January 21, 2013 - Houzz.com is the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design. “Best of’” winners are professionals recognized by the Houzz.com community of homeowners and home design enthusiasts for delivering exceptional customer service and results, and for creating the most inspiring and innovative residential designs in the past year,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Houzz. See PKD’s Houzz page and “Best Of” logo here: http://www.houzz.com/pro/philkean.
11/8/2012 – “His award-winning architecture/custom home construction/interior design firm not only succeeded against difficult odds during the most challenging housing downturn imaginable, but also grew to become Central Florida’s largest Custom Home Builder.”, Orlando Business Journal.
JULY 28, 2012 – The 34th Annual Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) finished this weekend with a bang when it announced the GOLDEN Aurora Award at the Gala/Spectacular. Phil Kean of Phil Kean Designs took his 3rd Golden Award, this year for The 2012 New American Home. Team members include: Two Trails, Inc.; Redmon Design; Zio; Brad Grosberg, Principal, and Rob Turner, President of Interior Design at Phil Kean Designs.
Phil Kean also won “Best in State” awards for the states of Florida and Alabama; and 17 other awards including 11 “Green” building awards. Carrie Cogsdale of Phil Kean Designs won the Concept Award for the Live Design Competition which was held on the exhibit hall floor during the conference.
The Aurora Award Program honor builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, interior merchandisers and other housing-related professionals in a 12-state region stretching from Texas to Virginia plus the Eastern Caribbean.
July 6, 2012 – “We added an interior design division this past January, which added three new employees to our staff.”, said Phil in the Orlando Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/print-edition/2012/07/06/what-project-or-item-do-you-hope-to.html.
As President of PKD’s Interior Design Services, Rob Turner brings over 20 years experience. Rob’s style is creating specific, personalized spaces that reflect the ideas and lifestyle of the client, with a precise attention to detail. Rob has completed interior design projects across the US, in Mexico and Argentina.
Rob earned his Interior Design Degree from the University of Florida’s College of Architecture, and studied abroad at Italy’s Vicenza Institute of Architecture and Mexico’s Universidad Automoma De Yucatan. His core understanding and appreciation of modern architecture and interiors is based on his classical studies and viewings from travels to Europe, South America, Central America, and throughout the US.
A Florida Native, Rob has been a resident of Winter Park for over 15 years. Rob is a Patron of the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, enjoys travel, and collecting art glass, classic and modern vintage paintings, and furniture.
April 21, 2012 – Phil was named Orlando’s Best Architet by Orlando Home & Leisure. This is what they had to say “Conservative Central Florida isn’t cited as a hotbed of leading-edge residential architecture. Maybe that’s one reason Phil Kean, president of Phil Kean Designs, has been able to establish himself as perhaps the most creative and forward-looking architect in the market. His most recent project, the 2012 New American Home, is a striking reinterpretation of the classic “white box” style of the ’60s, with movable glass panels, motorized screens, a seamless flow from indoors to outdoors and every kind of energy-efficient technology available. Kean could certainly design a Mediterranean McMansion if he had to, but thank goodness he doesn’t have to.” Here is the link for viewing: http://www.ohlmag.com/topics/features/simply-best-ii.
February 8, 2012 – The wait is over! The modern, luxurious, “Green” certified show home is ready for the 10,000 International Builders’ Show attendees expected to tour the home February 8th – 11th. The home will be open to the public free of charge during the 2012 Orlando Parade of Homes, April 14-15 and 21-22. We hope to see you there! Here is a preview: http://www.nbnnews.com/NBN/issues/2011-12-05/Front%2BPage/index.html.
September 26, 2011 – PKD was honored with a “Green Business” award from the City of Winter Park’s Keep Winter Park Beautiful Advisory Board for our three LEED and two FGBC projects currently underway.
September 16, 2011 – PKD was named one of OBJ’s “Golden 100″ – Top Privately Held Companies in Central Florida at today’s 27th annual awards celebration luncheon. In addition, the OBJ recognized PKD as one of their “2011 Ultimate Newcomers”.
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