Present

  • 27th Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Award – Pembroke Pines City Center, 2017
  • Proclamation by the Broward County Commission; “Broward Means Business – Cartaya & Associates Architects Day,” May 23rd 2017
  • South Florida Business Journal Structures Award – Best Public/Civic Project for the Pembroke Pines City Center, 2016
  • “Excellence In Construction” by ABC for Community/Public Service Project for the Jean & David Colker Center – United Way of Broward, 2016/li>
  • “Mario Cartaya Scholar Award” Broward College Annual Scholarship for Architectural Students, 2015
  • “Places for People” – Sun Sentinel, April 17, 2014
  • 2014 South Florida Business Journal Ultimate CEO Award
  • Ft. Lauderdale Magazine on Broward County Courthouse
  • Sun-Sentinel Quote on BC Fine Arts Building
  • “Certificate of Merit” by the American Institute of Architects – Academy of Architecture for Justice for the Broward County Civil/Family Courthouse, 2011
  • 2011 Innovation Leader “Hybrid” Entrepreneurial Success Award Recipient, Hispanic Unity of Florida, April 20th 2011
  • Proclamation by the Broward County Commission; “30th Anniversary of Cartaya and Associates Architects Day,” May 29th 2009
  • Proclamation by the Miramar City Commission; “30th Anniversary of Cartaya and Associates Architects Day,” May 29th 2009
  • “Project of the Year Award in Structures” by the American Public Works Association for the City of Hallandale Beach Water Treatment Plant, November 7th 2008
  • “Delivering Service Excellence Award” by Balfour Beatty Construction, 2008
  • “Award of Excellence” by the American Institute of Architects for the Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood Airport Consolidated Car Rental Facility, 2006

  • “Excellence In Construction” by ABC/Tarmac for the City of Miramar Town Center, 2006
  • Proclamation by the Broward County Commission; “25th Anniversary of Cartaya and Associates Architects Day,” August 27th 2004
  • “Lifestyle Design Achievement Award” by the City of Miramar, 2002
  • “Top 500 Florida Construction Projects” by REED Construction Data for the Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood Airport Consolidated Car Rental Facility, 2002
  • Proclamation by the Broward County Commission; “Mario Cartaya Appreciation Day,” March 29, 2001
  • “1st Place Institutional $15-30 Million” by Associated Builders and Contractors for the City of Miramar Town Center, 2000
  • Winner; Third Annual Community Appearance Board Award, City of Miramar Florida, 2000
  • Winner; Prosper Pointe Assisted Living Facility, City of Miramar Florida, 2000
  • “1st Place National Tilt-Up Achievement Award” for the ABC Distributing Center, 2000
  • “Honors Mario Cartaya” Award, Miramar Community School, 2000


1990s

  • Ayuntamiento de Sevilla (Seville,Spain), Casas Consistoriales Award, 1999
  • The Board of the Institute of International Studies Plaque for “Promoting the Advancement of International Studies,” Seville Spain, 1999.
  • Winner; Second Annual Community Appearance Board Award, City of Miramar Florida, 1999.
  • Proclamation by the Commissioners of Broward County; “Cartaya and Associates, Architects, P.A. Appreciation Day,” August 27, 1999.
  • Plaque, “In Recognition of Outstanding Service and Quality Architecture for the City”, City of Miramar, 1999.
  • “Honors Mario Cartaya” Award, Miramar High School, 1999.
  • “Project of the Year Award” by the American Public Works Association for the City of Miramar Wastewater Treatment Plant & EOC, 1998.
  • Pan American Center Plaque, “In Recognition of Outstanding Service and Support in Achieving Excellence in Education” Award, Cuenca Ecuador, 1997.
  • “In Recognition of Your Support of the Endowed Teaching Chair Campaign” Award, Broward Community College, 1996.
  • “For Outstanding Performance as Chair” Award, Broward Community College, 1995.
  • Re-appointment to the Broward Community College Board of Trustees by Governor Lawton Chiles, 1995.

  • Appointed to the National Steering Committee of the Clinton / Gore ’96 Campaign by President Bill Clinton, 1995.
  • “Special Commendation” Award, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1994.
  • Municipalidad de Gral Pueyrredon Award, Mar De Plata Community College, Argentina, 1994.
  • “You Have Made A World of Difference” Award, Broward Community College, 1994.
  • Honored Member of Who’s Who, 1994
  • “Acknowledges Mario Cartaya For Your Many Years of Service as a Member of the Board of Directors and as President,” Hispanic American Democratic Club Award, 1992.
  • “In Recognition of Outstanding Achievement and Excellence” Award, Kendall Lakes Homeowner’s Association Award, 1992.
  • Glow Award- Affirmative Action Person of the Year, Broward Democratic Party, 1992.
  • Honored Member of Quien es Quien, 1992.
  • “Certificate of Appreciation” Award, United Way of Broward County, 1991.
  • Appointed by President Bill Clinton to help draft his Administration’s ” Policy on Cuba”, 1991.
  • Appointment to the Broward Community College Board of Trustees by Governor Lawton Chiles, 1990.


1980s

  • Appointed by U. S. Senator Bob Graham from Florida to serve on the Service Academy Nominating Committee, 1986.
  • L. Clayton Nance Memorial Award – for Contributions to the Preservation of the Heritage of Broward County, Broward County Commission, 1981.
  • “Community Appreciation” Award, Board of County Commissioners and the Historical Commission, 1981.

1970s

  • Phi Kappa Phi, University of Florida, 1974.