Asturia Named Best Mixed-Use Community of the Year

(KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA) – Asturia, a Hines signature master-planned community in Tampa, Florida, earned the Excel Award for Best Mixed-use Community of the Year and a Silver Aurora Award for Best Recreational Facility at the Southeast Building Conference (“SEBC”), in Orlando, Florida, on July 27 and 28. Excel Awards honor sales and marketing excellence in the building industry and Aurora Awards honor the best in design. Both awards include entries from all over the Southeast region of the United States.

This year’s competition drew 400 entries in 58 Categories. “The Aurora Gala was a sold-out event and showcased all Aurora winners,” said Aurora Awards Chairman Patti Guthrie. “The event was definitely the place to see a spectacular overview of emerging design and planning trends in residential and commercial development.” Entries were reviewed by a panel of four building industry leaders. Judges are selected from among the most creative and successful individuals within the homebuilding industry, and represent the many disciplines contributing to building and design, as well as geographic diversity.

Judge Sarah Breen of CDC Designs, said this year’s competition was exceptionally diverse coming from across the Southeast. “Creative ideas in design do not know boundaries,” she said. “We found the variety and level of excellence to be particularly heartening this year.”

Established in 1977, the southeast Building Conference (SEBC) is the premier regional building industry trade show in the Southeast providing the latest in residential and commercial construction products and services. The Southeast region covers: Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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