Arango Design Awards

Judged by Lella and Massimo Vignelli, Vignelli Associates, New York, NY

Winners: Adolfo Zayas-Bazan and Kristopher Musumano, partners Albaisa Musumano Architects

From Architectural Review:
"Their entry consisted of a project for residential towers in precast concrete, designed as an alternative to 'formulaic, mass produced housing ... proliferating in many cities' and as a city landmark. Jurors, Lella and Massimo Vignelli, commended 'the volumetric play' of the towers, the 'serene public spaces' and the vibrant play of light and shadow on the facades."

Judged by Paola Antonelli, Curator of Design MoMA in NY, at Miami Art Museum (MAM), September 30, 2001

Winner: Margi Glavovic Nothard, Architect, founder of Glavovic Studio (1999)

In the architect's words:
"This significant urban design and cultural project is located in South Florida, in downtown Hollywood, Florida, known as the ArtsPark at Young Circle.  It is a 10-acre innovative Cultural Arts destination and passive landscaped environment. The park immerses its visitors in a sensory environment through Architecture, Landscape, with Visual and Performing Arts and Community engaging activities. The ArtsPark Buildings include two Pavilions, the Visual Arts Pavilion, providing the public options for community classes, a glass blowing studio, metal studio, painting studio, exhibit and classroom and support facilities, outdoor covered classroom spaces and the Performing Arts Pavilion with lawn seating, state of the Art stage, equipment and support spaces. 

The Park concept embraces the vision to link the natural environment of the existing trees and the creative spirit of art in an articulated landscape, through the integration of unique and interactive elements, for everyone in the community to connect to.  It is also important to celebrate the distinctive aspects of this environment, especially the unique Baobab trees, while exploring the layering of senses and creating many opportunities for users to spend time in the park to connect to each other and the architecture of the history of Hollywood’s Lakes District."

First Annual Design Award judged by Donald Singer, FAIA presented at Miami Art Museum, October 1, 2000.

Winner: Anthony Abbate AIA, Architect, Adjunct Professor Florida Atlantic University (FAU) School of Architecture.
Anthony Abbate was awarded the $1000. prize for “Broward House”.

Donald Singer noted, “Anthony Abbate is clearly focused on the humanity of architecture and the importance of design as a commitment to the future”.

The interdisciplinary design award is focused on emerging talent in architecture, urban planning, landscape design, interior, product, and graphic design, interactive media, and exhibition design. Applicants defined as designers no older than 40 and / or those (including students) who have had their professional offices for no more than 5 years. Projects, whether built or not, must be designed within the last 5 years in South Florida: Miami Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, or Monroe counties. There is no entry fee.