Max Strang

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Max Strang
Born (1970-11-18) November 18, 1970 (age 43)
Winter Haven, Florida
Nationality American
Practice Max Strang Architecture Inc
Buildings Schokman Education Center, Stein Residence, Tanner Residence, Strang Residence, Latterner Residence

Max Strang (born November 18, 1970) is an architect based in Coconut Grove (Miami), Florida and Telluride, Colorado. He was raised in a Mid-Century Modern home designed by Gene Leedy of the Sarasota School of Architecture.[1] Prior to starting his own firm in 2001, Strang worked for Leedy and SHoP Architects. His professional training also included a brief internship with Pritzker-winning Zaha Hadid in 1999. Strang received an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Florida and a graduate degree from Columbia University. He has received numerous local and state awards and the work of his firm, Max Strang Architecture, has been extensively published.

Architecture career[edit]

Schokman Education Center for The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Miami, FL
Strang Residence, Miami, FL

Strang's own home in Coconut Grove was featured in the Michael Mann film "Miami Vice".[2] In 2007, his Schokman Education Center was completed on the grounds of The Kampong, a botanical garden which is part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden.[3] "The sensitive and eloquent new open-air education pavilion" allows for long, grand views over the sloping lawn, rare trees and mangroves out to the bay.[4] Strang was commissioned by a Miami art collector to oversee the major remodeling of his home in 2007.[5] Strang has designed a home in Winter Haven, Florida, which is expected to be that city's first LEED-certified home.[6] In 2010, Strang's practice was honored as "Firm of the Year" by AIA Miami. In 2013 he received the organization's highest honor, the Silver Medal for Design.

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Silver Medal for Design, AIA Miami, 2013
  • Firm of the Year, AIA Miami, 2010
  • Young Architect Alumni Award, University of Florida, 2012
  • Award of Excellence for the Lakehouse Residence, Miami Chapter AIA, 2012
  • Merit Award of Excellence for the Latterner Residence, Florida AIA, 2010
  • Merit Award of Excellence for the Stein Residence, Florida AIA, 2010
  • DCOTA Stars of Design, Architecture, 2010
  • Award of Excellence for the Latterner Residence, Miami Chapter AIA, 2009
  • Award of Excellence for the Stein Residence, Miami Chapter AIA, 2009
  • Merit Award for Architecture for the McKenna Residence, Miami Chapter AIA, 2008
  • Merit Award or Architecture for the Schokman Education Center, Miami Chapter AIA, 2007
  • Young Architect of the Year, Miami Chapter AIA, 2007
  • Merit Award of Excellence for the Strang Residence ("Rockhouse"), Florida AIA, 2005
  • Young Architect of the Year, Miami Chapter AIA, 2003

Significant works[edit]

  • San Marco Residence, Miami, Florida, 2013
  • Lake House Residence, Winter Haven, Florida, 2011
  • Hucker Residence, Miami, Florida, 2014 (under construction)
  • Schokman Education Center at the Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Miami, Florida, 2007
  • Di Mare Science Village at Fairchild Tropical Garden, Coral Gables, Florida, 2010
  • Dr. Jane Hsiao Tropical Research Labs at Fairchild Tropical Garden, Coral Gables, Florida, 2010
  • Stein Residence, Miami, Florida, 2009
  • McKenna Residence, Miami, 2008
  • Latterner Residence, Miami, Florida, 2008
  • Tanner Residence, Winter Haven, Florida, 2005
  • Strang Residence, Miami, Florida, 2004
  • Grove Village (unbuilt), Miami, Florida, 2009.

Further reading[edit]

  • The New York Times, "A Florida House Set for Two Comfort Zones", August 2012
  • Wall Street Journal, "Michael Stein's Life in a White Cube", December 2009.
  • MIAMI Magazine, "Best of the City - Design", January 2014
  • Miami Herald, "Paradise Imperiled", Feb. 17, 2008.
  • MIAMI Magazine, "Inspired Design", April 2010
  • Metropolis Magazine, "Paradise Found", March 2008
  • Home Miami, "Max Strang: Evolution of an Environmental Modernist", May 2007.
  • New Sustainable Homes by James Grayson Trulove, December 2006.
  • Architectural Record, "Is There Hope for the Big Box?", August 2005.
  • House Beautiful, "America's Top Young Designers", October 2005.
  • AAA032, Archivos de Arquitectura Antillana, Miami, 2009.
  • Axxis Magazine (Colombia) 2009.
  • Interior Magasinet (Norway) July 2006.
  • Lakeland Ledger, "Living Green", April 2010.
  • Objekt International #43(The Netherlands), "Miami: The Ultimate Space Experience", Pages 48–61, 2008.
  • Miami by Beth Dunlop, Rizzoli, 2007, pages 242-245.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henry, S: Inspired Design: Max Strang, Miami Modern Luxury, April 12th, 2010.
  2. ^ Keates, N: Michael Stein's Life in a White Cube, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 4th, 2009.
  3. ^ Guilbert, J: Paradise Found, Metropolis, March, 2008.
  4. ^ Dunlop, B: "Paradise Imperiled", Miami Herald, Feb. 17, 2008.
  5. ^ Keates, N: Michael Stein's Life in a White Cube, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 4th, 2009.
  6. ^ Pleasant, R: Winter Haven's First LEED-Registered Home in Works, The Polk County Business Journal, Aug. 17th, 2009.

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