Generous Grants


The mission of the Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC), a division of the City of Tampa’s Economic and Urban Development Department, is to facilitate the development, redevelopment, economic revitalization and general improvements of Ybor City’s Historic District, its Community Redevelopment Areas and surrounding community.

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Silver Sponsors


Since 1981, Hoffman Architects is committed to providing responsive design solutions that meet their clients’ needs, desires, and budgets. The firm’s success can be attributed to not only its enthusiasm for architecture, but also the expertise and invaluable experience gained over many years of working with clients who want the most from their buildings. The same level of design excellence is represented in all of our projects, regardless of size or scope. The firm has received numerous awards for architectural design, sustainability and community service.

Hoffman Architects has been a vital member of the local community since its first commission for the award winning Tarpon Springs Sponge Exchange project in 1981. The office is located in a restored, 1883, two-story wood structure within the Tarpon Springs Historic District, and has resided there since 1983.

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Bronze Sponsors


Pachyderm was established in 1984 with a focus on the commercial and industrial markets. Pachyderm represents manufacturers of commercial construction products and distributes in the Southeast, United States.

We do this by getting products specified for projects when they are in the design phase. We follow the progress of the project and then complete the sale by moving the product through distribution or an end user sale. Promoting the product to the owner, supporting the product through distribution channels, job site visits to fix problems or advising on solutions to problems, are all day to day activities for Pachyderm.

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Instagram Challenge Sponsors


The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the professional association for architects and those in the architecture field. AIA Tampa Bay is the regional chapter representing approximately 650 members in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus and Sumter Counties. 

The AIA provides programs and services including educational programs, design competitions, community service programs and serves as the united voice of the architecture profession. AIA Tampa Bay is the voice of architecture, dedicated to its members and the quality of the built environment in Tampa Bay.

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The vision and mission of the International Interior Design Association stands for the Future of Design.

IIDA, with respect for past accomplishments of Interior Design leaders, strives to create a strong niche for the most talented and visionary Interior Design professionals, to elevate the profession to the level it warrants, and to lead the way for the next generation of Interior Design innovators. The Association provides a forum to demonstrate design professionals’ impact on the health, safety, well being and virtual soul of the public, balancing passion for good design and strategy for best business practices. IIDA stands at the intersection of passion and strategy where designers create extraordinary interiors and experiences.

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herman miller

Inspiring Designs to Help People do Great Things! Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.

Who is Herman Miller? Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son-in-law, D.J. De Pree, buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company, which opened in 1905, since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father-in-law was a man of integrity, so he decided to rename the company after him.

By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with “modern” furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.

Since then, we’ve collaborated with some of the most outstanding designers in the world, including Alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi, Robert Propst, Bill Stumpf, Don Chadwick, Ayse Birsel, Studio 7.5, Yves Béhar, Doug Ball, and many talented others.

Today, in addition to our classic pieces and new designs for the home, Herman Miller is a recognized innovator in contemporary interior furnishings, solutions for healthcare environments, and related technologies and services. A publicly held company headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, we have manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Italy, and the United Kingdom and sales offices, dealers, licensees, and customers in over 100 countries.

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Workscapes is a woman-owned business with over eighteen years of experience in Florida. We are a full-service office dealership offering furniture, architectural products and space planning.

Beyond the great brands that Workscapes represents is a team of well trained professionals serving clients from locations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Tampa, Jacksonville and Orlando. We share a deep commitment to learning and as such have developed a high level of knowledge and expertise in all aspects of the environments that we serve by sharing a commitment to innovation, uncompromising quality, participative management, and environmental stewardship.

When you work with Workscapes, you get a lot more than furniture—you get a partner who understands and values the importance of people. We understand that the foundation of any successful organization is the ability to first listen, and then to understand, communicate, and implement the plan on time and on budget.

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Media and Photography Sponsors


Creative Loafing is an award-winning alternative, weekly newspaper and website committed to providing Tampa Bay with an independent perspective, up-to-the-minute local news, and a comprehensive listing of local happenings. Creative Loafing offers readers’ unique monthly events and CL Deals, a locally focused platform featuring dining and event experiences at half-off their regular price.

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