Vote for Number One in Florida Architecture for 2012 Now - Central Florida Has Nine Buildings Recognized by AIA Florida
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Florida) and to celebrate this achievement, AIA Florida has created a statewide competition under the banner of “Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.”
The goal? To have the public vote and decide which of Florida's many beautiful sites should be listed as number one of the 100 buildings and places that are considered most representative of true architectural achievement in this state.
You Can Vote for Your Central Florida Favorites! Here's How
There are already nominations set up in a list, and starting this week AIA Florida has opened public voting on these nominated buildings. The goal? Number One, of course - it is sort of like choosing the Idol of Florida Architecture in 2012. Without Ryan Secrest, JLo, and the gang.
You can vote as much as you like. Vote at http://www.aiafltop100.org.
Click here to vote. You do not need to be an architect to vote. Voting ends on March 31, 2012.
Nine Central Florida Contenders
There are 9 Central Florida buildings on the AIA Florida list, which is already quite a nice recognition of some very impressive places. However, one of these could be the Number One Architectural Site in Florida, with your help. They are (images available for each at the voting site):
- Disney’s Cinderella Castle, Lake Buena Vista
- Daytona Beach Bandshell, Daytona
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Lake Buena Vista
- Knowles Chapel at Rollins College , Winter Park
- Orange County Convention Center, Orlando
- Orlando Federal Courthouse, Orlando
- Orlando Public Library, Orlando
- Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Hotels, Lake Buena Vista
Nominee: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, built in 2003 by TVS Architects of Atlanta in conjunction with Hunton Brady and HHCP.