30 Dec RIBBON CUTTING – TOWN OF PALM BEACH MORTON AND BARBARA MANDEL RECREATION CENTER
The Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center officially opened Friday morning with a slogan, Live Well at the Mandel, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony that featured town officials and the Mandels’ daughter.
The ceremony was followed by an afternoon open house that included facility tours. The new center’s 17,000-square-foot building features multi-purpose rooms, a gym, snack room, after-school room, game room, renovated pro shop, and expanded playground. The $14 million dollar cost of the project was evenly divided among the Morton and Barbara Mandel Family Foundation, the Friends of Recreation fund-raising group, and the Town of Palm Beach.
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Florida Chapter, Awards the 2020 Addison Mizner Award to Stephen L. Boruff AIA Architects + Planners, Inc. for the new Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center in Palm Beach
It is with great pleasure that we share the news that our design efforts have earned the 2020 Addison Mizner Award for Design in the Civic category, for the new Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center in the Town of Palm Beach, Florida. The award is presented by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in recognition of 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.
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 our project by the Jury upholds the distinction and prestige of the Addison Mizner Awards.
In the early 1900s, Addison Mizner brought to life a new architectural vocabulary, emerging from classical influenced collected across the globe. His legacy with regard to Palm Beach Architecture is undeniable, and the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center honor that tradition, and the heritage of classicism. In the early 1900s, 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 honor that tradition, the heritage of classicism, and the legacy of Addison Mizner. Preserving 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 in the Town of Palm Beach to be enjoyed by generations for years to come.
THE 2020 ADDISON MIZNER AWARD