Dean Brian Schriner was invited by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce to be the keynote speaker at the 2014 City Beautiful Awards celebration on Thursday, August 21stat the Biltmore Hotel, speaking about the power of creative design to realize innovative solutions. He drew parallels between George Merrick’s vision for Coral Gables and the College of Architecture + The Arts’ vision as a premier cultural center and educational institution as entities that rely on the power of architecture and design. The Dean also shared information on how the College engages local and global communities to create, innovate, and inspire solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems.
Sponsored by the City of Coral Gables, and presented in partnership with the Chamber, the City Beautiful Awards are presented by the Chamber each year to celebrate the most outstanding examples of architectural achievement among commercial properties in Coral Gables, presenting awards in the categories of Outstanding Interior Commercial Building, Outstanding Exterior Commercial Building, Outstanding Retail Showroom, and Outstanding Restoration Project.
Anabella Smith ’81, Partner and Director of Interior Design at Zyscovich, Dean Brian Schriner, and CARTA Director of Development Lisa Merritt