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The wait is finally over, and the results of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places. are in!  "We are elated that so many Floridians took the time to learn about the beautiful structures in their communities,"  said Donald Yoshino, FAIA and Chairman of AIA Florida's 100th Anniversary Committee. "We intend to keep the conversation front and center as we celebrate 100 years and encourage students across the state to consider a career in architecture -- placing their own unique signature on our state's skyline."


Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.


Top Ten Buildings (by popular vote)

1st Place - Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Miami Beach)

2nd Place - Mandi's Chapel (Live Oak)

3rd Place - Baughman Center at the University of Florida (Gainesville)

4th Place - University of North Florida Student Union (Jacksonville)

5th Place - Mar-a-Lago National Historic Landmark (Palm Beach)

6th Place - Saint Paul's By-The-Sea Episcopal Church (Jacksonville Beach)

7th Place - The Breakers Resort National Historic Landmark (Palm Beach)

8th Place - Florida Southern College (Lakeland)

9th Place - City Park Municipal Garage (Fort Lauderdale)

10th Place - Dodd Hall at The Florida State University (Tallahassee)


AIA Florida would also like to recognize the top building from 13 different categories, including one for write-in nominations and a special winner determined only by architects' votes.

Performing Arts - Florida Theatre Building (Jacksonville)

Civic - Boca Raton Town Hall (Boca Raton)

Commercial - Espirito Santo Plaza (Miami)

Educational - University of North Florida Student Union (Jacksonville)

Historic - Mar-a-Lago National Historic Landmark (Palm Beach)

Hotel - Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Miami Beach)

Museum - Dalí Museum (St. Petersburg)

Public Use - City Park Municipal Garage (Fort Lauderdale)

Recreational - Disney's Cinderella Castle (Lake Buena Vista)

Religious - Mandi's Chapel (Live Oak)

Residential - Walker Guest House (Sanibel)

Write-in - Ponce de Leon Hotel/Flagler College (St. Augustine)

Architects' Favorite - University of North Florida Student Union (Jacksonville)


Top Five Buildings (by architect vote)

1st Place - University of North Florida Student Union (Jacksonville)

2nd Place - Saint Paul's By-The-Sea Episcopal Church (Jacksonville Beach)

3rd Place - Walker Guest House (Sanibel)

4th Place - Beach Road 2 (Jupiter Island)

5th Place - The Breakers Resort National Historic Landmark (Palm Beach)


Click HERE to see the top 100 as voted by the public.