HPA Design Group (HPAD) is honored to have earned two top awards at The Greater Orlando Building Association (GOBA) 2022 Major Achievement Award ceremony on September 24. The annual award ceremony is GOBA’s celebration of the association’s top performers. HPAD took home awards for Best Charitable Campaign for our HPAD Cares outreach program and Best Special Feature for our Orlando-based student housing project Retreat East.
HPAD’S East Coast Business Development Manager, Amy Becker attended the evening event in Orlando to accept the awards.
HPAD Cares is the firm’s employee-to-community connection program designed to give everyone an opportunity to serve within each of their respective communities. All three offices partnered with several different nonprofit organizations and hosted impactful events that have enriched the lives and spirits of the cities in which they call home.
Various activities included outreach for homeless pets, designing birthday boxes for under privileged children, helping at food pantries, planting organic produce at a 40-acre farm, collecting donations for Ukraine, and much more.
The Retreat East is one of our most unique student housing developments. Designed around the University of Central Florida school colors, the clubhouse is emboldened with bright golds and rich black tones accentuated with vibrant greens, inspired by Florida’s luscious landscape.
Provided with full creative freedom to design out-of-the-box interior finishes, our design team created one-of-a-kind alcove booths outfitted with arched entry points. Each booth provides students with a secluded and intimate environment, ample lighting, soft high back seating, wall outlets, and wall-mounted flat screen TVs. Users are shielded both visually and acoustically from the surrounding environment.
The Greater Orlando Builders Association (GOBA) is the authority, educator, and promoter of the housing and building industry serving more than 700 members. Since 1953, GOBA has served the construction industry in Seminole, Orange and Osceola Counties including its cities. The association’s purpose is to represent and promote the building industry, encourage higher standard practices through education, monitor and take a proactive role in governmental and regulatory activities that impact the construction industry within Greater Orlando, as well as at the State and National levels.