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August 2006

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2006 Firm of the Year
CTH+A has been named AIA Florida’s 2006 Firm of the Year.
This coveted statewide honor recognizes outstanding achievement in design, community services, education, and service to the profession and the AIA by an architectural firm. “This honor is particularly gratifying to me for several reasons,” said C.T. Hsu. “First, it is awarded by a jury of our professional peers. Second, instead of representing a single project, this award acknowledges our firm’s projects, accomplishments and service over the past decade.” Added Tim McNicholas, “This award honors the commitment and talent that our entire 22-person staff gives to the firm and our clients every single day.” The award was presented last weekend during the AIA Florida Annual Convention in Boca Raton.

The 2006 AIA Orlando Awards for Design Excellence took place on April 28. The firm received an Honorable Mention in the Educational Category for the Valencia Community College Criminal Justice Institute. Jury comments included, “This project is a nice solution for a very difficult program.” “The project displays a strong and beautifully organized plan.” ”Nice use of materials and well defined outdoor spaces.”

C.T. Hsu participated in a University of Central Florida-led mission to the United Kingdom in late June. The purpose of the mission was to explore areas of critical relevance to UCF and Central Florida including partnership possibilities with complementary institutions in the areas of high technology, medicine, science and international security and policy matters such as trade, counter-terrorism and U.S.-British relations.

Tim McNicholas has been appointed to the City of Orlando’s Public Art Advisory Board. The nine-person board is responsible for establishing a Public Art Master Plan for Orlando, recommending specific projects and selecting works of art, as well as landscaping and architectural enhancements.

Intern Architect Lucille Ynosencio has been awarded a full scholarship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to pursue her master’s degree in architecture. She follows in the footsteps of Tim McNicholas and Jody Shaw who also took sabbaticals from the firm to pursue graduate degrees. A graduate of the University of Florida School of Architecture, Lucy joined the firm in June 2003 and has worked on a wide range of projects, including the City of DeLand Municipal Complex, the College Park Community Center and the Seminole Community College Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Comprehensive Master Plan. “I came to CTH+A three years ago to gain insight into architecture as a profession,” Lucy remarked. “Not only did I achieve that goal, but I also gained a professional family whom I both love and admire.”

Two of the firm’s projects were included in Orlando Business Journal’s list of Central Florida’s largest construction projects completed in 2005 (ranked by square feet). They are the $19.1 million Eustis High School Master Plan (153,489 square feet) and the $11.3 million Valencia Community College Criminal Justice Institute (77,000 square feet). The projects were ranked #15 and #25 respectively. The list was published in the June 2 edition.


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