrates the unbuilt ideas of Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc – the architect behind the original spire – in an Art Nouveau language of the 21st century. The reimagined spire, ‘La Rose’, reflects SB Architects’ understanding and commitment to designing for the destination, honoring the culture and history of a place.
If you want to learn more about ‘La Rose’, click here: Past, Present, and Future Bloom in La Rose