GMA Architects & Planners won three prestigious “Best Architectural Project” awards for innovative design concepts showcasing exceptional artistry and functionality.

Each year, the Lee Building Industry Association recognizes excellence in the commercial building industry through the highly competitive Summit Awards. GMA Architects won “Best Architectural Project” awards for the following categories:

  • Best Restaurant: Deep Lagoon Seafood & Oyster House in Fort Myers. The 6,700-square-foot restaurant features a “fish house” motif with an open kitchen design, bringing the cooking action right into the dining room. Indoor and outdoor seating areas overlook a riverside marina, where a floating dock welcomes guests arriving by boat. The project was completed in June 2018.
  • Best Renovations: Specialized Veterinary Services in Fort Myers. The renovation of 5,400 square feet and addition of 13,400 square feet offers ample space for new state-of-the-art surgery rooms, examination rooms and dedicated suites for CT Scans, MRIs and X-rays. The exterior’s contemporary treatment masks brick with stucco, and a two-story glass window exposes the signature monumental stairway. The project was completed in January 2018.
  • Best Healthcare: Lee Health Convenient Care-Metro in Fort Myers. Designed with modern architectural expressions and an interior design that’s warm and welcoming, GMA worked with the tenant, owner/landlord and contractor to fulfill requirements of a challenging schedule. The 41,432-square-foot facility houses four medical practices and a convenient care walk-in clinic. The project was completed in Fall 2017.

Since 2006, GMA Architects has won 27 Summit Awards for superior design work on notable commercial facilities in Lee County, including Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, Scanlon Acura, Pediatric Dentistry of Fort Myers, Chico’s, Harlem Heights Cultural Center, FineMark National Bank, Colonial Bank and others.

About GMA Architects & Planners

Since 1981, GMA Architects has been Southwest Florida’s leading architectural design firm. Earning recognition from the American Institute of Architects-Florida Southwest, Florida Home Builders Association and the Lee Building Industry Association, the firm has provided award-winning architectural and interior design services for a broad range of clients in the public and private sectors, including several leading area developers. For more information, call 239-275-0225 or visit www.GMAarchitect.com.