Group Title: Florida Caribbean architect
Title: FloridaCaribbean architect
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Title: FloridaCaribbean architect
Alternate Title: Florida Caribbean architect
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: American Institute of Architects -- Florida Association
Publisher: Dawson Publications,
Dawson Publications
Place of Publication: Timonium Md
Publication Date: Winter/Spring 1999
Copyright Date: 1997
Frequency: quarterly
Subject: Architecture -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Architecture -- Periodicals -- Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 44, no. 1 (spring 1997)-
Issuing Body: Official journal of the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00004635
Volume ID: VID00008
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Table of Contents

5 President's Message
Amled \\~til tilesameprofessional ancl tecilnical expettise as tileir
malecowlterpruts. women ru'Cllitects are making tileir mru'k.

8 News
Lupton takes tile lead. Clary ilonol'ed. Plorida legislature
gears up.

14 Meeting the Challenge of Office Interiors
Ana Rabelo WalJrapp. AJA. demonstrates iler skill ill creating
attractive. functional interior spaces for large corporate offices.

20 AUnique Public/Private Partnership
A community tileater designed by Andrea Clark Brown. AJA. spurs a mainstreet revitalization.
24 Your Practice
Answers to concern surrouncling tile B 141. '1997 edition.
28 Member Profile
A look at one woman's struggle to become an arcilitect-twice.
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Editorial Boord
John Totty. AlA John Howey. F'AlA Kat'l Thorne. F'AlA
Debra Lupton. AlA

Vice President/ President-elect
Keith Bailey. AlA
Secretary/ Treasurer
Vivian Salaga. AlA
Post President
Roy Knight. F'AlA
Senior Regional Director John P Tice. Jr.. AlA Regional Director
Angel Saqui. F'AlA

Vice President, Professional Development
William Bishop. AlA

Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
Enrique Woodro[fe. AlA

Vice President, Communications
Miguel (Mike) A. Rodriguez. AlA
Executive Vice President
R. Scott Shalley
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Cathi C. Lees

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AlA Florida's first woman president. Debra Lupton. AlA
AFirst for AlA Florida
Debra Lupton has had some hard sells in her career. but convincing AJA Florida that she would be an ideal presielent wasn't hard at all. Lupton Ilas contributed Iler marketing savvy. public presence. pomical involvement and creative vision to AJA Florida for ten year [n January she began her term as the first woman elected to leael the statewide association ancl its 2400-plus members.
Debra. who re eived her Master of Arts in Architecture in J979 from the University of Florida. has worked most of hel' life improving the pl'Ofession. Early in her careel~ Debra worked as a pl'Oject architect but quickly gravitated towarel the business anel marketing siele of architecture. At age 41. Debra is currently the Director of
Marketing at Tilelen Lobnitz Cooper. a 130 person engineering for architecture firm headquartered in Orlanelo. Sh credits her ability to aelvance the arcllitectural proFession and it political concerns to the skills she honeel as a marketing pl'Ofessional.
[ became a pl'Ofessional services marketer in the early 80's when that role was starting to be ome clearly elefineel. explains Debra. Since I hacl a professional background working a an architect. I was able to communicate with
clients. unelerstanel their projects and challenges. and ultimately put together the right complement of people and tools.
Lupton's work in marketing inftuenceel her involvement with anel eventual election to the AJA Florida Board of Directors in J 988. "[n marketing you are working \.\~th key clients who are the elecision makers outsiele of the profession. 1 saw how the legislative process and the drafting of new statutes anel mles direcLly influenced our selection process. requireel deliverabies. and programming of new public facilities. I began to unelerstand the impact of political influence on our profession anel the need to have a voice in that arena."
Her attentiveness to and concern for tile architectural profession naturally leel her to the highest office in AJA Florida. As president she is furthering the AJA Florida vision of uniting architects WllO leael the shaping of Floriela's future.
South Dade Watershed Project Wins 1999 Honor Award
The Ameri an Institute of Architect' J 999 Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design has been awarded to Daniel Williams. FAJA. for the South Dade Water h d Project. The jury stated that the project. funded by the South Florida Water Management District. is rigorous in analysis and three elimensional in vision. Tilis plan rationalizes competing needs ancl interests in a unified "biourbanism" [or guiding one region's futme.
The project developed a waterslleel for sustainable water supply and smart urban growth pattern by onnecting natural systems with urban allel regional design.
Williams is presently the Director of the Miami Architecture Research Center, College of ArcllitecLUre. University of Florida.
8 Florido Coribbeon Architect Winter/Spring 1999

Florida has joined other professions in raising concerns about the increa ing bureaucracy that limits the Board's ability to effectively operate.
In re ponse to these concerns. the AlA Florida Board of Directors voted to pursue legislation to privatize the administrative [lll1ctions of the Board. At the urging of AlA Florida, legislation was filed by Representative Jeff Miller (RPensacola) and Senator Charle Clary to accomplish this objective.
Since the liling of the legi lation, we have had multiple meetings with DBPR Secretary Cynthia Henel rson. key members of her stafF. and the Governor's offtce. Tile results of these meetings have been twofold. First, the new Secretary has shown a great deal of sensitivity to our concerns and a no-nonsense commitment to improveel"customer service." Secondly, the Secretary and the Govemor have asked for a one-year reprieve from a plivatization effort. Th y woulellike to settle in anel work to address these pl'Oblems internally.
\t\lhile we are encouraged by their commitment. we have also been down these roads before. It was important to us to obtain a f01l11al commitment to ow' agenda. With this in mind. the
AlA Florida Enters into Agreement with DBPR
Over the past couple of years there Ilas been a growing numbel' of concerns regarding the
effectiveness of the regulatory pl'Ocess and the operations of the Board of Architecture and Interior Design (BOAJD). AlA
Because Senator Glary was unable to be presenl at Grassrools. Regional Director JolJl1 71ce. AlA. and Florida Norl!Jwest President Bennell SllUman. AlA. presented Ilim wiUJ Ilis award.
Senator Charles Clary, AlA, Receives National Award
Senator Charles (Charlie) Clary. III. AlA. recei ed the award for Outstanding Incliviclual Contribution to Government Affairs from the Am rican Institute of Architects at Grassl'Oots in F'ebruary. Clary was recognized for his role in the passage of a unified code for the tate of F'lorida. He was also commended for his tireles commitment and concern fOl' tile pl'Ofession of architecture and its practice in the state.
Pol' more than 20 years AlA Florida has championed the adoption of a statewide buileling code for Florida. Since his election in 1996. Senator Clary has worked to build consensus for the need for such a code. Last year. as the only architect in the Legi latme he served as an advisory member of th Building Codes Study Commission. He pl'Ovided technical expertise to AlA Floriela lobbyists as they re\\rrote major portion of the legislation. Those components w re adopted to tile benefit of aU Florida architects.
Association has entered into a Memorandum
of Understanding relating to thi issue. This
agreement calls for AlA Florida and DBPR to
work together to recommend and implement
changes that will aUow for the efficient and
effective operation of the Board of
Arcllitecture and Interior Design. The pl'Oject
wiJJ focus on issues including, but not limited
to, the responsiveness of the Board office to

telephone and written inquiries. communica
tions between the Boarel and the licensees (Le.
newsletters) and the process fOI' receipt,
investigation and disposition of complaints.
The effort will also look at the ability of the
D partment to take enforcement action
against unlicensed practitioners. Late this
year. we will issue a report to the Secretary

and the Legislature regarding our pl'Ogress on
this project. At that tinle, a dete1l11ination will
be made as to whether or not adetitional leg
islative action is needed.

\Vhile AlA Florida and the Department
entered into the agreement. the success of
this effort will depend upon the participation
and input of the interior elesign community,
the members of the Board and key staff
members of both the Department and the
Boa rd Now, more than ever. it will be
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eacil otiler and tile many otiler NA documents to maintain ilarmony tl1l'0ugilout planning, design. construction. and Facility use. And. because tileNA documents rellect tile way busines i conducted in tile con truction industry. tiley make it easier for users to obtain legal advice 1'01' contract moclification and provide [or efficient ancl complete transaction
B141 Enhances Communication
Til format of B14 J-1997 i its most raclicaJ d partur from tile 1987 version (in keeping witil tile NA's Practice and Prosperity Task Fbrce findings). Tile core content of 8 141-1997 is substantially uncilanged !'rom its time-tested predece sOl~ Tile new Oexible fomlat of tile B 141-J997 allows tile archit ct to expand tile realm of services in ways owners I1ave said tiley want ancl strengthens and clarifies tile contract negotiation for both the architect and tile owner. The 1997 document is clesignecl to enhance owner/arcilitect communication because most owner/architect disputes arise from POOl' commu nication ratiler than design errors or omissions.
Some arcllitects feel tilat the new fOl'm requires tilem to interpl'et and clecicle
matters concerning performance of the oVlI1er ancl the contractor. whicil creates a con
"Owners exped architeds to proted their interests by
Diet of interest (Section 2.6. 1.7). In fact. architects-as tile team member under-checking the quality of contractors' work.1I stan cling the neecls and language of botil tile
owner and contractor-ilave served tilis role at least since tile time of Clu'istopiler Wrenn. This long-establisiled role serves veryon 's best interest.
Tile aIticle states tilat mediation, whicll B J 4 J requires in Section J3.4. will waste time and money. There is the suggestion that binding arbitration. or for projects over a certain dollar amount, litigation is the best route. The provision requiring mediation is to get th parties together to talk about making tllings right. This will help to avoicl situations that quickly spiral out of control because the principals aren't talking.
Owners expect mcilitects to protect tileir interests by cilecking tile quality of contmctors' work. Tilis has be n a role of tile architect long before the founding of the NA. and there is no new liability arising [rom it. Section asks arcllitects to step up to tile plate and provide the full services clients consiStently say tiley want !'rom a responsible. single-entity representative-i.e.. tileir arcilitect.
Tilearticle's autilor suggests tilat Section J.3.8.3. wilicil allows tile arcllitect to terminate tile agreement if the project has been suspended for 90 days. is unfair to tile owne[ f\rcllitectur is a business. Leaving a project Oapping in Lile wind for more than 90 clays is simply bad busin s practice. Moreov r. 8141-J997 also alJows theowner to terminate theaI'cllite t [or convenienc witilout cause and pay only for the services renclered to that point.
If you have questions or topic ideas for Your Practice, let us hear from you.Send them to Cathi Lees, Editor, Florida Caribbean Architect at 104 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 or email
The views expressed in thiscolumn are not ne[essarily endorsed by AlA Florido.
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opportuni ty designing the master plan of a
new community outside vVarsaw. She gladly
accepted the position and started her career
in architectur

During her early marl'ied life. the economic
and political situation in Poland worsened.
Goods and services needed for everyday liv
ing became more and more scarce.
Rationing stamps were used for everything.
but stores rarely hacl the items'they neeclecl.
and bartering for nee leel items became com
mon among friends.

Shortly after the birth of their son. Lucas.
they received a letter from Michael's bl'Other.
an architect. WllOha I emigrated to the U.
He asked Michael anel Yvette to come vi it
them in lew York City. At that time. life in
their hom lanel was IJecoming more and
more turbulent. The Solielarity movement
begun by Lech Walesa was beginning to
gl'Ow. anel the Communists stepped up efforts
to stop it. Yvette and Michael felt they neecl
ed to think about their family's futl1l'e. The
timing seemed right to consicler a better
future for Lhe family. 0 they decidecl to take
th trip and se another way of life.

Yvette and her family had to ask for permis
sion La leave Lhe country for their two-month
va aLion. Buying the airline tickets to Lravel
to th U. was pl'Ohibitively expensive
equal to six month of their annual salary
but they were det rminecl to borrow the
money for the trip. They received permission
to go on Lhe vacation. but the governm nt
askeel Lhem to I ave their valuables behind LO
ensure their retlll'll.

While till on vacation in [ ew York. they
learneel that martial law was going to take
over th ir hometown. Michael and Yvette

believed that Communism would rule forever in Lheir country. They ma I the irrevocable el cision not to return to Poland.
SeWing into a ne\\' life anel a new country \\'as not easy for Lhe family. As a Lraele-off for her freeclom. one of Lhe pl'ices Yvette had to pay was to give up her succ s in Polancl to go to another country where she would have to start over. She
had been at tile top of 1
I' class anel was succe sful \\~th her master planning job. No\\'. he and Michael weI' living in a foreign country wllere Lhey coulel not speak. read or wriLe the language.
Yvette soon began looking for a job. Through her broLherin-law's connections.

she was offered a job as a l!'after in a civil engineering firm. Tilis was a job where she didn't have to spea k. just elraw. Fortunately. Yvette's new boss was favorably impressed by her abilities and took her uncleI' Ilis wing. He wanted her to take the exam to become a civil engineel~ heLLe. however. still had elreams of pracLi ing architecture. \\nlile encou!'aging Yvette to rebuilcl h I' arcllitecLural career. Michaei llad to s' LLIe [or a po iLion at a Texaco sLation.
~ichael continuecl to ncoul'age h I' to look for ads in the paper an I enel her re ume to architectural fIrms looking for help. Il'Onically. she ans\\ r d an arl of an archi-L ct who knew 11 I' boss ancl knew about YveLte. The two m n worke l out a deal and
Florido Coribbeon Architect Winter/Spring 1999 29

Data Corporation in Clea rwa ter. a major surgery addition and renovaLion to F'awcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. anel the cOI'porate heaelquarters and parking garage for LifeLink F'oundation of F'lorida on Tampa's waterfront.
ot long after Yvette received her architectural registration. her son. Lucas. announced that
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problem and then solve it." London ay "Til ere are a lot of things you can do with an arcllitecture degree. Don't think tllat if you elon't become a big-name ele igner that you will fail this profession. You can gain from this profession a very broad range of artistic. management and practical skill You can
serve society well with a gOOd. funcLional building. even if it
"You can serve society well with a doesn't make the
he would pursue
an architectural good, functional building, even if fTont page."
degree in college.

it doesn't make the front page." London continued.
His parents always encouraged him to choose a career that he would enjoy. not just follow in their footsteps of engineering or architecture. Having finished the International Baccalaureate program in high cl1ool. Lucas graduateel this past June anel is now nroll d as a freshman in the University of Florida's College of Architecture program.
Yvette would encourage anyone inter sted in architecture to pursue the degree and become registerecl. "An architecture degree is worthwhile in that it teaches practical knowledge for any careel: It helps you leal'll to investigate. gather facts. recogniz a "I Ilave always had a love
for cr ating paces-ever since that first elollhouse I built in Warsaw as a hilel. If you can buUd a school or a hospital or design a home for someone. you are serving ociety by creating the e space for them. You're meeting a need and resolving a probl nl. You are helping th m make their Ufe more comfortable. There's a great ati faction in that. That's what makes me happy."
Florida Caribbean Architect Winter/Spring 1999 31


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Women1sGrowing Influence In Architecture
Is Subtle But

bad imitation of a man. The author of the e pearls of wisdom. noted psy
chiatrist Olga Knof. wasn't talking about women in architecture. but she may well have been. Her words ring out a tllousancl truths for me. as a veteran of more than 20 years in this traditionally male-dominatecl p!'OFession. Traditionally male dominated? You bet! Back in the late 70s when I wa earning my BA and MA in Architecture at the University of Florida. there were no women role models. In fact. [ could count the number of women professors on one finger and the number of women in my graduating class of 120 on one hanel. The same held true when I tarted working in the architectural field. With virtually no women in the upper ranks to serve as mentors or !'Ole models, I and other women 8l'chitect of my generation were thrust into virgin territory. left to learn tile ropes and play by the rules and lowly-ever so slowly-bend tllose rules. Most of the time we didn't bend the rules on purpose-it was

just something that happened as we struggleel over the years to make our mark in a man's world while juggling the realities of a woman's world. In other words, we had to find our own way.
The cllanges brought by women in arcllitecture were evolutionary. not revolutionary and they continue to be subtle today. The old conventional wisdom held that "womanly arts" consisted of childbearing. cooking, cleaning and sewing. The new conventional wisdom ack.nowledges that women also are highly skilled managers, negotiators. team player list ners and coalition builders. These qualities are crucial in architecture. a field so dependent on communication skills to effect the orchestration of large multidisciplinary teams and to relate to multi-headed clients.
Although architecture continues to be male dominated, the number. stature and vi ibility of women architects have increased markedly. Armed with the same professional and technical expertise as their male counterparts. women archit cts are rising in the ranks to become senior p!'Oject managers, designers. mark tel'S and firm
principals. As more women fill the ranks of senior professionals, we are making our mark as community anel industry leaders on boards and appointed commissions as well. Case in point: at this year's Accent on Architecture. two 01' the nine representatives on hanel to accept Perkins and Will's 1999 AlA Firm of the Year award were women. Floricla's 1998 Firm of the Year. Arquitectonica. has a woman co-ownee Our own AlA Florida board boaSLS six women a do the cumulative boarels of our 13 chapters.
Of course. architecture isn't the only traetitionally male-dominated field to be changed by the steady influx of women professionals-inelustries t'rom banking and finance LO construction are being transformeel as women gain respect, creelibility and power. And the best part is that we have been able to achieve thes tllings not by being "bad inlitations" of men. but by bringing to the corporate table top-notch technical. professional. and yes, our own "womanly" skills.
Debra Lupton is a Senior Principal with Tilden Lobnitz Cooper. Engineering For Architecture. based in Orlando. Florida.
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Michael K. Sheeley. AlA. of Sheele Ar hiLects. Inc .. has been selected to represent AlA Florida as a Technical Advisory
Committee member on for the Florida Building Commission.

Harvarcl Jolly Clees Toppe Architects. P.A. i announces the promotion of two ar hitects to Senior A sociate. Yvette London. AlA. has been with Hal'vard Jolly's St. Petersburg office for nine years and is a specialist in the design of educational prototype Facilities as well as offIce and healthcare projects. Paul N. Schnitzlein, AlA. NCARB. ha been with the Tampa office for seven years an I is a specialist in tile clesign of healthcare and ofrice facilities.
PleischmanGarcia Archite ts announce til following promotions and additions to it management team. Stanley L. Loper. AlA. has been promoted to Executive Vice PI'esielent. Loper ha been with the firm since 1985. Addil,ional appointm nts includ Kevin
S. Smith. AlA, from Senior Associale to Vice President and John Culler Kelly. AlA, from Senior Associate to Vice President. Ralph Salgado, AlA. has been appointeel to LilC management team as Associate.
40 Florida Caribbean Architect Winter/Spring 1999
Beame Architectural l>al'lncl'ship won a SAD I award from Shopping Genter World. The firm was honored with First Place in the category of Renovated Entertainment/Themecl Centers for the Streets of Mayfail' in Coconut Grove.
Marlin J. Wandel'. AlA, has rejoined the .RS&H in Jacksonville as Vice President.
Architecture. Wander returns to the firm
after a three year absence while working in
Hong Kong.
Michael A. Shirley. AlA, CARB. has
been namecl director of design of Hellmuth.
Obata + Kas abaum's Tampa office. He
comes to HOK
from the fi rm 's Texas office. Shirley Ilas 22 years of architectural experience specializing in technical facilities.

Harvard Jolly Clees 'roppe Architects.
P.A. has won a first place award in Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council's Future of the Region Awards in the category of
Cultural/Sports/ Recreation facilities. The recognized project was the Largo Central Park and the Largo Cultural Centel'.

Daniel A. Summers, AlA. has been namecl a principal in the arcllitectural fil'm Barany chmitt Weaver and Partner Inc.. whicll is now Barany Schmitt Summers Weaver and Partners. Inc. Summer joined th firm last spring a a project architect and (Iil'ector of the firm' Naple oroce.
Spillis Candela & Partners, Inc .. ann unces the signing of a letter of int nt to merge with Daniel Mann Johnson and Mendenhall (DMJM). an international at'chitectural and engineering company headquartered in Los Angeles. SpiUis Candela & Partners. in existence since 1926. is the largest architectural firm in Floricla with over 250 employees.
Farmer Baker Barrios Architects, Inc. received a 1998 AlA Orlando De ign Award (Unbuilt) for its planning. architecture and interior design of the $8.4 million Eatonville Library and Multicultural Art Center. Juror Charles B. Rose. AlA. of Cambridge. Massachusetts. stated. "the transparency of the exterior envelope allow for m rging between the interior and exterior space and a framing of exterior space from inside."
Michael Kerwin. AlA, a principal at Spillis Candela & Partners. Inc .. received the Architect of the Year award from the AlA Miami. Kerwin's most recent projects include
the Blue Cross Blue Shield Headquarters in Jacksonville. the Federal Reserve Bank of Birmingham. Alabama: and the City of Miami Aviation and Visitors' Center at

Watson Island. Kerwin has been lvith Spillis Candela since 1985 and is a graduate of the University of Miami and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
The Robert G. Currie Partnership wa honored by AlA Palm Beach lvith the chapter's Historic Preservation Honor Award for the Count and Countess de Hoel'llie Building which is owned by the Palm Beach Community CoUege Foundation. The histOl'ic preservation project involved the restoration of Florida' first junior college building.

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AlA, IIDA, exhibits her expertise in interior renovations and space planning. Wallrapp is Vice President and CFO of Urban Studios in Tampa. The Cuban immigrant and University of Florida graduate has practiced architecture for 19 years.
Lykes Lines Limited
SunTrust Financial Center
Floors 30, 31 32, 33 and 34
This design and relocation of a corporate headquarters for a recently acquired division of a multi-national shipping company included five
floors and approximately 95.000 square feet. The client's former quarters were located on two densely occupied floors, one with no \vindows. The n w space includeel stunning water and city views.

'I'll CEO mandated that the new spaces reflect the
fr sh. bold and progressive new direction of the firm. Yet. there was a deSire to respect the former company's history that was steeped in maritime tradition.
To further challenge the design team. an e tremely condensed ten-week
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IBM Executive Briefing Center Pavilion Building Tampa, Florida
Make it look and feel like tile intern t were the only instructions received from the client. an international technology firm. for the
IBM Execu ive
design of this Executive Briefing Center.
As a proviel r of network selvices, their program for
rl fin Ce Ie
this venue was LO use the space to sell the CEO' and

CIO's of potential customers on their capabilities. The client elesir d a high tech. high end. cutting edge atmosphere without being ostentatious and without a fat budget.

Construction wa completed in two phases to allow use of an existing video conference room during the buildout of the new center
The project had its share of tecllnical challenges. Tons of power and data communications requirements and cables maele a rais cl noor the logical solution. Carpet tiles allowed for a seaml s design between phases.
Materials selecteel includecl wood and glass with an abundance of natural light to take advantage of Florida's greatest natural re oUI'ce-un light. The use of natural colors in the Door overing ad led to the warm. welcoming texture of the spa e. Carpet also helped to enhanc the acoustical characteristics of this multipurpose facility.
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Interiors and Exteriors Spur Community Revitalization


Naples Players Community Theater Andrea Clark Brown Architects

Recognized by AlA Floricla with an Unbuilt Design award in 1995. the Naple Players Community Theater acquired additional properties after completion of the preliminary clesign. Andrea Clark Bl'Own Architects devel
opecl a new scheme for the theater. including over 40,000 square feet of theater. rehearsal.

la ers
classroom. shop and lobby reception space. The house holds 350 seats in the main theater. A new studio theater for lecture and

nity Teater
experimental productions was designecl to support 120 moveable seats.
In a unique public and private partnership tile City of Naples agreed to close one blo k of Seventh Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues to provide the site for construction of a publicly landscaped plaza. theater and its community support facilities. The city proviclecl funds for the con truction of the plaza. while private clonations fundecl the theater construction.
An outdoor tage is presented as a prominent focal point to the new plaza on 5th Avenue. Tile pl'Oject is urban design that encompasses wonclerful interior ancl exterior relationships that we can enjoy in the Florida climate. This extraordinary gift to the community provides a center to the redevelopm ne of til main treet of Naples.
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Answers to Concerns surrounding the 8141, 1997 edition
This is the first installment in what we intend to be a regular feature in Florida Caribbean Architect. Your Practice will provide you with the latest information on issues that you encounter every day.This month we take a look at one of the most widely used AlA contract documents-the B141 .This article contains information circulated by the Council of Architectural Component Executives.
An arti Ie that appeal'S in theMarch i sue of Architecture magazinequestions the valictity of AJA Document B141-1 997. the Stanclard Fbrm of Agreement Between Owner and Architect. TheAJA stands by the revised B 141 and counters some of the concerns raisecl by thearticle's author in this column.
TheAJA issued revisions in 1997 of tile two AJA clocuments most \videly regardeel within the construction industry. A20 1. General Conditions of the Contract for Construction. and B141. ew offerings tend to draw criticism. ancl the AJA Documents Committee is following this debate with interest and open minds. Tile March Architecture article may create some confusion. howevel~ because it i presented as a critique of the revised clocument. yet. cllliou ly, all the criticized provisions (except one. mediation) exist in prior editions of the AJA owner-arcl1itect agreements-some all the way back to the til'St edition in 19 J7, The follo\ving paragraphs provide a background look at the B141 and the
AJA standard-form contract documents,
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Born in Communi t Poland. Yvecte London
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a child. Yvette hacl a natural talent for
(Irawing anclliked working on cletailed. technical proj cCS. Because she was craftorientecl. she macle her own dollhouses out of common householcl macerials. She loved
reacing spaces. looking at the clollllOUS From the outside and seeing how the lieLI figures would enter and move ab ut che house. Her father had hoped his second child would be a boy. so wilen Yvette came along. he involved her in his own intere ts as he would a on. Through hi inOuence. she also leal'l1ed to appreciate the visual arCs. The two would take long walks tlll'Ollgh Warsaw. looking at the architecture. with her fatll I' pointing out cliFferent featul'es ancl macerials of the builclings.
Her mother lovecl the performing arts ancl took her to the ballet and thea tee Yvette wa Fascinated by the visual tranSfOl11lation of the empty stage when the set props ancl co tumecl performers were acldecl. She thought about becoming a stage clesignee Again. creating paces seemed magical to her:
t age 13. the govel'l1ment-run schools took the micldle school-aged Cllilclren on Oeld trips to visit various bu inesses. hospitals. tracles anclmanufacturlng facilities. They showecl the
hilclr n what each career was Uke prior to their choosing a parLicular ourse of stucly in high school. The trips I' inforcecl Yvette's clesire to att n I th archit ctural high SCI100I.
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Yvette macle application to Warsaw's architectural high scho I. Because of the school's high tanclarcls For aclmittance. she had to meet strict requir ments. To meet these. she enrollecl in private lessons in clrawing. then pas ecl exams in matll. cil'a\ving ancl physics. This was the start of her long joul'l1ey to become a successful architect.
After succe SaL the architectural high school. Yvette was accepted at vVarsaw Politechnica where sh enrollecl in th fiveyear program for her architecture degree. As in thi oLlntry. the arcl1itecture urriculum was very clemancling. requiring long hours. and a real declication to the work.
While attending college. she met her future husbancl Michael. who was tuclying inclustrial engineering. In J979. after completing her fi e-year I rogran1. Yvette graduatecl at the top of her class. She was fortunate to be awarclecl money from til PoliSh gov rnm nt [or this a complishment ancl th "right" to buy an apartmem-a rat'ity in a country where it was common for two. three or four gen ration to live together in crampecl. tiny apartments ownecl by the gov rnm nt.
After gracluation. Yvette and Nli haelmal'ri cI. Her m mol' in college. a F male architectLlre professor. offered Y ett a great

Yvette \ as hired to work for the aJ' iliLect with the civil ngin er's ble ing.
By the time young Lucas was four years old.
he began having chronic health problems
due to the cold weather in ew York. The
economy was in a slump, and Micha I con
tracted with an employment agency to begin
looking for a job in a warmer climate. He
was fortunate to finel a position in Floricla
and accepted it right away.
II By working full time during the day
Settling in Florida. life
and, for three years, attending (ollege
finally began to come
classes at night, she finally
together for th family. Yvette completed her coursework.1I found a job with a small architec
tural [irm in Clearwater and began rebuilding her architectural career. She worked there for two and a half years and for another fil'm for three years. honing her skill as a designer and her expertise as a project manager.
[n 1990, the Lonclons reached another important milestone in their lives. They completed the 5-year immigration process and became American citizens.
Feeling the need to grow professionally. Yvette felt she should seek opportunities with a larger firm. During her years in the Tampa Bay area. he became acquainted with the work of a long-established firm. Harvard Jolly Clees Toppe Architects. In 1989 she sent her resume to Bill Harvard, one of the firm's principals. Soon after her interview, she was hirecl. On the job, Yvette found that Harvard Jolly offered her opportunities for growth and encouraged her to pur ue her Floricla registration.
Yvette had clone some re earch and knew that her architectural degree would not be fully accepted in this country. To start the proce s to obtain h r architectural registra
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tion. Yvette conta ted Florida's Department of Professional Regulation's Architectural Boal'd an I sent them copies of her credentials. They cletermined that she had too many credits in some areas and too few in oth rs. They required that she make up all the deficiencies before she ould take the licen ing exam. This meant Yvette had to make up about 25 percent of her five-year degree. The principals at Harvard Jolly backed Yvette's deci ion to pursue her edu aLion.
By working full time during the day. and for three years. attending college classes at night. she finally completed all her cour e work at St. Petersburg Junior College and the Univer ity of South Floricla. Yvette then began studJ~ng for the difficult exam. She decided to take the nine section at a oneexam-per-week pace while continuing to work for Harvard Jolly during the day.
Yvette passed every section the first time ancl was among the first women in Florida to pass the new computel'izecl architectural licensing exam. Seventeen yeal' after emigrating from Poland. she became a full-. fledged Registered Architect with the state of Florida. When she received her registration. Harvard Jolly rewarded her efforts by promoting her to Associate and voting her a stockholder of the firm.
Yvette has worked as a Project Manager on many complex educational and healthcare projects for the past nine years at Harvard Jolly. She helped design the original Harvard Jolly elementary school prototype in 1989. which she has since adapted two time for Bay County. tllree times for Pasco County ancl once for Seminole County. In addition. Yvette was the Project Manager on a
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