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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,
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Place of Publication: Timonium Md
Publication Date: Fall/Winter 1999/2000
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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Volume ID: VID00011
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Table of Contents 5 President's Message 8 News 13 1999 AlA Florida Awards 22 Unbuilt Design Awards 28 Lasting Design 28 Test of Time Awards 36 Award of Honor for Design
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Keith Bailey. AI has assumed th role of Pre ident of AlA F'loricla for 2000. Keith is Senior Vice President for Educational F'acilities Design at HHCP Architects in Orlando.
His first President 's Message will appear in the Winter/ Spring 2000 edition of Floric/a Caribbean AI'clJitect.
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Barley receives Cold Medal.
Jacksonville arcllitecc, John McKim Barley II. FAlA. has been recognized with a Golel Medal from the Florida Association of the American InstiLute of Ar Mects. This is the highest architectural award. given LO an individual architect in the state. The awarel i given LO recognize an individual architect in Florida who has eli tinguished one's self in a manner resulting in a profound impact on the profes ion over an extended period of time.
Barley received the award at the 1999 Annual Convention in Naples. Barley is a Jacksonville resident who ha pl'8cticeel architecLure for more than 30 years. the last 12 in his own firm. He has decades of experience in proje L elesign and delivery. He has designeel hotels. medical facilities. office buildings, educational facilities and miliLary buildings. He is heraldeel as a "true generalisL" who actively care about his community. He ha served with Lhe Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, tile Jack onville Area Planning Board and Lhe State Advisor'y B08['el of Ducks Unlimited of F'lorida.
Barley has been deeply involved in advancing the profession of architecture through his l'Vice on national boards. including the AJA Insurance Trust. On the sLate level, Barley wa in trumental in protecting Lhe profession through legislaLive issues such a Lhe sales tax on profes ional service, Floriela's Architectural Practice Act and lnLerior Design RegisLration. Barley is also a member of til American InSLiLut of Architects' College of F1 1I0ws.
Fall/Wi nter 1999/2000
AI Florida recognized a number of individual and bu inesses with awards of honor aL Lhi year's annual convention. Awards w re gi n for craftsmanship. building and construction, public ervice anel community service. A capacity crowel fill d th ballroom of the Registry Resort in aples a JA Florida PresidenL. Debra Lupton, AlA. and Immediate Past President. Roy KnighL. FAlA. emceed Lhe festiviLies.
The Silver ledal for outsLan ling leaeler hip in communiLya tivities and service was given LO James "Randy" Stokes. AlA. of ForL Walton Beach. Stokes has erved in a number' of elected po itions in the community of Mary Esther and has been an invaluable member of the plarUling commission and served as PreSident of the Greater Fort Walton Chamber of Commerce. Kvael'ller Constru tion was recognizeel ,vitil the Mellen C. Greely Craftsman of the Year Award for the out tanding work on Ca'D'Zan in Sara ota. Geoffrey Preston was the construcLion manager who assembled and supervised a talenteel team of artisans.

Silver Meelal awarded to Stokes.
lathews Construction of Tampa wa named Builder of the Year for their work on the student residen e hail at the Univer ity of Tampa. Mathews Construction ha been in business since 1962 and was nominaLed by Robbins Bell & Kreher AI' hiLects. Math ws CEO is David Oeliericll.

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Project Team
Project: Dijon Performing Arts anel Cultural Celller
Architect: Mr. Bernardo Fori -Brescia, FAJA Als. Laurinda Speal: FAIA
Consulting Engineer: SecIJaucl &Bossuyt -Structural. MecIJanical and Cost Estimating
ARTEC Consuflants: Acoustical and TIJeatrical Design J; Obse/vatoire I: LigWng Design Lanclscape: ArcIJitect: Arquilectonica International Corporation Interior Design: ArquitecLOnica International Corporation PllOLOgraplJer: Paul Maurer

Diion Performing Arts

utural Center
Dijon, France

Arquitectonica International Corporation
This project consists of a 1.640-seat opera house, a conFerence center, a 180 room three-star hotel. a retail center and eight office builclings. The Performfng Arts Center i a modern structure. cri scrossed by pede trian walkways that lead to boldly
shaped exterior courtyards carved out of the solid megablock. The opera bridges cross over the boulevard. acting as a gateway from the modern city to the historic district, Insicle the geometry of patterns is derived from the plan of the curved building. The pattern is Found on the terrazzo floor, wood walls and balcony railings. Jurors were impre sed by the incredible richness of this project. The Mayor of the City of Dijon tated, "I thank the architects who conceived this cultural complex, associating aesthetics wiLh technical moclernity.
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14 Florida Caribbean Architect Fall/Winter 1999/2000

1999 Award for Excellence

Jury comments: From the site plan down to tile details, there's an equal level of care-tile project is extremely well worked out.

La Follia
Palm Beach, Florida
Smith Architectural Group, Inc.
This grand estate located between the Atlantic Ocean ancl th Intracoastal Waterway is elesigned to capture distinct views of sunrises and sunsets over the water. The traditional "W plan provides for unobstructed views of the ocean and protects the pool and OUI'tyarel area from the sometimes-harsh ocean breeze. The entry sequence is enhanced by a winding main
drive which creates a romantic transition between the
street and the Motor Court and Porte Cochere. A coral stone clad foyer buffers the interior from the exterior and links the Great Hall to the public spaces. The use of coral stone is reflective of the indigenous
material found on the coral reef located in the shal
lows just off tile property.
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Project Team
Pl'Oiec~: La Follia
ArciJitect: Smitll Arc!JitecWral Group
Consulting Engineer: Carmo Engineering
Landscape Arcl7iLect: Mario Nievera {or Morgan W!Jeelock

Contractor: Davis General Contracting Corporation PI70tograpller: Sargent Arcl1itecturaJ PI70tograp!Jer

1999 Award for Excellence

Universal Studios Transportatio Center
Orlando, Florida
C.T. Hsu + Associates This multi modal transportation center is nearly a half-mile long and contains some of the world 's
Project Team
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Universal Studios Transportation Center
C. T. Hsu + Associates. P.A. Walker Parking Consultants/Engineers, Inc. ROF Engineers and Landscape PCL Construction Services Raymond Martineau, Ben Tannere

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1999 Award for Excellence

Project Team
Project: Tampa Police Department Substation ArcMect: Albert E. Alfonso. AlA Alfonso Architects Consulting Engineer: Cabana &Fernandez Structural Consultants, P.A. Landscape Architect: L.A. Design, Inc, Contractor: Ellis Construction Photographer: Raymond Martinot. Martinot Multi Media, rnc.
Jury comments: There's a real clarity of plan. The project js very well presented.
Tampa Police Department

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Tampa, Florida
Alfonso Architects
The building parti for this project is a collage of a primary bar shaped buildI: ..
ing element that is activated with bisecting flat elements. The e elements
house the congregational spaces such as roll call. conference room and
lobby space. The collage is further expressed by differentiating the bisecting
elements both volumetrically and materially. A two-story, horizontally lit
gallery aligns with the officers' main entrance and bisects the main bar
form linking it with the conference room. The curved brick is juxtapo ed
across a grassed outdoor space by the square shaped element housing the
officers' break room and exercise space. The building assemblage combines
th site's clen e forest with program elements to create exterior spaces
giving th officers a place for solace from the sometimes violent and tragic
elements of their prof sSion.
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1999 Unbuilt Design Awards


Miami Beach, Florida
Marilys R. epomechie, AlA Responding to a unique condition of urban density this multi-family re idential proposal is an eloquent expression of construction that elevates its living units an entire story above grade. It inverts the conventional sequence of public and private living space making the most of the third story city views. The robust, organized plan and the clerestory that brings ligllt to the public living spaces impressed jurors.
Merrill and Pastor Architects
This program for a public building makes the mo t of the town hal\ concept. The plan includes a town hal\. a small post office. to\I/I1 offices and a courtyard. Tile elements are massed to make tile two primary points of entry interesting. Tile language of the wall. laconic and under-articulated, give presence to this modest tructure.

Rosemary B hl
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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1999 Unbuilt Design Awards

en's Softball Pavilion

Lal e City, Florida
Elliott Marshall Inne PA.
This structure, designed for a top-rated state oftball program. consists of 10 ker rooms, conession stanel and pres faCilities. The building
was designed LO visually reinforce the ielea of a backstop. This clear, simple idea ennobles the most ordinary material The project uses all of th difficult restraints as design opportuniti s.
Middle School ff-Westchase

Hillsborough County School Board
Rowe Architects This 130,000 square foot middle school is designed to accommodate 1500 students. The school is sited to engage views of an adjacent wetland con ervation area. The nicely articulated facade and the use of masonry griels make this project stanel out.

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This SLOIY is contributed by Tim Seibert, FAlA. It is reprinted from
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28 Florida Caribbean Architect Fall/Winter 1999/2000
Lasting Design
by Edward (Tim) Seibert, FAIA
If one is going to feel romantic about a house, the John D. MacDonald
residence on Siesta Key is a good choice. It stands on Big Pass, and one
can look southwest to the Gulf of Mexico and nortllWest to the end of Lido
Key, \\~th pines filtel'ing the view of resort 110tels and condominiums. To
the norttl and nortlleast, the parkling city of Sarasota is a nighttime
jewel of lights.

A little inlet called Fiddlers' Bayou curves in around the 110U e,
giving it water on three sides ancl making it potentially as vulnerable to
tidal fiuctuations and prevailing winds as the surrounding mangroves.
oaks, palms ancl wild grasses. It is a structure specially built to ~thstand
storm tides and high winds, a it 11as done For a third of a century.

Approached from a boat on the gulf side. the great pyramidal. metal roof
shining in the brilliant sunshine reflects the plan of the house. a powerful
form that speaks eloquently of shelter to the sailor paSSing by. At night,
the lighted underside makes the form more delicate, sho~ng the poles
and beams that hold up the 62-foot square shape.

From the very beginning thjs house has been a magnet, attracting
imaginative and 11istoric interpretations: "a beautiful South Seas home."
"reminiscent of the old fish houses on Florida's eastern coast," "shares
many haracteristics of the early Florida Cracker cottage," "a classic
achievement in contemporary architecture" and on and on. It caught
editol'ial attention in architectural and shelter publications in the United
States, Europe and Japan.

Lasting Design

complaint I evet' heard from John was that his house was so b autiful. it attracted gawkers.
ly father clid all the tructural work for this building, which was unlike any other. at least any otiler built in thes parts. One of the great problem to be olved was hO\ LO fasten together the uneven pine tree trunks that support the house, for they are rather like asparagus waving in the wind until you can capture th m at the top. My Father designed a series of specially fabricat
d sLeel connector which, being exposed and a design feature. were gal anized after fabrication. This was not inexpensive, and aL times of such decisions, one comes LO respect and enjoy an understanding ancl enthusiastic client.
The first ele tion for the poles was green heart timber. imported from Central America. carefully speCified for straightness. When the trees arrived. they did not meet specs. We sent them back. This \ as a ha sle. and again we appreciated having a client like John D. My father and [ then went up to Central Florida to choose growing pines. They were harvested. barked and treated for the house. All of this. added to our "courtesy" redraw of the final plans. was not conducive to profit. But then. the idea was "architecture as art."
It was a golden time then. We were doing omething good for the sake of doing it and giving it our very best. We were happy. Frank Tlwne. our builder joined us for lunch frequently at Sarasota's old Plaza Restaurant. the favorite watering hole of resident artists and writers. many internationally known. Frank gave me a twomartini education in literature and philosophy. In return. my father and I educated him about sailboats. Frank had attended the University of Grenoble and the Sorbonne in France and hacl earned a doctorate in philosophy. he came to Florida in 1956 to teach himself to be a developer and house builder.
The Thyne construction crew were Mennonites. the vet'y best ct'aft.smen, who were very proud they "could build anything an archttect could clraw." Frank worried because they had an occasional habit of fasting. He made sure they ate regularly because
"they tended to slow clown when hungry."
The house is a strong one. As it was designed to do. it ha weathered several hurricanes and a tidal wave. Each of the great Florida pine columns rests on a trong connector fitting of galvanized steel, set into a cubic yard of poured concrete. which
in turn is supported by a piling that goes 12 feet down into Siesta Key's shell sand. My father also designed a breakwater in front of the eawall. made of stone riprap to absorb the force of the waves. The main tructure of the house is 9 feet above the gt'ade. John and Dorothy were the kind of people who could handle ideas like 49 trees going up through their living space. This stormproof house was built a good 10 years before the federal government.made up all the building codes of today. The concept of a house that could withstand natural beachfront forces was a new idea then.
The 50-foot-square living space and the 12-foot surrounding porch have a con tant roof slope that starts at 8 feet on the porch perimeter. The porch has a 4-foot overhang for tropical downpours. At the glass walls. 12 feet in from the porch edge. the roof is 12 feet high. It rises to some 22 feet at thecenter. It's a grand space, as only one bedroom and bath and the entry foyer have walls that touch the ceiling. The ceiling is structural deck, consisting of two layers of pine for strength and one layer of cedar. On top is a triple layer of insulation. over which is the galvanized roof.
Cut into the pyramid of the roof wa a sun deck. I mention thi to show what an understanding client John was. Perhaps people who write books understand the problems of composition with which others must struggle, for John was of fair skin and didn't sunbathe. Howevet~ he agreed that the deck was a place for a monumental stair to be built from the main floor hallway below. The hallway, a tall. triangular space. needed a sculptured form. the stairway, to fill it. Later we roofed over the sun deck. and John serendipitously had a rooftop writing room. Problems like thi were solved in laughter and understanding friendship. John was a man of quick wit and high humor, and I miSS him.
For me, this glass pavilion provides the ultimate visual extension, the architect's art of using the transparency of glass
to extend the interior experience outward while bringing the surrounding landscape inside, making it a part of the interior landscape. From this strong. safe glass helter, one becomes part of a soft. starlit, tropical night. the clash and nash of a
thunderstorm. the wonderful serenity and soft dawn light of early morning.
Edward J. "Tim" Seibert'S firm, Seibert Architects, is in Sarasota


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AlA Floriela Ilonor d Orlanelo arcllitecLr.S.K. (Keitil) Reeves V FAJA. witil tile presLigiou Award of Honor [or Design at the 1999 Annual Convention. Tile award i given to an individual arcl
Ohas. by til lligll quality anel originaliLy of: one's work over an exLended period of time. advanced tile cau e anel public value of good arciliteccure in tile state of Floricla and by one's lead rShip, pl'Ovided inspil'ation to colleagu s.
Reeves found el ilis company rcllitect Design Group in 1971. He Ilas received numerous d sign awards for Ili work Wllich includes the Florida Solar En rgy Center in Cocoa Beacil. tile Orange County LanclFiIi Operations and Maintenance
Center in Orlando. tile Tri-Count Bus Pa senger /.S.K. Reeves I. FAJA Facility in Orlan 10, the St. Lucie Emergency Operation CenLer and tile Ft. Pierce Municipal Comple'.

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o the Year

Mateu Carreno Rizo and Partners

Pictured from Jefe to right: Carreno, J\Jateu, Rizo
The 1999 Firm of the Year, Mateu Carreno Rizo & Partners. has committed th m elves to design excellence. They believe this excellence can be a hieved in any building type. of any size. of any scope and \\~thin any budget. Firm principal Roney 1ateu, AlA. attributes the firm's success and growth to its consistent commitment to design excellence on every commission. irrespective of size. In the last twenty years the AlA has affirmed this commitment to ele ign by awarding the Firm over forty Excellen e in Design awards. The j 999 Firm of the Year jury recognized this commitmenL as well by noting. "their consistency and integrity of ele ign over the years. even with the changing employee faces. under cores their IJolel pursuit of design an I their belief that good architecture can be anywhere. de pite size. budget and context."
Roney Mateu. AlA. established his First architectural practice in 1979 and later that year joined with Armando Rizo. AlA. to become the Mateu Rizo Partnership. That ame year Alberto Carreno cofoundeel the ar ilitectural engin ering firm. Harper Carreno. Inc. The two Firm joined Forces ten years ago. Mateu Carreno Rizo & Partners, Inc. emergeel from the union to become one of South Floriela' preeminent architectural design firms.
In addition to acknowledging Mateu Carreno Rizo & Partners outstanding achievements in d sign. the Firm of the Year award under
cores the firm's contributions to architectural ducation, community service and service to til profession. All of the Firm 'S principals actively serve at many of Floriela architecture and ngineering schools as critiCS. jurists. lecturer and as adjunct professors. Thi year the University of Florida. School of Architecture honored Mateu with tile Distinguisheel Service Awarel for hi contributions to the school and the proFession.
The firm's cOlllmitment to the community is not only e~denced through their architecture but also through th ir ervice on comlllunity boards. Citizens aelvisory group and code revision committee Following Hurrican Andrew in 1992. Firm members actively supported relief efforts through their involvement with these groups.
Mateu Carreno Ri zo & Partners are strong supporters of their professional associations. Mateu. Rizo and Alexander have all served as president of AlA Iliami. the largest AlA Florida chapter. Alexander
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"Textur d glass has been commercially available for over 100 years without much change in the process. says Clauelio Cesar. presielent and head of product development for Cesar Colol~ The large rollers that have been used up to now to embos gla s with texture are very expensive to produce. For this rea on. it has never been fea ible for an architect or designer to have custom production mns. Our process has changed all that"
Th patented process involves the permanent bonding of a clear. textured plastic sheet to a single layer of glass. The plastic surface, with impressions up to ?" deep. is then coated with silica. giving it the same appearance and wear characteri tics a glass. Glass sheets are available in thickness ranging between? and 1inch and in three inelustry-stanelard izes up
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o[ organic patterns, colors, tints and mirrored gla ar offeree\. Designer can al 0 submit dl'3wings, logos or textures that they woulel lik to emulate in glass.
For restoration projects, glass from an hi toric building can be copied by taking an impression of the original glass anel recreating it through the Impression Glass'" process. Cesar Color is the only manufactLu'er who can create large pieces of historic glas to meet cUI'rent safety codes.
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Aerated Concrete Corporation of America is producing twenty-foot reinforced Autoclaved Aerated panels in their new 279,000 square foot [acility in Apopka, Florida. ACCOoffer a 7-year warranty on both materials anel wOl'kman hip. The production of panels, block. and lintels is the first step for ACCOin offering a total solution for all MC construction needs.
ACCO MC products offer many benefit in the con tl'uction of educational facilities. senior housing. multi-family. hospitality. anel specialty markets. They are virtually fire proof fOI' reeluced insurance premiums and thermal in ulation reduces energy co t They provide acoustic insulation between room and are environmentally friendly. MC can be sawed, nailed. and cl'afted on site to create custom dimensions. A Design/ Build process is offered [Tom ACCO to ensure quality and proper project perfol'mance.
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" We have a great need for easy to install, temporal'Y, drop-arm barriers to block entrances to embassies or road to embassie where we don't have setbacks" emphasizes Du ty Rhodes. part of the certification team from the United States State Department. With this type of barrier. we don't need to dig up streets.
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(36-16) ......... ...................... 34 Feasibility Study Walker Parking Consultants (36-38) ...... .... 30 Finishes -Interior & Exterior Duron Paints & Wallcoverings (36-20) .. .. .. 26 Fire Protection Engineers Schirmer Engineering Corp. (36-31) .. ..... ... 35 Gazebos/Pavilions Vixen Hill Mfg. (36-37) ........ ............ 41 General Contractors Creative Contractors, Inc (36-19) ...... ....... 44
R. C. Stevens Construction Co. Inc (36-28) ...... 43 Glass Nilsen Glass &Mirror Inc (36-26) ............ 30 Glass Block Glass Masonry (36-24) ........... ......... 34 South Florida Masonry, Inc (36-32) ........... 34 HVAC Florida Natural Gas Association (36-22) ....... IFC Insurance AlA Trust (36-11) .. ........ ............ ... 31 Collinsworth, Alter, Nielsen, Fowler & Dowling, Inc
(36-18) ... .... ... ............. ... .. .. 34 Flag Insurance Services (36-21) ... ........... 34 Suncoast Insurance Associates, Inc (36-33) ..... 21 Tri-County Insurance Agency, Inc (36-36) ... ... IBC Landscape Architecture Rigall Design (36-30) ........ .......... ... 43 Lighting Design Future Designs By Lahijani (36-23) ........... 35 Lighting -Export Future Designs By Lahijani (36-23) ........ ... 35 Lighting -Wholesale Future Designs By Lahijani (36-23) .......... 35 Masonry South Florida Masonry, Inc (36-32) ........... 34 Masonry Accessories CavClear Archovations, Inc (36-17) .. ........ 42 Mechanical Engineering Tilden Lobnilz Cooper (36-34) ............... 30 Mirror Nilsen Glass & Mirrar Inc (36-26) ............ 30 Natural Gas Florida Natural Gas Association (36-22) .. .. .. IFC Paints -Interior & Exterior Duron Paints &Wallcoverings (36-20) ... ...... 26 Parking Consultants Walker Parking Consultants (36-38) ... ....... 30 Plumbing & Fire Protection Tilden Lobnitz Cooper (36-34) .... ........... 30 Pre-Construction Services C C &AConstruction Consultants &Assoc, Inc.
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Congratulations La all of the winners of the 1999 AlA Plorida Design wards. Every winner clearly exemplifies this year's th me-Design in '99. Their creativ anel innovative projects delight our eyes. energize our imaginations. timulate our
enses. intrigue our minds, galvanize us to action anel nourish our al'tistic souls.
In showcasing thi year's award winners, Florida Caribbean Architect not only pay tribute to the outstanding designs but illustrates how greatly AlA pl'OFessionals impact our neighborhoods. our Cities and our lives.
Don't just nip thl'Ough the pages of thi issue-tak a long. languorous look at each of the winning projects. You'lI see the excellence of your profes ion renected in our home. schools. churches. restaurants. garden performing arts enters. sports facilities. city halls. police stations. and transportation centers. You'll see how the unique beauty of Florida and the Caribbean is enriched and nhanceel by the talents of all AlA Florida members.
I'd like to present an award of my own to all of the people who worked 0 hard to make this year's awards program so memorable: Roy Knight. FAJA. Awards Chair anellmmediate Pa t President; Cathi Lee. Director of Communications: and the
Member Benefits ancl Recognition Commission of the AlA Floricla Board. Special thanks go to Charles Pawley. FAlA. la t year's Gold Medal Winner. who assembled and chaired this year's Gold ~edal jury: anel to Guy Peterson. AlA, who assembled and chaired the Award of Honor for Design jury and who is last year's recipient of this clistinguisheel honor.
Finally. a tip o' the hat to our juries. who IlaCl the formidable task of choosing the best of the best. Their high standards, keen judgment. and careful deliberation were evident in the excellence of the selection Let this year's winner erve a an inspiration for all of us to push that creative envelope just a little bit further in our designs for the new millennium.
This issue also contains highlights from the AlA F'lol'ida Annual Convention hel I at the Regi try Resort in Naples. The convention was a great uccess clue to the harel work of many p ople: Scott Shalley. Executive Vice President: Eileen John on. Director of Operations: Carolyn Maryland. Oil' ctor of Marketing: anel everyone on the AlA Floriela Board Commissions.
"el also like to thank our keynot speaker. Hugh Newell Jacobsen. PAIA. and the other speakers: Wayne Drummond. FAlA: Mickey Ja ob. AlA: James Kelly. Ted Krantz, Dr. Peter Magyar. James Murley. Esq.: William Sautino, Robel't van Arsdall. Daniel Williams. FAIA: and Robert Zahr. for their el lightful and insightful presentations.
Debra Lupton, AlA, is a Senior PrinCipal witl) Tilden Lobnitz Coopel; engineering for architecture, headquartered ill Orlando, Florida.
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R. C. Stevens Construction Co. Inc. (36-28) ...... 43 Rider, Hunt, Levett & Bailey (36-29) .. ..... .... 4 Rigall Design (36-30) .. .. ............... 43 S&PArchitectural Products (36-14) . . .... . 41 S&SCraftsmen, Inc. (36-14) ... ............ 41 Schirmer Engineering Corp. (36-31) ... . .. .. 35 Smyth Lumber (36-14) .. .... ........ .... 41 South Florida Masonry, Inc. (36-32) ...... ..... 34 Steelcase ... ... ......... ......... .. .... 27 Suncoastlnsurance Associates, Inc. (36-33) ..... 21 Tilden Lobnitz Cooper (36-34) ............... 30 Traco (36-35) ........ . . .. . ... .. ... . aBC Tri-County Insurance Agency, Inc. (36-36) ... .. IBC Vixen Hill Mfg. (36-37) ....... ............. 41 Walker Parking Consultants (36-38) ..... ..... 30 Weather Shield (36-14) .. ................. 6, 7 Window Classics Corp. (36-39) ... ... .. ... ... 2
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The Bob Graham ArchiL tural Awar ness warel was given to Gerald Div r Presid nt of the Bank of Tampa. This awarel is d igned to honor an indivielual who has contributed to the clignity and honor of the architectural profession by their activitie an I suppOlt. Mr. Div r has clemonstl'ateeilli support of good design and of the pro~ sion over th ears in both 11is personal anel professional life.
pecial Presielent's Award was given to Tampa al'chitect. Mick y Ja ob. AlA. Lupton I' cogniz el Jacob for the man hours and expertise lle devoteel to tile AlA Florida l-Ieaelqu3l'ters renovation.
During the Annual Meeting in aples. tl1e AlA Florida leadersllip elected three new officers to serve in the year 2000. Mike Rodrigu z. AlA (AlA Miami) was ele ted as First Vice President/Presielent-Elect. Mark Smith. AlA (AlA Floricla Gulf Coast) anel Mi key Jacob. AlA (AlA Tampa Bay) were elected as the new Vi e Presidents of the Association.
Presielent Keith Bailey. AlA. Ileads the 2000 Executive Committee. Debra Lupton. AlA. will serve as lmmecliaLe Past President and Secretary/Treasurer Vivian Salaga. AlA. will continue in Iler term. Henry Wooelroffe. AlA. will continue a Vice Presiel nt.
During the Florida/Caribbean Annual Meeting. Larry S hneider. AlA. wa el cteel as Regional Dil'ector to the AlA aUonal Boarel of Directors. Mr. Schneidel' will replace outgoing director John Tice, AlA. Angel Saqui, FAtA. will continue on the Boarel as the Senior Regional Director
Sieef'S painiing of Chapel Si. Nicolas will be in exllibi!.
A collection of paintings by architect artist Phil Steel. AlA. will be exhibiteel from March through April 16 at the AlA Florida Heaelquarter in Tallahassee. The paintings are rendered in \ atercolors. oils and acrylic mediums. St el. an architect in Fort Pierce and a tive member of the AlA Floriela boa reI. realized his lov for art at an early age. A sixth grade teacher recognized his talent and encouraged his parents to enroll him in th Philadelphia Mu um S llOOi. Phil began to enter Ilis work in jurieel shows. One of Ilis pieces. A WarUme Sailor. won th coveted Gimbles Award. SL f l rem mb rs. "r will n vel' forget my teacller presenting me \\'itll th a\I'arcl and the prize check at an assembly of the entire junior high school stuelent body. r was Ilooked on art!"
Steel clloose arclliLecture as Ilis profession because he felt it was the highest expression f art. In tile late 1980s \\'hen construction in Flori la lowe I. Ile decided to p nelmore time painting. WiLilin two years he I\'as instructing a watercolor class at the Vera Beach Center for the Alts anel entering competitions again. He is no\\' a member of the Floriela Wat rcolor So iety anel th American Soci tJ of Marine Artists.
(cont.ribUled by Jolln /-lowe,\: FAlA)
from L wR. AlA Floricla EI'P Scou Shalle,!: AlA Florida I'ice President. .llicker Jacob. AlA; avid golfer JliliclJael Gf'al'es. FAJA; and AlA Tampa Bay's lI ait CIJallceJ. AlA. make lime fof' some golf at IIle Palma Ceia CC in Tampa
Micha I Graves. one of the wOl'lel's leaeling architects. was the k ynot speaker at AlA Tampa Bay's A.nnual Dinner higilligilting the chapter's 70th anniversary-Graves. \. ho has practicecl for 35 years. spoke on composition and haracter. His lifelong love of art and murali t was communicatecl through hi many refel'en e to Braque. Picasso and Le COl'iJusiel'.
The sliele of his work fo us el on his recenL hotel. office anelmultil'esiel ntal project in Japan anel China. !-lis Signature u e of colora much wieleI' anel fuller use of color ancl pattel'lled color than most of his contempol'3ries-to create "metaphorical lanel cape." i" integral to Ilis work.
he pointed out. his early work I'e I oneleel LO the culJi t simultaneity of images. m aning anel inspirations or I rivation \\'hile hi recent work has xpaneled into tile forgotten 01' rejectecl history of people like Ledoux anel Boull e and constanUy to classical Greece and Rome. Tilis has l'eated a healthy three-el aele controversy among architects. which in the 70s establislleel the postm elernist movement that Grave helpeel fOLInd. In listening to Gra e presentation one aw his lov of teaching coupled I\itll his immen ar hit ctural talent coming through to the Tampa audience.

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T e Magic 0 Arc i ect re

The creation of space is magic.
Architecture takes materials. program. people. budgets. and Lime; and creates pace. rt is truly a magical proces Th individuals and firms celebrated in this i u are master magician They are at the top of theil' c['af't. Each proj ct represented here has a purity of concept and execution.
Jurors were faced with the daunting task of selecting just a few winners from an overwhelming number' of entl'ie in acll category. The proj ct selected define excellence.
The Award for Excellence jury of Hugh ewell Ja obsen. FAlA; Frank Schlesinger. FAlA; anel Robert M. Gurney, AlA. met in Washington. D.C. to revi w projects for this year's competition. Tile jury recognized a wiele variety of projectsall distinct in tlleir interpretation.
Distinguisll el members of the profession composed the juries fot' the remaining tllree design categot'ies. Tile Unbuilt Design jury met in Fe. Lauderdale and consisted of Anthony Abbate, lA; Suzanne Mmtin on, AlA. and Allan Shulman, AlA. The Test of Tim jut'y was compt'is d of Jack Rogers, AlA: Tim Baker. IA. ancl Calvin Peck. AlA. all from the Orlando mea.
The Award of Honor fOI' D sign jury was chaireel by Guy Peterson. AlA. Di tinguislled jurol's inclu led Edward "Tim" Seibert. FAlA: Ma['k Smitll, lA: Andrea Clark Brown. AlA; and Scott Merrill. AlA. The Golel M dal jury, haired by Cilaries H. Pawley. FAlA; included Glenn Allen Buff. FAlA: Tllomas P MmpllY, Jr .. President and CEO of Coastal Con tru tion Group: Ronalel \IV. Robinson. President anel CEO of the ComI abies Chamber of Commerce: and udrey H. Ross. Ph.D .. President of Ross and Associates. a real estate company in Miami. \ e are grat ful to each of the e elistingui hed profe ional for their time anel commitment to Lhe awarel I rogram.
On bellalf of tile over 2,500 m mb ['S of AlA FI rida. w commencl all of the entrants. You truly r pre IlL til be t in Florida architectm

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999 Award for Exe lienee

Project Team
Consulting Engineer:

ARTEC Consultants:
L Observatoire 1: Landscape Architect:
Interior Design: Contractor:
Theisen Residence Guy \.v. Peterson. AlA Stelre Wilbur. Sterling and Wilbur Acoustical and Theatrical Design Lighting Design David Young. Hazeltine Nurseries. Inc. Wilson Sliles Charlie Woehle. Woeille Construction Steven Brooke

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Jury comments: TIle best of the residential work submitted. A preuJ\ elegant building-it js consistent tl1roughout

eSI ence

Bradenton, Florida

Johnson Peterson Architects. Inc.
The play of intersecting volumes in this private residence creates a dynamic interior. The iting of thi building maximizes the views across the large bay toward a barrier i land. three-tory tructural curtain wall system is u ed in areas wh I' maximum views are available. Tile residence contain public areas on the first noor. The second Ie el i devoted to the prin ipal resident with a master bedroom. privat living room. kitchen. office. exer ise room and baLhroom. Th third level pace is provided for a Ii e-in caretaker. A parate guest building is located east of the principal house and both buildings hare internal \iew into a private pool area.

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Project Team
ConsulLing Engineer:

Landscape: Architect:

Sundy Restaurant and Botanical Carden Robert C. Currie ParLnersiJip McCartiJy & Associates -Structural; Tilden Lobnitz Cooper -MEP Jerry Turner & Associates ofFlorida BSA Corporation William Sanders
JUly comments: This project really engages tile wate/~ Tlle contrast between the roll-up doors and the Victorian vemacular al'cM ectul'e is successful.
Sundy Restaurant and Botanical Garden
Delray Beach, Florida
Robert G. Currie Partnership
This restoraLion and adaptive reuse project is an enchanting 1902
residence converted into a 160-seat full service restaurant. Th
three dining rooms and th gallery of kit hens ar arranged around
an exterior t nted courtyard for outdoor dining. The buildings ar
sited within a botanical garden and organized around filtered and
recirculated ponels. The own r"s vi ion was to locate thi ca ually
elegant dining establishment as an ecotourism de tination. The
design is responsi to its location. histor climate anel context.

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1999 Award for Excellence

Jury comments: Tile buildjng js organjzed well and tile detailjng js jmmaculate.

Bayfront Residence

Sarasota, Florida
Carl Abbott FAIA Architect
This private residence. situated on an island near Sarasota. is a combination of simple forms. sculptural pieces and a few punches of color. The simple. solid, geometric forms are oriented to capture sweeping
views of the harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Two inde
pendent rectangular forms. connected by a tran parent entry space. identify separate public and private spaces. This rich design takes advantage of prevailing
tradewinds and the bright Florida sunlight. Winter
winds and solar gain are screened from the building
through the use of brightly articulated solar shutters.
garden walls and landscaping. Exterior spaces are
formed by interplay between the building. the water
and a 30-ton Banyon tree relocated to the site.
Projed Team Project: Architect:
Contractor: PllOtographer: Consulting Engineer:

Florido Coribbeon Architect
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Bayfront Residence Carl Abbott FAlA
Architects / Planners Carl Abbott, FAlA MiciJael O'Donnell Cooper Abbott Joe Beishline Peter Truro Bill Rast

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This City Hall, on a 10-acre site, is expressed by creating a double height loggia of slendec steel tube columns in front of a mosaic of patterned glass, The short axis of the bar is sited to align with the existing police and ore related functions to the south.

Destin House
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This program for a battered women's helter divide the public components from the private rooms. The calming inftuences begin as you enter through a garden of white beach sand, formed into the dunes. A garden wall attached to the tail' tower edges the dunes. The constl'llction materials work well within the beach context and the dignity of the tructure accomplishes its purpose.
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This design of a single-family residential dwelling for a lot located on a site between the Atlantic Ocean and the Tolomato River preserves the site's natural vegetation. The structure's simple patt i is synonymous with a boat being placed in dry dock. The longitudinal section of the building, with its exposed structural elements, becomes a hUll-like component.

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For me, its de ignel', the Form and function of Lile MacDonald house e ists to offer its owners the joy of a close, secure relationship with its pristine coa tal ite. I was eeking clarity of form rather than style. with minimal intrusion into the siL
John D. ~acDonald was one of America's most prolific and acimired writers. completing 67 novels, five collection of stories and 500 magazine stories before he died. une 'pectedly, in Sarasota in 1986. He was ex eptionally quick LO gra p new ideas. But until we began our work together to create the very private utopia John and his wife. Dorothy, Ilad dreamed about for many years, they hadn't given the architecture of their new Ilome much thought. Dorothy wa a painter of abstract ca nvases and Ilad
tudied with the ac laim d Syd Solomon, also a Siesta Key resident. My didactic nature welcomeel their desire, as clients, to collaborate Witil me. tileir architect. In fact. DOl'Othy ell' w up the first floor plans.
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ite. John then decided he clid not want to leave Siesta Key. wllere he hael lived on Point Crisp for many years. So tile project was moved to the present Big Pass Site. and I designed quite a large house of heavy timber and stone. as John and Dorothy then wa nted.
But a I worked along. my feeling gr w that such a hou e would be much too massiv and heavy-handed for its 01 en. waterfront location. I was able to convinc the MacDonald that their residence should be more concise and elegant, designed from a clear geometri concept. It might also be less xpensive. I advised. if it weI' smaller and design d in the contemporar manner. This is til concept of house w finally built.
After my draftsman. Tom Wal ton, and I compl ted working drawings, another a sociate, architect Buddy Richmond, convinced me tllat Ile could make a final verSion that was more polished and spare, and with less xtensive eletailing. This final concept was drawn at office expense. John and Doroth w re such good clients, I felt they should Ilave my vel'y best effOLt. Besides, they understood and appreciated the design. Our wa the best relationship an architect can have witll a client
Jolln and Dorothy moved into the Ilouse in 1969. For some time. a tile house took Ilap they IlaCl come to feel at one witll tile space. As tile year went by, th house b cam mol' and mol' theirs. for both worked at home and spent the greatel' part of their time there. One comer of the house was filled with DOl'Othy's studio, the other wa fill d witll John's om e machin ry and fil es. Furnishings and art were not "designed" but were very much a part of the MacDonalds' live, giving til space an authenticity that no designer can r ally accomplish. The only

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