Local architecture firm, DAG Architects, has two projects competing for the title of AIA Florida People’s Choice Award 2017. After cleaning up shop with three project wins in the AIA Northwest Florida regional awards, DAG hopes to cap the year off with a win at the state level as well.

DAG Architects was founded in Destin by former Florida senator Charles W. Clary III and has served Northwest Florida for 36 consecutive years. With projects ranging from residential to retail and mixed-use designs to large new educational facilities, DAG has contributed greatly to the built environment of our region. Due to their success and growth, the firm expanded from their once one-office operation to an established regional firm with 36 architects and design studios in Destin, Panama City, Pensacola, Tallahassee and Atlanta.

DAG’s 2017 entries into the AIA People’s Choice Award include their community center transformation of Bo Diddley Plaza in Gainesville and their popular design of The Hub retail and restaurant center in South Walton. Both projects have previously been awarded by the AIA at the regional level but winning the People’s Choice Award brings a level of publicity coveted industry-wide. In the 10 days that voting has been open on the AIA Florida’s website, more than 80,000 votes have been cast. The Hub has held on to the number one position for over a week but as voting continues until July 28, DAG will try to keep the votes pouring in to secure their win over the other designs competing.

Please log on to floridapeopleschoice.org to cast your vote for The Hub or Bo Diddley and support local architecture.