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September 15, 2009, 9:32 pm
Filed under: Awards and Recognition

Since opening in 2006, the Adrienne Arsht Center has emerged as a cornerstone for the ongoing revitalization of Miami’s urban core. In addition to being a venue where people from all corners of the South Florida community come together to share the performing arts, the Center is a catalyst for community development. The support of both the public and private sectors has been integral in helping the Center sustain a high level of diverse programming, coupled with free performances and community events. Today, the community is realizing its return on investment in the Adrienne Arsht Center in the form of award-winning programs, educational initiatives, and area economic development. None of the awards listed below would have been possible without the strong support of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners and the community-at-large.


• March 2009 The Adrienne Arsht Center took center stage at the Advertising Federation of Miami’s annual award ceremony, winning 13 gold and silver ADDY awards. The ADDYs recognize excellence in creative advertising and marketing.

• April 2009 South Florida Business Journal (SFBJ) named the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County the non-profit “Business of the Year.” South Florida Business Journal recognized five companies in the tri-county area for leading with confidence and demonstrating a commitment to their business goals, employees and the local community. The Center functions much like any other outstanding business nominated for this recognition. However, in the case of the Adrienne Arsht Center, community support – not profits or share prices – is fueling success. SFBJ selected the Center for its sense of collective community impact, sound fiscal management practices and commitment to serving the area’s diverse population.

• May 2009 The Center was awarded a 2009 South Florida Parenting magazine Kids Crown Award. Each year, readers vote for family-friendly places that they think offer the best activities, products and services in South Florida. This year the Center was recognized for its outstanding Family Fest series, selected as the best way to introduce kids to the performing arts.

• June 2009 Computerworld, the world’s leading source of information technology news, honored the Adrienne Arsht Center’s IT team with one of its most prestigious awards – the 2009 Laureate award, recognizing those whose visionary applications of information technology promote positive social and economic progress. The Center was selected for building a “future-proof” wireless networking infrastructure. This distinction marks the first time in the magazine’s 21-year history that this award was bestowed upon a performing arts organization. In addition to the selection as Laureate, the Center was a finalist for the 21st Century Achievement Award in the Media, Arts and Entertainment category.

• June 2009 The Adrienne Arsht Center was selected as one of South Florida’s top five venues by the South Florida Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (SFMPI) South Florida Chapter.

• August 2009 The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Southeast/Caribbean District Council named the Adrienne Arsht Center its 2009 “Project of the Year”. The award honors real estate projects that demonstrate positive community impact and sustainable land use. In selecting finalists for this award, ULI analyzed the Center’s performance as an engine for community impact, its role as a sustainable real estate project, and its success as a public/private sector collaboration


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