Guy Peterson, FAIA, will receive the 2016 Gold Medal, the highest award bestowed by the American Institute of Architects Florida/Caribbean Chapter, at a ceremony in Palm Beach July 23.
Already the recipient of more than 80 national, state, and regional design awards, including several awards of high distinction from AIA Florida such as the Presidential Millennium Award of Honor for Design in 2000, Peterson was elected into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2003, and his firm was named the AIA Florida Firm of the Year Award in 2013.
Among his many high-profile projects are the restoration and addition of Paul Rudolph and Ralph Twitchell’s 1949 Revere Quality House on north Siesta Key, the Spencer House on South Orange Avenue and the restoration of a midcentury former furniture store into the McCulloch Pavilion, the new home of the Center for Architecture Sarasota. He also is the architect for the luxury condo tower, Aqua, being built on Golden Gate Point, and the finish tower at the rowing facility at Nathan Benderson Park.
Peterson also is receiving this award in recognition of his extensive pro-bono work for area nonprofits and for helping bringing the University of Florida's School of Architecture graduate satellite program, UF CityLab Sarasota, to Sarasota along with the development of the Center for Architecture Sarasota.
“I am very humbled to receive this honor,” says Peterson. “It is always a privilege to be recognized by one’s peers and the Gold Medal represents that our work has had a positive impact on the profession.”