EXCELLENCE IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION:
2011 HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARDS
MLD is proud to announce that the rehabilitation of Dodd Hall and the Cape San Blas Lighthouse were honored with both local and state recognition for excellence in historic preservation. At the state level, Dodd Hall and the Cape San Blas Lighthouse received Outstanding Achievement Awards from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, and at the local level, Dodd Hall received the Civic / Community Resource Preservation Award and the Cape San Blas Lighthouse received the Preservation Project of Regional Impact Award from the Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year the Tallahassee and Florida Trusts recognize the significant contributions of individuals, societies, businesses and government entities who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation, and MLD is pleased and honored to be recognized by these distinguished organizations.
In pursuit of continued excellence in historic preservation, the Division of Historical Resources has engaged MLD Architects for the rehabilitation of the Call-Collins Mansion at The Grove. The Grove is not only historically significant as a notable example of Greek Revival architecture, but also for its association with the political history of Florida, including its role as the residence of Governor Richard Keith Call, and later, the home to Governor LeRoy Collins and Mary Call Darby Collins. The rehabilitation of the Call-Collins House will utilize state of the art preservation and restoration best practices to both preserve and restore historic materials, and incorporate sustainable design for accessibility and a modern infrastructure system. When complete, the Call-Collins Mansion will commemorate Florida history by honoring and memorializing Florida's governors, including Territorial Governor Richard Keith Call and Governor LeRoy Collins, and those who have preserved, maintained and restored The Grove through many generations.
Please join us in celebrating Florida's rich cultural heritage. We offer a toast to all of the individuals and organizations that have worked, with great dedication and reverence, for the preservation our architectural and cultural heritage!
MLD Architects, Inc.
In addition to full service building and renovation design, MLD Architects has extensive experience in roof design and consultation. Randy Lewis is a recognized roofing systems expert, and has written articles for Florida AIA magazine and Florida Roofers magazine. MLD Architects has earned an excellent reputation for diagnosing roof problems, and offering corrective solutions. Due to his expertise, Mr. Lewis has provided expert testimony on numerous cases.