Architects help to shape our local environment, revealing much about the people and culture. Greek Corinthian columns high up on the Pantheon in Rome have stood the test of time and have inspired modern structures such as the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C. and the New York Stock Exchange in New York City. Recently, projects by local architects were recognized during the DOP Golden Brick Awards for their impact on Downtown Orlando.
HuntonBrady successfully repurposed a building originally constructed in 1981 into what is now the Orlando Health Team Member Center in South Downtown. On the west side, Baker Barrios Architects, Walter P Moore, GAI Consultants and TLC Engineering for Architecture partnered to convert a Parkwood Inn into the new home of the Orlando Union Rescue Mission’s Men’s Home, the Orlando Magic Foundation Community Center. HKS, which provides planning and development, project management, structural engineering, interior design, and much more, worked on the new Central Florida headquarters for CEMEX, located in the north quarter. And then there’s Charlan Brock and Associates, BRPH, Huitt-Zollars and Cuhaci & Peterson are a few other local architects impacting the landscape of Downtown Orlando.