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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: Spring 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: VID00012
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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On Thursday. January 20th. AlA F'loriela ho ted a Leaelership ummit in Orlando ['or state and local leaders of AlA coml onents. The Summit was followed by the fir t meeting of the year for the 2000 AlA F'lorida Boarel of Directors.
During the Leader hip Summit. over 40 volunteer leader were brief d on AlA F'lorida organizational issues. operating guidelines. and goals and objectives for the year aheacl. Attenelees included state board members. chapt I' presidents. and others. The Summit wa highlighted by a presentation.
spects of L adersllip. given by James Kelly. a [ormer F'BI agent anel nationally recognized speaker on leadership issu s.
A week later many of the same leaders were asked to tl'8vel to Washington. DC to participate in the 2000 AlA National Grassroots Legislative and Leadership ConFerence. Despite heavy snows and chilling temperatures. AlA F'lorida representatives joined nearly 700 colleagues from around the country for three days of workshops and leaeler hip training.
As always. the highligllt of the week occurred on Thursday as the attendees converged on Capitol Hill [or legislative vi its with members of Congress. Lobbying such issues as the neeel for clarity in the ADA. Brown fields I'edevelopment. anel support of livable communities: AlA representatives were a visible force in Washington. F'lorida's contingent had successful meetings with a number of key l8\vmakers including Representative Allen Boyd (D-Monticello). Representative Karen Thurman (D-Ocala). Representative Clay Shaw (D-Miami). and Senator Bob Graham (D-F'lorida).
AlA Florida Northwest -The AlA Product Show, helcl in conjunction with the local ASID chapter, was a huge success among Pensacola, Ft. Walton Beach and Destin architects and designers. George Williams. AlA. spearheadeel the efforts for the show, Michael Graves. F'AlA. was tile featured speaker for an event. Building Relationships. that was cosponsored by Pensacola Junior College. Gl'8ves also autograplleel sevel'8l items from his product lines for door prizes and participated in the scramble golf tournament. Also participating in the tournament were Representative Jeff Miller. (RChumuckla) anel Senator Charlie Clary. (R-Destin). The annual event was organized by chapter president. Bennett SllLlman. AlA,
The F'lorida Northwest chapter sponsored a unique design awards progl'8m entitled Design Awards-A
ew Twist. The competition was built around the concept of showcasing ore elesign elements in a simple yet exciting format, Th goal was to recognize projects that cl arly xpress core design element tllat could til n hell express common practice goals to the general public. The jury for the progl'8m consisted of Wayne Drummond. F'AlA: Rodn r Wright. AlA: Bill McMinn. FAlA: Robert McC8I'ter. AlA and D.R. Ruth. Winners in each o[ the categories wel'e CBI'ter Quina. AlA. fOl' Scale:

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AlA Orlando -AlA Orlando hosted a spectacular Architecture Week 2000 the week of F'ebruary 28tll through March 4th. This year's events were programmed to stimulate member' interest. while being open and accessible to the general public with the goal of promoting increased under taneling of the role of architects in buileling OUl' community.
The week's events were kicked off by a proclamation presentation to Orlando Mayor Glenda Hood's office recognizing the influence of architecture on the daily lives of all Orlando resielents through enhancement of our environment in the area in which we work. play and live.
Also during the week. Becoming Good Neighbors: Enriching America's Communities by Design and Ba k F'rom the Brink: Saving America's Cities by Design. two professional broadcast video presentations pro luced by the Amel'ican Architectural

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Pizzo Elementary Holmes Hepner &Associates ArciJitects in association with
ylla, fnc. Rase Associates Engineering Professionafs Tanase & Associates Daviel Conner & Associates 7'lle Norwood Company George Cott; Chroma, fnc.

This 953 student elementary school is located on a 9.6 acre site at the southea t corner of the campus of the University of South Floriela. Designeel by Holmes Hepner & Associates. it is a collaborative effort of the Hill borough County Public Schools. tile University of South Florida ancl the Hills'Jorough County Museum of Science anel Industry. The school provides a unique learning environment for elementary students', univer ity students, parents, teachers, professional staff anel the community at large within the context of a local neighborhooel school.
The school serves as a curriculum reseal' h and development facility
Anthony Pizzo Elementary School
fOt' the implementation and testing
of promising and innovative instruction methodology and of alternative chool organization. It is believed that this project represent the very first collaboration of a local school district, a public university anel a community science museum in the United States. A similar endeavor has recently begun in Calif o I'llia and is currently being studied in North Carolina.
Because of the nature of the curriculum. Holmes Hepner & Associates a charged with elesigning a facility that incorporated state of the art technology tlll'oughout the physical plant. Fiber optics cabling throughout th building allow interfacing with the llniver ity network from each classroom. A minimum of two data elrops were provided in each instructional space. Clo d ircuit TV is provided throughout the school for instl'll tional use
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Located on a prime site overlooking downtown TaUahassee. th Science Research Center at Floricla A&M
University is the newest campus landmark providing a visual focus on the main campus. The Center enhances
the academic program at FAMU while showcasing the benefits of independent research and underscoring the
value of goocl clesign in higher education. Tllis five story. 70.000 square foot facility houses research and test
ing laboratories. administrative offices. faculty and research oEl'ices and a Media Resource Center designed for
use by faculty. students and private researchers. The pharmacy, chemistry, physics, biology, allied health. nurs
ing and environmental science departments of the university all have spaces in the building. which fosters a
unique integration of diverse academic disciplines. Shared spaces for the faculty include a I 50-seat state of
the art lecture hall, an animal lal)oratory, library. seminar rooms, conference rooms and a rooftop greenhouse
integrated with the atrium.
Responding to the 45 degree slope that runs
diagonally across the site. the architect. Karl
Thome Associates. Inc., organized the building
Science Research Center
into three clistinct zones which vary in height
going from five to four to three tories. The first zone to the east accommodates the administrative. faculty and research offices, a two level scien e library and a 150seat, state of the art lecture hall with each cllair wired [or voice/data/video communication. The second zone i a five-story atrium space en losed by a skyJjght that extend the space beyond the building envelope. This space. fully glazed to the north and south, is Oanked at its four corners by masonry seIVice cores that contain the four story glazed north and south facades. Entry to the building occurs to the north at the second level and to the south at the third level. again to respond LO the slope of the land. The entries lead into the atrium space that has a spiral stair as the dominant visual.
The laboraLol'ies are cleveloped in three bays each articulated by a service cha e to the north and south and a cen
tral service core that I'uns the rull length east to west, containing fire stair, glass wash, incubator. sterilizer. instru
ment storage room and other laboratory spaces that do not need natural light. Each lab bay was developed with four lab modules (1 J.O x 28.0) to the north and south of the seIVice core. These laboratories all have natural light that
comes from deeply. recessed windows on the south and nush windows to the north. Further recognizing the valu of

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"Making science fun" is the gOal. simply stated. of the Orlando Science Center designed by HHCP of Orlando. The
six-story. 193.500 square foot interactive science museum incorporates technology from the floor of the Pull-Fly.
250-seat. thrust stage performing theater to the top of the lWERKS Cineclome 1570 Theater. It is the largest
science center in Florida and provides a lifelong learning experience. In addition to the rWERKSTheater the
building incorporates a 320-seat Planetarium with a Digistar II Starball Planetarium Machine and a Audio/Visual
Imagineering La er System. a 30 foot diameter. 360 degree rotation dome by Observadome. complete office and
production facilities. and multiple public reception and meeting spaces.
Aside from the public spaces the facility houses a teacher
training institute that provides professional development pro
grams for 11.400 teachers annually.
Orlando Science Center
The steel frame structure utilizes concrete spread footings.
concrete on metal deck on steel beams or steel joists. tubular
aluminum trusses at bridge and precast concrete double tees at the parking structure. Exterior finishes include a
brick base. ElF'S. clear anodized aluminum curtainwall framing with blue green glass. single ply membrane roofing.
and glazed roofing at space frame canopies.
HHCP provided a [our-level. 608 space parking structure with an enclo ed pedestrian bridge crossing a four-lane
road and linking the S ienc Center with an adjacent park. The parking structure isolates and centralizes parking
from the park. Bus. auto drop-off and a service road are accessed on the park perimetel, The pedestrian bridge
extends from the parking through a 40 root high immersion exhibit at the science center terminating at the second
Door ticketing and retail area.
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The Gus A. Stavros Center for Free Enterprise and Economic Education was established in 1975 at the
University of South Florida for the pl1l'pose of assisting school districts in the SF area with their K-12 economic
education programs. The center conducts workshops. oFfers creclit courses. clevelops instructional and curricula
materials. and provides general assistance to teachers in grades K-J2.
In 1991. the staff of the Stavros Center realizecl their nee I for a technologically advanced yet flexible facility to PI'O
vide a variety of functions. The expanded building needed
to fulOIi traditional clas room functions as well as employ a
variety of technologies to assist in education.
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for Free Enterprise and Each area was lesigneel to have acce s to a common control area. whi h could proviele the support of computer
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integrated teaching. DVD. VCR, Video!Broadcast and di
tance leal'lling links. The classroom! tuelio was designed to accommodate interactive distance leal'lling and is equipped with multiple cam ras allowing both the pres nter and the aueli nce to participate in a two-way program \ ith another distance leal'lling centel~ The original architect clesigneel tile facility \\~th the knowledge of a possible expansion of tile building in the future.
In 1997 the University embarked on the seconel fioor expansion of tile facility and retained Element Architects anel Interior D signers to elesign the e pansion. Nicholas Puglisi. AlA. was the Principal in Charge of the project anel Bret Azzar IIi. AlA. was tile Project Architect. Tiley worked with USF' F'acilities Planning and Con truction to plan th fa ility.
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Designing ANew Era In Education

This fall. Ocoee Middle School in west Orange County. F'lol'i(la. will bid goodbye to crowded buildings. portable classrooms. and a cobbled-togeth I' compuL I' system-and start afresh in a high-Lech campus specially designed for 21sL CenLury students.
The new Ocoee Middle School state demonstration school will boast cutting-edge electronic classrooms. a 1'1 conne tion for ready access to the Internet. 100 channels of video. 300 phone lines with provisions for 500. anel infrastructure and technology that can accommodate expansion for fuLure growth. Broadband (high-speed) distribution. media retrieval and voice/data distribution u e enhanced and shared cabling technologies. Campus buildings \\~ II be linked electronically by a unique air-blown fiber-optic distribution system. Voice data. fire alarm. security, video. etc .. take advantage of this common cabling technique. which allows quick addition of other types of fiber-optic cable in the future without the co ts associated with traditional cabling methods. Helping to ensure that the school stays on the cutting edge. the school district will enLer into strategic alliances witll some of tile world's foremost technology companies.
The $22.37 million school. fundeel by the State of F'lorida's SMART Schools Clearinghouse and Orange County Public Schools. will serve as a state and national model in school design and showcase the use of technology. facUity design. and research-based teaching methods.
The demonstration school project had its beginning back in early 1997. when the S !\ART Schools Clearinghouse issued a challenge to archite LS to design a "break the molel" middle school by the year 2000. using their most thought-provoking icleas on education. F'anning!Howey Associates, Inc.. a national leader in educational facility design. was chosen to head the design team. With offices in Orlando and West Palm Beach. as well as Ohio. Indiana, Michigan. Pennsylvania. Virginia. and Wisconsin. F'anning!Howey has completed more than 735 school projects totaling more than $2.8 billion in construction volume in the last five years
Rounding out the team are TUclen Lobnitz Cooper. mechanical. electrical. electronic systems and structural engineering: WBQ Design & Engineering. Inc.. civil engineering; Canin Associates. Inc.. the landscape architect: and representatives from Ocoee Middle School, the SMART Schools Clearinghouse. Orange County Public Schools. the City of Ocoee. and the Ed Designs Group. James A. Cummings. Inc. is the construction manager. Planning for the project began with extensive dis
ussions about how 6th. 7th, and 8th graders learn anel are affected by their physical surroundings.
"This project provided a rare opportunity for architects. engineers and construction managers to come together with educator to look at how children learn today.

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COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP The Architect's Golden Opportunity
As busy as w architects are, many of you are most likely saying to yourselF "why SllOUld I spend the most precious resource I have-my time-in such esoteric things as community leadership?" Based on my experience ancl observations. I firmly believe that once you look beyond the surface. tIle answer becomes powerfully obvious. It's good for business-especially if done correctlyl
dmittedl as vibrant as Ou[' economy is at the moment, most of our businesses are flourishing whether we are actively engaged in community issues or not. However. who of us truly believes that the current economic expansion will last forever? There is no better moment than the present
to position our practices for less prolific times. and community leadership is an effective vehicle for doing just that-especially for those practices tllat are geographically community baseel.
Why is involvement in community leadership such an effective positioning tool? First of all. it showcases OUl' talents as architects in issue framing and integrated problem solving-two universal needs in almost every circumstance. Secondly, depending on the issue or circumstance. it also allows us to develop respect and trust with key "movers and hakers" who are also likely prospective client decision-makers and people of influence. Lastly. it positions you and your firm as a "leader" througllout the community as a whole-something the marketplace strongly desires from professional service providers.
A key qualifier in my hypothesis that community leadership is gooel For business is "that it be clone corre tly." For what it's worth. here are my Top 3 Tips for doing so. 1) Don't limit yourself to just building related issues. Our skills are applicable to dealing with almost any community need or issue-especially the more complex or multidimensional they are. This opens up almost unlimited opportunity to connect with any target audience. 2) Don't be covertly elf serving. If you could benefit from a specific i sue outcome, elisclose it up
front. Better yet, focus on issues in which you have a legitimate interest. but not selfi h iliterest. Credibility and trust are your primary business relateel outcomes in community leadel' hip endeavors. Consciously avoicl anything that could jeopardize your ability to earn them. 3) ALWAYS do what you commit to do. IF something happens that compromises your ability to meet your commitment as Ol'iginally agreed upon. renegotiate the e 'pectation before it is due. Personal integrity is the foundation of any trust-based relationship. In a volunteer environment one's perceived integrity either rises or falls depending on this simple concept. I never cease to be amazed at how many professionals tllrow away their return on hundreds of hours of volunteer time investment because they give their commitments in this arena "seconel class" priority.
vVhile there is an inherent business motive to involvement in community leadership. if done correctly, it is truly win/win. While your revenue streams may rise as well as your prestige. the ultimate reward comes from leaving a legacy of making positive differences in the lives of those around us. Isn't that what attracteel most of u to OUl' profes ion to begin with?
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With the recent turn of tile Millennium. there has been mu h talk about the changes taking place in the field of architecture. Magazine articles and even entire issues are devoted to how the rapid development of technology will affect both the design proces and its manifestation. Tile role of the architect continues to expand. as designs must respond not only to functional anel structmal issues, but also to thos of comprehensive planning. economic. environmental. socio-political. and others. By offering diverse skills and cUI'rent technology. the graduate intern is uniquely equipped to help firms meet the needs of the next millennium.
In the traditional form of architectural education. persons wishing to enter the field typically began their apprenticeships at an early age. When this gave way to the development of architectme schools. the training changed but the majority of students still entered into the progl'3m early. often after completing high school. A fairly recent addition is the nontraditional track or core programs offered by many universities. Using the program at the University of South Floriela School of Architecture & Community Design (SACO) as an example. students can obtain their professional degree by completing 110 credit homs in elesign and relateel courses. The combination of professional design degrees with non-design undergraduate work proeluces graduates with a valuable and diverse combination of skills.
Among the undergraeluate majOl's currently representeel in my studiO are business. geography. philosophy anel computer science. While the benefits of knowledge in some of these fields are obvious. each can have a positive impact on the elesign anel development of the built environment. Along with knowledge. tllese graeluates bl'ing witll them tile maturity and life experience that come with age. The average student enrolled in the mastel'S degree program at SACO is 31 years olel and that is probably typical of similal' core graduate progl'3ms throughout the countlY
The popularity of this non-traditional approach to architecture education can be seen in the fact that every school of architectme in the state of Flol'ida currently offers ome type of gl'aduate program for non-design undergraduates. The savvy firm will not only take full advantage of their intern's non-traditional skills. but will also actively recruit the multidisciplined graduate.
While graduates of a non-traditional program may have val'ied job experiences and expel'tise to offer their firms. tilere is another area in which many graduates of more tl'3ditional program can al 0 help meet the neeeis of the rapidly changing world. Technological advancements in tile field of architecture are currently being made at an amazing pace.

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For many practicing professionals this creates an
unfortunate "catch-22". Whil the new tools would
improve the efficiency of the lesign/development
process. the loss of proeluctivity while learning the
new programs precludes their adoption. The
solution to tllis dilemma can often be in the form of a graduate intern.
Technology is plaJ~ng an ever-increasing role in architecture schools across the country. For the majority of projects at ACO. the number of elrawings proeluced with CAD software is equal to or greater than those produced by hand. While its value as a drafting tool is widely recognized. it is the students' explorations of CAD software as an analytical and design tool that may pose the most benefit to the practicing professional. By providing a thorough familiarity with the most current features and a new outlook on its use. graduates fresh out of school may change a fil'm's thought on the capabilities of their CAD software.
Another technology that is getting much attention in arcllitectul'e education is that of 3D modeling. The quality and realism of modeling software continues to amaze anel impres the design juries and the general public. Witll even a fairly basic program. a talenteel designer can produce animated building walkthroughs with realism unattainable even a few years ago. The value of this tool in marketing a design to a client should not be underestimated.
While the drafting and modeling pl'ograms produce
the most visual results of the new technology. they are only a few of the computer-based tools available
to the design professional. Architecture students across the country al'e using and even developing tools to improve the stl'llctmal. economic and envi
ronmental efficiency of the builelings they design.
The internship period is one of the most important periods in a new architect's training. Their elependence on the professionals in a firm for knowledge and guidance is pal'3mount to their success in the
field. Hopefully. with non-traclitional background and technological skills. they can return the favor.
Brook Sherrard
Brook Sllerrard is a second year master 's student in tIle SCllOOI of ArclJitecture at the University of South Florida where he also serves as a graduate assistant. He is also employed at Cooper Jollnson Smith Architects in Tampa. Sherrard has an undergraduate degree in business and applied teclJnology and prior to returning to SCllOOI to study architecture was a senior submersible pilot witlJ Atlantis SubmerSibles in St. TlJOmas, Gl'8nd Cayman and Nassa u. BalJamas.


Cannon is pleased to announce tile appointment of Emily Carrier to Associate or tile firm. Carrier currently serves as tile President of tile Nortll F'lorida Cilapter of the Society of Marketing Professional Services. Prior to joining Cannon. Carrier serveel as a Project Coordinator witil Reynolds. Smitil And Hills.
I(evin Ratigan. AlA ViceP.'esident of' Architects Design Group. Inc. was elected to serve as President of tile Orlanelo Cilapter of AlA.

Architecture Plus Intemational (API) was recently awardeel F'irst Place in tile Home Improvements category of Cilain Store Age's 1999 Retail Store of tile Year elesign competition. API's entry featured Villager' Hardware. a Home D pot Company. in East Brunswi k. ew Jersey.
VOA Associates Incorpol'ated ha relocated to a new location at 1722 Hendricks Avenue in Jacksonvill VO ilas Ilad a I)rancil office in Jack onville since 1997. Mark Thiele. AlA is tile Vice President/ Director of Arcilitectul' fol' tile Jacksonville offi e.
David A. Bamesberge.~ AJA. ilas joineel Barany Schmitt Summers Weaver and Partners a project manager in tile flrm 's Naples office. Bamesberg I' ilolds a ba ilelor's degree in arcilitectural studies fTom tile University of ebl'aska and ilas more tllan two elecades of experience.
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Fugelberg I(och announces tile following new aelclitions to til Ar ilitectural D ign staff. Paul I-Ia.'wig. AlA. and Joe Sistler ilave been appointeel Senior Project Arcilitects. Randall Cave has joined F'KA as a Land

Carl McLarand, AlA, 01' McLarand, Vasquez & Partners announces tile estabIi hment of a new firm. ~cLa1'3nd Va quez Emisek & Partners, Inc. McLaranel. Vasqu z & Partners ha just completeel its 25th year in business. Calvin 1-1. Pecic
AlA, of VOA
Incol'pol'ated in
Orlando ila been
appointeel to serve
a two-year term
on the Editorial
AdvisOI'Y Board of
College Planning &

Management maga-Calvin /-I. Peck, AlA
zine. a national trade

publication serving the college anel univel' ity

Reynolds, Smith and Hills (RS&I-I)
announces the pro
motions of John J.
Bottal'O, AlA.
CARB to Senior Vice President/ Commercial Program anel Lawrence D. Ellis, AlA, to Senior Vice President/ Institutional Program. Bottaro, a graduate of Tulane University, was recently apPointeel to the Design Review Committee for Jacksonville' Downtown Dev lopment Autilority. Ellis ilolels a Bachelor of Arcilitecture degree from Kent State
Lawrence D. Ellis. AlA

Uni er ity anel specializes in eelucational facilities.
Morris Architects was a recent recipient of a Silver Award [or Resort Architecture For tile Ocean Walk R art in Daytona Beacil. Tile American Resort Developm nt Association. a national time-silar'e organization. gave tile aW3l'd. Tile resort is scileduled [or completion by Marcil 200 I
Robert Barnes, AlA. 01' Robert Barnes
& Associates, Archil;ects & Planners
ilas been awarded an Honorable Mention
Awarel in tile Recreational Category of tile
ational Commercial Builelers CounCil of tile National AssociaLion of Homebuilelers 2000 Awards of Excellence. The awarel was given for tile Town Square anel Band Sileil in La ner Park in Homestead.
Bemard Zyscovich, AJA, was ilonored by
AlA Miami as utstanding Architect of the
Yeale Zyscovich also receiveel an Honor
Award for Excellence in Arcilitecture for ilis
work on the Lincoln Cinema and the chap
ter's l'irst Honol' Awarel fol' Excellence in
Urban and Regional Design for AncilOI' Place,
Both projects ar located in South Beach.
Afl'inti Architects. P.A., was recognized
witil eigilt awal'ds at tile 7til Annual PRISM
Awards, Affinti received seven Golel and
Silver awarels and the coveted "Best of
Show" for tile fourtil year running. Tile Best
of Silow was given for an intracoastal estate
in Boca Raton's Royal Palm Yacht and
Country Club.
Neil I-Iall, AlA. ilas been elected Presielent of tile National Organization of Minority Arcilitects. Hall, President/CEO of the Architects Hall of Designers. Inc.. will serve a one-year term till'ougil December of 2000. H is a past president of AlA Miami.
Joseph Calvarese,
AlA. has joined
Cannon as Managing
Principal. Calvarese
has over 27 years of
experience in the
de ign and manage
ment. PriOl' to joining
Cannon. Calvarese
sel'ved as both

"'-____..... ....____... Executive Principal
Josepl) Calvarese. AlA anel a Boa rei memb I'
aL Einilorn Yaffee Prescott.
Bemardo Fort Brescia. FAJA, and
Laurinda Spear. FAIA. were recently
inducted as m mber of tile Interior Design
Magazine Hall of Fame. The induction cere
mony was ileld at tile Waldorf -A toria Hotel
in ew York City.


dembel'ship as an AJlied Member o[ AlA F'lol'icla Mips La liv I' iJY the meml)ership ba e and enrich ~he resources for the architect and allied pro[e sional. The program was created sp ciflcally La pl'Omote ommuni ation betwe n architects and thos interested in tile design profession. This past ear a oncerted effort was mad La con~act tllose I rofession that benefit from association with architects in F'lorida through a well-designed packet outlining til b nefit of AlA F'lorida m mber 1
ip at ~he state and chapter Ie els. This initial mailing has r suited in 56 new members to date.
We wei ome these new voices for the prof ssion.
andy K. k1. Architectural Rep.
{ntercoastal Distributor
Jo epll A. Amon. PE. V P Managing Principal Ardaman & Associates
Wayne Baswell. Dil'. Business Development
Centex Rodgers Construction Company
San Ira Biensher. Vice President
Digital Drafting Systems
John Bool'. P Sales
Universal Building Specialties
Kevin I. Brogan. Pre ident
RCD Corporation
Ricllard Bushong
Glass ivlasonry, {nc.
Dr w Copley
Copley DeSign Associates
Salvatore J. Delfino. President
Delcoa {ndustries, Inc.
Steve Dod on. Owner
Dodson Construction, Inc.
Sarah Duey. Marketing Coordinator
licllola G. F'aris. Specialist -BIC
Bel/SoutiJ Telecommunications
Randall K. F'itkin, SIc Project Manager
Centex Rooney Construction Co., Inc.
Steven H. F'oure Vice President
Kraft Construction Co., Inc.
Lisa F'rame. Arcllitectural Rep.
Ri hard's Paint Co., {nc.
Ron Gaines
Simpson Strong Tie, {nc.
Lawrence A. Galpern. General Manager
Flag Insurance Services
John RGarmong
Sp cified Architectural Systems, lnc.
Lucinda Heinri 1
. Sr. Engineer Siemens Information & Communications
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Dawn H. Herm en
Gulf tile Distributors
Daviel Hernandez. Music Ops. MgIc
MAR tIle Musician's Planet, System olutions
Alyson Homenuk. VP Business Developm nt
Audio Visual innovations
Leo Jacobson
Dixie Contract Carpet, Inc.
Roger L. Jeffrey. PE.. President Jenkins & Charland
Richarci A. Johnson. Vice Presicient
Florida Flooring Products, inc.
Mitcllell Joubert. Vice President
Albritton Williams, Inc.
Art Lancaster Lancaster. SE Sales
Designer Doors, inc.
Martin LeBlanc
ArciJiteclLiral Fenestration
Tim Lemp
ACCO Aerated Systems
Brian Lomel. Principal
TLC Engineering

Art Mastelli. President
fl'vlOLA Marketing & Services, Inc.

Craig Mcintyre
Hard Rock Cafe intemational
Reg IvliIIer. Exec. Dir
Masonry Association of Floricla, inc.
Mark L. Mongeau A.I'daman & Associates, inc.
Christopher Olden. Arch. AccL. E ec.
Tile S/lef1,vin-Williams CompanJ'
Wiley Parker. Jr.. Pl'Oject IIgr. CeJ7lex Rooney
Andrew Pyper. PE.
Pyper Engineering. inc.
Mike Petty. Distri t Mgt'.
Cllicago Metallic Corp.
BreL~ Ranclall. Pre ielent TRACO Security & Doors, inc.
John P Richey, Sales MgIc
Gate Concrete Products Co.
Stepllen J. Rissi. F'loriela Dist. Mgl'.
L. M. Scofield Co.
Ste e L. Rymer
S. RymeJ; 1nc.
Carol E. Scheafnocker. Marketing Mgr.
King Engineering Associates
Ken Schwartz
SA-Fooel Service Consultants
Kim Shinn. PE.
Tilden Lobnitz Cooper
Richard Sidote, Marketing Rep.
Rood Intel'/lational Ltd.. Dba TASSO
j eil E. Staley
Staley Consulting Inc.
G. Micha I Starks
ACCOAerateel Concrete Systems
Charles Stewart. III
lnterior Design Services, lnc.
Brian Stokes
Glasslam, N.G.f., [nco
Glen Switzer
George W Tucker. Exec. Oil'.
Florida Wood Council
Deborah tvl. Whitehouse Dept. of Management Services Division of Building Construction
R. Chris Wilkerson. Ph.D.
Golf Management, inc.
Thomas O. Williams. Jr.. Owner
TIJeReps. Com
Allison Willmeng. Tech. M81'keting Rep.
Tarmac America, {nc.

Index to A vertise s

Andersen Wi ndows Andersen Windows (49-11) ................. 31
Architectural Coatings Duron Paints &Wallcoverings (49-18) .... ..... 33
Code Consultants Schirmer Engineering Corp. (49-26) .......... 19
Concrete YTong, Florida Ltd. (49-30) ................. 23
Construction Management Creative Contractors, Inc. (49-17)............. 35 Horizon Group (49-23) ................... IBC
Consulting -All Window & Door Needs Architectural Windows & Cabinets (49-12) ... 4, 6, 7 HBS Inc. (49-12) ...................... 4,6,7 Nor-Dec International, Inc. (49-12) ........ 4,6,7 Palm City Millwork (49-12) ......... .... 4, 6, 7 S& PArchitectural Products (49-12) .. .... 4,6,7 S&SCraftsmen, Inc. (49-12) ... ... .... .. 4, 6, 7 Smyth Lumber (49-12) ........... ...... 4, 6, 7 Weather Shield (49-12) ... ........... ... 4, 6, 7
Consulting Engineers Schirmer Engineering Corp. (49-26) .... ...... 19
Architectu ral Windows &Cabinets(49-12) ... 4,6,7
HBS Inc. (49-12) ...................... 4,6,7
Nor-Dec International, Inc. (49-12) ........ 4, 6, 7
Palm City Millwork (49-12) .............. 4, 6, 7
S& PArchitectural Products (49-12) ....... 4, 6, 7
S&SCraftsmen, Inc. (49-12) ............ 4, 6,7
Smyth Lumber (49-12) ....... ... ....... 4,6,7
Weather Shield (49-12) .............. ... 4,6,7

Cost Consulting CC & A Construction Consultants & Associates, Inc. (49-15)............................ ... 21
Design/Build Horizon Group (49-23) .......... ... ...... IBC
Doors Causeway Lumber (49-13) .. ................ 19 PGT Industries (49-25) .................. .. 25
Doors -Aluminum Traco (49-28) ............. ........ ... OBC
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Energy Technology Florida Natural GasAssociation (49-19) ...... IFC
Estimating CC &AConstruction Consultants &Associates, Inc. (49-15) ............... ..... ........... 21
Fin ishes -Interior & Exterior Duron Paints&Wallcoverings (49-18) .... ... .. 33
Fire Protection Engineers Schirmer Engineering Corp. (49-26) .......... 19
General Contractors Creative contrac(tors, In)c. (49-17) ...... ....... 35 Horizon Group 49-23 ......... .. ... .. IBC
Glass Block Glass Masonry (49-21) .................... 19
HVAC Florida Natural Gas Association (49-19) ... .... IFC
Insurance AlA Trust (49-10) ... .. ..... ... ..... ..... .. 1 Collinsworth, Alter, Nielson, Fowler & Dowling, Inc.
(49-16) .. ..... .. ..... ... ... ..... .... 18 Suncoastlnsurance Associates, Inc. (49-27) ..... 29
Lighting -Design Future Designs by Lahijani (49-20) ........... 27
Lighting -Export Future Designs by Lahijani (49-20) ...... ..... 27
Lighting -Wholesale Future Designs by Lahijani (49-20) ..... .... 27
Masonry Accessories CavClear/Archovations, Inc. (49-14) ........... 34
Millwork Causeway Lumber (49-13)..... ............. 19
Natural Gas Florida Natural Gas Association (49-19) ....... IFC
Paints -Interior & Exterior Duron Points &Wallcoverings (49-18) ........ 33
Pre-Construction Services CC & A Construction Consultants & Associates, Inc. (49-15) .. .................... .......... 21
Professional Liability Collinsworth, Alter, Nielson, Fowler &Dowling, Inc. (49-16) ..... ... .... ................. .. 18 Suncoastlnsurance Associates, Inc. (49-27) ..... 29
Roof -Tile Masterpiece Tile Company (49-24) ........... 18
Storm Protection -Windows & Doors Traco (49-28) .......................... OBC
Windows PGT Industries (49-25) .......... .......... 25 Windows Aluminum Traco (49-28) ............. .. ... ..... ... OBC
Windows & Doors Architectural Windows &Cabinets (49-12) .. 4, 6, 7 HBS Inc. (49-12) ...................... 4, 6, 7 Nor-Dec International, Inc. (49-12) ..... ... 4,6,7 Palm City Millwork (49-12) .............. 4,6,7 PGT Industries (49-25) ................. 4, 6, 7 S& PArchitectural Products (49-12) .. ..... 4, 6, 7 S&SCraftsmen, Inc. (49-12) ........ .... 4,6,7 Smyth Lumber (49-12) .. ............ ... 4,6,7 Weather Shield (49-12) .. ............... 4,6,7 Window ClassicsCorp. (49-29) ...... ...... 4, 6, 7
Wood Preservation Hickson Corp. (49-22) ..................... 35
Wood Windows & Doors Causeway Lumber (49-13) ............. ..... 19 Window Classics Corp. (49-29) ................ 2
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AlA Trust (49-10) ......... . 1 Andersen Windows (49-11) . 31 Architectural Windows & Cabinets
(49-12) .... .. .. .. .4, 6, 7 Causeway Lumber (49-13) ..19 CavClear/ Archovations (49-14) .34 CC & A Construction
Consultants & Associates
(49-15) ... .. .. . ..... .21 Collinsworth, Alter, Nielson,
Fowler & Dowling, Inc.
(49-16) ..... ...........18

Creative Contractors Inc. (49-17) . ... .... .......35 Duron Paints & Wallcoverings (49-18) ... .... .........33 Florida Natural Gas Association (49-19) ...............IFC Future Designs by Lahijani
(49-20) ................27 Glass Masonry (49-21) .....19 HBS Inc. (49-12) ..... .4, 6,7 Hickson Corp. (49-22) .. ..35 Horizon Group (49-23) . ..IBC Masterpiece Tile Company
(49-24) .. ..............18 Nor-Dec International, Inc.
(49-12) ........ ...... .4, 6, 7 Palm City Millwork (49-12) .4, 6,7 PGT Industries (49-25) .. ..25 S & P Architectural Products
(49-12) .. .. ... ..... .4, 6,7 S & S Craftsmen, Inc. (49-12) .4,6,7 Schirmer Engineering Corp.
(49-26) ......... ... ..19 Smyth Lumber (49-12) .4, 6,7 Suncoast Insurance Associates
(49-27) ... .... .......29 Traco (49-28) ...... ...OBC Weather Shield (49-12) .4,6,7 Window Classics Corp.
(49-29) ... ... ......... ...2 YTong, Florida Ltd. (49-30) ..23
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Educational facilitie that archite ts design [or learning are changing within the technological revolution. Innovative delivery methods are delivering more technology for learning at an even faster pace. There is a huge paradox, however. in OUI' environments for learning. lationwide. 45.000 schools are an average of 43 year old with many needing basic plumbing and electrical upgrades. not La mention new telecommunication systems. Our nation's capital and our own state capital have botl1 placecl education as the number one item on this ye31's annual legislative agenda. Educational facilities make up the number one market place for design professionals nationally. Florida's PECO funding for schools is based on energy use. which is going down with energy conservation while

Florida is growing at a breathless pace that cannot keep up with Florida's ducational [acilities needs. ew schools. quickly delivered. are rarely plann d to meet future needs. Moclular construction (portables) often shar the schoolyards with the ribbon cutting at most of our new Florida schools.
Functional. frugal and efficient are now the design riteria for our social halls of learning. As a chile\. I remember standing on monumental marble stairca e looking up at massive white limestone. four column architecture that were the community centers and buildings of stature and pricle. AJI too often. however. design-build and tilt up construction have given us educational facilities that are mistaken for correctional facilities. As responsible design professionals. we must en ure that good de ign is not compromised for coming generations. Architects have social responsibility. as weU as. project budget and schedule responsibilities to OUl' clients. Innovation and ingenuity are needed more now by de ign professional than ever before to meet the "less is more" funding of our school

Technology -How We Learn
With this issue of Florida Caribbean Architect. sit back ancl enjoy a sampling of tl1e new millennium of educational projects that sport distan e leal'l1ing. teleconferencing. "smart" classrooms. TV production studios. domed theaters. wireless microwave technology and many other electronic delights. But.. .. dont become too comfortable and forget the incredible shortfall of quality facilities nationwide!
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D. E. Holm es, FAlA, is a principal witl) Holmes Hepner & Associates ArchUects in Tampa. Mr. Holmes is responsible for tlJe
design of more tlJan 80 secondary sclJools tlJrouglJout Florida and was appointed to
serve on tlJe State of Florida SMART SclJools ClearinglJouse in 1997.
In the fall of 1997 the Florida Legislature met in special session to consider solutions to the problem of school overcrowding and to develop strategies and methodologies for funding existing and future capital outlay needs in the state. Their stated goal was "to create a balanced program to ensure the provision of safe, adequate. functional. and economical learning environments for K-1 2 students".
The result was the passage of HB 17-A which, among other things, established the SMART schools Clearinghouse whose primary responsibilities were to review district facilities work programs, prioritize and administer effort index
grant and school infrastructure thrift programs, establish a SMART Schools design directory, and to develop design and performance standards for the delivery of functional and frugal schools. To the potential benefit of every architect in the state, they appropriated funds to secure debt service for a $2.5 billion Capital Outlay Bond Program. That's "b" as in "billion" and that's a whole lot of schoolhouse construction. if you ask me!
As you can well imagine, several programs for which the SMART Schools Clearinghouse was given responsibility have the potential of exerting direct and significant inf1uences on the design and construction of schools in Florida and are of particular interest an concern to those of us who are involved in the design of these facilities. It is also interesting to note that, of the five members of the clearinghouse. three are architects and one is an engineer (a rather unique mix for a state commission). Indeed I have often wondered what direction this whole thing might have taken under different and more politically motivated circumstances. Even as it is, we continue to struggle with a number of issues in our attempt to delineate reasonable guidelines for minimum construction quality without becoming overly prescriptive and bureaucratic.
I'm sure we would all agree that the very last thing we need these days is another layer of codes or regulations to deal with. Yet, at the same time, I can't help but wonder just why the legislature in its infinite wisdom ever perceived that there might have been a need for them to write legislation mandating the establishment of frugal construction standards in the first place. Could it by any chance have been that, as architects, we simply missed an opportunity by not taking the lead in the design of Soundly Made Accountable Reasonable and Thrifty schools, without having to be forced to do so? Or. could it perhaps have been that we were altogether too willing to let our clients spend ore than was necessary on bigger and more expensive schools? After all. we all know that the bigger and more expensive schools command higher profeSSional fees. don't we...and that doesn't offer much of an incentive for holding down costs, does it? And I'm absolutely certain it couldn't have been that some architects might have viewed schools as "prime commissions" affording them the opportunity to flex their design muscles and maybe win a design award, even at the expense of their client. Surely none of these accusations could have been made, could they? Of course not! Yet the cost of school construction just wasn't being kept under control and the result was HB-17A.
Two programs that were set up within the framework of the SMART Schools Clearinghouse could however be of particular interest to architects who are involved in the design of K-12
facilities. These are the School Infrastructure Thrift (SIT) program and the SMART Schools Design Directory.

Under the SIT award program. the legislature established maximum costs per student station for elementary. middle and high school facilities based on statewide average costs of new schools as provided by DOE and adjusted annually. Any school district that builds frugal facilities can apply for a SIT award and receive from the state, through the Clearinghouse, up to fifty percent of
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Poundation. were bl'Oadcast on publicaccess cable television. The television documenLaries explore how thoughtful ciLiz ns. design professionals. developers and public officials are working together. taking deliberate steps to ensure that buildings anel neighborhoods will contribute in decisive ways to restore the sense of community to our towns and cities.
Bruce Graham, AlA. formerly a partner with OM anel designer of the architectural icon the John Hancock Center in Chicago. was the highlight of the AlA Orlando monthly meeting. Mr. Graham retired from SOM/Cllicago and cUI'rently lives and practices archit. cture in Hobe Sound. Ploriela. He spoke to the membership about past pl'Ojects and works currently underway.
Archit.ecture Week concluded with a tour of architect's homes. On Saturday afternoon. buses departed wit.h curious visitors arL'cious to experience divergent living spa e The tour included: an AlA Plorida Honor Award residence in Winter Park: a glas pavilion designed by one of the ol'iginal Sarasota School Al'chit.ects in the Via's area of Winter Park-thiS house was doubleel in size by the current architect/owner and his family with care and en itivity to preserve the integrity and detail of original structure: an architect!bachelor's residence on a golf cour e setting in Longwood: and a unique "international style" residence in Winter Park currently undergoing a re toration to the original design viSion.
POI' information about upcoming AlA Orlando events. you can contact the chapter office at (407) 898-7006
Orlando YAF -Recently the Orlando chapter of the Young Architects POl'llm held their 4th Bi-Annual Art/Arcllitectural Exhibit. in the l'Otunda at Orlando's City Hall. The exhibit displayed a variety of works anel remaineel open for two weeks. The theme. In Process. was used as entrants displayed their work elemonstrating how architects and artists create and design a pl'Oject. There were approximately 25 entrants displaying close to 35 pl'Ojects from th local area. The rotunda location allowed entrants maximum ex posure to the pul)lic. The public was able to see the process of how a project elevelops and learn about design and the many complication and repetitions an architect may encounter in a project.

One evening during the exhibit. William Morgan. AlA. gave a free lectlll'e on design. Pollowing the lecture a reception allowed participants to view t.h exhibit and additional works by local architects. Are you interested in the Young Architects Porum? Contact. the AlA Orlando office for more information.
AlA Miamj -On Pebruary 24. AlA Miami hosted an Open House to celebrate the renovation of its new headquarters office at 3399 Ponce ele Leon Boulevar I. Suite
104. in Coral Gables. The renovation and building members are Edward Lewis. AlA: Javier Cruz. AlA: Armando Rizo. AlA; John Porbes. AlA: Candido Quintana. AlA; Jorge Kuperman. AlA: Daphne Gurri. AlA. and Thomas P Bates.
On Saturday April 15. 2000 aL the Radisson Hotel AlA Miami \vill host the Design Technology Expo 2000 (previou Iy known by PAN). It. will be an all day activity that will incluele continuing education. exhibitions. anel lunch. Activities are open to architects. interior designers and general contractors. The Expo ",~II be fre to AlA members and a nominal fee \\~II be chargeel to non-members. Join IA ivliami for a day of learning and fun.
AlA Tampa Bay -AlA Tampa Bay now has a web site that includes an elect.ronic version of our monthly newsletter Lhe Bay Architect. Monthly. The site also has our calendar of e ents. links. and of course our home pag Please viSit it and tell us what you think! \\1\\
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and an entirely separate closecl circuit TV sy tern is provicled fOt' use by the university to monitor ancl observe teaching activities within eacll classroom.
Holmes Hepner & Associates was presenteel with a elistinct challenge in siting this school on the eelge of a major university campus. Of the 9.6 acres available. only 3.7 were builelable because of the presence of an existing twenty-year-old sanitary landfill. The buileling carefully unelulates within its restricteel property area both hOl'izontally and vertically through tile linking of four weclge-shaped exterior courtyarcls. Tile four major. two story classroom elements. from south to north. each st p clown two feet in floot' height responding to the six-foot slope of the heavily woocled site. This gl'aelual hange of the finishecl floor elevation is accompli heel at I)oth floors through the ramping of the exterior covered walkways that occur at tile courtyards. The extel'ior Circulation components were designeel as lightweight steel bridges spanning between the oliel masses of tile two story class!'Oom builclings.
The four two story and one single story buildings comprise
108.200 square feet in gro s building area consisting of 49 elementary classrooms, two supplemental instruction !'Oom administl'8tion and guidance. meclia center. music. physical eclucation. mUlti-purpose with stage. cafeteria. food service. four university classrooms ancl university administrative offices.

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Project Team
Proiect: Science Researcll Cel1lerFlorida A&M University Arcl1ilect: Karl TllOf'f)eAssociates. Inc. Proiect Principal: Karl Tll0f'f)e. FAfA LaboratolJ' Consultal1ls: Earl Waffis &Associates Stru tural Engineers: Maurice Gray Associates. Inc. Engineers: H. C. Yu &Associates Construction Manager: Culpepper Construction Co.. Inc.
natuml light. Karl Thorne ssociates introduced two light well into the administrative wing, which provide natuml light in every office and seminal' space in the building.
The Center has a strong pllysical link to its neighboring builelings via elevated walkways that connect the Allied Health ancl ursing building to the south. Chemistry buildlng to the southwest and the
Pharmacy building to the west. The structural y tem is reinforceel concrete frame upported by 20.0 cai son foundation due to the clay soils encountereel. Grade slab \ ere designeel to support 150psf and otller Boo['s were designeel for 125psf and appropriate vibration isolation systems. The building is clad with term cotta bricks except where natural concrete elements anel concrete blocks are u ed to express the ervice core ancl base of the building.
Air conelitioning system are zoned so that 100% outsiele ail' is provided in all of the labomtories. The entire building is wired [or voice/data \vitll appropriate surge protection systems. Computerized safety. security ancl fire protection system have been in orporated. Emergency auxiliary power is provided in c['itical spaces in the laboratories so as to maintain their operation when there is a loss of power The labs are exhau teel by a Strobic System. whicl

liminated the need for 25' stacks.

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Project Team
Project: Orlando Science Center Architect: Helman Hurley Charvat Peacock/Architects. Inc. Project Principal: Alan C. Helman. FAlA Project Director: S. KeitiJ Bailey, AlA Pl'Oject Designer: Jolm Purdy AlA Assistant Projoct I14anager: Vincient J. Maslroeni, AlA Structural Engineer: Paul J. Ford and Company Mecllanical/Electrical Engineer: GRG Vandel1l'eil Landscape Architect: Nancy Prine Construction Manager: Baker Mellon Stuart Photographer: Raymond Martinot. Martinot PllOto Studio
A rotunda organizes the 20-foot high "black box" exhibition
space at the second and fourth floor with the IWERK/
Planetarium Theater and the science adventure theater serving
as anchors. A school bu entry directly accesses the first and
second floor education areas with discovery classrooms and
teacher training institutes on the second floor. Administration
areas overlook exhibition areas at the third floor. The fifth floor
provicles mechanical spaces for the fWERKS theater and a
south-facing observatory occupies the sixth floor.

Project Team
Project: Stavros Center
Arcllitect: Elements AJ'cflitects allellnterior Designers
Project Principal: NicllOlas VPuglisi. ALA
Project DirecWr: Bret R. AzzarelJi. AlA
Project Team: Brian LaPointe. Kellin Connors. Celeste COLton.
ASID University ofSOUtil Florida, Facilities
Planning and Construction Steven Gift. AlA:
Campus Arc/litect, DirecWr of Facilities Planning
and Construction Steven Warren, RA Project Manager

Tile builcling altllough only 9,000 square feet utilized infrastructure tllat would allow for flexibility as tecllnology changes and expand. Tile central control area allows for addition and modil1cation of equipment required to upport tile changing need of tile builcling. Tile ceilings were built to hold cable trays to allow for additions and modifications to communications wiring witllin the facili ty and to provide additions to tile exterior
Tile major educational spaces addecl to tile building were designed as theater/studio and classroom/conference spaces. Fronting the
educational areas is a pre-function gallery tllat allows for reception and break out areas before and after meetings. Tile gaLlery is conne ted to the remainder of the College of Education via a two-story reception/iobby link. This lobby also provides the primary vertical access to the second 1100r and is connected to the campus by an exterior courtyard garden. Tile lobby is also utilized as an entry to the remainder of the College of Education. The Tampa office of ReYllOlds. 8mitll and I-lili. Inc. deSigned tile two-story lobby simultaneou Iy as part of tile adjacent Education Building renovation.

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appropl'iate to tlleir needs." aid Ocoee Middle Scllool Principal Kate Clark. who is the school's point person on tile design team.
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The main challenges were to Ie ign for future technology while meeting urrent
need to allow for maximum flexibility of the
physical spaces. and to construct the new school in phases \~~thout disrupting classes.
Over eeing day-to-day operation at tile school throughout the long construction period has been challenging but exhilarating, Clark saiel. "When tile students, teachers and people in the community could see the waUs going up. the excitement was overwhelming," he said. The work itself became a teaching tool as representatives from the elesign and construction team 0siteel the classrooms and math classes vi ited the construction site. "Watching 80.000-pound walls being lifted up by a huge crane was an unbelievable experience," she said. The school was designed to meet the varied needs of teachers and students as well a changing educational philosophies. such as team teaching by grade level. multi-grade classrooms. or "llOU ing" clusters. The 6th and 7th grades are in one building. and the 8th grade. aelministration and ESE suites are in another. Each grade level is located on a different floor to encourage an easy camaraderie anel promote a close-knit leaming atmosphere.
The grades con i t of four "team" areas, each ~th its own classrooms, student restrooms, and commons area. Moval)le, sound-insulateel walls allow the classrooms to be reconfigLll'ed to meet a variety of neeeis. HiglHech features are wov n into the fabric of the new school. For instance, in tile classl'Ooms, ceiling-mounteel LCD projectors will replace tele0sions and blackboards. and ~~reless microphones \~II enllance the sound. "Every child will be able to see anel ileal' everything in the classroom," Clark said.
All of the office, labs and clas rooms \011 be \~reel For elata. voice and 0deo. with infrastructure that can accommodate emerging technologies, incluelin o:

accommodation For conduit in the ceilings for installation of antennas for wireless computers

provisions for eligital TV signals

"smart ID cards" for students and staff that will enable them to enter buildings, purchase meals in the cafetel'ia, anel use the equipm nt and

services in the media centel~ A third building houses the caFeteria, media centec perForming arts stage. dressing rooms, and choral and band 1'00illS.
Tile campu buildings surround a secure cOlll'tyard wh.ich \011 be available after-hours for pul)lic functions. New on ite, parent dl'Op-off areas and track/bus loop ~11 relieve traffic congestion. Rowlding out tile campus are three new basketball courts, a new tennis court, a soccer field, anel reno ated baseball fielel. Tile final phases of construction, including the gym renovation, Phase II demolition and additional site work, are expected to be completed by June 200 .1. But when the new Ocoee ~idelle School starts classes in August, it \\~II open the door to the future for some 1.430 students.


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the amount they save below these figure. Simply put. if an architect wants to b a real hero with his client. all Ile neeeis to elo is beat these numbers. Of course. there is tile legitimate argument that this pmgram might encourage "cheap" construction at the risk of Iligher longs term maintenance and operating costs. But this is preci ely the area in which an architect should be of the greatest service and benefit to his client by providing skilled guielance anci eXI ertise in the selection of the most appropriate materials. systems anci assemblies for the project anci then by combining them into the most efficient and effective elesign. That's exactlywhat the SIT awarci program set out to accomplish. anel it's working.
Finally. a ite has been establislleci on the Intel'll t known as the S IART Schools Design Directory whose primary purpo is to proviele school ciistricts anci elesign profes ional a elata base i'mm which unique anel innovative eciucational facility designs anel icieas can be dl'3wn. Architects are encouraged to pre ent their latest anci greate t school ciesigns and ideas (built and unbuilt) for inclusion in its ciirectory. As an altel'llative to tile notion of statewicie prototype school ciesigns (which has been vigorously pushed by sevel'3l legislators), tile SMART Schools Design Directory pmvicies a vehicle whereby a school elistrict may selecl a ciesignateci SMART School f r reuse in their district without the neeci to go through t,he u uai CCNA pl'ocess. "'!hen I first saw this part of the legislation, I expecteci that we were going to be absolutely inunciateel by SNIART School nominations from architects throughout the state, but strangely, such has not been the case. Also I'm. virtually certain that not a single school ciistrict has yet to utilize this strategy for selecting a pmject to be built. Wher are all the marketing folks these ciays?
Wherever the encieavol's of the SMART Schools Clearinghou e may be taking u is anyone's guess. I happen to think some degree of gooel is presently being serveci by OUl' efforts. yet, r would suspect tllat eventually the Clearinghouse will have run its elll ourse and shoulci be ciissolveel. In the meantime. we are extrem Iy fOI'Lunate to have Senator Charlie Clary. AlA. in the Floricia Senate. It i my uncierstanding that h playeci a major role in framing the original legislation under which the clearinghouse wa establi h el. Also. his involvement la t year in writing the amendments is now making the work of tile clearinghouse more manageable and effective.
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IA. The partners began HHCP after working tog th r at Schweizer A sociates. In the beginning they were based out of the loft of Hurley's home. With a staff of over 100 employees they have completed projects in more than 20 countries. HHCP announ es tile following advan ements: John W. Anderson to now Seni I' Vice President/Director of Environments for the Aging: S. Keith Bailey. AlA. to Senior Vice Presiclent/Director of Educational Facilities Design: John H. Jordan. AlA to Senior Vi e Pre iclent/Director of Case Division; James Warring. AlA to Senior Vice Pre idenL/ Dir ctor of Special Projects Design ancl John
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