A number of Palm Beach projects and architectural firms with local ties have received the Addison Mizner Award, a juried competition sponsored by the Florida chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.
The West Palm Beach firm Stephen L. Boruff AIA Architects + Planners, Inc. received the Mizner Award for civic design for the $14 million Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center.
The 17,000-square-foot complex features multi-purpose rooms, a gym, a cafe, an after-school room and a game room. The facility also includes a playground, an updated multi-purpose field, a renovated tennis pro-shop and a new tennis viewing pavilion. The year-long project was unveiled in December 2019.The award for garden room went to New York-based Madison Worth Architecture for park renovation and fountain designs at Earl E. T. Smith Park, which is across the street from Town Hall.
Another West Palm Beach based firm, Smith Kellogg Architecture, received the award for historic preservation for its renovation and restoration of Southwood, an iconic landmarked 1934 Palm Beach estate at 174 Via Del Lago.
Fairfax & Sammons Architects of Palm Beach and New York City earned two Mizner Awards, one for best renovation and addition on a New York Upper East Side apartment. Husband-and-wife architects Richard Sammons and Anne Fairfax also were honored for their work on a Lake Worth multi-family residence.
In all, projects designed by 13 firms from across the state were honored in a variety of categories. The ninth annual Addison Mizner Awards will take place Oct. 23, 2021.
Carla Trivino – Palm Beach Daily News