APOPKA SERVICE CENTER RECOGNIZED AS FGBC GREEN ACHIEVEMENT FINALIST

The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) recently announced the 2023 Green Achievement Award Finalists, recognizing projects that emanate commitments to improving the built environment in Florida through Florida-centric sustainable practices. Among the Highest Scoring Projects for Commercial Design was the St. Johns River Water Management District Apopka Service Center, a 17,160 SF multi-purpose office and training center for the District designed by Straughn Trout Architects.

Read more about this recognition from the Florida Green Building Coalition.

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MCFADDEN NATURE CENTER EARNS AIA FLORIDA DESIGN AWARD
McFadden Nature Center RaingardensMcFadden Nature Center  |  Donalsonville, GA

Straughn Trout Architects is beyond proud to share that its project, the McFadden Nature Center, has earned an AIA Florida Design Award for 2023—one of the most prestigious awards bestowed by the AIA Florida. More than 250 submissions from Florida and Puerto Rico were evaluated by a Panama City, Panama-based jury of architectural experts. STA was presented with this award at the AIA Florida Design & Honor Awards on July 29. Read more about the project here.

Photo credit: AIA Florida

The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects, headquartered in Tallahassee, represents the interests of more than 3,900 members in Florida and the Caribbean. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public and colleagues of an AIA-member architect’s dedication to the highest standards in professional practice.

 

SJRWMD APOPKA SERVICE CENTER ACHIEVES FGBC GOLD CERTIFICATION

STA is proud to share that the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) Apopka Service Center earned GOLD Certification by the Florida Green Building Coalition. This designation is awarded to buildings that exemplify the highest standards for sustainability in the State of Florida.

[Above: East façade of the SJRWMD Apopka Service Center.]

The Apopka Service Center is a 17,160 SF multi-purpose office and training facility for the SJRWMD. The project was delivered in conjunction with The Collage Companies, utilizing the Design-Build approach, allowing for streamlined communication between the contractor/design team, subcontracts, and owner.

STRAUGHN TROUT ARCHITECTS NAMED TO THE 2023 GATOR100

Straughn Trout Architects (STA) was named to the University of Florida’s 2023 Gator100 during a ceremony on April 21 in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on UF’s campus. This is the third time in five years STA has earned this prestigious honor.

Each year, the Gator100 recognizes the world’s fastest-growing Gator businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Ernst & Young, independent accounting firm of the Gator100 since the program began in 2015, verifies financial information submitted by each company and calculates the rankings based on compound annual growth rate over the past three years.

For more than six decades, Straughn Trout Architects has established a reputation for creating iconic environments to live, work, play, learn and worship in Central Florida and throughout the United States. The firm’s work is diverse and carefully-crafted, including new designs for contemporary complex structures; educational and institutional campuses; and historic building restorations & redevelopments. STA’s Managing Principal, Tim Hoeft, AIA and Principal Jon Kirk, AIA, are alumni of the School of Architecture at the University of Florida College of Design, Construction, and Planning.

The 2023 Gator100 celebrated companies from over 18 industries, with the top three representing construction and design, health, and real estate. Of the 100 businesses, 77 were Florida companies with other top state headquarters including Georgia, South Carolina, and California.

“These UF alumni-owned or -led companies create jobs, add value to our communities, and make an impact around the world,” said Brian K. Danforth, Assistant Vice President of Development and Executive Director of the UF Alumni Association. “These 2023 honorees represent the very best of our Gator entrepreneurs and business leaders. They shine a bright light on the University of Florida and the graduates it produces – people with vision, drive and determination.”

View the complete list of 2023 Gator100 honorees at https://gator100.ufl.edu/2023-honorees.

MCFADDEN NATURE CENTER EARNS AIA TAMPA BAY MERIT AWARD

At the 2022 AIA Tampa Bay Honor & Design Awards, STA’s project, the McFadden Nature Center, earned a Merit Award for Unbuilt Commercial Design. STA Principal & Project Architect, Jon Kirk, AIA accepted the award.

Jon Kirk, AIA is presented with a Merit Award by the AIA Tampa Bay.
Jon Kirk, AIA accepts award for the McFadden Nature Center; Photo Credit: Mark Borosch Photography

Read more about the McFadden Nature Center project here. A full press release for the AIA Tampa Bay Celebrate Design Awards can be viewed here.

STRAUGHN TROUT ARCHITECTS PRESENTED WITH MERIT AWARD BY THE AIA TAMPA BAY

At the 2021 AIA Tampa Bay Honor & Design Awards, Straughn Trout Architects was presented with a Merit Award for the AdventHealth Fieldhouse & Conference Center project in Winter Haven, Florida. Merit Awards demonstrate a commitment to excellence in architectural design.

Additionally, STA Principal Jon Kirk, AIA was recognized with an Honor Award for his individual experience as Project Architect for the Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex.