Downtown Winter Haven Residential Project RainGarden Honored by the American Institute of Architects

Posted: Jul 18, 2016
By: Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce- Business Blog

The Florida chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will highlight Downtown Winter Haven apartment building RainGarden at their 2016 convention in Palm Beach, Fla. Miami-based design firm, [Strang] Architecture, will received the “Merit Award for Masonry in Design” for their work on RainGarden, just one of three award-winning projects the firm will be recognized for during the awards event.

The AIA Florida/Caribbean Honor & Design Awards Program is Florida’s most prestigious awards program for the architectural profession. The awards are given each year to members to encourage excellence in architecture, to elevate public consciousness of good design, and to recognize those owners, designers, and contractors whose work enriches the built environment.

The RainGarden Apartments were completed by Six/Ten in 2014 and represent Downtown Winter Haven’s first multifamily development in over 25 years.

Max Strang, a Winter Haven native, designed the building one block from Central Avenue to continue the legacy of modern architecture in his hometown. RainGarden is just one of many residential projects Strang has designed. In 2013, he received the Silver Medal for Design, the highest honor from the Miami chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Earlier this year, he was elevated to the AIA’s prestigious College of Fellows, a program which calls attention to certain architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.

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