APA Florida Gold Coast Section presents Awards of Excellence, Merit and Special Recognition at its 2020 Awards Event

MIAMI – Oct. 16, 2020.  The Gold Coast Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Gold Coast) will present several Awards of Excellence and Merit at its Annual APA Gold Coast Chapter Planning Awards Event tonight via a virtual event hosted in collaboration with the Miami Center for Architecture and Design (MCAD). These awards are to celebrate and acknowledge studies and projects that exemplify outstanding planning, urban design and development within Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.


Encouraging excellence in planning has long been a major goal of the American Planning Association (APA) and our Gold Coast Section is proud to celebrate our local planners, developers, architects and landscape architects who consistently provide excellence in design, sensitivity to the environment, and facilitate an improved quality of life for all.  


“We are incredibly happy to be celebrating our colleagues at this year’s 2020 APA Gold Coast Awards Event.  The event highlights the best our local planning community has to offer, and we are enormously proud of this year’s Award recipients,” said Cesar Garcia-Pons, APA Gold Coast Jury Chair.  


The planning awards event is part of National Planning Month, a month-long celebration of planning and design, which features a variety of events during October throughout the community, including lectures, tours, exhibits, receptions and other events.  


Winners of the 2020 APA Gold Coast Section Planning Awards

Awards of Excellence

Best Plan, Report or Study:  Miami Baywalk & Riverwalk Unifying Design Elements, Brand Development & Design Guidelines; by Savino & Miller Design Studio  

Innovation for Sustainable Places:  Good Neighbor Stormwater Park; by City of North Miami Department Design Office


Awards of Merit

Best Plan, Report or Study:  Coral Gables MultiModal Transportation Master Plan; by Atkins; Dover Kohl & Partners

Best Plan, Report or Study:  Amelia Earhart Park Planning Programming Plan; by Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department; AECOM


Special Recognition Award

Impact on Gold Coast Planning:  Andres Duany, FAIA, CNU and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA, CNU.


ABOUT APA GOLD COAST:  The Gold Coast Section (GCS) is a nonprofit professional organization which serves the members of APA, APA FL, and the Section residing within Miami Dade and Monroe Counties. The goal of GCS is to promote high-quality professional growth opportunities, as well as fun networking events for planning professionals in the geographic area served by the Section and in South Florida in general. We strive to provide a forum for the exchange of planning ideas and experiences and a vehicle for Section members to develop and express positions on issues affecting the quality of life in our region.  For more information about the American Planning Association please visit www.planning.org .