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Language: English
Creator: American Institute of Architects -- Florida Association
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Place of Publication: Timonium Md
Publication Date: Summer 2000
Copyright Date: 1997
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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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On Friday, May 5th, the Florida Legislatu re ended one of the most dynam ic legislative sessions In

recent history.

With term limits nding til careers of a record 62 lawrnak rs. th final day of the session were filled with emotional t Limony and colorful debate. In the end. the Legi lature passed a $50.9 Billion budg t. approved $500 Million in tax cuts. and adopted an aggressive $6 Billion road-building program.
Hidden behincl th high profile debates about money. the AlA Floricla legislative team tackled a number of issues of great importance to Florida's arcilitects. In tile en I. the Legislature adopted a Statewicle "Uniform" Builcling Code, set the stage for the improvecl enforcement of the state licensure law for architects and interior designers. and protected design professionals from unfair and unin
urable indemnification provisions.
What follow i summary information from the
i sues that Ilighlight dour 2000 legislative agenda.
Complete copies of these bills can be founcl at
BOAJO Management Privatization: Follo\ving
two yea rs of work by AlA Floriela. the Florida
Legislature has created tile Management
Privatization Act ( BJ016). Tili action is the
result of two years of negotiations and discussions
involving AlA Floriela, tile Interior Design
Associations Founelation (lOAF), the Governor's
Office. and DBPR Secretat'y Cynthia Henderson. It
is the feeling of all involved that this initiative
paves the way for a new and innovative approach
to the regulation of these professions.

While the basic goal of adopting a "unified" code was agreeable, the devil was truly in the details.
8 Florido Coribbeon Architect
The new law stipulates that "upon the request of any board. commi sion. or council" the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is authorized to enter into a contract with a private entity to perform a full spe trum of support and administrative service Th privat corporation will proviele "aelministrative. investigative, examination, licen ing and prosecutorial support services" for the regulatory Board. Furthermore, the bill mandates that no later than 0 tober 1. 2000 the Department shall enter into uch an agreement for the administration of the Board of Architecture and Interior D ign (BOAIO).
Throughout this process there have been a number of que tions l'aised regarding the cope of this initiative and the true impact upon the regulated

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professions. What follows are the most commonly asked questions relating to this initiative.
Does tllis mean tllal AlA Florida lvill now be tile licensing autllority?
Absolutely not. AlA Florida has not been granted any responsibility for the regulation of these professions. The professions will continue to be regulated by a Board of Gubernatorial appointees under laws established by the Florida Legislature. As a prime stakeholder in these operations, AlA Plorida will continue to provide advice and expertise regarding the most effective enforcement ancl aclmini tration of Plorida's licensure standards.
Wllo is tllis "private corporation" tllat will assume tllese r esponsibilities?
Over the next fe, months. AlA Florida and lOAF representatives will be working with the DBPR administration to formulate a bu ine s plan for the implementation of this Act. It is our anticipation tllat these groups will facilitate the establishment of an inclependent, non-profit corporation that is designed sp cifically to assume these re ponsibilities. A Board of Directors composed of architects. interior designers. and lay people will manage this corporation.
Wily is tllis better tllan tile current situation?
Currently a Board staff that is also responsible for admini tering two other professional boards supports BOAJD. ~any other support function are provided by Divisions of the Depmtment of Busine s and Professional Regulation including. but not limited to. the Division of Regulation. the Division of Licensure and the Division of Profes ions. Uncler a privatized approach. a staff that works exclu ively for the Board of Architecture and Interior De ign will support the Board. This \vill allow for specialized training and experti e in matters relating to these profe ions as ell as centralized accountability for the accompli hments of Board directives.
/ Ilave been incr eaSingly disgmntied witll tile level of unlicellsed actilritJ\ engineers practiCing arcllitecture, and other abuses of tile licensure standards. Does Ulis effort address tllese concerns?
Ye In the current arrangement. DBPR investigators and prosecutors are "generalists." They are faced with the daunting task of handling complaint and inve tigations relating to all of the professions regulated b the Department. These folks must handle matters relating to architects as \. ell a cosmetologists. harbor pilots. geologists. flilleral

A number of key legislators went the extra mile and served as strong advocates for AlA Florida
Throughout the 2000 legislative es ion AlA Florida received strong support from the Legi latme. A number of k y legislators went the extra mile anel served as trong advocates for AlA Florida initiative What follows is a list of our "Honor Roll" for 2000 and their email addresses. Plea e take the time to drop these folks a note and thank them for their support.
Lieutenant Governor Frank Brogan
Governor Jeb Bush chose a Lt. Governor that was too talented to relegate to ribbon cutting and ceremonies. As a result. he appointeel MleBrogan to spearhead legislative efforts on behalf of the Governor's Office. In this role. Ir. Brogan has been a strong supporter of AlA. When privatization efforts seemed to be hitting a standstill. AJA Florida representatives met witll Mr. Brogan. His thoughtful and substantive response to our concerns Ilas been greatly appreciated and beneficial to our efforts.

Representative AUan Bense (R-Panama City)
Representative Bense sponsored the House version of the
indemnification bill. His hard work and role as a House leader leel to smooth sailing for thi bill.

Repl'esentative Shirley Brown (D-Sarasota)
Brown.shirley@leg.state.fI. us
Representati e Brown has long served as a supporter of privatization for the professions.
Representative Lee Constantine (R-Altamonte Springs)
Constan tine.lee@leg.state.fI. us
Representative Constantine has serveel as the House champion for unified code legi lation. Despite Ilaving to
face some tough political 11Lll'dles. Ile Ilas been an advocate for uniformity and clarity.

Representative Jeff Miller (R-Pensacola)
In just two years in the House of Representatives.
Rep. Miller has established himself a one of our strongest
allies. Rep. Miller has been the Hou e champion for our
privatization effort anel has supported us on many other
issues. He is widely consid reel as omeone who is rapiel
Iy ascending as a House leader'.

Representative Mark Ogles (R-Sarasota)
Unable to run for another term R presentative Ogles is an example of the dovmside of term limits. Rep. Ogles has served as Chairman of the I-louse Business Regulation ancl Consumer Affairs Committee anel always ensured a fair heal'ing for the regulated professions. He has been a strong supporter of AJA Floriela and Florida's architects.

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Representative Victor Crist (R-Temple Tel'l'ace)
Once an aspiring arcllitect. Representative Crist has served as a supporter of our privatization efforts (he even offereel to sponsor the appropriate legislation).
Representative Ron Greenstein (D-Coconut Creel()
Greenstein. ron
As a freshman legislatOl~ Representati ve Greenstein has already established himself as a leader among the House Democrats. He has hown an ability to work well with the Republican leadership and has been very supportive of our agenda.

Senator Charlie Clary. FAIA (R-Destin)
It would take a special issue of the magazine to list everything that Senator Clary has done to support architecture. the built environment. ancl the citizens of Florida. Senator Clary sponsored the Senate version of the indemnification bill. filed a privatization bill, and has been the Senate cllampion for a unified building code. If you don't write anyone else. PLEASE take the time to drop Senator Clary a note of thanks.

Senator Jacl{ Latvala (R-PaJm Harbor)
Latvala. jack.
As th Republican Leader of the Florida Senate. Senator Latvala is one of the most influential members of the
Legislature. In this role he has maintained an open door and been very supportive of AJA Florida issues.

Senator Tom Lee (R-Brandon)
As Chairman of the Senate Regulated Industries Committee. Senator Lee was instrumental in the passage of many of our most pressing issues. He has also served as one of the most vocal advocates for a ingle tatewide product approval system relating to building materials.

Senator Jim Sebesta (R-St. Petersburg)
Senator Sebesta sponsored the Senate version of the
indemnification bill. His leaelership was instrumental in
the mooth passage of the bill.

The ti It wa II const and roof sys materials to ach
Three years ago. MD International was looking for a place to
effectively display. demonstrate and sell high tech medical
equipment. CEO AJ Merritt called on Miami architect William
Arthu r, AlA.
Merritt hael built a successful business providing medical equipment to Latin American countries. It quickly became obvious that MD International needed to expanel its services in order
to effectively introduce new technologies for
MD International
hospital and doctors in
12 Florida Caribbean Architect
these countries. Merritt
needed a place to allow distributor sales reps, clinicians and biomedical engineers an opportunity to see the equipment first hand and learn how to work with it.
Arthur designeel the 45.000 square foot buileling witl1 a 12.000 square foot warehouse. 25.000 square feet of offices and meeting rooms. and 6.000 square feet for product display. The building contains a fully operational. operating room theater. elemonstrating all the late t medical technology with a state of the art airconditioning system de igned to cut down on the migration of harmful bacteria. An intensive cat'e area inclu les a monitoring
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When the state of Ploriela needed additional legislative orfice space. the initial challenge was where to locate it. There were no vacant sites near the Florida Capitol to accommodate new construction. Elliott Marshall Innes. P.A" of Tallahassee was chosen to create a design solution that provided proximity to the Capitol building and its existing legislative wings.
The solution was found in the nearby Knott Building. The Six-story. blocky. white 1940s building is aeljacent to the capitol and contained more than 92.000 square feet of usable space. Elliott Marshall Innes' design for the Knott Building restol'8tion included adding 18.810 square feet to the north side of the building to house hearing room and entry lobby. and a 130-foot bridge or skywalk that connects the Knott Building to the Capitol.
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All of the new space requir ments. exclusive of the hearing rooms and entry lobby. were handled in the Knott Building's existing space. ew offices. toilet rooms. elevators, stairs,

Project Team
Mec/lanical/Electrical: Visual/ Telecommunications: Structural: Civil. Landscape ArclJitect: Interior Designer: Contractor: OlVner/Delleloper:
corridor. conF ren

Knott Building

room. roof. windows. mechanical anel electrical systems have given new vitality to the aging structure.
Each hearing room in the Knott Building is fully outfitted For audiO and video as a single operating
nvirollment and operates through

simple user control. The systems provide complete presenta
tion and teleconferencing capability for small. medium and
large group sessions. Remote teleconferencing connectivity
with compal'8bl systems is provided through the State of
Florida SU COM twork. Th video/data projector and
remote conLrol cameras are utilized for viewing committee
members and daLa during videoconferencing sessions. The
imaging portion or the system provieles crisp. clear image di
play of multiple data rormat These imaging devices work
14 Florida Caribbean Architect Summer 2000
Elliott Marsilall Innes. Inc. Bosek. Gibson & Associates. Inc.
Hines. Hartman & Associates. Inc.
orman. Houg/l. Wilke &Lane Moore. Bass & Bibler. Inc. lvloore. Bass &Bibler. Inc. Elliott Mars/lall innes. P.A. Culpepper Construction Co. State ofFlorida. Division of Building Construction Elliott Mars/lall innes. Inc.

Designeel for the n w century. the North Miami Police Facility by Architects Design Group is both SOpl1i ticated and innovative. It is one of the first buildings in South Florida designed to meet the Dade County protocol for hurricane protection. This includes a specializ el impact resistant glazing system throughout the building. inclucling those ar as that have traditionally been fortress-lik in response to security is ues anel concerns.
Under-floor cha es permit the integration and inclu ion of new
system as te hnological systems evolve. ADG wa particularly
respon ive to needs of ommunications equipment. comput I' net
North Miami Police
working. Fiber optics and access to specialized criminal iu tice
North Miami
informational assess systems. These systems ha e ignificantly
changed anel enhanced law enforcement respon e.
Embra ing the philosophy or community policing. the law enforcement facility integrates both functional characteristic as well a community focused services. including such elements as public me ting rooms and community oriented law enror ement fun tions.
It is unabashedly moel rni t in its design witl1 the use of color. an ADG by wore!. being a viable and important part of its architectural vo al)ulary. Its mass. (orm and site ori ntation ar reflecti e of the unique functional
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Intended to develop manufacturing businesses in Immokalee, the USDA Manufacturing Incubator Facility designed by VicLor Latavish. AlA, offers the space to as ist start-up companies. This 10,000 square' foot builcling contains a front office with a common reception lobby. conference room. bookkeeper's office and a business services room. Common Facilities also include a tool room and a quality control calibration lab.
The calibration lab is used for tool calibl'ation and quality control measurements using both high tech la er
USDA Manufacturing Incubator
devices and low-tech weight scales
and calipers. The environment insicl
the lab is designed with a Johnson Control ~eLasys companion system. reheat an I IlLImi Iif! ation unit to control. maintain and monitor constant low humidiLy levels.
TenanLs r nt pa e ranging from 1.000 square Feet to 5.000 square feet. Each bay is equipped with faciliLie
n eded [or manuFacturing. These include isolated 0001' slab 3-pllase powet~ air conditioning. larger overhead
door to Lhe rear truck loading, water and air lines. floor drains and separate drains connected to an under
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elected La the Florida Senate. In his first term in the Florida S nate Clary was appointed to the Go ernor's Commission on Eelucation and the Governor's Buileling Code tucly Commission. In 1997. Clary was the Senate
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spon or of legislation to establish a ingle. uniform building coele fOI' the state of Plorida.

R. Jerome Filer, FAIA. of Miami was elevated to the national College of Pellows because on his out tancling service to the profession of architecture. Filer's achievements span a wide range from leaderhip in the profes ion to
raising public awareness of architecture to community a tivism to liaison to the construction industry.
Piler is creclited \\~th the creation of AlA Miami's Cultureel Flea market. This program wa heralded by the national AlA for rai ing more than $300.000 in non-clues revenue. His model was adopteel for use by components acl'OSS the nation. Filer's latest public awareness venture was creating. pl'Oelucing and raising sponsorship funcls for a South Plorida television series. entitlecl 'All About Architecture" reaching over 450.000 family hou eholcls in ea h airing. PileI' also spearheaclecl the formation of an architecture library at the University of
~iami School of Architecture.
FAIA. of Jacksonville was honored for hi cleelication to preservation in promoting the a sthetic. scientific anel practical eFficiency of the profession. Smith ha pecializecl in 1
i toric preservation for over twenty years. His work i haracterized by a strong respect for th original buildings. original cle igner's philosophy. ancl craftsman hip exhibited in historic structures. Smith ha completecl over 60 re toration projects in Florida and Georgia in lueling 6 histOl'ic lighthouse restorations.
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Five Florida/Caribbean Region members were recently elevated bO t/Je national College of Fellows of [,Jle American Institute ofArcllitects. Honor is reserveel for arcllitects WllO Ilave maele contributions ofnational significance bO 1I1e profession.
The members selecteel for tllis prestigious 11Onor are Senator C/Jarles W Clal'jl [J[, FAlA, of Destin; R. Jerome FileJ; FAlA. ofMiami; Jorge Rigau. FAlA, of San Juan; Kennelll R. Smith. PAJA. of Jacksonville anel Enrique (Henl'jl) A. Wooelroffe, PAlA, of Tampa. Out of a members/Jip of more t/Jan 66.000, there are fewer tllan 2.300 AlA members distinguis/Jeel wit/J the /Jonol' of fellows/lip. T/Jis year 83 members were selecteel nationwiele.
The /Jonol' of Pellows/Jip is conferreel on arcllitects Witll at least 10 years of members/lip in the AlA who have maele significant contributions in tlle following areas: tile aestlletic, scientific anel practical efficiency of tile profession: tile stanelarels of arcllitectural eelucation, training and practice: the buileling inelustry throug/J leaelers/Jip in lIle AlA ancl ot/Jer related professional organizations; aell1ancement oflilling stanelarels ofpeople t/Jroug/l an improveel environment: and to society througll significant public seJ'\lice.
The new Fellows, w/Jo are entitled to use the elesignation ''FAlJ\'' fbllowing t/Jeir names, were investeel in the College ofFellows at tlle 2000 AlA National Convention in PlJiIadelpllia on May .J.

Senator Charles Cia!,)',
III, FAIA. is the founding
principal of DAG
Architects Inc. in Destin.
He wa selected for fel
lowship based on his out
tanding contributions in
community service. Clary
has a commitment to pro
the first architect in Florida
Honor is reserved for architects who have made contributions of national significance to the profession.


New Twists On Tilt-Wall
By Bruce Retzsc17 and Juan
Caycedo, Principals, Retzscl1 Lanao Caycedo Arcl1itects, Boca Raton
PllOtograplJer: Chuck Wilkins. Deerfield Beacl1
TradiLionallya ociat d with the more utiliLal'ian facades of warehouse/industrial facilities. Lilt-wall can truction is an increasingly popular choice [or higher profile projects as well (inclueling foul'-stol'y Class A builelings). tllanks to it dramatic cost and scheduling advamages.
At RLC, we've had tile opportunity to d ign numerous non-traditional tilt-wall projects. By creating work

arounels for some of tilt-wall's Office building 'Beacon PoillLe" enjoys economies of Lift-wall plus perceived value of
most common design limitations, expansilre exterior glass.
we've been able to prodLlce a series of projects which happily invoke the comment: "That sure
doesn't look like tilt-wall."

Tme. tilt-wall doesn't offer as many inherent hal e options as precast construction. Its thinness
precludes deep toms. often resulting in flat-looking facaeles. Ribbon ~rindows are more challenging
than ~th a curtain wall system. Yet most tilt-wall constraints can be easily overcome. Some

exa mples:

To create I'ibbon walls. use spandrel glass to hide the concrete panels between winelow holes. (Thicken the panel slightly to allow windows La fit over steel reinforcement bars.) For Beacon Pointe at Weston. we gave glass precedence over concrete by using only one leg of cement between ~ndow panels. Pan I joints occur in the middle of the ~ndow rather than between them. Besides creating the look of expansive glass. this approach made the panels lighter (less concrete) and thus faster (and cheaper) to lift.

To expanel shape options beyond traelitional puncheel opening create the look of precise projections by using high-density Styrofoam. glu d onto concrete and covered with clUl'able. textured coating. Patterns and reveals can also be cast into the panels. formed out of wooel and included as part of design costing.

Combine tilt-wall with "strong panel design" to provide the economies of tilt-wall along with maximum use flexibility. At Colonnaele at Beacon. Miami. a sllowroom/ warehouse spec building (AlA design awarel). we used tijt-up wall with freestancling structural steel columns in iele to provide the large openings needed if the tenant want to expand warehouse-toshowroom ratios.

Prevent the "flat fagade" look by layering panels to create isual depth. At the 156.500 sJ United Stationers Oi tribution Facility. Weston (AlA award). tilL-wails themselves were used as de ign expressions. Flat panels were stretched I)eyond the building envelope. so geometric planes were revealed. Coupled with contrasting textures and colol's. the layering dramatically reduced the str'u ture's per eived massivene s.


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28 Florida Caribbean Architect Summer 2000


An advertis ment for a financial planning company

was recentl brougilt to my attention by one of my
colleagues in Orlando. The ad compared a company
that puts together investment portfolios for individ
uals and families to an architect that designs a
r T
house. ''It's not alway ea y to find an architect
who will take tile time to get thing right and give
you the most value for your money..' it saicl.
At first, the statement in the acl took me aback.
How could this company have allowed such an obvi
ously negative statement about the architectural
profession to be printed for widespread distribu
tion? But after a wllile. I began to wonder-what if
it's true? What if the acl developers and the com
pany's board of clirectors saw nothing but truth in
the statement? As if tiley were simply saying. "the
sky is blue." or "I like grapes."
"Many of the most important lessons
are learned through listen ing to our
clients and by understanding their needs"

Regardless of the accuracy of such a statement. it dicl foster ome thoughts and concerns in me about the perception tile general public may have of our profession. In a time when the arcilitectural profession is struggling to redefine itself as well as keep pace with the changes that affect our work in so many ways. it is important to remember tilat wllile we learn much from eacll other. many of tile most
important lessons are learned through listening to our clients and by understanding their needs.
Through the work that we do with 0UI' clients each day we individually clefine our profession. It is therefore ultimately up to each of us to determine the manner in which we are collectively viewed. So in tilat sense we are in control of our own destiny. It is just up to each of us to manage it well.
Nat/lan received his Bachelor of Design in 1992 from the University of Florida. fn 1995 17e completed f1js Mastel' of AJ'c17itecture at Virginia Tecfl. He is currently employeel as a Proiect AJ'c/litect witll
C. T Hsu & Associates, FA. in OJ1ando.
30 Flarida Caribbean Architect Summer 2000

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At the National Convention in Philadelphia

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Lakeland based LUNZ ANDASSOCIATES. I Coo Architects has changed its name to Lunz Prebor Fbwler Architects. The three principals are Eclward Lunz. AlA. Vi tor Prebor. AlA. and Daniel Fowler. AlA. The firm also renovateel their heaelquarters office at 58 Lake Morton Drive. Lakeland.
VOA ASSOCIATES Incorporated announces the promotion o/' GORDON GILL to Vice Presiclent in the Orlando office. Gill had previously erved a DirecLor of Design.
CRlSVlELL BLIZZARD & BLOUI ARCHITECTS. INC. announces the selection of TERRI L. FLEiVllNG as marketing represenLative. Fleming previously served as a project coorclinator wiLh Hellmuth Obata + Kassabaum. Inc.
RICK GONZALEZ. AlA. I re idem of REG ArchiLe LS. Inc. has been appointed by Governor J b Bush to the Floricla BoaI'd of Arcllitectuce and Interior Design.
cholarship [11nel at the University of Florida' School of ArchiL Lure in Gainesville. The donaLion is the largest donation given by an archiLecLUI'e nml LO theSchool of Architecture. Tilescholar hips \vill assist stuclents elemonsLraLing a ademi excellence, financial need ancl oULstanding el'sign talent. "It's a tradilion [or our fll'm to give back to the community LhaL has provided such great opportuniLy [or all of us." say Bill Harvard. presielent of Harvard Jolly Clee Toppe ArchitecLs. All
32 Florida Caribbean Architeci Su mm er 2000

Four principals of the firm-Bill Harvard. AlA. Blanchard Jolly. AlA, John Clees. AlA. and Jon 'Ibpp AlA-are graduates of the
VAl~G Sas a Project Manager. His responsi
bilities include design andmanagem nL of a
variety of hospitality. clubhouse and commer
cial proj cts.

Custom residences designed by architect
R\MO PACHECO. AlA. won Platinum
Awarels in the top two categories of til is
year's "BEST in South Florida Competition".
The Buileler A sociation of South Florida.
Lhe Miami Hecalel and EI Herald sponsor the
event. One \\~ruling design was of a two
tory home in Tahiti Beach \\~th 10.500
qual'e Feet and an additional 8,000 square feet of terraces and decks, It was honored in tile $5.000.001 anel over category. Another home by Pacheco. in Coral Gables. was honored in Lhe$3.000.000 to $5,000.000 category.

TED PAPPAS. FAIA the Founder of Jacksonville design firm PappasJSA. has been given the Hel1l'Y James K1utllO Awa rd by Jacksonville Chapter of the American institute of Architects for Ilis life-long commitment to Lhe field.

Proj ct Pappa has worked on include th
enior Citizens Center in Downtown Ja ksonviUe. the Beaches Branch Library in Jack onvill Beach anel the Computer Science Building at the University of Nor'Lll Flori la.
Pappas wa Florida AlA President in 1981 an I served as ational AlA President in
Hel'b Savage. AlA lViLiJ Jerome Filer: FAJA. and wife.

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Aluminum Storefronts
Delto Doors Mfg. (70-17)....... ............ 33

Anchors -Foundation
Simpson Strong-Tie Co., Inc. (70-28) .......... 27

Andersen Windows
Andersen Windows (70-11) ... ..... .. ... .... 29
Architectural Coatings
Duron Points &Wollcoverings (70-18) .......... 1

Copper Development Association (70-15) ...... 28
Ceramic Tiles
Imola Marketing Services (70-24) .... ........ 30

Code Standards
Standards Design Group, Inc. (70-29) ......... 30

YTong, Florida Ltd. (7033) ................ IBC

Simpson Strong-Tie Co., Inc. (70-28) ... ....... 27

Construction Management
Creative Contractors (70-16) .... .. .. .. . .. 34 Horizon Group (70-23) ...... ... .. ........ 2 O'Donnell, Naccarato &Mignona (70-26) .... .. 21
Consulting -All Window & Door Needs
Architectural Windows &Cabinets (70-13) .. 6, 7, 35 HBS Inc. (70-13) ..................... 6, 7, 35 Nor-Dec International, Inc. (70-13) ....... 6, 7, 35 Palm City Millwork (70-13) ............. 6,7,35 S& PArchitectural Products (70-13) ... .. 6, 7, 35 S&SCraftsmen, Inc. (70-13) ... ........ 6,7,35 Smyth Lumber (70-13) ................ 6, 7, 35

Weather Shield (70-13) .. ............. 6, 7, 35

Architectural Windows & Cabinets (70-13) .. 6, 7, 35 HBS Inc. (70-13) .... ................. 6, 7, 35 Nor-Dec International, Inc. (70-13) ..... .. 6, 7, 35 Palm City Millwork (7013) ... .. ....... 6, 7, 35 S&PArchitectural Products (7013) ..... 6, 7, 35 S&SCraftsmen, Inc. (70-13) .. ......... 6, 7, 35 Smyth Lumber (70-13) ............ ... 6, 7, 35 Weather Shield (70-13) ..... ... ..... ... 6, 7, 35

Horizon Group (70-23) ..................... 2

PGT (70-27) .................. .......... IFC

Doors -Aluminum
Traco (70-31) ...... .................. .... 11

Employment Agency
Archi Pro Staff Agency, Inc. (70-12) ....... .... 21

Energy Technology
Florida Natural Gas Association (70-20) . .... aBC
Errors & Omissions
Flag Insurance Services (70-19) ..... . .. .. 20
Finishes -Interior & Exterior

Duron Paints &Wallcoverings (70-18) .......... 1

General Contractors

Creative Contractors (70-16) ................ 34
Horizon Group (70-23) .............. .. ..... 2

Glass Block
Glass Masonry, Inc. (70-22) ......... ........ 21

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Hangers -Joist
Simpson Strong-Tie Co., Inc. (70-28) ....... .. 27

Florida Natural Gas Associotion (70-20) ...... aBC
Impact Resistant Aluminum
Delto Doors Mfg. (70-17)... ........... ..... 33

Impact Resistant Doors & Windows
Delto Doors Mfg, (70-17). .................. 33

O'Donnell, Noccoroto &Mignono (70-26) ...... 21
AlA Trust (70-10).......... ................ 4 Collinsworth, Alter, Nielson, Fowler & Dowling, Inc.
(70-14) .......... ... ... ..... ........ 23 Flog Insuronce Services (70-19) ..... ......... 20 Suncoost Insuronce Associotes, Inc. (70-30) .... 25
Lighting Design
Future Designs by Lohijoni (70-21) ........... 33

Lighting Export
Future Designs by Lohijani (70-21) ... ....... 33

Lighting Wholesale
Future Designs by Lahijani (70-21) .. , .. ... 33
Natural Gas
Florida Natural Gas Association (70-20) ... .. aBC
Paints -Interior & Exterior
Duron Paints &Wallcoverings (70-18) .... .... .. 1
Professional Liability
Collinsworth, Alter, Nielson, Fowler & Dowling, Inc.
(70-14) .............. ................ 23 Flag Insurance Services (70-19) ... ...... ..... 20 Suncoast Insurance Associates, Inc. (70-30) ... 25
Roof -Tile
Masterpiece Tile Co. (70-25) ........ ... , .. 23

Standords Design Group, Inc. (70-29) ......... 30

StaHing Services
Archi Pro Staff Agency, Inc. (70-12) ........ .. 21

Storm Protectors -Windows & Doors
Traco (70-31) ........................... 11

Structural Engineering
O'Donnell, Naccarato &Mignono (70-26) ...... 21
Temporary Agency
Archi Pro Stoff Agency, Inc. (70-12) ..... .. .... 21
PGT (70-27) .... .... . . . .... ......... IFC

Windows -Aluminum
Traco (70-31) ............ .... ... ....... 11

Windows & Doors
Architectural Windows &Cabinets (70-13) .. 6, 7, 35 HBS Inc. (70-13) ..................... 6, 7, 35 Nor-Dec International, Inc. (70-13) ....... 6, 7, 35 Palm City Millwork (70-13) ............. 6, 7, 35 S& PArchitectural Products (70-13) ...... 6, 7, 35 S&SCraftsmen, Inc. (70-13) ... ....... ,6,7, 35 Smyth Lumber (70-13) . .... .. .. .. .. 6, 7, 35 Weather Shield (70-13) ... ...... ...... 6, 7, 35 Window Classics Corp. (70-32) ........ ...... 20
Wood Windows & Doors
Window Classics Corp. (70-32), .......... ... 20

34 Florida Caribbean Architect Summer 2000

AlA Trust (70-10) . ..... .. ........ ... . .. ... 4 Andersen Windows (70-11) ... .... ..... ... .... 29 Archi Pro Stoff Agency, Inc. (70-12) ......... .. ... 21 Architectural Windows &Cabinets (70-13) .... 6, 7, 35 Collinsworth, Alter, Nielson, Fowler & Dowling, Inc.
(70-14) ....................... ........ 23
Copper Development Association (70-15) ......... 28
Creative Contractors (70-16) ........ ........... 34
Delta Doors Mig. (70-17) ..................... 33
Duron Points &Wallcoverings (70-18) ... ......... 1
Flog Insurance Services(70-19) .. .............. 20
Florida Natural GasAssociation (70-20) ..... .... OBC
Future Designs by Lahijani (70-21) .............. 33
Gloss Masonry, Inc. (70-22) .............. ...... 21
HBS Inc. (70-13) ........ ................ 6, 7, 35
Horizon Group (70-23) ................ ........ 2
Imola Marketing Services (70-24) ...... ......... 30
Masterpiece Tile Co. (70-25) ...... ..... ........ 23
Nor-Dec International, Inc. (70-13) ...... .... 6, 7, 35
O'Donnell, Na((arato &Mignona (70-26) ..... .. .. 21
Palm City Millwork (70-13) ........ ........... 6, 7
PGT (70-27) .. ............................ IFC
S& PArchitectural Products (70-13) ......... 6, 7, 35
S&SCrahsmen, Inc. (70-13) .. ..... .... .. 6, 7, 35
Simpson Strong-Tie Co., Inc. (70-28) ............. 27
Smyth Lumber (70-13) ....... ............ 6, 7, 35
Standards Design Group, Inc. (70-29) .... .... .... 30
Suncoasllnsurance Associates, Inc. (70-30) ... .... 25
Traco (70-31) ....................... ....... 11
Weather Shield (70-13) .......... ......... 6, 7, 35
WindowClassics Corp. (70-32) .............. .... 20
V-Tong, Florida Ltd. (70-33) ............ ....... IBC

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Architectural Windows & Cabinets
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St. Augustine, Amelia Island & Panhandle 800.320.1312

Forest Products
Sarasota, Florida 941 .922.0731
HBS Glass
Vero Beach, Florida 561 .567.7461
Jupiter, Florida 561.743.1090

NOR-DEC International, Inc.
Miami, Florida 305.591.8050
San Juan, Puerto Rico 787.722.5425
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 809.697.4251
Dominican Republic Showroom 809.227.7882

Palm City Millwork
Palm City, Florida 561 .288.7086
West Palm Beach, Florida 800.273.5598

S & P Architectural Products
Pompano Beach, Florida 954.968.3701
Miami, Florida 305.266.2635
Ft. Myers I Naples, Florida 800.992.8959

S & S Craftsmen, Inc.
Tampa, Florida 800.922.9663

Smyth Lumber
Orlando, Florida 407 .523 .8777
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Florida Caribbeon Ar(hitect Summer 2000 35


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In a plane. on a train. in a car. on a star -like a Dr. Seuss nursery rhyme. where we work anel how we work has elramaticall I)angeel with tl)e dynami s of inLeractive technology. An architect' stuelio or a lient's office ca n be reduceel to a mobile laptop computer with email useel in a car. on a star, on a train, or in a plane.
Designing for today's office environment is like trying to nail Jell-O LO a wall. it i constantly llexible ancl changing. Ele tronic system backbones that d liver network servers. emails. web pages. electronic files. and software become the fixed constraints of an office. But that was yesterday since today's newspaper I)aslft arri ved nor have I answered my vibrating cell phone

Whether it is lab casework. a worktable or credenza. put it on wheels. Office design i the mo t mobile andllexible that it has ever b en. Plex spaces are being coorelinated so thaL time of us allows several people to use the same workstation. Tile ability to reconfigure easily LO work in open groups or in private offices require new dynamic furniture systems. Teleconferencing. distance leal'lling and in-hous instl'Llctional progl'3ms providing life-long learning have redefineel our conferenc rooms and allow them to be virtual on a fiat screen.
Task lighting has become the norm at indivielual work tations. ligllting to remove glare from desktop monitors and palm pilots. is often inelirect. Wall storage systems can be as liLtle cables. connectors. and glass. Bookcases. filing cabinets. and fiat files have been reduceel to CD's. zip drives. servers. and hard drives. PloOl' and

wall material choices are only limiteel by buelgets.
Please immerse yourself in everal work environments fa Ilioneel by Ploricla and Caribbean architects that incorporate current tecllnologie This issue record elesign work at a medical equipmenL showroom/ training/distl'ibution center in Miami: committee rooms for House and Senate at the Knott Building in Tallahassee: a USDA Manufacturing incubator in Immokal e: and the orth Miami POlice Station. We can only wond I' what magical new system hardware and software that Mr. Gates will develop that can further moeli lY how we work.
KeitJl Bailey. AlA, is Senior Vice-Presic/ent anc/ Leacler of Arc/litecLural Servjces for the Sout!Jeastem Region of 3D/In tema tional of Orlanc/o, Floric/a.
Florida Caribbean Architect Summer 2000 5

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David Harpel; FAJA, is president of Harper Partners Inc., a Coral Cables-based arcM ectul'al and engineering firm with eiglJi offices thl'ougllOut tile state and in Atlanta.
Those who can master the methods and remain on the cutti ng edge of developments and technology will remain competitive and have the opportunity to make their mark on the landscape
As it has clone in many industries. technology is changing the way architects clo bu ines From the use of full-motion animation that give client threedimensional views of plannecl structUl'es to the development of project-pecific Web sites that enable architects to interact with suppliers and clients. architectural FIrms are relying toclay on technology to remain competitive.
Merely two or three years ago. the use of state-of-theart technology was almost unheard of in the inclustry.
Those firms that hacl the ability to aclcl virtual-reality animation ancl three-climensional graphics to their work were ahead of the game.
Toclay. the leacling architectural FIrms around the world have integratecl high-tech capabilities uncleI' their own roof or are relying on outside consultants. Firms may FInd that having technology in-hou e creates a more seamless integration for the highestqualiL customer service becau e no learning
ul've is needecl to eclucate an indepenclent contractor.
Newer applications of technology. inclucling the creation of pl'Oject Intranet Web site
are an excellent example of how a FIrm can position itself as an industry leader. With this type of real-time project information, a FIrm can manage a $100 million project with the client and all the vendors being a part of every step. Another new tool for project managers concerned with budgetary controls and staff supervision is a remote time-card system that allows a claily accounting of jobcost tracking and employee hour
In acldition to the pervasiveness of technology in the design and presentation of projects. architects are now faced with incorporating technology into design. For example. the state-of-the-art Conference Center of the Americas at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gable Fla.. integrates some of the highest level of equipment available in the wOI'ld. It is on par with the conference cen
ter of the Unitecl ations. Combined with the classic, old-world style of a lanclmark pl'Operty listed on the Unitecl States National Register of Historic Builclings. this will be one of tile WOl'ld's premier meeting facilities.
Quality of work ancl the outcome of a project are the most critical elements of architecture. But process is important. Those who can master th m thods and remain on the cutting edge of developments and technology will remain competitive and have the opportunity to mak their mark on the landscape.
by David M. Harper, FAlA

36 FloridoCoribbeon Architect Summer 2000

directors and two dozen other unr lated professions. As a result. the Department staff is often unable to apply the focus and expertise that is needed to prop rly pursue matters related to architecture ancl interior clesign. Uncler a privatizeel sy tem. the Boarcl will be staffecl by a core group of professionals that have inclividual training and expertise on laws and ru les relating to architecture ancl interior design.
Florida's Uniform Building Code:
Some of the most intense clebate of the 2000 session was centerecl on the proposecl adoption of the F'lorida Builcling Code. While tile basic goal of aclopting a "unifiecl" cocle was agreeable. the clevil was truly in the details. In the end. the F'loricla Builcling Code was modified and approved by the F'lorida Legislature (HB 2']9) ancl is set to take effect July 1. 200'1. While a complete summary is postecl on the bill cloes the following:

Requires the Board of Architecture and Interior Design ancl the Board of Professional Engineer to establish qualifications for certification of licen ees as special inspectors of thresholcl buildings. Only individuals that meet these criteria will be permitted to provide these inspections.

Contrary to the recommenclations of AlA F'loriela and many other stakeholders. the bill allows for the adoption of local amendments to the code. Local governments are permitted to adopt local amendments to the technical provisions of the code providecl that the amenclment apply solely within the jurisdiction of such government and that they are more stringent requirements than those specifieel in the code. Despite these restrictions. it has long been the position of AlA F'loricla that a local amendment process is not consistent with the ultimate goal of establishing a "uniform" cocle. Despite these concern many lawmakers were unwilling to compromise on their desire to allow for local amendments.

Allows for elevator inspections to be provided by a third-party inspection service certifiecl as a Qualified Elevator Inspector

After a great deal of debate, the Legislature modified the recommendations of the Commission relating to windborne debris protection. SpeCifically. debris protection standards for the '120mph wind zone will apply to all buildings within five miles of the coast for most of F'lorida. F'or much of the panhandle. however. only land within 1 mile of

the coast will be subj ct to the
wind borne elebris protection stan
darels. This elecision was basecl on a
comprehensive review of hurricane
strike data for the last 100 years.

Eliminates the statutory reference to "residential designer ." At the request of AlA Florida. this amendment was incorporated into the legi lation. Residential elesigners have not previously been namecl in statute anel are not part of a recognized. regulated profession.

Product Approval: Throughout the Session. Dade County lawmakers stood strong in upport of the Dade procluct approval system. As a result. no resolution wa reached regarding the adoption of a statewide. uniform ystem. The bill directs the F'lorida Builcling Commission to make recommendations to the Speaker of the House and the Senate President for the adoption of a uniform approval process.

As you can surmise. the adoption of this bill has not provided us with a truly "uniform" code for the State of Florida. However. the bill is a start in the right direction. Throughout the past year dozen of AlA members have contributed a great deal of personal time. expense. and expertise to this important process. At the request of Governor Jeb Bush. Raul Roclriguez. AlA. of Miami serves as negligence of the client. Though ultimatel~ uninsurable. design professionals have accepted these clauses rather than ri k losing the job. During the seSSion. AlA F'lorida. the F'lorida Engineering Society (PES). and the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (PICE) mounted a joint effort to seek a legislative remedy to this di turbing trend. Thanks to the leadership of Senator Charles Clary. F'AlA (RDestin) anel Representative Allen Bense (RPanama City). the proposal sailed through the legislative process with very little objection.
House Bill 1083 speCifically prohibits any public agency from architects and engineers to indemnify other parties for their own acts of negligence. The bill assures that the design professional is liable for their own errors. omissions. and acts of negligence and that; other parties are responsible for theirs.
Looking Ahead to 2001: V
hile we have experienced some succes there is much that remains to be done. With this in mind. the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs CommiSSion ha alreacly begun preparing the 2001 AlA F'lorida Legislative Agenda and we are already meeting with Legislators to discuss our objectives. If you have any issues that you feel need to be addressed. please contact me at and we will add them to our agenda for discussion.
House Bi II 1083 specifically prohibits any public agency from architects and engineers to indemnify other parties for thei r own acts
of negligence.
Chairman of the F'lorida Building Commission. Karl Thorne. F'AlA. anel Suzanne Marshall. AlA. serve as members of the Commission and Senator Charles Clary, F'AlA. was asked to sponsor the Senate version of the bill. In acldition. dozens of AlA members worked as members of various Technical Advisory Committees anel provicled invaluable expertise to the Commission deliberations.
Indemnification Clauses in DeSign Professional Contracts: Over the past several years. many public sector clients have begun including broad and unfair indemnification clauses in contracts with design profes ionals. It ha not been uncommon for the client to require the design professional to assume responsibility for the errors/omissions and acts of

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Project Team
Project: Malylancl lnlernalional Archilecl: William F ArliJUI: AlA Consulling Engineer: Alison ArlilUr M.A. Interior Designer: Engineering Professionals Conlraclor: Suncon. Inc. Photographer: Carlos Domench
system. Bed. stretcher. hyper/ hypothermia unit. ventilator and an automated external defibrillator. Other demonstration areas are a minor surgery suite. a gynecology room. an ENT room. a general exam room, a physical therapy suite. a cardiology suite anel a family practice room.
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The tilt wall construction with steel framed tloor and
roof system successfully utilizes basic materials to
achieve an impressive result
Arthur says. "One of tile most e 'citing things an
architect can do is facilitate the success of an organi
zation through architecture." In the health care
indu try this is accomplisheel with an efficient design.
adaptability to merging technologies. an arena to
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cooperatively with th source components and with the remote control system. The projectors and associated power supply are lowereel into stol'3ge, partially extended for viewing and fully extended for service and maintenance. The front and ['ear projection screens provide central large images for auelience (approximately 270 seated) and committee member viewing.
A remote control room is visually connected to the Meeting Room and houses the audiovisual system operator. A three bay console houses preset and source monitors. The software driven remote contml system provieles for remote activation of audio and vieleo transport, signal switching, camera pan, tilt,
and zoom, lighting presets. and system based capabilities. Control is also provided via a color touch screen panel at the clerk's station, allowing modifiable button layouts and graphic based information. Control panel connection are located at the center bench po ition, clerk's station and in the control room.
The lectel'l1 is movabl e, to three elifferent locations, to accommodate the legislators as well as the audience. Th Hearing Room has a wireel matrL'ied auto gating audio system, wiLll intelligent that presentations switching Iynamically operated within the source head end for 40 committee members in the fixed anel movable bench. A remote con
trolled equalization
system provides
microphone volume
control anel equal
ization for controlled output from each microphone, to aeljust for variances in the speaker/ presenter voice and sound levels. A VHF' Belt Pack wireless microphone system is incorporated into the system for presenL rs. The audio system inclucles a microphone kill s\vitch. through the touch panel at the Committee Chairman's bench location or at the staff control area in the Clerk's desk. A wireless microphone system provides auditory assistance to handicappeel persons.

A full range loudspeaker system incorporates six 5.25-inch cone woofel's and a one-inch throat compression driver mounted to a concrete wave-guide. Two are mounted into the horn throat. These provide an evenly distributed sound system that operates as a direct extension of the remote control system.
Permanently installed monitors located at strategic building locations provide remote viewing and listening to proceedings within th meeting rooms.
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Project Team
Architect: ArclJitects Design Group
Project Team: I.S.K. Reeves V. FAl1\, President.
Principal-in-Charge Kevin Ratigan, AlA.
Vice President, Project Arcilitect

Structural Engineer: Bliss &Nyitna.l( Inc. MeclJanical. Electrical: P: Vanelel'lveil Engineers Civil Engineer: Lonsdale Associates Landscape Arcilitect: Bel/omo-Herbe/'t PllOtograplJer: Kevin Hass
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color speaking to the futlll'e o[ the City of orth Miami.
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Project Team
Architect: Victor J. Latavish. AlA
Civil engineer: Dufresne-Henry
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EllI'ique (Henry) A. Woodroffe.
FAI1\. of Tampa was advanced to the College of Fellows because of hi d elication to making th profession of architecture of ever-in rea ing service to society through volunteer work.
Wooelroffe ilas pas ionately serveel the Tampa Bay community by actively leading and promoting worthy civic and community organizations. Woodroffe ilas served with personal involvement and pro-bono professional services to tile Salvation Army. the American Cancer So i ty, Metropolitan Ministries, Kiwanis Club of Tampa. St. Joiln's School. Ronalel McDonal1 Director's House. Tampa Bay Little League Complex, Olympic Pool Com pie and otilers.
As Pre ident of the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce anel the Hillsborough Association of Chambers of Commerce vVooelroffe initiated and coordinateel tile ight-in-Ybol' program which promoted Tampa's Hi tori al Landmark District, Ybor City.
Woodroffe has serveel appointments to tile Hillsborough Area Regional Transit uthority. the City of Tampa Barrio Latino Design Review Commi ion and the Arts Council of Hillsborougil County.
Jorge Rigau FAIA is an architectural critic and Dean of The ew Scilool of Architecture at tile Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.
During the 1980's Rigau pioneered r searcll stuclies on turn-of-tlle-century architecture in Puerto Rico. Tile metilodology he developed for analyzing a previously unacknowledged heritage has gained world wiele respect. For decades he has also serveel as archite ture critic For local newspapers, witil over one hundreel articles to his credit. His books. publish el by Rizzoli International. ilave enjoyed intel'llational distl'ibution.

He ilas also taugilt and lectul' d tlll'oughout tile Americas. [n 1995, he conceptualized the curriculum [or The ew School of Ar hitecture at tile Polytecilnic University of Puerto Rico.
"Jorge Rigau ila emiciled architectural education in Puerto Ri 0 in an unparalleled manner. His contributions to Acad mia embrace teaching, researcil. writing, practice and administration. ilave ilad a lasting. permanent. impact on students, colleagues anel tile community."

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