Winter Park, Fla. – The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects recently announced that RLF — a leading architecture, engineering and interior design firm — has been selected to receive the 2010 AIA Florida Firm of the Year award. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in design, community services, education, and services to the profession and the AIA by an architectural firm.
“We are truly humbled by this honor,” said Ronald Lowry, AIA, and RLF Chairman. “We place great importance on establishing enduring relationships with our clients, and this award validates the hard work our team has put into developing innovative, practical and successful solutions for our clients and their communities.
The AIA Florida/Caribbean Honor & Design Awards Program is Florida’s most prestigious award program for this region’s architectural profession. As part of the recognition process, RLF will be featured in the fall edition of Florida/Caribbean Architect magazine. Further recognition will occur at the Awards Presentation and Dinner on Saturday, August 21 at the Sawgrass Marriott Hotel in Ponte Vedra Beach.
During the past year, RLF has received many accolades for its ongoing commitment to its clients and the community. In March, the company won the prestigious Orlando Firm of the Year Award at AIA Orlando’s 2010 Awards Gala. During the celebration dinner, AIA Orlando also announced that RLF’s project for the new Veterans Affairs Medical Center located at Lake Nona’s “Medical City” received the highly esteemed Merit Award. These awards come on the heels of RLF’s 75th anniversary celebration, during which the City of Winter Park recognized RLF for its dedication to community projects and local charities, including Heart of Florida United Way®, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Habitat for Humanity®, American Cancer Society® and Great Oaks Village Children’s Center.
With a staff of 120+ design professionals, RLF has been providing client-focused services on major projects in the healthcare, religious, education and federal markets for the past 75 years. For more information about RLF, visit www.rlfae.com, and for more information about the AIA Florida awards, visit www.aiafla.org.