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A Message from the Executive Director, Josh Wyche.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Golden Brick Awards! While we celebrated via Zoom from home offices and sparsely inhabited workspaces rather than in the Amway Center, we still gathered to honor projects representing the values of the Downtown Orlando Partnership. Every year the Golden Brick Awards allow us to reflect upon the past year’s successes and project those impacts into the future. Each submission, finalist, and winner remind us that strong partnerships build the best Downtown Orlando.

Our 2019 Downtowner of the Year, Frank Billingsley, is the embodiment of meaningful partnerships come to life. His dedicated history to Downtown is a how-to guide on creating, facilitating, and leveraging partnerships that create momentum. Frank’s efforts to create a world-class Downtown laid the groundwork for the projects honored this year.

Our community benefits when projects, such as the two recipients of the GBA Awards of Excellence, come to fruition. University of Central Florida Downtown and SunTrust Plaza at Church Street Station are more than impressive developments. These projects share the pen that writes the next chapter of our Downtown.

Unique projects spin a web of connective influence on our community’s potential. From new office development to celebrations of diversity, to long-fought achievements for sustainability, each and every GBA nominee creates change, paying dividends for decades to come.

A special thank you to Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center for presenting this event and to OUC The Reliable One and UCF for their event sponsorship. It is through partnerships such as these that Downtown Orlando Partnership is able to connect, collaborate, and contribute to the dynamic future of Downtown Orlando.

The Golden Brick Awards Program.

We hope you enjoyed the 2019 Virtual GBAs! To learn a little more about what makes this event so special, dive deeper into the winning projects, and meet the artist behind this year's award, explore the newly released Golden Brick Awards Program.


As you gear up for the long weekend, I hope you enjoy this week's curated playlist.

Economist Radio
Money Talks: The shape of recovery
"While big tech and Wall Street are breaking records, main-street businesses are struggling to survive; governments and central banks must decide whether they can afford to dig deeper to help. Six months into the pandemic, host Rachana Shanbhogue asks Patrick Foulis, The Economist's business affairs editor, Wall Street correspondent Alice Fulwood and Vijay Vaitheeswaran, US business editor, is it time for repeat prescriptions or a new economic diagnosis?"

How Covid-19 Has Changed The Future Of Landlording

Fast Company
How to build a race-conscious equity, diversity, and inclusion strategy
"GV’s first diversity and inclusion partner explains the four not-so-easy steps companies must make to move from recognition to integration."

Water - Little Dragon
Feel It All Around - Washed Out
Cola - Toro y Moi
Electric Feel - MGMT
Hey Mami - Sylvan Esso
Don’t Move - Phantogram
Patient - Twin Shadow
Summertime - Charlotte Day Wilson


Join the Historical Society of Central Florida on Friday, September 25, for a four-person golf scramble of historic proportions and the Fourth Annual Courthouse Cup at Dubsdread Golf Course.

The Scramble for the Courthouse Cup is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Historical Society of Central Florida, which supports the Orange County Regional History Center’s mission and programs through an agreement with the Board of County Commissioners. Funds raised through the group’s membership programs, admissions, special events, and other activities help support the cost of exhibits, education programs, and Historical Society personnel. Registration is now open.

New Member Spotlight.

Stevens Construction is a concierge construction management firm specializing in healthcare, hospitality and commercial construction throughout Florida.  Stevens Construction has developed a proven process that when engaged early in the project achieves our client’s budget, schedule and quality goals. Current Orlando projects include a multi-phase renovation within Osceola Regional Medical Center’s maternity care unit and a renovation within the 217,090-SF headquarters of Cru Church.  The central Florida team has completed numerous projects within multiple campuses of AdventHealth, amenities projects for Lennar, and other hospitality clients. With offices in Fort Myers, Tampa and Orlando, Stevens Construction recently relocated to the heart of Downtown on North Magnolia.

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