The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Coral Gables, recently recognized shining examples of architectural achievement among the city’s commercial properties with the City Beautiful Awards.
This year’s City Beautiful Awards presentation took place on Thursday, Aug. 20, during the signature Good Morning Coral Gables breakfast at the historic Biltmore Hotel. Finalists, honorees and chamber members gathered to recognize outstanding new and restorative work throughout the City Beautiful.
The 2015 City Beautiful Awards recognized commercial spaces in five different categories. This winners of this year’s awards program were:
Commercial Space – Interior, C1 Bank, 1220 Ponce de Leon Blvd.;
Commercial Building – Exterior, Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden;
Restaurant Dining Room – Interior, Bulla Gastrobar, 2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd.;
Retail Showroom – Interior, Oceanview Shades & Drapery, 2522 Ponce de Leon Blvd., and
Restoration Project -The Art Building, 1300 Campo Sano (University of Miami).
“C1 Bank is honored to be presented with the Outstanding Interior Commercial Space Award,” said Trevor Burgess, president and CEO of C1 Bank. “We believe our banking centers should not just say something about who we are a company — crisp, modern, service focused — but should also say something about the community we serve. We’re committed to putting the needs of our clients and community first and banking centers like Coral Gables allow us to do just that.”
The City of Coral Gables continues to support this event with its unwavering commitment to the original vision of George Merrick. For more information on this awards program or chamber events, call 305-446-1657 or visit online at www.coralgableschamber.org.