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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 20, 2019) – BSSW Architects, a full-service architecture firm based in Fort Myers, has been named 2019 Firm of the Year by the American Institute of Architects (AIA)-Florida Southwest Chapter.
AIA’s Firm of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievements in design, community service, education and service to the profession as measured over a period of five years. Twelve Design Awards and six Honor Awards were presented at AIA-Florida Southwest’s annual Design Conference and Awards Ceremony on Nov. 14 at the Sydney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers.
“What makes this award special is that it doesn’t recognize one particular project – it’s our entire body of work over multiple years, as well as our impact on the profession and surrounding community,” said Dan Summers, BSSW’s president and principal architect. “BSSW will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020, and when you think about all that’s changed since 1980 – design trends, technology, construction methods and the overall landscape of Southwest Florida – it’s extremely gratifying to still be among the top architecture firms in the region.”
BSSW’s full complement of architectural services include interior design, planning, programming, building information modeling, sustainable design and feasibility studies. The firm’s portfolio includes commercial, residential and mixed-use projects, and its experienced architects specialize in facility design for education, resort and hospitality, government, public safety and religious facilities. BSSW also offers a niche service addressing historic preservation.
AIA-Florida Southwest serves more than 200 members in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Its mission is to organize and unite in fellowship the architects of Southwest Florida to combine their efforts so as to promote the aesthetic, scientific and practical efficiency of the profession; to advance the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standard of architecture education, training and practice; to coordinate the building industry and the profession of architecture to ensure the advancement of the living standards of our people through their improved environment; and to make the profession of ever-increasing service to society.
About BSSW Architects
BSSW Architects, Inc. is a full-service architectural firm founded in 1980 with the same principles that guide the business today: dedication to serving the best interest of clients and the community. The Fort Myers, Florida-based company has served as the lead architect on more than 120 major projects across Southwest Florida, including schools, government facilities, public libraries, hotels, resorts and private communities. BSSW Architects employs a complete team of architects, planners, interior designers and support staff to bring projects from the concept stage through completion. For more information, visit or call 239-278-3838.
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