Solstice Planning and Architecture's Element House, designed by Jonathan Parks, AIA.

Solstice Planning and Architecture's Element House, designed by Jonathan Parks, AIA.

Sarasota-based Solstice Planning and Architecture won two design awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Tampa Bay Chapter last week. Solstice received AIA's Tampa Bay first-ever Sustainability Award for its LEED Platinum residence Element House. The firm's mixed-use project Rosemary Square in Sarasota was recognized with the Merit Award for excellence in design.  

An aerial view of Rosemary Square in downtown Sarasota.

An aerial view of Rosemary Square in downtown Sarasota.

Criteria considered by the awards jurors included design quality, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, sustainability and technique. This year’s jurors were from the Seattle-based architectural firm Olson Kundig.

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