AIA Treasure Coast Design Awards 2016 Results

. Martin A. Diaz-Yabor, FAIA - Jury Chair
. Chad Oppenheim, FAIA
. Allan Shulman, FAIA
. Max Strang, FAIA
. Lourdes Solera, FAIA
. Natividad Soto, FAIA

Honor Awards

A/R-106 - Single Family Residence - Hoos Architecture - Vero Beach, FL
Well planned New Urbanism house with surprising modern interiors. Wonderful experiences that best took advantage of the site and the climate.
Merit Awards
A/R-102 - Surfside Comfort - Moulton Layne - Vero Beach, FL
Well detailed, the designer takes advantage of the site for maximum views. Massing minimizes the large volume. We found the placement of the chimney to be a bit odd although it appears that it intent was to demarcate the axis of the view.

A/R-104 - Elegant Courtyard - Moulton Layne - Vero Beach, FL 
Well designed, the home takes full advantage of the site as well as the Florida environment. lt opens up the interior to the exterior in a well-defined way. The arrangement of the volumes not only define the interior of the site but establish a reference to the street. Beautiful detailing.

H/R-101 - Church - Banov Architecture - Vero Beach, FL
Respectful restoration project with sensitivity towards the original architects intent. This simple restoration project might fly under the radar, but seems well done, and perhaps the only project submitted with a civic/public dimension.

R/R-102 - East Meets West - Hughes Umbanhower - Hobe Sound, FL
Well conceived and well proportion renovation/addition to a charming classical house. The new language in the addition abstracts and pays homage to the original design, in a powerful yet subtle way.

U/R-103 - Blade - Hughes Umbanhower - Hobe Sound, FL
Beautiful solution that takes full advantage of its constraints. The outhouse was the favorite piece of the design. Well executed and well thought out.
Distinguished Chapter Awards

A/E- 101 - Educational Facility - Raul O'Campo - lndiantown, FL
F/E- 101 - Educational Facility - Raul O'Campo - Indiantown, FL
Contextually sensitive solution that takes advantage of passive daylighting strategies to craft a community gathering place.
TIC-101 - Alliance Square - Richard Bialovsky - Paso Robles, CA
Creative use of materials and passive design solutions that exhibit their dedication to longevity in the built environment.
U/C-100 - Oblivious Holdings - Hughes Umbanhower - Hobe Sound, FL
Creative use of geometry to properly address the urban environment while remaining sensitive to open space.
U/C-102 - Mixed Use Building - Hoos Architecture - Fort Pierce, FL 
Elegant approach to a vibrant mixed-use building type. Refreshing in it's detailing.
U/R-101 - Residential Multifamily Development- Raul O'Campo - Martin County, FL
Beautifully promotes community spaces, walkability and an urban lifestyle.

"Diversity in Architecture" by Greg Burke, AIA

"Celebrating Architects who overcame disabilities" by our AIA Treasure Coast member Greg Burke, AIA, was published on the new AIA website.  This article is the result of Greg's efforts that took several months of research and writing.  Greg highlighted the article Architect Chris Downey, AIA, who is blind and works in braille.  Chris Downey also gave a captivating presentation at this year's Florida AIA Convention at the Breakers in Palm Breakers.  To learn more about Chris Downey and others who overcame disabilities check out Greg's article.

International Making Cities Livable Competition 2015 - Westmoreland Park in Port Saint Lucie, Florida.

Project Goals: Develop the remaining ten acres of vacant publicly owned land along the North Fork of the St. Lucie River to enhance public access to a natural resource, provide cultural and historical links to the area’s past, integrate the project with the surrounding uses, and connect all 72 acres of publicly owned riverfront land via the extension of the a non-motorized multi-use riverwalk boardwalk to create an asset for present and future generations.

The Westmoreland Park project is the result of a community driven planning and visioning process that was facilitated by volunteers from the American Institute of Architects, Treasure Coast Chapter, on behalf of the City.   


AIA Westmoreland Park Master Site Plan Approval

Several AIA members and allied members accompanied AIA Treasure Coast President Raul Ocampo, AIA to Port Saint Lucie City Hall on October 26 to receive a plaque in appreciation for volunteering their time, professional  work and guidance in preparing the Westmoreland Park Master Plan. The plaque was presented by Mayor Oravec and Council members at the City Council Meeting .

Westmoreland Park Illustrative Master Site Plan

PSL City Counselor Workshop on Westmoreland Park on August 17,2015

City of PSL Design Charrette on March 13,2015

The City of Port St. Lucie held a hands-on public workshop on Friday, March 13, 2015, also known as a “design charrette,” for the purpose of creating conceptual design ideas for a 9.75 acre city-owned parcel (subject property) located on Westmoreland Blvd adjacent to the Botanical Gardens. The parcel is one of three city-owned parcels with direct access to the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. The purpose of the design charrette was to solicit public input on the future development of the site including public access, recreational opportunities, cultural activities, and commercial uses. Nine architect members of the American Institute of Architects Treasure Coast Chapter conducted the charrette on behalf of the City, pro-bono.