Advancing Awareness, Transparency & Education for Greater Resilience in the Built Environment

Mark Samuelian Awards in Urban Resilience for 2023

Celebrating his life, values & legacy in building a more resilient future

Awards Date & Recognitions

The first annual AwardS Reception will be held at the WOLFSONIAN/FIU IN MIAMI BEACH on October 26, 2023

Awards Criteria

Applicant projects can include private and public structures and infrastructure completed, or under construction and available to visit. They must show benefits to residential buildings (other than dormitories, hotels and short-term rentals) in the following Florida counties:

  1. Enhances resilience of residential properties from wind, water & fire hazards above local codes
  2. Supports environmental benefits, such as energy, carbon, air quality, urban heat, etc
  3. Benefits a wide range of income levels 
  4. Allows duplication on other properties
  5. Promotes community benefits, like preservation, recreation, etc.

Submit application and inquiries to:
[email protected]

Application Timeline

The first annual AwardS Reception will be held at the Wolfsonian/FIU in Miami BeaCH on October 26, 2023

June 1
Application submittals commence
Sept 15
Application submittal deadline
Oct 10
Notification to short-list applicants
Oct 26
Awards announcement and reception

Sponsors & Donors

Gold Sponsors



Resilience Action Fund

Gold sponsor anonymous copy 2


Gold sponsor anonymous copy 2

Mark & Maureen Festa


Boucher Brothers

Silver Sponsors

$3,000 – $4,999


Bercow Radell
Fernandez Larkin + Tapenes

Bronze Sponsors

$1,000 – $2,999


Twist South Beach


Yukon Miami Beach


Law Offices of Rafael Andrade


The Wolfsonian

Chamber Logo- classic color 950W

Miami Beach Chamber Education Foundation


$100 – $999

Sponsor and donor inquiries to: [email protected]
Contributions can be tax deductible

Awards Committee

Donate to the Award

Make check to Resilience Action Fund, with note ‘Samuelian Award’.

Mail to: Resilience Action Fund, 441 NE 52nd Street, Miami, FL 33137.

Donations under $1000 can also be made by PayPal