Awards

800 Block

800 Block: Honor Award

The Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the American Institute of Architects on the recommendation of an independent jury and through its Board of Directors is pleased to confer this Honor Award to CPZ Architects, Inc. for the design of 800 Block. ...

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CPZ Architects: Architecture Firm of the Year 2022

The Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the American Institute of Architects on the recommendation of an independent jury and through its Board of Directors is pleased to confer this Architecture Firm of the Year to CPZ Architects, Inc. This award recognizes a firm in Broward County that displays excellence in design, mentorship of architects, community service and support to AIA Fort Lauderdale. ...

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Joseph Barry: Member Honor Award

The Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the American Institute of Architects on the recommendation of an independent jury and through itsBoard of Directors is pleased to confer this Member Honor Award to Joseph J. Barry, AIA. This award recognizes a member who, by their interest, participation, and concern, has promoted and contributed to the dignity and value of AIA Ft. Lauderdale and the architectural profession. ...

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AIA Gold Medal Service Award

Chris Zimmerman, founder of CPZ Architects, was awarded the AIA Gold Medal Service Award. It is the highest award that AIA Fort Lauderdale bestows. The Gold Medal Service award recognizes Chris's long-term accomplishments in AIA and Broward County's community, and a distinguished career. Chris received the award on Friday, at the Chapter's drive-in style Annual Design Awards Program.   ...

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Doral Glades Park: Florida Water Star Award

The Doral Glades Park was just awarded the Florida Water Star Award.  We designed the new 25-acre park, which includes a nature center with exhibit, meeting, classroom, lab, and office spaces; an amphitheater and outdoor stage; kayak and boat ramp and pier; picnic and restroom pavilions; nature trails; tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts; and a multipurpose field. The park also includes wetland areas.  Our design utilized water conservation measures in the nature center, water-conscious native landscaping, and wetlands protection.  We’re thrilled to be recognized for our part in protecting Florida’s water resources....

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West Palm Beach Fire Station #4: Enduring and sustainable community design

West Palm Beach’s Fire Station #4 is sited at the gateway of one of West Palm Beach’s historical communities. Our sensitivity to the district’s history led us to a Spanish Mission style. We engaged not only the City as our client, but also residents to ensure the station met the community’s needs.  The final design seamlessly blends into the historical neighborhood’s aesthetic, is an example of enduring architecture that can withstand a Category 5 hurricane and serve as an emergency storm shelter, sustainable design that garnered LEED Silver certification, and the recipient of an Excellence in Achievement industry award. And, of course, a new home for Station #4’s emergency responders. ...

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Chris Zimmerman: AIA Member of the Year

The Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the American Institute of Architects on the recommendation of an independent jury and through its Board of Directors is pleased to confer this AIA Member of the Year to Chris P. Zimmerman, AIA. This award is given to recognize a person whose leadership in community activities and service has been a direct benefit to the profession or community. The individual’s leadership and service must demonstrate, beyond any reasonable doubt, qualities, outcomes in works of art, programs or civic influences that have benefited the profession or the community. ...

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Chris Zimmerman: Government Service Award

The Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the American Institute of Architects On the recommendation of An independent jury and through its Board of Directors Is pleased to confer this Government Service Award to Chris P. Zimmerman, AIA. This award is given to an AIA Ft Lauderdale Architect who, by their interest, activity and concern for the profession of architecture, shall have advanced the cause of good design and planning, and/or contributed to the dignity and value of the architectural profession as an elected or appointed or employed government official/employee. ...

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