Max Strang is Elevated to AIA National College of Fellows

Max Strang, founding principal of [STRANG] Architecture, has been elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects (AIA). The Fellowship program was developed to call attention to certain architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as the individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.

The 2016 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) elevated 149 AIA members to its College of Fellows. Out of a total AIA membership of over 88,000 there are over 3,200 members distinguished with this honor.

The 2016 Fellows will be honored on May 20th at an investiture ceremony at the 2016 National AIA Convention in Philadelphia.

 

Downtown Winter Haven’s Raingarden Lofts Honored for Design Excellence

Winter Haven, FL — The Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects highlighted a Downtown Winter Haven apartment building at their annual awards gala on Friday evening. Designed by the Miami-­based firm, Strang Architecture, the Raingarden Apartments were completed last year and represents Downtown Winter Havens first multifamily development in over twenty five years.

Max Strang, a Winter Haven native, designed the building one block from Central Avenue to continue the legacy of modern architecture in his hometown.

The project was developed by Six/Ten LLC, a local company spearheading the economic and urban revitalization of Downtown Winter Haven. “RainGarden puts residents within easy walking distance of parks, restaurants and shops,” said Kerry Wilson, Six/Tens President. “It’s a work-­‐live-­‐play environment for those seeking urban living at its best.”  RainGarden features nine apartments with 1,600 square feet of living space, two-­‐car garages and private courtyards. For leasing information please contact Chad Lennox at 863‐595‐0237.

[STRANG] Architecture has been awarded “2016 Best Of Houzz” for Design and "2016 Influencer of the Year"

Max Strang Interivew: The Effects of Gene Leedy, The Architect.

Listen to Max Strang speak about world renown architect Gene Leedy. Stories from childhood experience to the influences Leedy had on Max while growing up. Of greatest influence was certainly Strang’s association with Gene Leedy. Strang was raised in a Leedy-designed home and later worked at Leedy’s Winter Haven office. Leedy provided Strang with a solid background in classic modernism.

[STRANG] has adopted Uber for Business. Our designers are constantly on the move: visiting clients, monitoring job sites, etc. Just one more way we embrace the future and its many innovations.

The Array Featured on Architekturclips.de

“The Array” by [STRANG] was recently selected by Architektureclips, in regards to hosting the film internationally.

Architekturclips is an open, independent, and nonprofit film platform acting within the fields of architecture and urban culture. The platform provides the chance to publish your independent film on architecture.

 

Art Basel 2015 Celebration Event

[STRANG] and L’Atelier Isabelle Peribere held their joint celebration at the Peribere home for the favorite winter meeting place of the international art world. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, Art Basel Miami presents artwork from across the globe. With miles of sandy beaches dotted with classic Art Deco architecture, world-class art museums, and a glittering nightlife, Miami and the Beaches ranks among America’s most iconic city destinations.

Gucci at the Kampong

[STRANG] Architecture’s very own Kampong Residence was the playground for the set of a Gucci photo shoot.  Models and photographers worked fluidly amongst the lush vegetation and oversized elephant ears– the perfect tropical setting for a high-end clothing designer.

2014 Festival of the Trees – [STRANG] Awarded ‘Most Progressive’

The [STRANG] design team consisting of Adrian HeidSabah Corso and Mariela Hernandez were awarded “Most Progressive” at Florida International University‘s “Festival of the Trees” Gala.

A special thanks goes out to our sponsor FLOS Design and to the judges Nathalie Cadet-James, Susan Cumins, Alan Duddle, Kalyn ChapmanSteve Rothaus. 

Robert McCarter visits [STRANG]

Robert McCarter recently visited [STRANG] and accompanied Max on a tour of the firm’s current and recently completed Florida projects. Robert will be writing the introduction for a forthcoming book subjecting the work of the firm. Max was a former student of Robert McCarter during his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, where McCarter served as Director of the School of Architecture.  McCarter is the author of Alvar Aalto (Phaidon, 2014), Carlo Scarpa (Phaidon, 2013), Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References (Birkhauser,2012), Understanding Architecture:  A Primer on Architecture as Experience.

Mr.McCarter is the current Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture at the Washington University Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts.

[STRANG] & PINHEAD bring 3d-printing to Telluride.

[STRANG] and The Pinhead Institute have teamed up to explore the possibilities of additive manufacturing  in Telluride, CO. 3D-Printing, which utilizes the process known as additive manufacturing, is a newer technology that has gained record breaking attention and has stemmed insurmountable amounts of innovative growth. The ability to ‘rapidly’ prototype serves equally beneficial for both [STRANG] Architecture’s design process and the ‘makerspace’ atmosphere PINHEAD boasts. Locations embracing the 3d-printing initiative also portray an image of progressivism and leadership.

Within the field of design, 3d-printers have proven to save time, disband inventive restrictions, and allow for much quicker and concentrated types of thinking. [STRANG] would like to capitalize on the opportunity to embrace this cultural evolution and grow with the technology.

Starting December, the Pinhead Institute (a Smithsonian affiliate) will hold classes to teach the following concepts to the youth of Telluride: 3d-modeling (CAD), file preparation, and 3d-printing (Ultimaker2). Following in January, classes will incorporate all ages, professions, and proficiencies.