Anthony Vallee, AIA, 2019 Florida AIA Citizen Architect Award. AIA Florida recognizes those who have contributed to their communities through service on not-for-profit boards, governmental offices or boards, design charrettes, or any other effort that demonstrates the leadership of the architect as a citizen in the community.
Anthony Vallee, AIA, 2019 AIA Community Service, Northwest Florida Chapter.
The Community Service Award recognizes a member that has made an impact on his or her community through volunteer services and other means. This year’s recipient is Anthony Vallee, AIA.
Throughout his career, Anthony has made an effort to be involved in the greater Walton County community by serving on the boards of the South Walton Community Council, Scenic Walton, and Main Street DeFuniak Springs. He dedicated seven years to volunteering his time on Walton County government boards and he taught architecture-related classes as an adjunct professor at Gulf Coast State College for three years.
Anthony has also donated his time and design services to the Simple Faith church, the new Alaqua Animal Refuge, and Westonwood Ranch, a farm-based learning center for young adults on the autism spectrum.
Perla Bakery, DeFuniak Springs, 2020 AIA Citation Award, Historic Preservation, Northwest Florida Chapter.
The Weekly House, WaterColor, 2019 AIA Merit Award, New Construction, Northwest Florida Chapter.
Sugar Shack, 2019 AIA Honor Award, Renovations & Additions, Northwest Florida Chapter.
Black Bear Bread Company, Grayton Beach, 2019 AIA Merit Award, Interiors, Northwest Florida Chapter.
Crosier Addition, 2018 AIA Honor Award, Renovations & Additions, Northwest Florida Chapter.
Wesley Jewelry Store (Main Street Defuniak), 2018 AIA Merit Award, Historic Preservation, Northwest Florida Chapter.
Niceville Residence (Allen Residence), 2018 AIA Merit Award, Unbuilt Work, Northwest Florida Chapter.
The Chiringo Grayton, 2017 AIA Honor Award, Renovations & Additions, Northwest Florida Chapter.
The Seagrove Village Market II, 2017 AIA Merit Award, New Construction, Northwest Florida Chapter.
The Bunker Addition, 2017 AIA Merit Award, Renovations & Additions, Northwest Florida Chapter.
Williams Residence, 2017 AIA Honor Award, Unbuilt Work, Northwest Florida Chapter.
The H. Dean Rowe, FAIA Award for Design Excellence, 2010
The top honor, The H. Dean Rowe, FAIA Award for Design Excellence, was presented to Wallrapp Architecture of Tampa and pv+r for their design of the E.O Wilson Biophilia Center at Nokuse Plantation in the Florida panhandle. The 23,000 SF environmental education facility, designed in Florida vernacular style, includes an exhibit hall, theater, classrooms, laboratories, wildlife refuge, and rehabilitation center as well as nature trails on the 48,000 acres of preserve that it calls home. It is nestled in a longleaf pine ecosystem, considered one of the most bio-diverse areas in the continental U.S. – less than 2% of which remains intact today. Nokuse, (no-go-see) is the Creek Indian word for black bear and symbolizes the goal of providing suitable habitat for large-ranging mammals through ecosystem restoration. A water habitat developed with natural vegetation that encourages wading bird migrations as well as other aquatic species, will provide a unique teaching opportunity. The building orientation was rotated thirty-degrees off of true north to reduce solar heat gain on the western exposure of the center and to keep as many existing trees as possible. The Center, completed in the summer of 2009, was built by LEED-NC standards and has been certified LEED Silver.