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The Evans Group 20
HuntonBrady Architects 22
SMRT Architects 25
Lewis+Whitlock, P.A. 28
Ebert Norman Brady Architects 30
Cover photo ofFiserve CBS Worldwide Headquarters by MichaeL Lowry Photography.
Architecture by HuntonBrady Architects.
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2002 President's Message / Enrique A. WoodroJfi, FAIA
Gracias -Thank you. What a great year this has been, thanks to all of you!
Bill Bishop and I made a commitment when planning for the next two years that we would increase membership and improve our Association in many areas. Your 2002 AlA Florida Board of Directors was proactive and under its direction the new work plan was implemented. Much has been accomplished this year and new programs have been started that will continue to promote architects and the ptofession ofarchitecture.
The AlA Florida Board ofDirectors deserves credit for having the vision and trust to apptove the 2002 agenda. Following are highlights of some of the goals we met this year:
Future Leadership/Member Services: The Board approved a member survey that was conducted in October and produced a 35% response rate. The results are being analyzed and will be distributed in early 2003. In an effort to improve association governance, the current board structure is being reviewed and a report will be issued early next year.
Legislative Actions: Legislation for the privatization of the administrative function of the Board of Architecture and Interior Design passed and the private non-profit corporation has been in operation since the beginning of November and already has been proactive in the investigation of complaints. A Growth Management Task Force was established that will develop AlA Florida policies that can be used to take positions on legislative issues. FAPAC 2003 has already begun planning its agenda for 2003.
Membership: Membership has grown and the Association is implementing a Membership Outreach Program that incorporates suggestions from the membership survey. Bill and I visited all 13 chapters to meet members and listen to feedback on how the Association is doing and what could be improved.
Communications: The Board approved the implementation of an outreach ptogram and an enhanced public relations program by budgeting for additional staff.
Professional D evelopment: The Student/Architect Mentoring Program, in association with the architecture programs at the University of South Florida, Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University, is in its initial stage. Students and Staff have embraced the concept, but AlA architects are needed for mentoring. The Chapter Grant Awards Program, initiated this year with $5,000 for local Chapters to promote public awareness, awarded grants to the five chapters including Ft. lauderdale, Tampa Bay, Gainesville, Tallahassee and Miami.
Budget: The Association had a successful year meeting its budget, including allowance for a reserve. In addition, the firm dues structure was simplified and was implemented earlier this year.
The incoming leadership -Bill Bishop as President in 2003 and Blinn Van Mater in 2004 -has laid out an agenda that extends what we have done this year over the next several years.
There are so many people who deserve credit for the success of this year. The entire AlA Florida staff; the Board of Directors; the Executive Committee and especially Bill Bishop for being part of an evolving work plan; committee members who establish policies and work on ptograms; chapter presidents and their boards; chapter staff and all their unsung heroes who continually give back to the profession.
A special thanks to my wife, Carol, and our children, Elise and Mark, for being so supportive during my year as President. I have truly been blessed to be able to lead AlA Florida at this time. The Association is healthy and growing, but we must not become complacent. We need members to be connected to the Association. Become involved -I promise you it will be exciting, fun and rewarding. Volunteer now to help shape the future.
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2003 President's Message / William Bishop] AlA
Welcome to 2003!
You are all probably fam iliar with rhe old Chinese curse -"May you live in inreresting times." At rhe time of this writin g, the 2002 elections have just concluded wirh a m ixed bag of results. The Republicans, running in parr on a platform of fiscal resrrainr, succeeded in gaining conrrol of all branches of both federal and state governmenr. Yet, at rhe same time, Florida voters passed rwo constirutional amendmenrs that will most likely prove to be very expensive and severely tax (no pun inrended) our state's resources. Inreresting isn't it?
Challenges and conrradictions like rhese abound -homeland securiry vs. individual freedom; properry rights vs. growth managemenr; expanding infrasrrucrure needs vs.limited resources. These and other similar issues impact us daily. We are living on the edge of a future that is borh unnerving and exciting and one rhat will cerrainly alter our currenr ways of thinking about many things. Challenges such as rhese bring a world of new and expanding opporrunities for architects to bring their unique perspective ro the table to solve real problems in the built environmenr and improve rhe qualiry oflife rhroughout rhe state and in local communities.
AIA Florida is energized for a very busy year. Presidenr-elect Blinn Van Mater, the executive commirree and I formalized the 2003/2004 work plan during our November executive committee rerreat. That plan will be presenred to the board in January. Included is a very busy legislative agenda. We expect to address BOArD 's anricipated discussions about modi fYing our practice act, torr reform, conrinuing our DBPR privatization issues, and rhe an ticipated tax discussions. It is vitally impo rranr rhat we conrinue ro increase our involvemenr in this arena. I encourage everyone to arrend our annual Legislative Day in Tallahassee in April. This is, after all, where the rules are written that tell us how we can conduct business.
We are expanding our public ourreach and communications program. Through improvemenrs in our magazine and increased disrribution, the value of good design will be made known to a wider audience. Our foundation is being re-energized and is looking at new ways to bring architectural education inro the public schools. Our chapter-granr program, initiated last year under Henry Woodroffe's leadership, is being co ntinued in order ro provide additional resources for chapters to increase rheir public exposure and to bring qualiry programs to their communities. This year we will be delving deeply into rhe world of growth management with a comprehensive research project about this issue, rhe results of which we plan to publicly release.
T hese are just a few of the projects we have planned for this year and coming years. The great Chicago architect, Daniel Burnham, said a cenrury years ago "Make no little plans, they have no magic to stir men's blood." Your AIA Florida is ready to meet the future and with your help and involvemenr rhere is no limit to what we can do. We are indeed living on rhe edge. The future is now -be a parr of it!
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One Florida Project Selected for Chicago Athenaeum Award
Merrill and Pastor Architect's Seaside Chapel was selected for inclusion in the 2002 Chicago Athenaeum's "American Architecture Awards." The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design organized its fifth annual "American Architecture Awards " as a way of honoring new architecture designed in the United States. This year's awards program honors new corporate, institutional, commercial and residential architecture, built in the U.S. or abroad by a
U.S. architecture firm. Both built and unbuilt projects were eligible.
In October, a jury of distinguished Icelandic architects convened under the allspices of the Icelandic Association of Architects in Reykavik, Iceland. Jurors including Ms. Olaf Orvarsdottik, Mr. David Kristjian Pitt and Mr. Thorarinn Thorarinsson chose 41 projects from the hundreds that were submitted by firms across the country. Winning projects can be viewed at The Chicago Athenaeum's website
Quincy Johnson Architects Honored
Quincy Johnson Architects in Boca Raton was honored with five Gold Awards and 10 Silver Awards at
Quincy Johnson Architects received a 2002 Gold Prism Award for Marina Gardens in Boca &iton.
the Gold Coast Builders Association Professional Recognition in Sales and Marketing (PRISM) 2002 Awards Gala. These awards are presented each year to builders, developers, architects, planners, interior designers and landscape architects who have demonstrated building and design excellence. Now in its sixth year, the PRISM program is affiliated with the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association ofHome Builders.
The Strand Honored for Construction Excellence
One of the newest and most recognizable landmarks on the West Palm Beach skyline, The Strand, won top honors in the 2002 Excellence in Construction Awards presented by the
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Associated Builders & Contracto rs (ABC) Florida East Coast Chapter. The ABC's Eagle Award its highest regional honor, went to developer American Land Housing Group, national architectural firm DORSKY HODGSON
+ PARTNERS (DH+P) and general contractor Suffolk Construction Company for their work on this 15story luxury apartment and retail development.
With its win in the "MultiFamily Res idential $30 -$75 Million" category, the team responsible for creating the $56 million project will advance to the prestigious ABC National Excellence in Construction Awards being held in 2003 in San Diego.
FleischmanGarcia Honored by Subcontractors
For the second year in a row, FleischmanGarcia Architects was selected by the American Subcontractors Association of Florida as "Architect of the Yea r." Sol J. Fleischman, J r., AlA, accepted the award for his firm which provides architecture, planning and interior design services from offices In Tampa and Safety Harbor.
Morris Architects Honored for Outstanding Design
Morris Architects is the recipient of a 2002 Professional Design Award of Merit from the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) for its design of DAYTONA USA in Daytona Beach, Florida. Firms hon
ored by SARA have successfully demonstrated the ability to design a commissioned project that exemplifies excellence in a specific building category.
Morris Architects' received recognition for its design of DAYTONA USA, the ultimate motor sport attraction located at the Daytona International Speedway. The design was inspired by the sport of racing and uses images associated with the track, sweeping turns, metal grandstands, viewing towers, racecars, bikes and trucks and brightly colored commercial graphics. DAYTONA USA was designed in two phases. Phase I features 40,000 square feet of interactive en tertainment ven ues with in the velocitorium. The second phase features a 10,000-square-foot expansion of the existing facility, incorporating The Dream Laps, a 32-seat IWERKS Motion Simulator Theater and Acceleration Alley, an eight-car racing simulator.
Free Software Predicts How and When Steel Beams Will Buckle
A free computer program devel
oped by a Johns Hopkins civil engineering researcher allows designers ofthin-walled structures, including bridges and buildings, to test their stability and safety before a single beam is put into place. This modeling software asks designers to enter their materials, the geometry of structure and the load it is expected to withstand. The program quickly reports how and under what conditions the structural components will buckle. The computer tool could become increasingly important as construction rules change to accommodate innovations in structural design.
The new software, called CUFSM, is available for free downloading on the developer's website: www.ce.j hu.edu/bschafer. The program was recently updated to provide a far more user-friendly interface. It is available in a stand-alone version for users of Windows and in another version that is compatible with MatLab software, which is available on virtually all computer platforms. The Web site also features tutorials and examples.
ICC Brings Building Codes to the Intenet
The International Code Council
(ICC) has recently launched its eCodes Online Subscription Service, making the construction industry's access to the latest building and safety codes easier than ever. Subscribers to the new service may download an array ofcodes in Adobe eBook Reader format to a desktop or laptop computer. After downloading, the complete code can be quickly searched, passages highlighted and
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bookmarks created. Text can also be read aloud. Subscriptions vary in price and duration and provide users with 24-hour a day access to 10 International Codes and the Florida Building Code (Building, Fuel: Gas, Plumbing, Mechanical and Test Protocols). For more information please call (205) 591-1853, ext. 268.
"New Hotels for Global Nomads" Opens
"New Hotels for Global Nomads," on view until March 2,2003, is the new exhibition at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewi tt, National Design Museum. The exhibit demonstrates that today's hotels advance how people live in cities, travel around the world, conduct business, commune with nature and even construct their fantasy lives. The modern hotel not only offers a place to sleep, but also provides its guests with an escapist experience, through its design, sense ofspectacle and amenities. The modern hotel also furnishes many of its guests with a fully functional office-away-from-the-office," vital in today's fast-paced business climate.
"New Hotels" combines architecture, interior design, photography, film and works of art to show just how varied and dynamic hotels can be. Among the new generation of hotels on exhibit are The Hotel in Lucerne, which re-creates movie scenes on its guestroom ceilings to express the hotel as a cinematic experience; The Venetian in Las Vegas, an outstanding example of the gambling ca pital's new generation of scenographic hotels; and the luxuri
ous, sail-shaped Burj ai-Arab in Dubai, the tallest hotel in the world, with many of its interior surfaces gilded.
Seven installations have been specifically commissioned for this exhibition, many of wh ich were designed for particular spaces within the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the former Andrew Carnegie Mansion. The featured projects focus on Urban Hotels, Hotels as Global Business, Hotels on the Move, Natural Hotels and Fantasy Ho tels. Projects are represented though models, digital imagery furnishings, music videos or full-scale installations. The show highlights he work of such notable international figures as architects Phillipe Starck, Jean Nouvel and Diller + Scofidio.
Code Training Now Available on Video!
Legislative Mandate --T he State ofFlorida now requires that all design professionals registered in the State of Florida complete a fourhour core curriculum relating to the Florida Building Code and a system ofadministrating and enforcing the Florida Building Code. This requirement is stipulated by Chapter
553.841, F.S. and must be completed no later than June 1, 2003. Note: For licensed engineers, this mandate only applies to those engineers "actively participating in the design of engineering works or systems in connection with buildings, structures, or facilities and systems covered by the Florida Building Code" (s.47 1.0195 Florida Statutes)
With the approval ofthe Florida Building Commission, ALA Florida is pleased to offer the video presentation of the Florida Building Code core curriculum. This special opportunity allows you to meet the statutory requirements from the privacy and convenience of your own home. Either one of these courses will satisfy the requirements of Florida Statute 553.1841. They also have been approved and will provide four hours of continuing education credit for licensure for each of the following professions: Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Interior Designers & Building Officials.
FBC-Building/Structural -Course # 0004824 (Presenter: James Anstis, FAIA)
This course compares the new FBC with the Standard Building Code. It reviews chapters 1 through 32, emphasizing familiarization with the new code, reviewing the newly established procedures, and highlighting the provisions of particular Importance.
FBC-Building/Fire Safety -Course # 0004827 (Presenter: Larry Schneider, ALA)
This course compares the New Florida Building Code with the new Fire Prevention Code. Although both are separate and distinct documents, there are many more similarities between them than before.
Each video package will contain a complete 4-hour taped video of a Seminar, the Handout, CD ROM of the Comparisons and a Workbook/Quiz.
For more information go to www.aiafla.org or call 850-2227590.
Gala Corina 2002 Hosted by Atelier Architects
The Gala Corina was begun in 1999 by a group of architects and artists with a desire to exhibit their work outside of the traditional gallery structure. Although diverse in their individual work, the group was unified by an understanding that all
Gala Corina 2002 attracted a crowd to lampa's historic Tyer Temple.
artistic endeavors are related to each other through the creative spirit. Since its founding, Gala Corina Group has organized a show each year in a new location and been supported in part by other arts organizations in Tampa that share the group's vision. This year, Gala Corina 2002 was held in November and hosted by Atelier Architects, the firm that is currently renovating Tampa Heights' historic Tyer Temple and converting it into urban loft apartments. At the time of the show, interior spaces were under construction, creating a truly dynamic venue in which to view art and other performance pieces.
In the Fall 2002 issue, it was reported that Gold Medal winner John Ehrig, FALA, had served as a member of the Board of Architecture. Mr. Ehrig actually served as a member of the Intern Development Program (lOP) Coordinating Committee fo r the State Board of Archi tecture.
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Bloodgood Sharp Buster Architects & Planners Inc. will provide land planning and architectural services at T he Sabals Townhomes, a gated communi ty in New Port Richey. Bloodgood will plan the 20-acre community around an eXlsnng cypress preserve. The firm will also design floor plans, amenicies and the main entrance to the development.
Cannon Design has been selected by the City ofJacksonville to design a $211 million coun ty courthouse complex. Encompassing almost one milEon square feet, the courthouse is part of The Better Jacksonville Plan, the city's $2.2 bilEon growth management plan. T he new courthouse anchors a complex that will be shared by the old Federal Courthouse. This pedestrianfriendly precinct, created by closing three surrounding streets, is linked to new parking strucrures that serve the complex. Between the new and existing courtS, a public park filled with fountains and landscaping will provide a civic ameni ty for the whole city.
VOA Associates Incorporated is providing fulJ architectural and engineering services to convert a five-story barracks building into a U.S. Army headquarters building in Fort Polk, Louisiana. The 81,300-square-footproject will consolidate the operations of The Army Joint Readiness Training Center and the Fort Polk Headquarters, creating a modern executive center for the post. The $10.4 million renova tion is scheduled for completion in January, 2004.
Retzsch Lanao Caycedo Architects has broken ground on its own new design studio in the community redevelopment district ofBoca Raton. T he new 5,600-square-foot, singlestory buiJding will present a modern interpretation of Mizner style architecture including two tower elements and a trellis-flanked entrance. Rerzsch Lanao also recently designed a 58,400square-foot warehouse/ office complex to be built in Tamarac for Future Metals, Inc. The building is expected to be complete in January and will include over 13,000 square feet ofoffice space and 126 parking spaces. Construction is also underway on a three-story office building designed by Retzsch Lanao Caycedo for Echion USA, Inc., a developer of medical facilities. Completion is scheduled for the summer of 2003.
Wessel Associates AlA has been selected to design a new 7,000-squarefoot residence in the Ritz Carlton development located in Palm Beach Gardens. The Mediterranean Revival style estate was designed to capitalize on the view of the golf course. Wessel Associates AlA is a division ofPeacock
+ Lewis Architects and Planners, Inc.
Ervin, Lovett & Miller, Jacksonville, has been named master planner
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will serve both employee and the public.
Schwab, Twitty & Hanser Architects (5TH) has designed the new 44,000-square-foot Coral Bap ti t Church wim a sancruary for seating 840 wor hippers. Almough the exterior of the church i classic Mediterranean Revival, me interior features are contemporary. The church ha been designed for future expan
ion to include a 300-seat balcony.
Harvard Jolly Clees Toppe Architects, P.A. has a number of current projects including me Tampa Bay Performing Arts Education Building a $7 million, 45,000-square-foot tructure where classes and training in (he performing arts will be held. Harvard JoWy's omer major projects include t. Peter's Camedral, Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, the VA Medical Center in Bay Counry, Doctors' Memorial Hospital in Perry and me Boca Raton Library.
Scbwab, Twitty & Hanser's design for the new Coral Baptist Church in Coral 'Prings.
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Interview / Karl Thorne) FAIA
Karl Thorne, FAIA, i a Profes or of Architecture in the Univer ity of Florida' School of Ar hi tecture where he has been on the faculty since 1978. He is also President of Karl Thorne Associate, Inc., Architects/Planner which he established in 1980. His diverse practice focuses primarily on educational architecture and include the design of uch projecrs as the George G. Kirkpatrick, Jr., Criminal Justice Training Center at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville and the Frederick G. Humphries Science & Research Center at Florida A & M U niversity. His firm is currently designing the new School ofJournalism and Graphic Communication and a museum addition to the Carnegie Library at Florida A & M W hen completed, thi museum will house the largest collection ofAfricanAmerican artifacts and memorabilia in the Southeast. The firm ha been the recipient of numerous de ign awards including most recently, a 2002 AIAlFlorida Unbuilt De ign Award for The on ervancy: A
onservation Communi ty Development. His wo rk was exhibited in the 1993 Design Diaspora: Black Architects & International Architecture at the Chicago Athenaeum. He i a former Pre ident of the Florida orrh hapter and Vicepre ident of the Florida A ociation of the AIA. In 1998, he wa made a Fellow of the American In titute of
M r. T horne erve on the
Florida Building ommiss ion and
he is the current hairman of the
Code Administration Technical Advisory Committee, charged with developing a Florida Existing Building Code for implementation in 2004.
Q' As a longtime ar'chitectu1'al educator, what do you see as the future ofarchitectur'al education and how do you see it changing? What "real world" issues need to be addr'essed as part the student's training?
A: Architectural education has a bright future. Recently, [wo more accredited programs were established -one at Florida Atlantic University, the other at Florida International University.
Added to the existing program at Florida A & M, the U niversity of Florida, Miami and So uth Florida, the needs of our population are well met.
W hat I do see changing i the composition of the student enrollment. It reflects greater diversity in both race and gender with more than 40% being women. Another potential change to the architectural education is making the five-year degree a Ma ter of Architecture a initiated at Texas Tech University. If this were done, graduate tudy would lead to the Doctor of Architecture degree. This issue is currently being debated in
chool across the country.
"Real world" i ues that should be a part of the architectural education include several course designed to make students aware of the practice of architecture as a business. Courses in marketing and business management that are offered in Schools of Business should be required. Students should also be exposed to the non-traditional modes of practice such as Design-Build, Construction Management and Facilities Management. This follows the current trend in ociety to go to one source for comprehensive service. Maintaining a posture of traditional practice putS the architect at a disadvantage in the marketplace
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interpretations of the Code to issues presented only apply to parri es requesting a declaratory statement. This time-con uming process hould have broad application eliminating the need to consistently address similar requests. The FBC plans to ask the 2003 Legi lature for the authority to make these interpretation binding statewide.
Florida architects need to know that 1) they have one et of codes for the entire state; 2) the code is updated on a three-year cycle and everyone can ubmit changes/modifications for con ideration by the Commission; 3) there are modifications to the wind zones; 4) you need to determine the modifications or deviations from the SBC and the SGBC you were previously u ing; and 5) you will have to complete a Basic Care Course on the new Building Code which is available on-line and in various locations throughout the state.
Q: You currently serve as Chairman ofthe Code Administration Technical Advisory Committee. What is the charge of that committee and what are your p el'sonal goals?
A: T he Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is responsible for review and evaluation of declararory
tatements and/or modifications ro the 2001 FBC presented by impacted parties. These are voted on by the Committee with appropriate recommendation ro the Commission. The 2001 Legislature directed the Commission to "research the issue of adopting a rehabilitation
ode for the state." The TA wa charged with this responsibility and Chairman Raul Rodriguez, AlA, appointed me to chair an Ad Hoc
ommittee. The Ad H oc Rehabilitation Code Committee identified and tesearched other states' experience and rehabilitation codes. The
tates included in the tudy were Maryland, New Jer ey, Rhode I land and Massachusetts. O ther regularory entities and documents were included in the research -U HUD; the International Existing Building
ode; Chapter 34 Existing Building of the FBC and the Fire Prevention Code. Two subcommittee one for Commercial and the other fo r Residential structures, were formed ro analyze the related i sues, including hisroric preservation, and develop the scope and format for a Rehab. Code. A final draft i being prepared that should be completed in December 2002 for presentation ro the 2003 Legislature for implementation in 2004.
My personal goal is twofold: 1) ro have this document ratified by the Commission by December 2002 and adopted in the 2003 session of the Florida Legislature and 2) ro see the benefits realized by a having a Rehab. Code that encourages the use and reuse of existing buildings, offsets the negative effects of urban blight and promotes community development and the rehabilitation of affordable housing.
Q: You have been a champion ofhistoric presel'vation for a long time andfor six years you have served as a member ofthe Historic Preservation Advisory Council whose function is to review grant applications that are submitted to the Florida Department ofState. What is the status ofstate funding for preservation projects?
A: During my years on the Council, the review of grant applica tions has always been an agon izing experience because there are so many excellent projects that deserve funding and roo few dollars ro fund all of them. This occurs despi te the fact that Florida is one of the top twO states in the country in funding historically significant projects. C urrently funding for the Department of State grants ptograms stands at $2 million for matching grants and $ 12.5 million for Special category gran ts. There is also a Federal Allotment yet to be assigned and administered by the Department of State that is usually about $750,000 to $1 million.
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The Evans Group orlando
PUSH Advertising Agency, Orlando, Florida
PUSH is a high
rech advertising agency
that was in need of
new office space for its
energetic staff and
Rather than moving
into a faceless high
rise, the firm chose to
have a building
designed that refl ected
its energy and innova
tive nature. The result
was a contemporary
addition to downtown
Orlando that contin
ues to push the design
The PUSH building is completely clad in stainless steel and reflects the light around it.
T he firms new corporate revolving door. Lime green is the ence room. Private spaces begin in headquarters is 8,000 square company's signature color and it the "bullpen" -a mandatory space feet entirely clad in stainless covers the walls of the lobby. Bare in any creative environment where steel. The building emanates concrete floor with stainless steel everyone works together to share light from within and reflects insets and a custom poured-in-place ideas. Architecrurally, the space has the outside light around it. The concrete reception desk that features tall windows, angled wails, high sleek exterior walls push outmore stai nJess steel and glass add to ceilings, exposed stainless steel airward and feature floor-to-ceiling the high-tech appearance. The 15-conditioning ducts and industrial windows. Sunshades over the foot lobby ceiling is capped with a overhead light fixtures hung in windows allow natural light to large pyramidal skylight that allows random diagonal patterns. Brilliant enter the building with no daylight to flood the space and at yellow and orange sloping walls associated heat gain. Other night a green glow emanates from it. define individual offices for solitary energy-efficient features incl ude Adjacent to the lobby is the creative thinking and executive photo-optically controlled main conference, or presentation, offices with huge windows line the outdoor lighting and a multiroom. This space continues the building's perimeter walls. The zoned, energy-efficient HVAC high-tech interior rheme by featursecondary meeting space, for system that utilizes an open ing vibrant sky blue walls, rall internal team meetings or video metal ductwork system. windows, movable light fixtures and presentations is the media room, a
Visitors enter the high-tech space age furniture. The building's space fully equipped with all the lobby through a "classic" public realm ends with the confer-technical necessities. Other corpo
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HuntonBrady Architects orlando
Fiserv CBS Worldwide Headquarters, Seminole County, Florida
In less than 24 mo nths, this new 198,OOO-squarefoot-facility we nt from programming and concept design through developer RFP and construction.
Seminole County is a top spot for high technology firms seeking to capitalize on a highly skilled workforce and a friendly business climate. Fiserv CBS Worldwide (one of the companies that make up the banking services giant Fiserv, Inc.) develops software applications for financial services providers worldwide. After experiencing rapid growth throughout the past two decades, Fiserv CBS found itself scattered in several properties across the Metro Orlando area.
In order to be successful in the rapidly changing Financial Services Sector, Fiserv CBS needed to constan tly regroup and re-allocate resources within the company. A new planning and facilities regime was established to respond to the challenge posed during the programming phase -"that no firm that responds to the changing needs of its clients can possibly know what its business will look like in five years.
HuntonBrady Architects was hired to provide programming and interior architecture services that would address this challenge. Utilizing a complete design team approach that included an architect, a commercial real estate broker and a contractor, the Fiserv CBS office space was designed to meet the challenge in several innovative ways. Workstation standards were consolidated into JUSt three types -two different cubicle types and one office type configured from demountable panels. Each type of workstation is modular with respect to the others so that they are interchangeable, allowing for maximum flexibility of placement. The workstations are arranged into villages, each with its own "Town Center." This highly adaptable suppOrt space is designed ro be re-configured to each workgroup's specific needs.
Enclosed support spaces have been removed from the individual work groups and located in the adjace nt flexible support cores. These sUppOrt cores are designed with moveable partitions allowing them to be rapidly re-planned in response to the changing requirements of the surrounding workgroups.
Break rooms and shared conferencing resources are centrally located around the elevator lobbies and create the atmosphere of a relaxed coffee house environment on each floo r. Locating suppOrt elements in central spaces provides the additional benefit of confining visitors and vendors to the core area of each floor.
Shared training and presentation facilities on the ground floor are designed to create a casual climate for business and learning. Stylish and comfortable lounge facilities are located at each end of a suite of training and meeting spaces. One large 50-person meeting room can be divided into three separate dining rooms, each served from a private pantry with access to a loading dock. A large l20-seat cafe is located on the ground floor.
The new Fiserve facility has already been put to the test, allowing the manager to make last minute changes to workgroup sizes JUSt a few weeks prior to moving in. T he success of the total team approach and excellent planning has resulred in an innovative facility that can be constantly adapted to match the ever-changing speed of business.
Photo, facing page, 0/elevator 10bb)1by Randy Lovoy. Inset o/presentation room b)1 Michael Lowry Photography.
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Project Credits: HuntonBrady Architects, Programming and Interior Architecrnre; Fred H. Pryor, Jr., AlA, Principal-in-Charge; Mauricio Maso, AlA, Lead Designer; Frank W Campbell, AlA, Project Manager! Design; Julie Schott, Interior Design; Tilden Lobnitz Cooper, Engineering; Brasfield & Gorrie, Contractor; Thomas W RuffCompany, Furniture Support Services; Strictly Commercial, Real Estate Broker; Colonial Properties Trust, Owner.
Phoro, rop: Main lobby by Michael Lowry Photography. Bottom: Sales lounge. Photo by RLlndy Lovo),
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dining room and kitchen and to a lesser extent, the study and patio
that can be seen from the living
room. Glass block and mosaic tile were used in the master bath where
the shower opens to a private garden.
Project Credits: Todd Sweet, AlA, Project Architect; Striling & Wilbur, engineers; Dan McNichol, contracto r; 10jo Lindquist, landscape designer.
Phow, top: At night, the glass
walls on the south and east sides ofthe hOllse reveal living
room and kitchen areas.
Clerestory windows aid with cross-ventilation and keep interior spaces cool. Above, lefr
w righr: Master bath and kitchen. All photos by George Cott 2002. Floor pLan courtesy ofthe architect.
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Lewis+Whitlock, P.A. tallahassee
Miccosukee Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida
The renovation of an
existing medical facility for use
as the main office of a design
and construction company was
the challenge facing Tallahassee
architects Rodney Lewis, AIA,
and Can1 Whitlock, AIA. The
new owners requirements for
the 5,OOO-square-foot building
included functional efficiency
and a stimulating interior
environment. Other imperatives
included allowing maximum
daylight into the structure,
making it as energy efficient as
possible and maintaining the
architectural character of the
The masonry and wood
frame structure was built in
1956. With an architectural
aesthetic reflecting its Modern
ist origins, the building is
characterized by a roof of low
pitch, strong horizontal planes
and linear ribbon windows.
While the exterior of the
building was possessed of its
original architectural integrity,
the interior was less pleasing. Photos oflobby and mainfocade with view into conference room by Tim Lefitead.
Small offices, limited natural
light, well-worn fIxtures and a resulted in an open floor plan that scored concrete for flooring and the
less-than-functional plan developed around the reception desk use of concrete and stainless steel
necessitated a complete interior and work area. The concept of throughout the building. Interior
renovation. exposing existing building materials detailing includes a cast-in-place
The collaborative design and systems became the impetus for concrete accent wall, walnut and
process between the architect exposing the new structural steel maple wainscot and trim, natural
and the owner/contractor columns and beams, the selection of cypress ceilings, nine-foot tall
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Ebert Norman Brady Architects jacksonville beach
Sheriff's Equestrian Faciliry, Jacksonviile, Florida
Photo ofnorth elevation by John McManus.
This equestrian faciliry, sited in a pasture within the historic redevelopment district of LaVilla in downtown Jacksonviile, is the new home of the Jacksonville Mounted Police Unit. In keeping with the Historic LaVilla guidelines, the building is richly detailed with forms and materials that recall turn-of-the-century urban buildings. With 5,768 gross square feet, the project cost was $700,000. Construction is load bearing masonry walls with brick veneer and a standing seam metal roof on pre-engineered wood roof trusses. Wal ls in the stable area are reinforced concrete. Although an aluminum storefront window system was used, windows are tall and narrow, their proportions reminiscent of historic buildings in the area. The building houses eight stalls, a tack room, wash down bays, administrative offices, storage and a patrol stop station.
Most interesting about the building is the anention to detail. With a modest budget that necessitated using relatively mundane materials, the architect was able to give the building a strong presence by incorporating historic details in the form of a brick water table, arched lintels, cupola and roof vents that give the appearance of small dormers. The overall effect is of a contemporary building designed to amiably co-exist with its historic neighbors.
Project Credits: J. Tom Norman, AlA, Project Designer/Architect;
LC.E Kaiser Engineers Group, civil engineering; Renstrom Engineering, struCtural; Blue Heron Consulting, mechanical, plumbing engineering; Haddad Engineering, electrical; Jacksonville Sheriff's Department, owner.
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"Visions of the West"
I. S.K. Reeves, V
Sara and I have long had roots in the American West, having many friends mere, and most importantly, being "allied" to a traditional Hopi family, the Tenakhongvas of Polacca and First Mesa. In the spring of 2002, we traveled to Arizona to renew our friendship and subsequently visited Canyon de Chelly, a mystical and inspiring series of canyons, important to both the Hopi and the Dineh (Navajo).
We then traveled to Monument Valley in Southeastern Utah and toured the area with a Navajo guide, Eddie Yazzie, who made the experience both magical and meaningful.
Both of these trips inspired me to paint some of the images I had seen. I first learned to paint in watercolor while a young boy of 15, living in Cairo, Egypt, bur it had been twenry-f1ve years since I painted my last watercolor.
Keith Reeves is a Fellow ofthe American Institute ofArchitects and President ofArchitects Design Group, Inc. (ADG) in Winter Park. ADG was the 2002 recipient ofAIA Florida's "Firm ofthe Year" Award.
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Management Best Practices: Respect for Copyrights Allows Creativity to Thrive
Legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright once said that an architect's most useful tool is an eraser at the drafting board.
How times have changed. His eraser and drafting board have been replaced by computer keyboard with a delete key and some of the most sophisticated CAD software in the world. One thing remains unchanged, however, since Wright's first pioneering work: the importance of respecting intellectual property borne of creativity. Today, as before, it would be unthinkable for one architect to steal another's designs and drawings.
The importance of respecting ownership rights is no different when it comes to another kind of creative intellectual property: software. The cutting edge CAD software that makes architectural firms so efficient and productive requires an enormous investment of time, money, and creativity on the part of software developers. Yet, too often, software is duplicated and distributed throughout a company -in violation of licensing requirements and with no recompense to the developer. This kind of intellectual property theft is called software piracy and it is illegal and distressingly rampant.
According to a recent Business Software Alliance (BSA) study, the distribution of unlicensed software is a $1.8 billion-a-year problem in the U.S. alone, totaling nearly $11 billion worldwide and costing thousands of software industry workers their jobs ("2002 Global Software Piracy Study," International Planning and Research Corp., June 2002). Piracy deprives software developers of the funding and the incentives needed to create the next generation of CAD tools.
As the leading international organization promoting a safe and legal online world, BSA educates companies about the risks of using unlicensed software and offers "best practices" tips on becoming software compliant. We've found that many business leaders don't realize how easy it is for software to be unlawfully copied within their company or how severe the consequences of this action can be. In a matter of minutes, an employee can copy a software program onto multiple hard drives, enable unauthorized access from a network server or download a pirated copy from the Internet via a high-speed co nnection. This is a particularly prevalent problem in small-tomedium-sized businesses, which are typically unprepared to consistently monitor the software that exists on their computers.
BSA receives reports of this type of activity every day and takes aggressive enforcement action against violators. Under U.S. law, civil damage awards for software theft range up to $150,000 per product copied. In some cases, criminal prosecution is possible. But, legal troubles aren't the only risk faced by companies that use unlicensed software. Unlicensed software installed or downloaded by employees without proper authorization could jeopardize the integrity of a firm's entire network by introducing a computer virus or security flaw.
Fortunately, there are simple steps a company can take to guard against pirated software and become software compliant:
Develop a Software Management Policy that covers software acquisition and installation procedutes as well as acceptable uses. Additionally, it should express the company's goals to use only legal software and manage it for maximum benefit.
Communicate the Policy to Employees. Once it is in place, employees need to understand it. Placing it in the employee handbook, conducting training sessions and posting regular notices are effective ways of educating employees.
Centralize the Process. One person or one team should be responsible for overseeing the
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2001 FA/AlA Officers
Enrique A. Woodroffe, FAJA
Bill Bishop, AJA
Blinn Van Mater, AJA
Javier Cruz, AJA
Vice President/Professional Development
Vivian O. Salaga, AJA
Vice President/Legislative &
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Editorial / diane d. greer
My travels this past year took
me far and wide to several to
places I'd never experienced befo re. I loved London, as always.
It's an exciting city that was gening ready for the Queen's
Jubilee. T here was not a speck of trash on the street, not a leaf out of place, not a cloud in the sky. London is especially thrilling to
me, architecturally speaking, because I am the quintessential
anglophile. Left up to me, we
would all be living and working in Georgian buildings, a style I
perceive as perfect in massing and detail. But, stylistic preferences aside, let me
say that I saw lots of great architecture this year in places as diverse as Scotland,
the Tuscan co untryside, New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Actually, it is an Juan that I wo uld like to reminisce about. I was in Puerto Rico abo ut 12 years ago and had the chance to see pretty much the whole island. This time, I stayed in and around San Juan, taking only a few small side trips. The journey was sponsored by AIA Florida and hosted by the Puerto Rico Chapter and it was a most memorable experience. Yes, it was hot in August and
we did a lot of walking and drank a
lot ofwater, but what we saw was
dazzling and, I think, very important.
We saw a city with architecture that is
being preserved. We spent most of
our time in the company of our
hosts ... looking at their projects, their
successes, hearing about their chal
lenges and their frustracions. We saw
a Visitor Center in a rain forest, a
restored lighthouse on a windy bluff
overlooking the sea, a fort, a very
unusual residence/museum converted
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Much has changed in San Juan since I was there last and all for the good. The first thing I noticed -actually that I couldn't have missed was the absence of what I remember as one of the worst slums I'd ever seen. Perched on a hillside over the sea, La Perla was composed largely of tin-roofed corrugated cardboard huts looking very much like they would slide off in a storm. Now the houses are more substantial and there are satellite dishes everywhere. It's not perfect, but it's better. What did seem perfect to me was the core of Old San Juan, a typical city plan of narrow streets with building footprints out to the edge of the sidewalk and all the sights and smells of a city with an active street life. But, wow, so many buildings have either been restored or are in the process and there is wonderful rich color and a wealth of architectural detail that is almost too much to absorb. Looking down a curving street produces a rainbow of colors from lime to peach to mustard yellow with balconies, window grilles and elaborate door surrounds causing facades to swell and recede from the plane of the sidewalk. Arcaded courtyards make the interiors inviting and provide muchneeded shade from the heat of the Caribbean summer. There is also public art in San Juan and I was pleased about that. Small plazas in front of churches were common, but there were also large public spaces decorated with fountains and sculptures and flowering trees.
I was glad to reunite with some of my friends in Puerto Rico, including architects Ben Vargas, Tom Marvel and Jorge Rigau. All are busy and doing good things. But, I was also glad to meet new people, young architects, male and female, who are working hard to produce a body of good
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and designer for Phases II and III at Plantation Bay, an approximately 3,200-acre country club community in Ormond Beach. Nearly 2,000 acres are involved in the project including a new I8-hole championship golf course and 2,000 res idential homesites. Community improvements are expected to begin in the fall.
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Rhodes + Brito Architects is the Orlando firm that is lead designer for the new Florida A & M Universiry College of Law. The four-ro-fi vesrory, $20.8 million faciliry will accommodate 200 students when it welcomes irs first class in August 2005. The project team includes specialists from Helman Hurley Charvat Peacock Architects and Turner Construction Company, all ofwhich have team members that are alumni of Florida A & M.
and diminishes his/her control of the project.
"Architect" is derived from the Greek work "arkhitekton" which means "master builder." We are relinquishing our responsibilities to others by not maintaining control of the buildings that cover our landscape -by designing and not constructing. Green architecture needs to be integrated into studio projects and students need to be made more sensitive to the excessive utilization of natural resources. Educators should strongly encourage the design of energy efficient, cost efficient and environmentally friendly buildings.
Q: In 1996, you served as a member ofthe Board ofBuilding Codes and Standards' Florida Accessibility Code Committee. What was the mission ofthat committee and what was your role as a committee member?
A: In 1993, the Florida Legislature enacted the "Florida Americans with Disability Accessibility Implementation Act." The purpose and intent of this Act was to incorporate into the Laws of Florida the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Acts (ADA) of 1990 while at the same time maintaining those Florida provisions that are more stringent than the ADA accessibility guidelines. The mission of our committee was to develop a unified document that would establish consistency berween the Florida Accessibility Building Code and the Federal ADA Accessibility Guidelines that could be used by all segments of the building industry. This committee produced the Florida Accessibility Code for Building Construction 1997 Edition that was adopted by the Legislature and is now Chapter 11 in the Florida Building Code 2001.
My role, along with other members, was to integrate the input received from the disabled community, along with contents of the current codes, into a cohesive document that could be presented to the Legislature for implementation. The committee also prepared a draft Florida Accessibili ty Code Training Manual This manual was intended to clearly articulate statutory and regulatory criteria relating to accessibility in Florida. The purpose was to educate builders, building owners, design professionals, building officials and the general public. It was meant to interpret regulatory criteria similar to the commentary used in interpreting the Standard Building Code. To date, this has not been adopted as a final document.
Q: As a founding member of the Florida Building Commission, you were intimately involved with the development ofwhat was known as the Florida Building Code (FBC) 2001. What are the strengths and/or weaknesses ofthis code? What do Florida architects need to know about it?
A: The 2001 FBC was developed from the SBC for building/structural and from the IBC for Mechanical, Plumbing, Fuel and Gas. The SBC was a familiar document in the construction industry which made it easier for the evolution of consensus standards and the sharing of authorship.
Prior to the 2001 FBC, different editions of the SBC and SFBC were used by the 67 counties in Florida. This created confusion in the construction industry. With the FBC, we have a unified code that is Florida-specific in its needs and that recognizes regional differences and is used in all 67 counties.
Development of the code produced a healthy dialogue berween the Fire Marshal's Office and the Florida Building Commission. This has resulted in the elimination of most of the conflicts berween the building code and fire prevention and life safety codes. One perceived weakness of the FBC could come from not using the IBC as the base document initially. Since the SBC will no longer exist, the IBC will be used throughout the country. Transitioning to the IBC will now become more tedious. Currently,
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The building's structure is steel frame and bar joist. Exterior walls are framed with metal studs and sheathed in plywood covered with felt. The exterior skin is 20-guage stainless steel.
Tight time constraints and a modest budget were the greatest challenges facing the building designers. Design and construction were on the "fast track" from day one. The exposed structural nature of the building and the extensive detailing has made the building a cutting edge addition to downtown Orlando -a building that is recognized for "pushing the envelope."
Project Credits: SGM Engineering: Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing; Amore Engineering: Structural; PUSH, in conjunction with Evcom, Division of the Evans Group: Interiors; Aagaard-Juergensen, Inc.: Contractor.
Top: The PUSH Lobby is painted the company's signature Lime green with a poured concrete reception desk; Middle: The high-tech Media Room is fuLly equipped for conferences and presentations; Borwm: At
night, the stainLess steeL facade gLows from within; Above: IndividuaL offices offir quiet work space. ALL photos by TayLor ArchitecturaL Photograph),.
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Bigger is not always better. This modestly-scaled northern Sarasota County residence was designed for clients who requested that the house be "in harmony and in proportion to the surrounding outdoors." The 1 ,750-square-foot house is one-story with one bedroom and master bath, guest bath and public spaces. According to Ptoject Architect Todd Sweet, AIA, "the use of space reflects more upon classic Florida architecture than it does on today's homes where the house dominates the entire yard."
The house employs simple geometry and very crisp lines and planes. Recognizing the clean line-prototypes that have become the hallmarks of Sarasota School modernism, this house has many "pre-air conditioning" features. Addressing the client's imperative that the house have a strong relationship with the outdoors, it features glass walls, wide overhangs and strong crossventilation. Several rooms, including the master bath and dining toom, open directly to the outdoors. Construction is concrete block.
One of most interesting features that the house employs is its window system. De
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scribed by the architect as "alumi east sides. It is clear that air circula
num storefront window systems," tion was of primary importance in
there is also a bay containing the design of the building.
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Phoro, rop: The originaL 1956 structure is largely unchanged, but the interior (middLe) was converted to an open floor pLan with exposed buiLding materials and systems(bottom). Photos by Tim Lefitead.
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