Earlier this month, SYZYGY Global was extremely honored to be awarded a 2022 Aurora Award from the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA). The Silver Award recognized SYZYGY for the Best Commercial Project Under 20,000 square feet for our design of the luxurious porte cochere walkway at the coveted Admiral’s Cove Country Club in Jupiter, Florida.
Since 1979, the FHBA, an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), has reviewed hundreds of project submissions each year for its annual Aurora Awards. Project submissions range from massive commercial projects to individual room designs. Projects come from all over the American South, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and the Eastern Caribbean. The 2022 competition was curated by a jury of three acclaimed designers and builders evaluating nearly 400 entries.
The massive porte cochere for Admiral’s Cove Country Club was part of a multi-million-dollar renovation of the entire club. As one of the premiere private communities in Florida, Admiral’s Cove needed a grand entrance appointed with modern style to welcome the club’s professional golfer, business magnate, and politicians to the property. SYZYGY designed and installed a sprawling 13-zone pergola system that wove through the pathways connecting the arrival portico to the spa and wellness center. To elevate the design, SYZYGY featured numerous custom angled pergola zones that changed elevation through the courtyard. The eye-catching pergola was seamlessly integrated with the club’s external color schemes with all white pergola support columns and frames, and custom wood grain powder coated louvers. Stretching 1,274 square feet, the porte cochere walkway allowed members and their guests to arrive at the club shielded from the afternoon sun and routine rain showers that frequent South Florida.
It is unique projects like the Admiral’s Cove porte cochere walkway that has made SYZYGY Global the leader in outdoor design and installation in Florida. The SYZYGY design team brings a unique level of engineering and imagination to every project, and this was no exception.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by our peers for the challenging projects we take on,” said Julie Hawbaker, COO and Chief Designer for SYZYGY Global, Inc. “We have developed a reputation for our work with many of the exclusive private clubs here around the Palm Beach area because our team is uniquely able to embrace the conceptual vision and turn that into a structural reality.”
Teamwork is a common element of all SYZYGY Global projects, especially complex projects like the Admiral’s Cove porte cochere. A shared commitment to excellence runs through the entire SYZYGY team from the designers to the installation team paying close attention to the finest details while fabricating the custom pergola. Projects like this only come together with the years of expertise the entire SYZYGY team brings to the project. This commitment extends to SYZYGY’s manufacturing partner, Azenco, which fully customized every SYZYGY pergola to meet the unique specifications of the design team.
“Taking a project like Admiral’s Cove from the early conceptual phase to drafting a buildable design and laying the final pergola louver is a massive undertaking,” said Jason Herring, Chief Executive Officer. “Receiving this Aurora Award is an honor that we share with our entire team. It’s also a project that could not have been done without our manufacturing partners at Azenco. They are the most-skilled pergola craftsmen in the country, and their products are truly the Rolls Royce of the pergola world.”
For its Aurora Award-winning porte cochere design, the SYZYGY team relied on the supremacy of the Azenco R-Blade Pergola. The adjustable louvered roof pergola features motorized louvers that adjust to manage shade and promote cooling airflow, yet close tightly to block out the rain. Laid out in single extrusion aluminum panels, the R-Blade has no visible external hardware and a hidden internal gutter system to ensure clean exterior lines and an uninterrupted eyeline along the pergola roof.
“When powerhouses like SYZYGY and Azenco come together with a shared passion for surpassing the expectations of clients like the Admiral’s Cove Country Club, the result is a truly unique project like this one. To have all that hard work recognized by the designers and builders judging the Aurora Awards is really special,” said Herring.