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Group Title: Florida Caribbean architect
Title: Florida/Caribbean architect
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Title: Florida/Caribbean architect
Alternate Title: Florida Caribbean architect
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: American Institute of Architects -- Florida Association
Publisher: Dawson Publications,
Dawson Publications
Place of Publication: Timonium Md
Publication Date: Winter 2005-2006
Copyright Date: 2006
Frequency: quarterly
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Subject: Architecture -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Architecture -- Periodicals -- Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )
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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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Volume ID: VID00028
Source Institution: University of Florida
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contents, winter 2005-2006

In This Issue
Interview/Peter A. Goicouria, AIA 16
Pavlik Design Team 18
Bentley Architects + Engineers, Inc. 20
Fernan Jaramillo, AIA 21
Howarth L. Lewis, Jr., FAIA 24
Gregory John Burke, AIA 26
Elliott Marshall Innes, PA (EMI) 28

plus...
Teamwork Can Overcome Vertical Challenges
Andrew Witkin, ASLA 32
Professional Courtesy Follows Disaster
Jennifer Selby, AIA, Tony Van Vliet, AIA 34

Cover: The Volusia County Courthouse in Deland was built in 1929 and is one of the most beautiful and historic public
buildings in Florida. Kenneth Smith Architects, Jacksonville, designed and administered the restoration which was complet-
ed in six phases beginning in 1997. The 60,000-square-foot courthouse has a large rotunda with stained glass dome and two
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2006 FA/AIA Officers
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Vivian O. Salaga, AIA
President Elect
Mark H. Smith, AIA
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Lawrence P. Maxwell, AIA
Vice President/Professional Development
Peter W. Jones, AIA
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Richard Logan, AIA
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Editorial / diane d. greer


The storms that blew through Miami and the Florida Keys last fall didn't get
much play on the national news and I guess that was partly because everything
paled in comparison to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. But, South
Florida did take a major hit in late October and, as of this writing, there is a lot of
cleanup and rebuilding to be done.
I still find myself pondering the New Orleans/Gulf Coast tragedy, my concerns
constantly fueled by the media. A recent segment of 60 Minutes, for example, laid
out a number of frightening statistics. The City of New Orleans is losing land on
the Mississippi Delta at a rate of 25 to 30 square miles per year, or two acres per
hour that are sinking below sea level. Experts now estimate that by the year 2095,
New Orleans is going to be 15 to 18 feet below sea level "sitting off the coast of
North America surrounded by a 50-to 100-foot-tall levee system." Simply put, it
will be an island. The response from the Corps of Engineers is that "building even
a 30-foot flood control system around the City could take five to 10 years and cost
billions of dollars." Improbable and impractical!
Every scenario seems to bode badly for New Orleans. Whether the city is torn
down, moved, repaired or abandoned, there are a multitude of issues to be dealt
with. Historically, most disasters of epic proportions have produced new and bet-
ter solutions, i.e. the fires that destroyed Chicago in 1871 or Jacksonville in 1901.
But, how do you rebuild one of the architectural and cultural jewels of North
America and, using the lessons of history, make it a better?
According to the City's top building official, in order to get a permit to rebuild
in New Orleans, one must meet the so-called "100-year flood level." The official
level is several feet off the ground, not nearly the height to which the floodwaters
rose during Katrina. That begs the question of whether we are learning from his-
tory or just preparing to relive it. Shouldn't houses be required to be 12 feet above
the ground in low-lying areas and, if so, how would that impact the urban envi-
ronment and pedestrian street scale?
One interesting move relates to a massive planning effort that is underway in
the State of Mississippi. Last fall, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour authorized
Florida architect/planner Andres Duany, on behalf of the Congress for the New
Urbanism (CNU), to bring in teams for a collaborative effort aimed at rebuilding
some of the worst hit communities along 120 miles of Mississippi's Gulf Coast. As
reported in New Urban News, Duany described the coastal regions of Mississippi
this way: The buildings are gone, but the land is dry and the infrastructure is in
place. The coastal region will therefore be the first to move forward." The race
to rebuild scares me.
It's true that the New Urbanism has found a home in the South where there
seems to be a collective yearning for the "good old days" as evidenced by the many
Seaside-like communities that dot the Gulf. But, in New Orleans, one of the flood-
ed areas included a new urban development northeast of the French Quarter where
architects had "taken pains to design the dwellings in a traditional mode." When
the levees broke on two sides of the development and water rose eight feet above
the building foundations, 107 completed and occupied dwellings were destroyed.
I am, as always, an advocate of good design whether it's New Urbanism,
Modernism or Greek Revival. I definitely won't be around to see if New Orleans
is actually an island by 2095, but I have to wonder if it might not make more sense
to build a "new" New Orleans someplace else. No one is questioning that good
planning is essential, but so is good sense and I would like to see the Gulf Coast
rebuilt on more than just "dry land."


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"The larger purpose of architects is not necessarily to become a practitioner and
just build, but to become a part of the community that enriches society. "
Ernest L. Boyer and Lee D. Mitgang
Building Community: A New Future for
Architecture Education and Practice, 1996


For the past year we've been hearing a lot about leadership and its impor-
tance to the profession; its importance to the marketplace; its importance to
our members; its importance to each of us individually and its importance in
the public perception of architects and architecture.
Now is the time, I believe, to take this momentum to another level, meta-
morphosing the energy of the leadership campaign into leadership in action.
Architects must become advocates. We must work to elevate the public con-
sciousness through communication. And, we must begin to communicate on
a level that we have neither experienced, nor exercised, before.
Architects have a unique responsibility to advocate for good design in our
communities because design matters. This past year's design awards issue of
Florida/Caribbean Architect quoted Reed Kroloff, Dean of the School of
Architecture at Tulane University, advocating the role of the architect as the
primary communicator, square in the eye of the public. "...an extraordinary
opportunity for the design community to explain itself, and one hopes,
demonstrate that design has value in everybody's life."
The goal for my presidency is to create a message and then create the
opportunities for architects to communicate that message. The message is
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Work-in-Progress


VOA Associates, Incorporated, in
Orlando, has completed a major ren-
ovation of the Radisson Resort
Parkway, Kissimmee. The project
involved a complete renovation of the
hotel's 10,000-square-foot meeting
space, fitness room and game room
and a partial renovation of all 718
guest rooms. The commission
included a partial exterior re-imaging
and landscaping plan.


Chad Oppenheim, AIA, of Miami-
based Oppenheim Architecture +
Design, is designing gallery space for
the contemporary Emmanuel Perrotin
Gallery. The first phase of the proj-
ect, the renovation of an existing 1959
Miami Modern (MiMo) showroom,
opened in early December. This will
be Paris-based Perrotin's first gallery in
the U.S. Phase II of the project, a new
three-story live/work space for the


gallery owner, directors and artists as
they install their shows, will open in
late 2006.


The Radisson Resort Parkway, Kissimmee, was recently renovated by VOA Associates, Incorporated, Orlando.


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Top: Perrotin Gallery's Miami showroom renovation
by Chad Oppenheim, AIA. The new interior includes
vintage features like the original terrazzo floors and a
tiled central staircase, shown here. Above:
Oppenheim s design for the new three-story live/work
space for Perrotin Gallery

Kenneth Smith Architects, Inc.,
Jacksonville, has designed the new two-
story Education Building and additions
to the Fellowship Hall at Palms
Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville
Beach. The Education Building enclos-
es a courtyard and provides additional
classrooms, offices and a music suite.
The Fellowship Hall converts an exist-
ing dining room into a multi-purpose
space suitable for a variety of activities.


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New construction and an addition to the complex of
buildings at Palms Presbyterian Church were designed
by Kenneth Smith Architects, Inc.


Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc.
(RS&H), Jacksonville, has been
selected by Terremark Technology
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Right, top: Mark Griesbach Architect's design for a spec house for Ooten Properties in Watercolor, Florida.
Rendering by Blue Sky andplan courtesy of the architect.


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HuntonBrady Architects, Orlando,
provided interior design services
for Aetna Specialty Pharmacy
Headquarters in South Orlando. The
63,000-square-foot distribution cen-
ter is a joint venture between Aetna
and Priority Healthcare Corporation.
HuntonBrady's design for this proto-
type pharmacy includes a warehouse,
a clean room suite for the preparation
of medication, a pharmacy, a 300+
person call center, training room and
office space.

Benjamin P. Butera, AIA,
Ormond Beach, is designing The
Preserve at Palm Coast, a 160-unit
condominium project currently under
development by The TRIO Group.
Each of the 10 four-story buildings
includes three floors of condos above
one floor of secure covered parking.
Site work began in October 2005.

Slattery and Associates, Delray
Beach, has been retained by the
Porten Companies of Deerfield Beach
to design its proposed CityScape
project in downtown Delray Beach.
The five-story complex will include
75 residential condominiums on the
upper four levels and 28,000 square
feet of commercial office space, retail
and restaurants on the ground level.
An amenity deck will be located
above the three-level parking garage
and will include a fitness center and
pool in a lushly landscaped setting.


The lobby of the Aetna Speciality Pharmacy Headquarters in Orlando for which HuntonBrady provided
interior design services.


Condo, top, and clubhouse, above, at The Preserve at Palm Coast designed by Benjamin P Butera, AIA.


Construction of CityScape, exterior left, and interior, above, designed by Slattery and Associates, is due to begin
in summer, 2006.


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Office Complex Earns LEED Gold Certification


A building formerly used as a dor-
mitory by a professional baseball team
has anew lease on life as Florida's
"greenest" office building. Michael
R. Carlson, AIA, LEED AP, is
founder and principal of Carlson
Studio Architecture in Sarasota. His
firm specializes in sustainable, high-
performance buildings. In
November, the U.S. Green Building
Council presented the Twin Lakes
Office Park Complex, which Carlson
designed, with LEED Gold Building
Certification in the "New
Construction" category. The designa-
tion is one of the nation's highest hon-
ors for environmental sustainability.
The office complex earned 14


points, giving it the distinction of
being the highest LEED-scored
building in the state to date. The
building and surrounding sit feature a
number of components that maxi-
mize efficiency and reduce consump-
tion of natural resources.
According to Michael Carlson,
"The impact of green building can be
significant. Consider that buildings
in the United States account for more
than 35% of total energy use, 30% of
greenhouse gas emissions and con-
sumption of 12% of the potable
water supply. Then consider that
Twin Lakes uses rainwater for toilet
flushing needs and has a geothermal
HVAC system that reduces carbon


dioxide emissions by 22 to 30%."
The complex is a brilliant white
structure with a standing seam metal
roof that was designed with amenities
not typically associated with govern-
ment facilities. For example, the
building provides access to daylight
and outdoor views throughout, has a
28,000-gallon cistern, a lighting dim-
mer system that automatically adjusts
for changes in daylight levels and
energy-efficient heating and cooling
systems. The building envelope and
glazing system are high performance
and the roofing is reflective, all of
which added up to a Gold
Certification from the U.S. Green
Building Council.


Builders' Award Announced Design Competition Announced


Slattery & Associates was recently
honored with two awards for archi-
tectural design excellence by the Gold
Coast Builders Association. In its
annual Prism Awards program, the
firm was recognized with a Gold
Award in the Multi-family for Rent
category for the Pineapple Grove
Village Project in Delray Beach and a
Silver Award in the Custom Single-
Family category for the Zarcadoolas
Residence in Ocean Ridge.


RS&H Ranked in Top Five
Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc.
(RS&H), Jacksonville, has been
ranked No. 5 among the top 130 archi-
tectural and engineering firms for 2005
in Southeast Construction Magazine's
"Fourth Annual Top Design Firms."
Published by McGraw-Hill, Southeast
Construction's region includes Florida,
Georgia, North and South Carolina.


The Four Corners Design
Competition is sponsored by the
Antaramian Development Group
and the Naples Bay Resort in con-
junction with AIA Florida Southwest,
the United Arts Council of Collier
County and the City of Naples,
Florida, Community Redevelopment
Board. The Four Corners
Competition is classified as a non-
commissioned architectural/urban
design ideas competition. Entries
will be juried in two ways: first by a
traditional closed jury of expert pro-
fessionals and then by an open public
exposition of all the entries at which
attendees may vote for their choice.
Cash awards will be given to the win-
ners in each category.
The competition study area lies
between the city's vibrant central
entertainment and retail spine,


known as "Fifth Avenue South," on
the West and a planned major retail,
office and residential development on
the East, currently known as Grand
Central Station. This development is
expected to be as vibrant as Fifth
Avenue South and the competition
has been mounted to discover excit-
ing ways to link the two focal areas,
joining them into a new and grander
downtown Naples.
The deadline for registration is
February 24, 2006 and the submis-
sion deadline is March 1, 2006.
Student/professor entry fees are $50
and for professionals, the entry fee is
$100. The total award prize money is
$20,000. For a list of the jury mem-
bers and detailed information about
the competition, visit the website at
www.aiaflasw.org.


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Interview/ Peter A. Goicouria, AIA


Peter Goicouria, AIA, is one of
the founding Principals of MGE
Architects, a firm that provides
architecture, master planning and
interior design services for health-
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projects since its founding in 1982.
Current and recent projects include
the South Miami Hospital Medical
Arts Building in Miami, St.
Catherine's West Rehabilitation
Hospital in Hialeah, Florida and
Concourse "J" at Miami
International Airport.
Prior to joining MGE, Peter
Goicouria served as a medical facili-
ties architect with the Florida
Department of Health and
Rehabilitative Services. At MGE, he
serves as Principal-In-Charge, review-
ing projects for technical compliance
and quality assurance while focusing
on the budget and the integrity of
the approved design. His knowledge
of state-of-the-art technology and
budgeting and scheduling makes him
an integral part of the design and
construction process.

F/CA: While hospitals have
been improving their overall
appearance for some time, their
cafeterias seem to have been largely
overlooked. Most continue to be
relegated to windowless spaces that
have little or no aesthetic appeal.
This is interesting given that this is
where family and friends spend a
huge amount of time. Why has
this happened?
PG: Historically, I think that
most hospitals have used their dollars


in patient or patient-related areas. In
the hospitals I've visited, the majori-
ty of cafeterias look and feel like
conventional examples with which
we're all familiar. They are generally
stark, they lack color and use materi-
als that are not at all inviting. Most


Photos, above, of Baptist Hospital's cafeteria illustrate
the crowded, outdated conditions that existed prior to
renovation by MGE Architects.

hospital cafeterias aren't inviting and
look as though little thought was
given to how visitors or staff might
feel while they're there. In essence,
the cafeteria is treated as a place to
sit down, eat something quickly, get
up and leave.


I think this trend is finally chang-
ing and at Baptist Hospital, for
example, we
found that users respond very
positively to the space and that they
stay in the cafeteria beyond the time
it takes to eat. I think that this trend
will catch on.

F/CA: What is your design phi-
losophy regarding hospital dining
areas?
PG: To be creative as possible
within the constraints of the budget.
With each project, our firm's goal
is to make the dining space look like
something out of the ordinary. To
that end, we select materials, finishes
and colors that enhance the design
but are within the client's budget.
The space should make people feel
as though it was created with the
user in mind. Since there are always
financial constraints, it is imperative
that architects be creative in deter-
mining the right mix between an
aesthetically pleasing atmosphere and
a smoothly functioning space.
Baptist Hospital's cafeteria was
inadequate with seating for only 140
people. Due to the hospital's growth,
the existing kitchen and dining areas
were outdated. The hospital wanted
an upscale cafeteria that looked and
felt like a hotel dining room. They
wanted a "non-typical" design that
complimented the hospital's treat-
ment philosophy. In this example,
the environment of the cafeteria
actually serves to distract visitors
from their concerns about patients.
The Baptist Hospital design
called for an expansion of the cafete-
ria to a 420-seat facility that resem-
bles a marketplace. The cafeteria's
functions are housed in separate dis-


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tinct areas, creating the ambiance of
an open-air shopping market. Each
area offers unique menu choices with
the condiment station serving as a
stopping point between food service
and seating areas.
An essential element that was
lacking in the original cafeteria was
natural light. Consistent with many
hospitals, Baptist's cafeteria is in the
center of the building with no exteri-
or windows. To bring in natural
light, a large skylight was worked
into the redesign. As most architects
will tell you, when outdoor light is
brought in, people feel better.


appearing as though money was
taken from patient care to fund the
redesign. The design has to be under-
stated elegance. The framework for
furniture, materials and renovation
has to work well within a restricted
budget. The project is a success when
the end product looks good and the
objectives were achieved while stay-
ing within the budget.

F/CA: Programmatically, are
there practical decisions that gov-
ern the plans, materials, design
features, etc. of an eating space in
a hospital?
PG: Practical design decisions


surface such as porcelain or terrazzo
is a good fit since it doesn't require
replacement every few years. The
same guidelines apply to furniture
selection. Due to the high volume of
traffic in a cafeteria, it's essential that
the furniture be easy to clean.
The Baptist Hospital cafeteria has
extended service hours, up to 18
hours a day, to accommodate the vis-
itors, patients and staff of a 600- bed
facility. The food service area is a
high traffic, high volume area where
durable material selection is critical.
During the design process, we
worked with the maintenance and
housekeeping departments to test


The newly redesigned cafeteria uses inviting colors, graphics and abundant lighting to encourage visitation. New seating areas include counter service, left, and individual
booths, right, that give the space afresh upbeat feeling. Photos by SB Smith Photography


F/CA: Is the final design a
result of what the client is looking
for as well as what you envisioned
for the space?
PG: The design is an evolving
process. You try and marry the
client's vision with your own so that
the final design is a cohesive product
that mutually satisfies the client, the
architect and the end user.

F/CA: Do hospital budgets
present a special challenge to the
design process?
PG: A limited budget is definite-
ly a challenge. The challenge is that
the hospital wants an end product
that is aesthetically pleasing while not


begin when a user group of adminis-
trators, chefs, cooks, kitchen man-
agers and staff representatives come
together to determine the facility's
needs. The design concept emerges
from these group discussions. It
requires a lot of compromise to reach
a consensus between the internal
decision-makers and the architect.
The architect is faced with a myriad
of issues that have to be resolved so
the design meets regulatory codes.
The selection of materials is very
important. Ideally, materials are cho-
sen that are durable, as well as
appealing, from the floor up. The
floor has to bring color to the area
while being easy to maintain. A hard


potential materials and determine
which options held up best with the
chemicals used for cleaning.

F/CA: How did the staff and
visitors react when the cafeteria
was completed?
PG: The doors to the area were
closed until the day of the final
inspection. When the inspection
team entered the space and the com-
pleted design was unveiled, the cafe-
teria was pronounced a "wow space."
Every time the door was opened you
would hear a "wow." I would say that
the redesign was very well received.


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Pavlik Design Team fort lauderdale
Toto Neorest, West Palm Beach, Florida


Established in Japan in 1917, Toto
has become a symbol for sophistica-
tion and sensuality in the products it
designs. Recognized for its modern
bath products, the company has
become the largest toilet manufactur-
er in the world with a product line
that ranges from faucets and water -
heaters to modular kitchens.
Recently, Toto introduced its Neorest
series as "the next generation in bath-
room opulence and hygiene." With
features including a rimless design,
automatic flush, heated seats, auto-
matic open and close lid, oscillating
and pulsating comfort washing, built-
in air purifier, air dryer and remote
control and LCD screen, the compa-
ny needed a showroom that would
compliment its products. In addi-
tion, Toto USA wanted to establish
All photos of the Neorest showroom are by Dana Hoff Photography.
its brand image in the mid-to-high-
end U.S. market.
The design challenge for the
architects was to create a showroom
that established a strong brand identi-
ty in a luxurious environment. The
elegant design of the showroom is
unique and minimalist, compliment-
ing the sleek, modern design of the


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toilets. The dark contemporary space used to emphasize the fluid design of Project Credits: Pavlik Design


displays the toilets in a gallery-like
setting that utilizes theatrical lighting
to dramatize their presentation.
There is much about the showroom
that is theatrical, including the sweep-
ing ceiling, the curving focal wall that
creates a stage-like setting and the tex-
tured wave-wall that extends up into
the ceiling. Blue accent lighting is


the interior and it also compliments
the nature of the products. The oval-
shaped customer service area is the-
atrically "walled" with sheer fabric
and features modern furniture in a
unique setting. Throughout the
showroom, plasma screens are strate-
gically located to introduce and edu-
cate consumers about the products.


Team: Mark Hammil, Project
Manager, Sherif Ayad, Creative
Director, Troy Griffin, Senior
Designer, Amy Roesler, Project
Designer, Amy Ann Ehmcke,
Lighting Designer, Roberto
Mercado, 3D/Animator; Intertech
Construction Corporation, General
Contractor.


Floorplan courtesy of the architect.


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Bentley Architects+Engineers, Inc. longwood
1-75 Welcome Center, Hamilton County, Florida


The first thing that visitors see
when they enter the lobby of the new
19,000-square-foot 1-75 Welcome
Center is a giant mural evoking images
of Florida as a travel destination.
Nearly one million travelers a year stop
at this interstate facility to refresh
themselves and get maps and informa-
tion about traveling in Florida.


The building functions are based
on similar facilities that Bentley has
designed for the Florida Department
of Transportation. This project, how-
ever, was conceived as an opportunity
to create an immediate visual impact
and communicate a sense of Florida's
history as a tourist destination. The
front entry and lobby are open to the


visitor parking area and the lobby
mural is lighted so it can be seen at
night from both sides of the interstate.
Walkway canopies are angled outward
toward the parking area, creating a
sense of invitation to enter the build-
ing. Exterior fabric is architectural
block and brick with a steel framed
roof. The floor of the Visitor Lobby
includes a silhouette of the State of
Florida and free-form ceiling panels.

Project Credits: Bentley Architects +
Engineers, Inc.: Architectural Design,
Structural and Civil Engineering;
Gary Kranston: Project Manager
and Architect; Molly DeVivero:
Civil Designer; Bill Bentley:
Structural Engineer; Sims Wilkerson
Engineering, Inc.: MEP Engineers;
Centrex Construction: Contractor.

Photo, top: i. ., . the visitor's lobby through
the main entrance. Left: Interior ofvisitor's lobby show-
ing children 'splay area and concession counter. Note the
historic photographjuxtaposed with the high tech ceiling
design. Photos by Eschbach Photography.


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Fernan Jaramillo, AIA, boca raton
Fernan Residence, Delray Beach, Florida


This home, designed as the archi-
tect's private residence, abuts the
Everglades. The north side of the 3.8-
acre lot faces the wetland and offers
beautiful views of a lagoon. The lot is
occupied by two structures: a main
house of 4,250 square feet, of which
3,600 are air-conditioned, and a two-
story guesthouse with 700 square feet
on each level.
The architect's goal was to design


a house in which one could virtually
cohabitate with nature. This was
accomplished by closing the two
houses on the south and east sides
and opening them to the north.
Additionally, this protects them from
potential hurricane impact.
In front of the south side of the
house, where the main entrance is
located, is a 21-foot by 100-foot,
nine-foot deep reflecting pond that is


crossed by a terrazzo bridge that
accesses the main entrance. The bot-
tom of the pond is concrete with
black and white pebbles that mirror
the design of the walls. A row of tall
palms lines the south side of the
house and creates a vertical element
in an otherwise horizontal facade.
The most distinguishing feature
of the house is the total absence of
any type of molding or trim.


Main entrance, bridge and reflecting pond on the south side of the house. Allphotos courtesy of the architect.


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Above: The south elevation of the main house is fronted by a reflecting pond and a row ofpalm trees. The south and east sides of the house are closed for hurricane protec-
tion. When Hurricane Wilma struck South Florida in October, most of the houses in the immediate vicinity were badly damaged with the exception of this residence. All
photos by Fernan aramillo, AIA. Below: The swimming pool and pool terrace is on the north side of the house which opens up to the wetland beyond.


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Above: South elevation of the guesthouse. Behind the exposed concrete wall is the stair to the secondfloor. The roof of this stair works as a fountain that re-circulates water
to a tank on the ground. The red dots are ceramic inserts for decoration.

Everything is exposed to view. All of ture, faces the lagoon on the north and Project Credits: Fernan Jaramillo,
the outside walls of the main house has a wooden deck at the front door. Architect; Pablo Carrena, P.E.,
are tilt-up sandwich panels of exposed The connection between the guest- Eduardo Cardona, P.E., Roger
concrete with three inches of house and the main house is a structure Chavarria, P.E.: structural design and
polyurethane insulation in between, made of 40 elements, each of which is engineering.


The roof is supported by a three-
dimensional structure that combines
galvanized and stainless steel tensors.
Flooring is marble treated with acid
to achieve a rugged texture and the
air-conditioning system is exposed.
Windows are frameless and embed-
ded in the concrete.
The guesthouse, which is connect-
ed to the main house by a tensile struc-


made of a single steel bar 40 inches
long bent at only one welded point.
Exterior elements that are painted red
are tie down anchors 45 inches deep
that hold the structure to the ground.
The guesthouse is CBS construction
with a white tensile roof. Living room,
dining room and kitchen are on the
first floor and two bedrooms and bath-
rooms are on the second floor.


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Howarth L. Lewis Jr., FAIA westpalm beach
Law Office, West Palm Beach, Florida


The client imperative for this
project was to construct a building
that would house a large law office. ..
The program called for approximate-
ly 10,000 square feet of usable space. ., .''
The site is located in an historic
section of West Palm Beach. iS4241..
Although the neighborhood was orig-
inally residential, many of the houses .
have now been converted to commer-
cial offices. The design regulations
restrict new buildings to two stories
with a "residential feeling" design and
parking must be concealed by the
building. Since the site is a corner lot,
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The main facade of the office faces east and is compat-
ible with the neighboring residential structures. All
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setbacks became another challenge
for the designer.
In order to give the office a resi-
dential character, a Florida vernacular
style was chosen. The building's
stucco exterior and color scheme pro-
vide the requisite residential quality.
The hipped roofs have wide eaves
that are carried on a series of heavy
brackets. Entries to the building are


recessed and covered with auxiliary
roof structures carried on posts. The
rooftop monitor is similarly bracket-
ed and hip-roofed.
The public enters on the ground
floor where conference rooms and real
estate offices are located. The more
private spaces, included the attorney's
private offices, are on the second floor.


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Gregory John Burke, AIA vero beach
The Village, Vero Beach, Florida


The Village is a cluster housing
project that is very unique to Vero
Beach where zoning favors low densi-
ty sprawl. This project is the first and
only of its kind in the county. The
project occupies a 1.5-acre site that
had two existing houses on it, both of
which the developer included in the
plan. One owner was motivated to
remodel and add to his existing house.


The developer planned for seven
new single-family homes to occupy
the site, so footprints are small by
Vero Beach barrier island standards,
ranging from 2,500 to 3,200 square
feet. The homes are located along the
north and south property lines and
are served by a communal swimming
pool and cabana located in the north-
east quadrant of the site. The devel-


opment wraps around a central court-
yard near the gated entrance.
There are three styles of residential
units in the community with both
attached and detached garages. The
houses are constructed of reinforced
masonry finished in stucco with com-
binations of teak and aluminum win-
dows and doors.
The "Cottage," described by the


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architect as Spanish Colonial in style,
provides 2,440 square feet of living
space on two floors. The house is
accessed through an arcade with
doorways in each of the arched open-
ings. Details that enhance the style of
the house include columns with
Corinthian capitals, barrel tiled roof,
plaster window and door surrounds
and board-formed shutters. The
"Garden, which is entered through
a small courtyard set into the main
facade, has arched windows and
doors on the first floor and a balcony
above the main entrance. Detailing is
more contemporary and the plan
includes a two-car garage. A third
plan, the "Courtyard," was designed
to serve as the gateway to The Village.
This unit is slightly larger than the
others and has a two-car detached
garage with a small apartment above.
This house is accessed through a
gated, landscaped courtyard with a
fountain located on the centerline.

Project Credits: Gregory John Burke:
Architect; Geoffrey Mouen Architect:
Design Consultant; Carter &
Associates: Civil Engineer; ML
Engineering: Structural Engineer;
Garrison Engineering Services: M/E/P
Engineers; Macintosh Construction:
General Contractor; Thoroughbred
Development Co.: Developer.


Streetscape of The Village, opposite, and two of the residential designs, the Garden, above and the Cottage below.
Allphotographs by Gregory Burke. Site plan courtesy of the architect.



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F/CA Firm Profile
Elliott Marshall Innes, PA (EMI) tallahassee


THE FIRM: Elliott Marshall Innes
(EMI) was founded in Tallahassee in
1972 and since that time it has
amassed a list of credits that includes
over 30 design awards and a diverse
portfolio of prestigious commissions.
A large part of the firm's work is for
educational, military and medical
facilities. With a staff of 16 that
includes six architects and five interi-
or designers, the firm has projects in
five southeastern states. EMI
employees average over nine years
with the firm, sharing their artistic
talent and technical competence.


THE PHILOSOPHY: "EMI
approaches every project with the belief
that design excellence comes, first and
foremost, from addressing and clearly
solving the fundamental problems posed
by each unique set ofprojectparameters.
The firm is not inhibited by any pre-
determined ideological boundaries, but
rather is committed to letting each proj-
ect evolve according to the specific char-
acteristics and requirements of the
client, the project brief and the geo-
graphic location. The firm's portfolio is
diverse from the standpoint of both style
and project type. EMI believes that the
best architectural work often straddles


the line between invention and memory
and much of its work, when appropri-
ate, seeks a balance between those strate-
gies posited by orthodox and main-
stream modernism and the qualities
inherent in 'traditional' design vocabu-
laries. Eschewing the professions recent
tendency to specialize, EMI has main-
tained the traditional role of the archi-
tect as a 'generalist' and encourages a
wide open and unrestricted path toward
creating a variety of architectural spaces
and places."

THE PROJECTS: Recently, Florida
State University (FSU) embarked on


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the development of a new 31-acre
Science Quadrangle at the northwest
entry to the campus. As FSU reached
toward achieving even greater recog-
nition as one of the top universities in
the nation, a new complex of build-
ings was master planned to provide
four new science buildings and a
parking garage. Three architectural
teams were selected to design the first
three science buildings.


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College of Medicine, Florida State University tallahassee
Helmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. (HOK)
and Elliott Marshall Innes, PA, Design Collaborative


The 299,400-gross-square-foot
College of Medicine at Florida State
University is the first new medical
school to be built in the United States
in more than 25 years. The complex,
designed in four sections, is com- K' ,
posed of research and teaching labs,
vivarium, lecture hall, auditorium,
library, classrooms and offices. _..
Phases I, II and III are complete and -
occupied and Phase IV is nearing
completion. The four building sec-
tions enclose a courtyard that serves
as a gathering place for students.
Architectural features like the para-
pets on the gabled roof ends, cast
stone copings, crenellations, concrete
roof tiles, bay windows and arches
reflect the Collegiate Gothic style that
has become the campus vernacular.

Project Credits: Walter P. Moore,
Structural Engineer; Moore Bass
Consulting, Civil/Landscape Engineer;
TLC, Mechanical/Electrical Engineer;
Centex/LLT, Construction Manager.











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Psychology Center, Florida State University tallahassee
Flad/Elliott Marshall Innes, PA, Joint Venture


Construction of this $37 million,
185,000-gross-square-foot facility will
occur in two phases. Phase I has
begun and completion is expected in
2006. In addition to offices and an
auditorium, the complex will provide
research and teaching labs. The four-
story design responds to the Collegiate
Gothic style required by the
University's design standards. The


structure is a PSI concrete column and
floor structured system. The interior
features a glass and cherry wood-railed
grand staircase, a lobby finished with
porcelain stone flooring and cherry
wood-edged ceiling tiles.
A stepped-exterior courtyard fea-
tures a plaza with brick pavers that
will be embossed with the names of
students receiving doctoral degrees in


psychology, as well as plaza and ter-
race seating and plantings.

Project Credits: Affiliated Engineers,
Mechanical/Electrical; Moore Bass
Consulting, Civil/Landscape Engineer;
TLC, Structural Engineer; Culpepper
Construction, Construction Manager.


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Life Sciences Building, Florida State University, tallahassee
Elliott Marshall Innes, PA


The Life Sciences Building is a
172,000-square-foot multi-discipli-
nary facility for teaching and research


that focuses on the biological sci-
ences. The design goal was to create
a lab-rich teaching environment and


to that end, the project includes 61
research labs, 10 teaching labs, 93 fac-
ulty and post-doctoral offices along
with support spaces. The four-story
building is designed around a central
lobby and cloister. There are four
greenhouses located at the roof level
that serve as a beacon for this, the
third building in the science quad.
The $43-million building is sched-
uled for occupancy in August 2007.

Project Credits: Lord Aeck Sargent,
Lab Architects; Moore Bass
Consulting, Civil/Landscape Engineer;
TLC, Mechanical/Electrical/Structural
Engineer; LLT, Construction Manager.


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Teamwork Can Overcome Vertical Challenges
Andrew Witkin, A.S.L.A.


With building sites becoming tighter and more problematic every year and the demand for extravagant exterior environ-
ments increasing, the residential high-rise team is facing greater design challenges than ever before.
Landscape architects can help, especially when they are brought into the development process early enough to work
hand-in-hand with the architects and engineers. When landscape architects are involved during the planning stage,
dynamic possibilities for elevated or at-grade amenities and site enhancements are possible many of the pitfalls associat-
ed with vertical amenities can be avoided. Best of all, it can be accomplished in the most cost-effective manner.
Here are some examples that illustrate the role landscape architecture can play in helping a project team overcome
challenging site conditions.

Alaqua, aventura
Cohen, Freedman, Encinosa & Associates, PA. Architect

This 7-story community occupies a tight site fronting a wide canal. It is currently under construction. For the water-
front elevation, the challenge was to provide privacy from the public boat docking area and pedestrian walkway with-
out compromising views. Street side, the challenge was to create a high-impact entry statement and a very upscale pool
and recreation deck while leaving space for emergency vehicle turnaround and access to the parking garage.
The solution on the street side was to create a dramatic
arched entryway leading to a central courtyard. The arrival
statement is a sculpted, landscaped wall with a large, richly-
detailed, multi-level, two-sided fountain. The wall and foun-
tain not only make a dramatic first impression, but also screen
the pool and recreation deck from traffic entering or leaving
the development. The other side of the fountain serves as a
backdrop for a spa that sits at the edge of a generous pool.
The deck pavers tie into the architect's and interior designer's
overall design theme, producing a cohesive look that maxi-
mizes perceived space. Multi-tiered plantings and calculated
spacing of taller palms ensure that residents have both priva-
. cy and excellent views poolside and on the waterfront.


One West, ft. myers
Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior
Design, Inc. Architect

This upscale, 32-floor condominium development
will feature a recreation deck on the fourth level with an
infinity pool on axis offering a view of the river, a float- -
ing spa, an garden with a dry riverbed and running water
jets, a raised sand beach lounging area, an entertainment .
area with bandstand and a poolside bar.






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Skyline at Mary Brickell, miami
Wolfberg Alvarez & Partners Architect

This 35-story condominium is under I ,4r., "
construction in downtown Miami. The *, I1 0-B
challenge was to design a serene atmosphere to envr1 nIm
for a recreation deck located on the build- t I
king's 10th level atop the parking garage. It
Advance planning between the architect, t si,. I. -
mechanical, electrical and structural engi- s i
neers enabled the team to design the pool
and deck in a way that addresses the Is i
drainage, irrigation and loading issues that '. /
have potential to cause leaking and related
problems later on. They were also able to
avoid one of the most common eyesores of
vertical pool decks: the four-foot high clay
pot holding a palm tree that sunbathers have
to strain their necks to appreciate. Here, the
planters are sunken to accommodate root
balls beneath the deck surface and create a more human-scale environment.
The 23,000-square-foot deck includes an Olympic-sized pool with cascading waterfall and spa, a meditation pavil-
ion, gazebos, cabanas and barbeque facilities. Coordinated paver designs and internal border landscaping keep pro-
portions at human scale and define diverse areas. A prominent fountain, with synchronized light, color and sound,
masks traffic noise and creates a sense of tranquility.


Uptown Marina Lofts, aventura
Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design, Inc. Architect

Under construction is Sunny Isles, a 14-
story community sited on an unusual water- : .
front lot. Instead of the typical deep site
with narrow waterfront exposure, this site is
very shallow with extensive waterfront expo- -
sure. With 216 units, the recreation deck I
needed to be very expansive with a large pool
and sun deck. At the same time, the deck
had to accommodate a building joint in the
middle that creates a two-foot step-down
line that was not only potentially unsightly
but could have been a source of leakage
problems. The landscape architect designed
colorful, inset planters to make the joint line
"disappear" without putting stress on the
vulnerable seam.
Andrew Witkin, ASLA, is President of Witkin Design Group, a North Miami Beach firm that provides landscape
architecture and exterior environment design for high-rise, single-family and TND communities throughout Florida
and the Caribbean.


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Professional Courtesy Follows Disaster Jennifer Selby, AIA, and Tony Van Vliet, AIA


"Charity and personalforce
are the only investments
worth anything."

Walt Whitman

Amidst the heartbreaking scenes of
devastation and misery left by
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita along the
Gulf Coast, it is reassuring to know
that kindness, charity and generosity of
spirit are powerful forces at work in the
aftermath of the storm.
In addition to the donations of
time, money and personal sacrifice
that have come pouring in from
around the world, professional organ-
izations are also doing their part.
Organizations like the American
Institute of Architects have responded
by raising money and donating
equipment to those who are newly
unemployed or financially disadvan-
taged, be they workers or skilled pro-
fessionals.
But is there more that can be
done? Is there a way to help our fel-
low design professionals beyond just
writing a check?
The answer is "YES" and it
involves not only a handout, but a
hand up. It involves offering skilled
professionals a chance to practice
their trade, to relocate, reestablish
themselves and their families and get
their personal and professional lives
back together.
The AIA Hurricane Response
Exchange is a valuable resource for
architecture and design professionals
affected by the storms. It is a free Web
service put up in the weeks following
Hurricane Katrina. The service pro-
vides a forum wherein architecture
and design professionals can search for


offers of aid and employment oppor-
tunities, as well as post their qualifica-
tions online. Interested prospective
employers can publicize full- and part-
time opportunities.
Over the years, our firm,
Development Design Group, Inc.
(DDG), has discovered that such
charitable efforts represent much
more than just a selfless gesture. One
of the long-term benefits of reaching
out to people in need is the positive
impact it has on the firm making the
offer of assistance. In addition to
doing the right thing, this kind of
positive impact on a firm's workforce,
office environment and professional
output is a huge bonus.
Since 1996, DDG has provided
internship programs and employ-
ment opportunities to promising
young architecture students from
around the world. Students from
Egypt, South Africa and Indonesia,
who would otherwise be unable to
afford the opportunity to study in the
U.S. and experience hands-on train-
ing, have spent two-year terms in our
Baltimore headquarters. In addition,
we direct a portion of our profits
from work in South Africa to fund a
scholarship program for local archi-
tecture students. The results reflect
much more than just a philanthropic
opportunity. Many of those interns
stay on to become full-time DDG
employees, contributing valuable
global viewpoints and fostering ele-
ments of cultural exchange and per-
spective that contribute a great deal to
the success of our firm. The steady
influx of new talent, and the resulting
diversity in our workforce, has fos-
tered a dynamic sense of creativity
and renewal that keeps us flexible and
open-minded to new ideas.


Charitable efforts here at home can
have a similarly invigorating effect on
a firm. Hiring relocated employees
and working with small companies
that have been negatively affected by
disaster can have the same energizing
benefits as an effective internship pro-
gram.
While DDG's offers of assistance
to architecture and design profession-
als frequently include the possibility
of long-term relocation, including
employment, accommodations, logis-
tical and financial support, most of
those affected by the storm quite nat-
urally wish to remain in the home
area and rebuild. Sometimes, the
very act of offering aid to help get
firms in the affected areas up and run-
ning again is all that's needed.
Offering to help with housing
resources, transportation and house-
hold good necessitates a level of local
involvement and networking that has
an inherent potential for long-term
benefits.
Following are some general guide-
lines that can help any firm become a
more effective and productive con-
tributor in times of crisis and, ulti-
mately, a more effective and responsi-
ble member of a strong professional
community:

Spread the word
* Use connections. One of our DDG
employees was a graduate of Tulane
University and the firm was able to
use alumni groups to contact poten-
tial aid recipients. Communicating
with regional firms we had worked
with in the past greatly facilitated
communications in the weeks follow-
ing the storm.

* Be aware of the power of media


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resources. Local television, radio and
print media can broadcast job oppor-
tunities. DDG contacted NPR, local
television stations, local and regional
talk radio programs and numerous
print and online media outlets in the
weeks after Katrina made landfall.

* Go to relevant organizations for
help with logistics and communica-
tions. In addition to the AIA, DDG
contacted the International Council
of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the
Urban Land Institute (ULI) and oth-
ers to help publicize its offers of
resources and possible employment
assistance.

Be creative; be flexible
* Understand that individuals and
companies in need of your help are
beset by extreme circumstances. In
times of uncertainty, be prepared to


offer accommodations. Be prepared to
offer full or part-time employment.
Be flexible about starting dates, time
off and contract structure. Be willing
to help financially and logistically
with any needed relocation issues.

* If a regional client base is affected,
smaller and local firms may not only
suffer in the near term, but in the
long term, as well. Be willing to use a
firm as an outsourcing option until it
can get back on its feet. Part of
DDG's post-Katrina aid package
included an offer to outsource work
to local firms.

Be timely and empathic
* When responding to a disaster, be
aware that jobs, communities, and
even lives, are in the balance. Have
policies in place to facilitate a speedy
and coordinated response.


* Establish communications mecha-
nisms capable of handling inquiries,
clarifying policies and answering
questions from individuals, compa-
nies and the media.

* Understand the gravity of the situa-
tion. Be compassionate, charitable
and willing to go above and beyond
to meet the needs of fellow profes-
sionals and their families.

Jennifer Selby is a design architect with
Baltimore-based Development Design
Group, a leading international archi-
tecture, planning and design firm with
a history of creating high-profile, high-
quality environments around the
world. Contact her at (410) 962-0505
or jselby@ddg-usa.com. Tony Van
Vliet, AIA, is an architect with
Development Design Group.


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