Next month, the Florida chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will highlight Downtown Winter Haven apartment building RainGarden at their 2016 convention in Palm Beach, Fla. Miami-based design firm, [Strang] Architecture, will received the “Merit Award for Masonry in Design” for their work on RainGarden, just one of three award-winning projects the firm will be recognized for during the awards event.
The AIA Florida/Caribbean Honor & Design Awards Program is Florida’s most prestigious awards program for the architectural profession. The awards are given each year to members to encourage excellence in architecture, to elevate public consciousness of good design, and to recognize those owners, designers, and contractors whose work enriches the built environment.
The RainGarden Apartments were completed in 2014 and represent Downtown Winter Haven’s first multifamily development in over 25 years.
Max Strang, a Winter Haven native, designed the building one block from Central Avenue to continue the legacy of modern architecture in his hometown. RainGarden is just one of many residential projects Strang has designed. In 2013, he received the Silver Medal for Design, the highest honor from the Miami chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Earlier this year, he was elevated to the AIA’s prestigious College of Fellows, a program which calls attention to certain architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.
RainGarden was developed by Six/Ten LLC, a Winter Haven-based residential and commercial real estate developer, spearheading the economic and urban revitalization of Downtown Winter Haven.
“RainGarden puts residents within easy walking distance of parks, restaurants and shops, creating a work¬-live‐play environment downtown,” said Kerry Wilson, Six/Ten’s President. “The building is ideal for individuals seeking urban living at its finest.”
RainGarden features nine apartments with 1,600 square feet of living space, two¬-car garages and private courtyards. For leasing information, please contact Chad Lennox at (863) 595-0237.
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About Six/Ten, LLC
Six/Ten, LLC is a Winter Haven, Florida-based private investment company. Its primary holdings consist of Florida commercial real estate properties and private equity positions in Florida-based operating companies. The Six/Ten, LLC commercial real estate portfolio includes office, medical, data center, industrial, specialty retail and undeveloped land. Operating companies included in the Six/Ten, LLC private equity portfolio include software and hosted software services, agricultural production, data center and IT infrastructure services, manufacturing and communications. Formed in 1985, Six/Ten has significant experience in the acquisition, development, ownership and management of a broad range of investments. For more information, please visit www.sixtenllc.com or call (863) 299-1195.
About [STRANG] Architecture
[STRANG] Architecture, www.strangarchitecture.com, is an award-winning design firm headquartered in Miami, FL. Respected for its “environmental modernism” philosophy, the firm’s critically acclaimed projects have been widely published. In 2013, the firm’s founding principal Max Strang received the Silver Medal for Design from The Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the highest honor that the organization can bestow. The firm currently has projects underway across Central and South Florida, Colorado and the Caribbean. For more information, please see the firm’s website at strangarchitecture.com.