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Posted on: December 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Morton & Barbara Mandel Recreation Center Architects Awarded 2020 Addison Mizner Award

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The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Florida Chapter, Awards the 2020 Addison Mizner Award to Stephen L. Boruff AIA Architects + Planners, Inc. for the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center in Palm Beach.   

The award is presented by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in recognition for excellence in Classical and Traditional Architecture and related fields in Florida and the Grand Caribbean. Stephen L. Boruff AIA Architects + Planners, Inc. humbly accepts this award on behalf of an incredible team of architects, designers, engineers, constructors, tradespersons, and of course, the Morton and Barbara Mandel Family Foundation, Friends of Recreation and the Town of Palm Beach.  “This award is a testament to the attention of detail that went into every aspect of this project, from initial community discussions and planning to the grand opening,” said Carolyn Stone, Director of Business Development and Operations, Town of Palm Beach. 

The jury was composed of Mr. Jorge Sanchez, Principal of SMI Landscape Architecture, Palm Beach, FL; Ms. Amanda Lindroth, Principal of Amanda Lindroth Design, Palm Beach, FL, and Mr. Duncan Stroik, Principal of Duncan G. Stroik Architect, South Bend, IN, and Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame.  

The selection of the project by the jury is in line with the distinction and prestige of the Addison Mizner Awards.  In the early 1900’s, Addison Mizner brought to life a new architectural vocabulary, that emerged from classical influences collected across the globe.  His legacy with regard to Palm Beach Architecture is undeniable, and the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center honors that tradition, and the heritage of classicism.  In the early 1900’s, Mizner contributed significant designs in the Spanish style, based on his experiences in Spain and Latin America.  His signature aesthetic, continues to be the preeminent style of architecture in South Florida today.  The Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center honors that tradition, the heritage of classicism, and the legacy of Addison Mizner.   It preserves the time-honored principles of classical architecture, developed over thousands of years, and the vernacular architecture of Palm Beach lies at the heart of the design and construction of this facility, which will be enjoyed by generations for years to come.    

More information on the Mizner Award may be found on the ICAA website:  The Mandel Recreation Center is located at 340 Seaview Avenue, Palm Beach. Connect with us on Facebook (Palm Beach Recreation) or follow us on

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