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2007 Design Awards

Awards for Excellence in Architecture 21

Unbuilt Design Awards 40
Honor Awards 48

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2007 AIA Florida Officers
Mark Smith, AIA, LEED AP
President Elect
Don Yoshino, FAIA
Peter Jones, AIA
Vice President/Professional Development
Steve Jernigan, AIA
Vice President/Communications
Richard Logan, AIA
Vice President/Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
Charles Clary, FAIA
Regional Director
Henry Woodroffe, FAIA
Regional Director
Mickey Jacob, AIA
Immediate Past President
Vivian Salaga, AIA
Executive Vice President
Vicki Long, CAE

2007 AIA Puerto Rico Officers:
Alberto Lastra, AIA
President Elect
Jorge Martinez-Jorge, AIA
Diahi Luna,-AIA
Carmen Marla Lopez, AIA
Director 3 years
Paul Perez-Veve, AIA
Director 2 years
Julie Vazquez-Otero, Assoc. AIA
Director 1 year
Miguel del Rio, AIA
Associate Director
Mary Anne Gonzalez, Assoc. AIA
Past President
Pilarin Ferrer-Viscasillas, AIA

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The crowning event of the 2007 AIA Florida conference in July was, as
always, the Design & Honor Awards Presentation and this year there were
many people to acknowledge for their contributions to the association and
the profession and many projects to admire for their beauty of design.
My thoughts about this year's winning projects in the category of Awards
for Excellence in Architecture are more geographical than design-oriented.
There were 160 projects submitted for this award and 10 recipients seven
of which were in South Florida. By South Florida, I mean Sarasota (1), Miami
(2) and Miami Beach (4). So, in strictly geographic terms, no Award for
Excellence in Architecture was presented to any project north of Tampa.
All of the projects that received an award were beautifully designed and
elegantly presented. Almost without exception, all were large-scale buildings
(only one residence made the cut this year and it's in Italy) and several have
multiple uses, i.e. commercial, parking and residential. It's hard not to notice
that some of the projects have very dramatic exteriors and I would be the first
to concede that cities like Miami Beach deserve, or demand, exciting street
elevations. I have come to believe that there is an expectation on the part of
people who don't live in a place that it should look a certain way and I won-
der if that applies to architects working in other parts of the country, not
excluding those who serve on design juries.
I don't know the answer to this question, but it troubles me a bit that there
were 150 projects that were not premeated, many of them in the remaining
two-thirds of the state. What, if anything, were they lacking or did they simply
not fit into someone's preconceived ideass?
Here is some conjecture. Florida has a very strong image in most people's
minds. Not every state does, take Kansas for example, but Florida does and
it's an image of beaches, condominiums, international communities and
nightlife. I don't believe that people, architects included, think of Pensacola,
Jacksonville or Tallahassee when they think of Florida.
In some ways I think it's difficult to design competitively in the northern
parts of this state. It's still Florida with the same beaches, much the same cli-
mate and geography and many of the same environmental concerns. But,
what's different is the architectural tradition that, outside of St. Augustine,
isn't readily identifiable or known. I know what's going on in North Florida
between the Atlantic and the Alabama line. I know there are some excellent
residential projects, some exciting high-rise structures and some noteworthy
restorations. But, is there an image?
So, if this sounds in any way biased or prejudicial, it isn't at all.
I am quite pleased with the projects that received awards and in a couple
of cases, really thrilled. This is simply testimony to the fact that I believe
Florida, and its architecture, is perceived in a very particular way. I think that
there is an expectation that goes with that perception and I don't want to see
that expectation override good design no matter where it occurs.

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The AIA Convention in San Antonio was out-
standing. The theme was "Growing Beyond Green,"
which is along the same lines as our convention,
"AIA Florida, Sustaining Our Future." The speakers
and the programs were great.
"I used to be the next President of the United
States." This Al Gore quip produced a little levity as
he began to speak on the important subject of glob-
al warming. Gore spoke at the last general session on
the last day. You may not like his politics, and you
may disagree with his science, but the fact is the
Earth is getting warmer. There is more carbon diox-
ide in the air now than there has been since pre-historic times. Whether you
believe it's caused by man or it's just a natural cycle of the planet doesn't matter.
The fact is to continue to put carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at the rate we
are doing it now is planetary suicide.
Gore's message to architects was simple we can make a difference, so let's get
started. The buildings in this country consume almost a third of our total energy
and create over a third of the carbon dioxide emissions. Public opinion and leg-
islative momentum are now on our side. The wind of resistance to sustainable,
green design has shifted. Architects who embrace this new reality will be the pro-
fessionals leading their communities to a carbon neutral future through innovative
design. It is our responsibility, as the leading design professionals, to begin today
to incorporate Earth-friendly principles into our projects.
As residents of Florida, we have the most to lose by inaction. Florida is basi-
cally a sandbar sitting only a few feet above sea level. Through innovative sustain-
able design we can stem the tide of greenhouse pollutants being exhausted into the
atmosphere, but we must act quickly. The time is now.
Finally, on an entirely different note, I would like to take this opportunity to
congratulate two of our members who have been elevated to Fellow in the
American Institute of Architects C.T. Hsu, FAIA and Don Yoshino, FAIA. Over
the years, these two gentlemen have given to their communities and the profession
of architecture. They have now been recognized by their peers for their many out-
standing accomplishments. Congratulations!

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AIA Florida Loses a Great Leader
Clearwater architect, Frank R.
Mudano, FAIA, 78, passed away on
July 29, 2007 after a notable profes-
sional career in the Tampa Bay area.
After graduating from the Georgia
Institute of Technology, he served as a
Lieutenant in the United States
Army. Frank was one of the founding
partners of the firm eventually known
as Mudano Associates Architects, Inc.

Frank was the epitome of the
"Citizen Architect," having served in
leadership positions with the Clearwater
Downtown Development Board, the
Upper Pinellas and Pasco YMCA, the
Florida Gulf Coast Arts Center, the
Pinellas Committee of 100 and as a
Commissioner for the Town of Belleair.
As a leader in the profession, he
served in almost every elected position
in the local, state and national AIA.
From 1976 to 1978, he served on the
AIA National Board of Directors. In
1979, he was inducted into the presti-
gious AIA College of Fellows and in
1978, Frank received AIA Florida's
highest honor, the Gold Medal. As a
Gubernatorial appointee, he served on
the Florida State Board ofArchitecture.
To make a donation, specify gifts
to the UF School of Architecture and
in the Additional Comment field des-
ignate that it is for the Frank Mudano
Fund. https://www.uff.ufl.edu/

Frank Mudano: A Personal
I met Frank Mludano in 1971
while I was still a student at the
University of Florida. We met a few
times and I stayed at his house once
when I attended a Student Weekend
sponsored by the Florida Central
Chapter of the AILA. Those were the
good old days!
I was impressed by the obvious
respect that other architects had for
Frank. He had a presence that was
unmistakable and when he spoke,
people listened. When he asked me
what I was going to do after gradua-
tion, I told him I hadn't decided vet
and it was then that he "made me an
offer that I couldn't refuse." I joined
Mudano Associates in June of 1973
and little did I know that I had
signed up for Nludano University.
During the economic downturn
of 1975, I left Frank's office and
moved back to Clearwater with my
new wife and her daughter. It was
about that time that Frank called to
ask me if I would consider draw ing
the plans for a renovation and
enlargement ofhis home. Frank had
tried to do the work himself but the
client, his wife Connie, was not
happy with the result. After com-
pleting the renovation. Frank asked
me "if I was ready to come back
where I belonged." Following a lot
of discussion with m\ wife, I closed
my practice and we packed up and
moved. I worked in Frank's office
for the next 10 years until I joined
the Viera Company in 1989.
During the M.udano 'years. I
learned a lot from Frank.
Professionally, he taught me that
integrity and fairness were not to be
compromised. Once you gave your
word, it was as good as done. Be

passionate about what you believe
in. Value and nurture relationships-
they're important. And give back to
the community. It's your responsi-
bility to society.
Throughout my career, Frank has
been my role model, counselor and
mentor. He gave me the support
and guidance to achieve the goals we
established during our time together.
We had long talks about the profes-
sion and the role the ALA had in
making the practice better. He used
to say, "if you don't do it, it won't get
done." We shared the same passion
about the ALA and in 1993, when I
was inducted into the College of
Fellows, Frank put his Fellows pin in
mv lapel. Every time I wear it, I
think of him.
In closing. Frank. I want you to
know how blessed I am to have had
you as my boss, mentor, client and
most of all, friend. Thank you for
evervrhing. Joln Ehrig, IF1A

BSB Design, a national architec-
ture and community planning firm,
has joined the United States Green
Building Council (USGBC). The
USGBC is the nation's primary
authority on green construction
technologies and sustainable com-
munity design. The non-profit
organization is comprised of leaders
from every sector of the building
The USGBC's core purpose is to
promote profitable, environmentally
conscious, healthy places to live and
work. By transform-
ing the way buildings
and communities are
designed, the group
hopes to enable

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responsible stewardship and improve
quality of life.
The USGBC advocates the use
of The Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED)
Green Building Rating SystemT,
supporting this nationally accepted
benchmark of green building. LEED-
certified design firms provide envi-
ronmental expertise that results in an
immediate, measurable environmen-
tal benefit for new construction.
As part of a company-wide initia-
tive begun in early 2006, BSB
Design has committed to the princi-
ples of green building. Architects
and planners in the firm's 15 region-
al offices meet regularly to discuss
the latest information regarding sus-
tainable design. By early next year, at
least one member of each BSB Design
office will be LEED accredited.

John Howey and Associates Selected and Current Works
Victoria, Australia: The Images Publishing Group PTY LTD, 2006.
Hardcover, 227 pages

This beautiful new book, published as part of "The Master Architect Series"
by Images Publishing, is a well-designed and fitting testament to the genius of
John Howey's architectural career. The book, which contains a foreword by
Lawrence Scarpa and an introduction by Michael Sorkin, includes a statement
of the architect's personal philosophy which begins, "Architecture is not static."
That describes the body of work that Howey's 40-year career has produced -
work that is richly illustrated in five sections titled "Sky," "Water," "Flora,"
"Earth" and "Urban." In addition to the brief project descriptions that fill these
sections, are gorgeous photographs, color renderings, plans and sections.
In the foreword, writer and critic Michael Sorkin describes Howey's work in
this way. "In the modernist tradition, Howey remains devoted to rigorous geom-
etry and the use of simple, often sculptural form. This aesthetic cannot be defined
by any simple categorization. The key to his process is his willingness to examine
a commission for what it has to offer rather than impose upon it a rigid formal
preconception. Howey looks first at what exists, studies the site and seeks to relate
what he puts upon it to the adjacent landscape or urban context. The result may
not resemble the natural setting or its neighboring structures, but it is always cal-
culated to fit into the larger context of the landscape or the urban setting."

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Sonny's BBQ Retail Center, left, and Oak Hill Medical Plaza, right, designed by Oliveri Architects.

Oliveri Architects, Palm Harbor,
has designed two new projects,
Sonny's BBQ Retail Center in Palm
Harbor and Oak Hills Medical Plaza
in Spring Hill.
Sonny's new 8,000-square-foot
facility is the company's prototype
building that has a Starbuck's Coffee

Shop attached. The new Sonny's
image is grander than the original,
but retains hints of the old storefront
as its entry and is constructed to feel
like a building that has undergone
multiple additions.
The two-story 48,000-square-
foot Oak Hills Medical Plaza will be

The interior of the new Orlando Utilities Commission Headquarters designed by HuntonBrady Architects.


a multi-tenant medical office build-
ing that includes a state-certified
ambulatory surgery center.

HuntonBrady Architects, Orlando,
was selected for interior architectural
services for the new Orlando Utilities
Commission (OUC) headquarters
building, currently under construction.
The 10-story, 127,000-square-foot
building is being designed and con-
structed for a LEED Gold rating.
For the new facility, Kristin Brown,
IIDA, LEED AP, specified recycled or
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-
certified wood for all doors and mill-
work through out the interior. The
raised floor system that was installed
for electricity and air is a complex,
flexible system that allows individuals
control over their environment. It
also provides for cleaner air in the
building. The project is scheduled for
completion in August 2008.

Rhodes+Brito Architects, Orlando,
has begun design work on a 7,000-
square-foot secure residential facility in
Orange County. The new Harbor
House Facility for Battered Women is
being funded by a private foundation.
The key design imperatives are to devel-
op a warm, welcoming facility that will
provide comfortable accommodations

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and security for battered spouses and
their children. Construction is due to
begin in early 2008.

Currie Sowards Aguila Architects,
Delray Beach, designed a new addi-
tion to a 1955 Paul Rudolph house
in Delray Beach. Preserving the
integrity of the architecture and
keeping the original intact was a pri-
ority in adding to the house which is
listed on the local Historic Register.
The new two-story addition, located
at the rear of the property, is clearly
a formal sculptural expression. It is
juxtaposed and connected to the
original Rudolph design by only a
minimalist glass bridge.

BSB Design, Orlando, recently
designed elevations for three build-
ings at David Siegel's Westgate
Resorts in the tourist venues of
Orlando and Kissimmee. BSB
designed two six-story, 60-unit
buildings in Westgate Town Center
Resort in Kissimmee and a third six-
story, 60-unit building in southwest
Orlando. The new buildings reflect
the Mediterranean-style architecture
that is prevalent throughout
Westgate and each timeshare unit
has 1,448 square feet of living space.
All three buildings are handicap
accessible and feature below-grade
parking for residents.

VOA Associates Incorporated,
Orlando, announced that construc-
tion is underway on a new Technical
Training Facility at Kessler Air Force
Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. VOA
was commissioned to serve as
Designer of Record for the design-
build project, providing full archi-
tectural and interior design services
in partnership with Walton
Construction, New Orleans, LA.
The project involves the design
and construction of a two-story,
68,700-square-foot training center

Currie Sowards Aguila Architects designed the two-story addition to this Paul Rudolph house in Delray Beach.

Timeshare units at Westgate Lakes were designed by BSB Architects.

VOA Associates' design for the Technical Training Facility at Kessler Air Force Base.

to house the 334th and 338th
Training Squadrons. The building
will provide classrooms, laboratories,
support functions, locker rooms and
administrative offices. Two tall bay

areas will contain a weight room, as
well as space reserved for the instal-
lation of specialized weather and
flight control radar units with sup-
porting equipment. Another portion

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of the bay area designated for com-
bat control activities will be outfitted
with vertical exercise equipment.
The project is scheduled for comple-
tion by October 2007.

The Scott Partnership Architecture,
Inc. (TSPA), Orlando, announced
that the Dellagio mixed-use project
has broken ground on one of the last
undeveloped parcels in southern
Orange County. Inspired by the
small villages along Italy's Amalfi
Coast, Dellagio is comprised of resi-
dential townhomes and 13 commer-
cial buildings, including business and
office space, upscale shopping, high-
end restaurants, cafes, and a three-
story landmark center. As the center-
piece of the development, the land-
mark center building overlooks an
open-air plaza that is surrounded by
restaurants, shops, and offices in the
manner of a traditional Italian piazza.

Retzsch Lanao Caycedo (RLC)
Architects, Boca Raton, has been
retained by Liberty Property Trust to
design the master plan for Liberty
Center at Monarch Lakes, a 17.16-
acre office park in Miramar. RLC
Architects will also design two four-
story, 110,000-square-foot buildings
for the complex that are being
designed to achieve Silver LEED
The two identical office build-
ings will be centrally located on the

Dellagio, in Orange County was designed by The Scott Partnership Architecture, Inc.

RLCs design for Liberty Center at Monarch Lakes in Miramar, Florida.

site near a man-made lake that will
serve as the development's central
amenity. The central location of the
lake and a looped traffic circulation
path are intended to generate the
least possible impact on neighboring
properties and create an active, cam-
pus-like atmosphere. Tenants will

have open space and lake views from
within the buildings, as well as from
two outdoor patio areas. Building
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theme established by the City of
Miramar to create a cohesive urban
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Jacksonville Architect
Recognized by the Florida Trust
The Florida Trust for Historic
Preservation recognized two historic
landmarks in Jacksonville with its
Outstanding Achievement in
Restoration Award. This award is
the trust's highest and most coveted
and both of the buildings that were
honored were designed by Kenneth
Smith Architects, Jacksonville.
The 5 Points Theatre Building
was constructed in 1928 and consists
of a four-story building with shops
and offices and a theater building
behind. At a restoration cost of over
$4 million, the building has become
a leader in the revival of the 5 Points
shopping area.
The second award recognized the
Sowder Building, constructed in 1911

Aurora Awards were presented to Basham & Lucas Design Group for Eagle Landing top, and DAG Architects
for the NatureWalk Welcome Center, above.

Florida Firms Receive
Aurora Awards
Basham & Lucas Design Group,
Inc. was awarded the 2007 Aurora
"Grand Special Judges Award for
Community Development" for
Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation.
The planning, architecture, land-
scape and sign design for the recre-
ational facility topped all the entries
for its category from a dozen states.
The jury felt that "the seamless cre-
ation of a development in which
homeowners become one in a neigh-

borhood is not often seen and this
project does it with perfection."
DAG Architects' design work on
the Welcome Center at NatureWalk
has been awarded a Grand Aurora
Award from the Southeast Building
Conference. The Welcome Center
won in the Commercial Project/Best
Office Building category. The project
was cited for incorporating "a strong
sense of place, an understanding of cli-
mate and environment, exquisite
craftsmanship and an expression of
individuality which is displayed
throughout the design."

The Five Points Theatre Building in Jacksonville.
Photo courtesy of Kenneth Smith Architects.

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Kenneth Smith Architects. Photo courtesy of the

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as the first Florida State Board of
Health Building. Renovation was com-
pleted in several phases and in 2006,
the interior was completely restored for
use as a Public Health Museum.

FSASLA Honors Florida Firm
Morris Architects was recognized
with an Award of Excellence by the
Florida Chapter of the American
Society of Landscape Architects
(FSASLA) for its masterplan for the
Prefeitura of Niter6i in Brazil.
Morris' plan provides the city of
Niter6i with a strong vision for a more
cohesive downtown that is focused on
the newly enlivened waterfront and
energized urban fabric. A renewed
relationship between this city and its
waterfront should help it to recognize
its growth potential.
The masterplan, "Centro Niter6i
2026" presents a positive example of
how a grand vision grounded in a
well-conceived "big idea" and target-
ed development can be the economic
engine for further development and a
renewed sense of pride in place.

The Design Architect for City
Place Office Tower in West Palm
Beach was Elkus Manfredi Architects
of Boston and the Architect of
Record was STH Architectural
Group, Inc. The name of the Design
Architect was not referenced in the
Summer 2007 issue of F/CA.
Grand Central at Kennedy in
Tampa, Florida was designed by
Urban Studios. The Architect of
Record for this project was The
Scott Partnership Architecture, Inc.

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2007 Awards for Excellence in Architecture

and Unbuilt Design Awards

The 2007 design awards jury met
in San Antonio, Texas to review 160
projects submitted for an Award for
Excellence in Design and 190 Unbuilt
projects. This year's jury included
John Grable, AIA, Ted Flato, FAIA,
Jury Chair, and Irby Hightower, AIA.
Ted Flato, FAIA, was born in
Corpus Christi, Texas and received
his BA in Architecture from
Stanford University. Flato, Lake/
Flato Architects, has received wide
acclaim nationally and internation-
ally for his designs, which evolve
from an appreciation for the prag-
matic solutions of vernacular archi-
tecture, the honesty of modernism
and the context of our rich and var-
ied landscape. Sustainability is an
integral part of his design approach.
Flato served as the Principal-in-
Charge for both Hilltop Arboretum
and Shangri La Botanical Gardens.
Current projects include a series of

new academic buildings for Arizona
State University's Polytechnic
Campus in Mesa. He is also working
on the new Kingswood Middle
School for Cranbrook Educational
Community in Bloomfield Hills,
Michigan and many private resi-
dences and ranches.
Irby Hightower, AIA, is a found-
ing principal of Alamo Architects in
San Antonio, Texas. He is well
known for his involvement in urban
design and is committed to the
urban ideal. While maintaining a
high volume of project work and
management of the firm's regional,
retail and multi-family housing proj-
ects, Hightower is also involved in
community service. He is Co-Chair
of the San Antonio River Oversight
Committee that is responsible for
overseeing the planning, design,
project management, construction
and funding necessary to complete

the San Antonio River Improvement
Project. The project is a multi-
agency initiative for flood control,
amenities, ecosystem restoration and
recreational improvements along 13
miles of the river. Hightower
received his Bachelor of Architecture
degree from the University of Texas
at Austin.
John Grable, FAIA, has pro-
duced a body of award-winning
work that is inspired by his intimate
relationship with the environment, a
relationship that stems from his love
and respect for the land and a keen
understanding of how buildings can
gently co-exist with nature. After 18
years as a project manager and part-
ner at Lake/Flato Architects, Grable
returned to his roots in 2004 and
founded John Grable Architects,
where his 28 years of experience as a
designer, builder, developer and
teacher converge.

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Mirador Garage, Miami Beach, Florida
Zyscovich, Inc., Miami, Florida

Parking garages, perhaps the most
predetermined of all building types,
are typically designed more accord-
ing to the size of the lot and the
number of cars to be accommodated
than with regard for aesthetic or
social considerations. In this proj-
ect, the architect made those consid-
erations integral and, in the process,
created a totally new typology. A
dated apartment complex, recently
refurbished, required a new garage.
The new garage, built on the site of
a demolished apartment building, is
lined with townhouses, around
which the neighborhood's pedestri-
an life would not be interrupted.
This unique typology made residen-
tial use secondary to parking use in a
design so successful that those who
are not familiar with the neighbor-
hood often believe the project to be
strictly a townhouse complex.
The design wraps the five-story,
528-space garage on three sides with


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living units so that no part of the
parking facility faces onto the street
at the pedestrian level. A glass-
enclosed exterior corner elevator
brings public car owners directly
from the street to their garage floor.
Despite the narrow configuration,
living units never feel enclosed
because the design allows them to
benefit from natural light.

"This is a tour de force in white, a
wonderful collage of Miami architec-
tural elements done in a clean, simple
manner." The jury agreed that the
project "takes the challenge of a large
multi-level parking structure and
scales it down by wrapping the build-
ing in smaller residential units that
contrast and work with the facade
and skin of the parking structure."

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The most striking aspect of the
design of this project is the creation
of a "theatre show" within the archi-
tecture that transforms the facade
into something bigger than itself.
The architect uses the wall of the
building as a scrim to project light-
ing effects. The use of the building
as a canvas for a theatrical produc-
tion recognizes how a building's
design can enhance the everyday life
of a community regardless of the
structure's overall stature or purpose.
An innovative ramping design
allows the boutiques, which line the
garage, to inhabit a completely dif-
ferent volume from the garage
structure. Within this volume, each
unit asserts itself toward the side-
walk at a different angle, individual-
izing an architectural identity that is
further distinguished by varying
material applications. The geometry
of the architecture further bolsters
the uniqueness of each retail unit.
The convertible retail spaces can be
modified from one-to-two-floor
configurations via a specially
designed removable floor.
By placing retail on the first level
of the garage, the jury felt that the
architect "maintained and augmented
the pedestrian experience of the street
while masking the car parking above.
The architects created a vibrant and
kinetic urban landmark with a beauti-
ful and efficient use of mesh and light.
Garage as icon is an unusual and
exciting accomplishment."

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Existing at the intersection of civic,
commercial and residential activity,
this project emerged from a process
of contextual sampling confined by
the restrictions of an exaggerated
historic preservation agenda and
municipal zoning constraints.
Confronted with two lots that strad-
dle a nondescript, but sacred, post-
war building, the massing of the
complex derived from the collusion
of abstract reference and the mun-

dane. The structure is organized
and connected by the vertical and
horizontal circulation systems four
distinct structures that relate to each
other while simultaneously referenc-
ing their contextual partners.
All of the units in the complex
are double-height volumes that per-
mit a most spacious experience.
The rooftop pool brings people out
of urban congestion and into a new
realm of the bay and the ocean.

Rooftop terraces allow for panoram-
ic views of South Beach and other
leisure activities.
"This is a very refined and sensi-
tive addition to the neighborhood."
The jury further felt that the project
"preserves the original small scale of
many of Miami's streets while
adding density in a pleasing manner.
The light perforated sunscreens con-
trast with the more solid nature of
the original two-story building."

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Arquitectonica, Inc., Miami, Florida

For the design of a building to house
newspaper offices and broadcasting
studios, the client wanted a design
that would reflect the architectural
heritage of southwest Florida. The
architects sought to capture this
modernity while at the same time
taking it a step further. Modern

technology was the key to accom-
plishing this as it allowed for a build-
ing that was far more weather resist-
ant and fuel-efficient with vast
expanses of hurricane-resistant glass.
To give this 71,250-square-foot
building an "open airy feel," the
architect placed the structure

beneath what appears to be a stand-
alone roof an undulating folded
plane floating above the ground on
support columns. The roof is treated
as a giant overhang protecting the
building and forming a covered plaza
for the entrance lobby/exhibit space.
Offices are housed in a two-story glass

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box that rests on pilots suspended
one-story above ground. Depending
on the angle and view, this glass box 0 J
appears to float suspended below the
roof and the elevated offices are pro-
tected from ground level flooding
during a hurricane.
The jury described the "origami-
like shell structure as working like a mI
large umbrella creating a light-filled,
but shaded, interior that celebrates (D
the Gulf climate. Indirect uplight- (
ing and reflected natural light
enhance the interior experience (D
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Photos courtesy ofArquitectonica, Inc.

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The Colony Theatre, Miami Beach, Florida
R. J. Heisenbottle Architects, PA, Coral Gables, Florida

The Art Deco-style Colony
Theatre, built in 1934, was original-
ly designed to show movies and
accommodate small theatre per-
formances. Over the years the facil-
ity was altered, moving the original
axial entry to the corner, reconfigur-
ing the lobbies and modifying the
auditorium. The new program con-
sists of five main components,
including restoration of the original
entry and lobbies; upgrading the
stage house to accommodate state-
of-the-art productions; upgrading
the auditorium and the theatre's
overall operational capabilities and
bringing the entire facility up to
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current codes while maintaining the ON
building's historic character.
Beginning with the new
entrance lobby, the design now
addresses the future development of C
the auditorium and the Art Deco
community in which it is located.
The axial entry was restored, but is
now enclosed and air-conditioned.
The canopy/marquee, the Art Deco
ticket kiosk and the original build-
ing form at the corner of Lincoln
Road and Lenox Avenue were
restored. Multiple improvements
were made backstage and entirely
new mechanical, electrical, plumb-
ing and fire protection systems were
installed, along with the addition of
state-of-the-art stage lighting.
The view of the jury was that the
architect "took an important build-
ing that had been 'abused' over the
years and, with limited funds,
restored the exciting quality of the
original design."

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The program for this project called
for doubling the habitable square
footage of an existing building
while local code restrictions forbid
any additions to the existing vol-
ume. Consequently, the second

floor was partially demolished in
order to render habitable the
ground floor garage and the attic.
The redistribution of the interior
moved the living, dining, kitchen
and storage areas to the ground

floor allowing the family direct
access to the meadow. The remaining
area of the second floor was reor-
ganized around the upper entry and
foyer with one bedroom, bathroom,
storage and library niche. The attic
space was converted into a large
The superimposition of wood
structural elements into the project,
and their association with such
archetypal objects as hay barns, sta-
bles and sheds, can evoke in viewers

Alpine Retreat: Single Family Home, Sondalo (Sondrio) Italy
John Sandell, AIA Associate, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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a temporal recognition of what was
a previously indigenous element.
This could be due to the tectonic
simplicity, an elemental logic that
one can experience. In the case of
this small home, natural materials
are treated as modulated pieces
scaled to reinforce miniature spaces.
The facade, ordered around a
bisecting post and beam built into
its surface plane, engenders a casual
order from its pattern of wood
brise-soleil modules and panels.
The jury considered this a very
challenging project. "It combined
an existing modest barn, an overly
optimistic program and the desire

to maintain the original special
integrity of the building. The final
product is more cabinet than house.
And this sensitive and respectful
approach has breathed fresh energy
into the old bones of the barn."

Photos courtesy ofJohn Sandell.

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Oak Plaza, Miami, Florida
Marieanne Khoury-Vogt, Architect of Record
Collaborative Project: Cure & Penabad Studio and Khoury & Vogt Architects
Panama City Beach, Florida



Photos by Steven Brooke and Simon Hare.

Oak Plaza is located in Miami's
unique 18-block Design District, an
area now experiencing a dramatic
urban renewal. The project included
two basic design goals that set the
framework for the architectural
forms. These included reducing the
size of the block on which the proj-
ect is sited by creating a new
through-street and giving the dis-

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trict a central gathering space.
These basic urban design strategies
are reinforced by a mix of building
uses that in turn are contained in
buildings that respond typologically
to the urban setting.
The buildings, according to the
jury, "have great street presence
with the generous residential open-
ings flanking either side of the
'alley.' The arcades flanking the
processional space create valuable
shade and draw the pedestrian into
the heart of the project, the 'tile
lined' courtyard."

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Young Women's Preparatory Academy, Miami, Florida
BRPH Architects-Engineers, Inc., West Palm Beach, Florida

This facility represents the transfor- 1
nation of a vacant 1950's vintage n
office building into a state-of-the-
art, high-tech educational facility.
The design strategy involved pre-
serving the building's Bauhaus-
inspired elevations and utilizing '
exterior additions to enhance the >
structure's original design. In con-
trast to the historically inspired
exterior, the three-story interior was
completely gutted and given a con-
temporary appearance that incorpo- C
rates the latest technology and edu-
cational concepts.
The jury felt that an "informal
community space was established
through the architect's thoughtful
use of interior circulation and the
challenge of a 'wide' building sec-
tion. The interior common area
works like a courtyard that has a
number of 'eddy' spaces that rein-
force the notion of education
beyond the walls of the classroom." Photos courtesy ofBRPHArchitects-Engineers, Inc.

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High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture
Ozone Park, New York
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bring together space for several inter-
related professions under one roof.
The design is intended to illustrate to
the students that architecture, unlike
other design professions, is also
about function and content. The
architects helped school officials find
cost-efficient ways to modernize
every system in the building, result-
ing in a school that costs much less
to operate than the norm and
accommodates over 900 students in
a building with classrooms, a fully
functioning 300-seat theatre and a
double-height lobby connected to a
presentation hall.
The jury felt that the school brings
a new vibrancy to the neighborhood.
"It is a colorful insertion into the area
with forms and colors that represent
the dynamic program within. The
building section is very thoughtful,
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Sam Rampello Downtown Partnership School (K-8,) Tampa, Florida
Alfonso Architects, Inc., Tampa, Florida

The plan and section for this school
U were developed in a hierarchical
-- organization based on the program's
-- educational journey from kinder-
garten to eighth grade. The building
for the elementary school is heavy and
grounded, while the middle school
a) building is lifted and light, appearing
to hover within its urban setting. The
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matical music theory combining the
concepts of time, space, rhythm,
nnn tonality and architecture. The design
process included collaboration
between architect and composer in an
attempt to create a third art form.
Despite the project's tight budg-
et, the jury felt that the architect
n created a "playful and engaging
facade with thoughtful attention to
: materials and window configura-
tions. By using the building pro-
gram to define the heart of the cam-
pus, they created a protected court-
yard that is a wonderful contrast to
C the surrounding urban fabric."

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Soho Beach House, Miami Beach
Allan T. Shulman Architect, PA., Miami, Florida

The restoration of this historic hotel
includes the addition of a new
rooftop spa and on the oceanfront,
a new 15-story residential tower.
S The principle design challenge was
to expand the existing structure, /
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indoor-outdoor connectivity on a ,
narrow site sandwiched between ,
large towers. The project responds, I
by vertically and horizontally layer-
ing separate typographies in limited '
open space.
The new tower is slender and
houses only two residential units
per floor. The tower adapts to its
semi-tropical environment, screen- /
ing its abundant glass walls with
deep balconies and precast concrete
brise-soleil that are expressed as the .
building's primary decoration. The
ground floor suite of public areas,
which span in a linear progression

from the street to the dune, topo-
). .- graphically merge the hotel with the
.D' "The new hotel compliments
the old one by being its opposite."
.. The jury noted that "where the old
is solid, the new is light and where
C. the old is short and squatty, the new
is tall and lanky. But, these differ-
ences are rendered in a manner that
reinforces the whole design."

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Iglesia San Jose, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Beatriz del Cueto, FAIA, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

This project was generated by the
client's need to determine the most
effective short and long-term solu-
tions to the on-going deterioration
of a unique 16th-century New
World monument. The project
required a phased series of interven-
tions based on both the disposition
of adequate funds and the unknown
source of most of the conservation
issues. The client's concerns were
directed to securing both the struc-

tural integrity of the monument
and its reestablishment as a func-
tioning church during the on-going
restoration. The use of a systematic
condition survey, supplemented
with the application of non-destruc-
tive testing and historical research
during the initial phases of the con-
servation allowed the identification
and resolution of the major prob-
lems of water infiltration and struc-
tural instability.
The design and implementation
of all conservation efforts to date
have allowed the church to reopen
to the public and have served as the
basis for the subsequent final con-
servation and restoration solutions.

Photos courtesy of Beatriz del Cueto, FAIA.

The jury was optimistic that
"this landmark church would be
saved by the architect's careful, non-
invasive method of tracing the his-
tory of the building."

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Miami DDA Downtown Master Plan Update, Miami, Florida
Zyscovich, Inc., Miami, Florida

The Zyscovich firm was commis-
sioned to develop and update the
downtown master plan for an area
encompassing over 250 city blocks
containing numerous distinct
neighborhoods. The underlying
principal of the plan was the appli-
cation of the philosophy of "real"
urbanism wherein the inherent
character and history of a neighbor-
C hood are maintained and enhanced
D) rather than enveloped into a
homogenous master plan. This
allows for the creation of authentic
4- environments with livable commu-
nities that contain diverse popula-
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plan created 12 distinct sub-districts
that are all linked to their surround-
ing communities and to the down-
town as a whole.
The master plan also addresses
issues of urban ecology and sustain-
ability through a series of strategies
that provide a substantial increase in
permeable open space; a dramatic
increase in the urban tree canopy
and infrastructure solutions that
improve storm water drainage and
reduce pollution run-off.
The jury felt that the plan deals
very thoughtfully with all of the
aspects of the public realm, from
the shoreways to the underside of
freeways. "Plans like this one are
crucial to the success of our cities."

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Hollywood Beach CRA Master Plan, Hollywood Beach, Florida
Zyscovich, Inc., Miami, Florida



The residents of this municipality
are extremely proud of their city's
small town character and its early-
Florida architecture. In keeping
with the strong community senti-
ment, the architect prepared an
innovative plan that promotes green
practices and offers incentives to the
public/private sector projects that
achieve the higher levels of Leed
certification. As a tool for achieving
high level certification, the plan
proposes the creation of a Green
Technical Assistance Program.
Hollywood Beach is a small, his-
.> toric coastal municipality surround-
ed by beachfront, the Intracoastal
Waterway and a park. The existing
Qa code was inadequate to address the
current development climate and
the limitations of parcel size and
flood zone requirements. In order
to clarify discrepancies between the
< underlying land use and the existing
regulations and to facilitate the
implementation of capital improve-

ment projects, the architects con-
ducted analyses and formulated
approaches by which the city could
preserve its character while broad-
ening opportunities for transit con-
nections and modifying policy for
land aggregation. The architects
determined that because of its small
size and high residential population,
the municipality should focus on
eco-tourism and urban tourism,
rather than marketing itself as a typ-
ical resort. The master plan is in the
process of being adopted.
The jury agreed that the plan
captures the essence of place while
reinforcing the community's
strengths. They saw the area as a
narrow village with medium density
that is held tightly together by the
Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal
Waterway. "This plan will help
maintain the existing fabric and
quality of the area while allowing for
more density through thoughtful
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Bayview Market, Miami, Flori
Perkins+Will, Coral Gables

This project was designed for a
mixed-use "vertical mall" and office
program within a complex urban
metropolitan context. The city's
effort to redevelop this area is
appropriately met with its desire to
build an urban community center.
This project will conform to the tra-
ditional needs for a city to have
pedestrian connectivity, appropriate
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a community, day and night. Given
its sustainable strategies, big box
retailers and small commercial ten-
ants have had to review and create
innovative operational criteria
The building will house approx-
imately 2.5 million square feet of
retail, office space, parking for 2400
cars and commercial spaces. Twelve
stories and four levels of retail will
allow for public gathering spaces as

well as pedestrian connections to
the main vehicular corridors of
downtown Miami.
The jury felt that "the project
helps create a new paradigm for the
urban retail market. The design
solution deals with the popular sub-
urban big box retail and its large
parking requirements in an urban
setting. By stacking the retail boxes
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street life with its small-scaled
mixed-use elements, while giving
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form of retail without having to
jump in a car and drive a long dis-
tance to shop. It is a sustainable and
hopeful solution."

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Gold Medal
Henry Alexander, FAIA

"For more than 30 years, Henry
Alexander has been, and continues to
be, a dynamic force within the Florida
Association and the profession.
Henrys singular commitment and sig-
nificant accomplishments on behalfof
the Florida Association, the American
Institute of Architects, and his com-
munity, define extraordinary volun-
teer leadership.
Over the years, the members of
AIA Florida have profited from his
endeavors and also from his insights,
positive attitude and generous
nature. In every instance,
Henry has brought mature
judgment, tireless energy and a
focus on tangible results that
have, and will continue to,
benefit members of the Florida
Association. Whether as a
regional director, president of
the state association, chairman
or member of numerous com-
mittees at the local state and
national levels, Henry has
brought a dimension of depth,
objectivity and innovation to
each task. As a skillful leader Above:
and facilitator, he has the abil- Florid

ity to articulate his positions in an
insightful manner, while at the same
time demonstrating consideration for
the opinions of others.
Henry's exemplary volunteerism in
the professional and community are-
nas is noteworthy not only for its
duration and accomplishments, but
also for the spirit of altruism with
which it has been rendered. During
the past three decades, Henry's con-
temporaries have developed a pro-
found respect for his attitudes, compe-
tence, sincerity, integrity and advoca-
cy as he continues to serve the AIA
and his community in an exemplary
manner." From AIA Miami's nomi-
nating statement

Henry Alexander has been an
active participant in The Blueprint
for America, the primary program
for AIA 150, a yearlong observance
in 2007 that will mark the 150th
anniversary of the founding of the
American Institute of Architects.
He currently co-chairs the Visitor's
Center Committee for the
Biscayne-Everglades Greenway
Project. When fully developed, the

SHenry Alexander receiving the 2002 President's Award from AIA
a Past Pesident Henry Woodroffe, AIA. Top, right: Henry and Miami
Alex Penelas.

Greenway will be a multi-purpose
trail and greenway loop that will
link south Miami-Dade communi-
ties with Biscayne and Everglades
National Parks. The project will
provide a positive impact on the
area from a multiplicity of vantage
points recreationally, environmen-
tally and economically.

Henry continues to serve AIA
Florida as a member of the Fellows
Committee and as a Trustee of the
Florida Foundation for Architecture.
As regional representative for the
College of Fellows, Henry,
in tandem with Florida
Foundation President,
John Ehrig, FAIA, has
implemented a creative
fundraiser for the Found-
ation that debuted at the
2007 state convention.
Works of art in any medi-
um, produced and donat-
ed by AIA Florida Fellows
were featured at a silent
auction and proceeds will
be used to benefit the pro-
grams of the Foundation.

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Silver Medal/Hilliard T. Smith Community Service Award
Charles E. Chisholm, FAIA

"Robert E. Chisholm, FAIA, firm
owner and president of R.E.
Chisholm Architects, Inc. in Miami
has continually, for the past 30 years,
maintained his commitment to
enhancing the profession through
service to the community. His efforts
have demonstrated that the training
that all architects receive helps to
develop organizational and leadership
skills critical to bettering our commu-
nities and enhancing the quality of
life. His work is notable for his
Chairmanship of the Design and
Construction Committee for the
Community Partnership for the
Homeless, a volunteer group ofarchi-
tects who provide pro-bono design
services for two homeless assistance
centers. Since 1995, the organization

has provided services to more than
50,000 homeless men, women and
In 1992, while president of the
AIA/Miami Chapter, he organized
and led volunteer architects in the
AIA' response following Hurricane
Andrew, from the emergency relief
phase to recovery and planning efforts
for the reconstruction phase. He
organized and led town meetings in
the disaster area that were attended by
architects, engineers, landscape archi-
tects, general contractors and hurri-
cane victims, distributing practical
how-to and life safety information.
His early community service efforts
began with a group of minority profes-
sionals who planned a street festival in
conjunction with United Way's
Hispanic American Planning
Council. Today, this "Calle Ocho"
Street Festival draws over 1.5 million
people to a one-day event that has been
recognized in the Guinness Book of
World Records.
Bob Chisholm's community service
has been recognized with AIA
Miami's Silver Medalfor Service; AIA
Florida's Charles W Clary
Government Service Award and the
Alvah H. Chapman Jr.
Humanitarian Award." Summary
by the Silver Medal Jury

In 1973, Bob Chisholm received
his Architecture degree from the
University of Florida and in 1977,

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he earned a Masters Degree in
Planning and Urban Design. In
1982, he opened R.E. Chisholm
Architects, Inc., which was named
Architectural Firm of the Year by the
Latin Builders Association in 1992.
Robert E. Chisholm blends his
architectural skills into leadership
initiatives bringing architects and
the community into common
efforts through his involvement in
business leadership, disaster relief,
codes, procedures and social archi-
tectural issues.
In 2006, he received the March
of Dimes Award for Excellence in
Architecture in his community. In
2007, R.E. Chisholm Architects,
Inc. was named to the Top 100
Minority Businesses in Dade
County by the Greater Miami
Chamber of Commerce. This year,
he was recognized as a notable alum-
nus of Miami-Dade College and fea-
tured in the Miami-Dade College
(MDC) Magazine for receiving the
"Building the Future Award."
In August 2006, he was named
Chairman of the Mayor's Land Use
Group for Miami-Dade County.
This group developed a Site
Evaluation Criteria system for
county-owned lands to be used for
Affordable and Workforce Housing.
He also developed guidelines for a
Community Land Trust Initiative
for Miami-Dade County.



Firm of the Year
DAG Architects

"DAG Architects, its principals
and its employees, are committed to
the profession, the communities it
serves and to the firm itself In the 26
years since the firm' inception, DAG
has personified the definition of com-
mitment. Nearly 80% of the firm'
business derives from current and past
clients a testimony to our commit-
ment to design excellence, communi-
cation and client relationships.
Founding partner Charlie Clary's
role as the first architect in the history
of Florida to serve in the state legisla-
ture is only part of the story of the
firm's commitment to public service
and to the profession. DAG continu-
ally gives back to the communities in
which it works, through pro-bono
work, through holding leadership
positions in charities and on develop-

ment committees and by volunteering
its expertise to a whole host of local
DAG's growth and success has
been driven by a strategy for the
future a planned expansion that
affords its talented staff opportunities
to embrace leadership roles and to
protect its heritage for years to come.
DAG Architects

DAG was founded in 1981 by
Sam Blimling, AIA, and Charlie
Clary III, FAIA, as the Destin
Architectural Group. Today, 26
years later, DAG is a growing firm
with a staff of 46, including archi-
tects, graphic designers and con-
struction specialists. In the past five
years, DAG has completed a new
office, acquired annex office space

for the Destin office and opened
permanent offices in Tallahassee,
Pensacola and Atlanta. The Destin
office, completed in 2001, won an
AIA Florida Award of Excellence in
Over the years, the firm has
designed a wide range of building
types, ranging from health care
facilities, schools, churches, libraries
and fire stations to multi-story con-
dominiums, offices and private
coastal residences. DAG's excep-
tional design talent has been recog-
nized by components of the
American Institute of Architects
with more than 12 design awards,
most recently in 2005 for the
Destin Library.

Photos clockwise from top left: Cassine Station, Destin Library, Beasley Park and Watercolor Fire Station.


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William G. McMinn, FAIA, Educator Award
Jaime Canaves, FAIA, IIDA

"Jaime Canaves' career continues
to be one ofremarkable distinction for
his professional, cultural, educational
and community contributions. His
design work, teaching, dedication to
the ALA, and especially his remark-
able leadership in the creation ofpub-
lic opportunities for the appreciation
of architecture and interior design, is
without equal. Jaime has been hon-
ored by many organizations at many
levels, including elevation to
Fellowship in the American Institute
ofArchitects in 2001 and being hon-
ored by the Miami Chapter oftheAIA
with its highest recognition, the H.
Samuel Kruse Silver Medal. He
received the Educational Leadership
Award for notable and extended
achievements in teaching and the
Award ofAppreciation for his leader-
ship and outstanding contributions to
the AIA Miami Chapter.
Jaime has been a leader in shaping
the conversation about architecture in
the State of Florida and beyond. His
leadership has created two bridges -
one between the architecture and inte-
riors communities (he was Chairman
of the National AIA Interiors

Committee) and between the profes-
sion and local schools. Most uniquely,
he has increased the City of Miami'
profile in the eyes of the worldwide
architectural community through the
creation of Bienal Miami, a highly
respected international bienal cultur-
al event that exploits 'the potential for
interaction between architectural
education and professional practice.'
Jaime's dedication to service to the
community has been evident both
locally and internationally, as shown
by his service in El Salvador after the
2001 earthquake and as a recipient of
the 2004 March of Dimes Building
Our Community Award." From AIA
Miami's nominating statement

An AIA Florida Board ofDirectors' meeting, above,
and below, a student sketch of Professor Canavis.

Professor Jaime Canavrs teaches
and practices his philosophy, that
"architecture is a collective experi-
ence with the potential for both
local and global reach." If the
power of architecture extends
beyond a building to influence the
city, then surely one might argue
that the impact of a class assign-
ment can challenge students to
reach beyond the isolated classroom
and produce architectural under-
standing for, and of, a community.
Professor Canavrs reasons that stu-
dents become disciples of architec-
tural principles, spreading the influ-
ence of good design in daily living

while reinforcing the positive role
architects play in the communities
they serve.
In his 30 years as a professor and
administrator at Florida International
University (FIU), his impetus has
been a driving force in transforming
a four-year, pre-professional
Architectural Technology program
into an accredited School of
Architecture. The school now
grants the first, and only, profes-
sional Master of Architecture degree
offered by a state university in the
Southeast region. This program
affords lower income minorities in
the Greater Miami area the oppor-
tunity to study architecture.
Situated in a public institution, the
program provides broad accessibili-
ty to professional education and
increases the diversity of the profes-
sion. Its mostly bilingual student
body has facilitated articulation and
joint study agreements with archi-
tectural programs in Chile,
Argentina, Columbia, Venezuela,
Ecuador and Puerto Rico.

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Anthony L. Pullara Individual Honor Award
Richard D. Pritts, AIA

"7 believe in a collaborative design
process with the users functional needs
being the main focus while opting for
the simple things done well. Knowing
that our spaces affect the intrinsic
emotions of those who move through
the space, I strive for a uniform use of
materials and interiors related to the
To me, the program is the primary
determinant that shapes the building,
not only in the general layout of spaces
and circulations patterns, but also in
details. I strive for a building that is
understandable to the user. Richard
D. Pritts, AIA

Richard Pritts is Vice President
of Collman & Karsky Architects,
Inc. with offices in Dunedin and
Tampa. He has Bachelor of
Architecture degrees from the

College of William and Mary and
Ohio State University. He has over
35 years of experience in the archi-
tectural profession, the past 30 years
having been primarily in the man-
agement of complex projects involv-
ing multiple disciplines. His broad
scope of experience encompasses
medical, elderly health care and sen-
ior housing, athletic facilities, edu-
cational facilities, fire stations,
housing, offices, warehouses and
religious structures. Project services
range from master planning design
to new structures, as well as addi-
tion and renovation work. From
these experiences, he has become a
proponent of the design method in
which close team involvement is
monitored continuously to ensure
the most economical approach.
In the architect's own words, one
of his most notable achievements
was his participation in the "In
Residence" program that was fund-
ed by a grant from the National
Endowment for the Arts. Dick
spent one day a week at Dunedin
Elementary School as part of the
"Architects in School," program,
working with K-through-6th grade
students. For the program, he
developed hands-on demonstration
projects using a unique selection of
materials that relate to the natural
and built environment. He also
developed a walking tour of histori-

cal buildings in the area and an
introduction to buildings for
kindergarten students.
The AIA CATS Team led the
AIA Florida Central Chapter into
producing a five-year master plan
for the organization, the goal of
which was to serve the members
with better communications and
provide them with a local base from
which to get current information
and contract forms to run their
businesses. While serving as
President of the Florida Central
Chapter, Dick set up a chapter
office and increased dues, thus
enabling the chapter to better serve
its membership.
In 2002, he presented an idea to
the board ofTampa Bay AIA to redo
a coloring book about historic and
architecturally significant buildings
in the chapter area. Knowing that
the coloring book could be used as a
handout for members who partici-
pate in the annual Great American
Teach-In at local schools, his goal
was to enlighten children about the
physical environment, both past
and present. A grant from the AIA
Foundation funded the publication
of the coloring book and the
Chapter received an award from
AIA National.

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Charles W. Clary Government Service Award
Tom Lewis, FAIA

In 2005-06, Tom Lewis, FAIA,
served as Secretary of the
Department of Management
Services under former Florida
Governor Jeb Bush. As Secretary,
he was responsible for directing the
provision of services to state and
other government agencies and
employees. In 2006, he helped
establish a new fee guide for archi-
tectural and engineering services.
Tom also served in former
Florida Governor Bob Graham's
administration as a Special Assistant,
coordinating the Governor's Florida
Cabinet agenda on capital construc- Top: Tom with AIA Florida Past President Vivian Salaga, AIA, and bottom: with President George W Bush.

tion and land use/development.
issues. He then spent three years as
Assistant Secretary of the Florida ..
Department of Transportation
(DOT), where he was responsible for
the day-to-day operation of the
agency. He completed his service in
the Graham administration as
Secretary of the Florida Department
of Community Affairs where he was
instrumental in the passage of
Florida's historic growth manage-
ment laws in the mid-1980s. Tom
has dedicated decades of hard work
to the state of Florida and the profes-
sion of architecture.

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Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award
Linda Saul-Sena

With a lifelong love for architec-
ture, Linda Saul-Sena has spent the
last 30 years advocating for good
design in a variety of professional
settings. Now serving her fifth
four-year term as a citywide repre-
sentative on the Tampa City
Council, she has been a spokesper-
son for quality design considera-
tions in zoning, planning and pub-
lic buildings throughout her service.
After college, Linda worked for
the Tampa-Hillsborough Planning
Commission where she initiated
publications about historic preserva-
tion and design within the natural
environment, in addition to her reg-
ular responsibilities of writing neigh-
borhood plans and zoning recom-
mendations. Frustrated by the lack
of creativity on the part of elected

officials, she produced a film, "City
Visions," that received an award
from the local AIA. Funded by the
Florida Endowment for the
Humanities, the film promotes good
urban design and what makes well-
planned public spaces successful.
After moves to Boston and
Philadelphia, Linda moved back to
Tampa to take the position of
Director of the Tampa Community
Design Center, Inc. (TCDC). This
non-profit group is dedicated to
providing pro-bono architecture,
planning and design services to
needy clients. As TCDC director,
she sought to increase the commu-
nity's awareness of the importance
of the built environment.
Linda also produced a six-part
television series for the local PBS sta-

tion, funded by a Florida Endowment
for the Humanities grant. The series
focused on historic preservation and
showcased iconic Tampa buildings,
some needing extensive restoration
work. She followed this with a
five-part series on good contempo-
rary design celebrating Tampa
International Airport and TECO
Hall, among others. In 1987, she
won her first Council election by
emphasizing her commitment to
Tampa's "quality of life."

Associate Member Individual Honor Award
Kim Headland, Assoc. AIA

'At the Chapter Board meeting each
month, we learned to reserve Kim's
report for last because she would have
more planned, more in the works and
more accomplished than everyone else
on the board From ARE classes, to
movies about architecture, to tours and
competitions, Kim accomplished it all.

More important, however, was that she
was always the first to arrive and the
last to leave, and for all her efforts and
hard work, she never once sought any
recognition. Her satisfaction seems to
stem fom doing her best, which is light
years beyond what most people will ever
accomplish." Harvey Goldstein, AIA,
2006 President, AIA Tampa Bay
Kim Headland graduated
Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor
of Architecture degree from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(RPI) in 1998. The same year she
also earned a Bachelor of Science in
Building Sciences from RPI. After
working with several architecture
firms in Tampa, she joined Wilder
Architecture, Inc. in 2006 as
Marketing Director. Since 1993,
she has received several honors and

awards including AIA Tampa Bay's
President's Award, the University of
South Florida AIAS Chapter's
President's Award, AIA Tampa Bay's
Pullara Award and the "Object"
Design Competition Award. In
2006, she served a dual role as both
AIA Tampa Bay Associate Director
and AIA Florida/Caribbean Regional
Associate Director.
Within a few days of becoming
the Chapter's Associate Director, Kim
had fostered a plan that would pro-
duce a number of accomplishments.
Her plan was not only ambitious. It
was grand in its breadth and it affect-
ed all levels of membership.

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The Mellen C. Greeley Craftsman Award
Pat Ball Construction

Working with Sarasota architec-
tural firms like Seibert Architects,
Guy Peterson OFA and Carl Abbott
Architect, contractor and builder
Pat Ball and his crew of talented
craftsmen have been responsible for
bringing to fruition numerous resi-

All photos courtesy of Pat Ball Construction.

dential projects, all of which exhibit
stunning attention to detail and
workmanship. Mr. Ball's experience
and meticulous approach to his

Builder of the Year
Creative Arts Unlimited, Inc.

Creative Arts Unlimited has
been providing high quality design
services since 1992, creating custom
and themed architectural elements
and decorative products for the
commercial, residential and institu-
tional markets. In the past year,
Creative Arts' projects have received
the Architectural Woodwork
Institute's 2006 Award of
Excellence for the Bishop
Planetarium in Bradenton, Florida.
The company also received Best
Overall Design honors from Surface
Fabrication Magazine.
The company provides a variety
of services to architects including
Exhibit Development, audio-video,
graphics and signage, artifact han-
dling and restoration and creative
development. Creative Arts offers

Detail of a lobby column in the Bishop
Planetarium. Photo courtesy of Creative Arts

museums, visitor centers, libraries,
retail stores and hospitality venues
complete concept design service
through fabrication and installa-
tion. Custom-themed home the-
atres and planetarium theatres are
part of the company's capability as

work have earned him the respect of
architects and clients alike, ensuring
the success of good design through
his craftsmanship.

are three-dimensional graphics and
complex signage. The leaders of the
Creative design team are graduates
of The Ringling School of Art and
Design with over 40 years of experi-
ence in the graphic arts.
The company is approved by the
State of Florida's Division of Historical
Resources to design and fabricate
archival mounts and handle rare arti-
facts. They are also an approved fabri-
cator of true archival cases to protect
and display valuable artifacts.
Part of the design/build process
for museums and visitor centers is
the research required to accurately
tell the subject story. Creative Arts
works with clients to develop the
storyline, research and write the text
and coordinate all the interior
design elements.

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Photographer of the Year Award
Steven P. Widoff

Steven Widoff is a native
Floridian who began shooting and
editing his own short films at an early
age. At the University of South
Florida, he received a degree in Visual
Arts and Communications and after
graduation, he worked briefly for the

All photos by Steven P Widoff.

ly expressing the function of the
building he shoots. His years of
experience have given him the abili-
ty to pre-visualize, then compliment
and create, the quality of light that
is necessary to evoke feeling within
and around his subjects.
"All of my images," Steve says,
"have compositional flow and believ-
ability. I am very careful to give all
credit to the structure's design."

St. Petersburg Times. He left the
newspaper feeling that "photojour-
nalism was too fast paced to produce
anything of lasting quality."
For the past 15 years, Steven has
been shooting commercial and resi-
dential interiors and exteriors, col-
laborating with architects and
builders. His strengths lie in visual-

Associate Member of the Year Award
Florida Natural Gas Association

The Florida Natural Gas
Association (FNGA) and
AIA Florida have had a
partnership and a continu-
ous sponsorship relationship
revolving around the AIA
Florida convention for over 25
years. As an Allied Member,
the Florida Natural Gas
Association has made a long-
term commitment to pro-
vide AIA members with P
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information, opportunities
for education and product service.
Not only have they understood the
value of being a convention spon-
sor, they understand the value of
building a relationship with the
Association and its members, result-
ing in a partnership that collabo-

courtesy ofFNGA.

rates on many issues affecting the
The partnership with FNGA is
much greater than just its conven-
tion commitment. FNGA, led by
Dan Swanson has, for the past few
years, participated in the AIA

Florida Legislative Day, visit-
ing legislators with members
to help lobby for issues that are
of mutual concern and bene-
fit. This is a partnership that
affects how architects practice
and helps insure that they have
the tools to design effectively
using sustainable principles
and products.
The Florida Natural Gas
Association is more than just
an Allied Member of AIA
Florida. They are a partner in finding
effective products and methods to
continue to promote excellence in
architecture and a vital player in the
efforts to advocate for sustainable,
energy-efficient and environmentally
sensitive design solutions.

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Florida's A/E Firms Among First in Green Initiatives

Reynolds Smith and Hills, Inc.,
(RS&H) with offices in Jacksonville,
Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Ft.
Myers, Miami, Fort Lauderdale,
Merritt Island and Tallahassee, was
one of the first major A/E firms in

RS&H drew from multiple sources,
LEED, ASLA, Florida Green
Building Coalition, to make the
park as sustainable as possible. If the
pending design recommendations
are approved, the park will be the

Florida. Today, its programs
include Aerospace and Defense,
Transportation, Public Infrastructure,
Commercial, Institutional and
Aviation, deploying many green ini-
tiatives throughout all of them.
As architect and civil engineer of
the 150,000-square-foot LEED-cer-
tified PHH Mortgage building in
Jacksonville, RS&H's Commercial
Program created the revisions to
support the LEED certification
after construction was started. At
the time of its completion, the
PHH Mortgage Building was the
first LEED-certified office building
in Florida.
In Charlotte County, the RS&H
Institutional Program has been
designing several LEED certified ele-
mentary schools. Many of the engi-
neering prerequisites were already
being exceeded by RS&H in their
prototypes and now are being certi-
fied with the Green Building Council.
RS&H gained national recognition
when its design of the Sallie Jones
Elementary School in Charlotte
County remained unscathed by
Hurricane Charlie in 2004.
In Tampa, RS&H is sub-con-
sultant to Tom Balsey and Associates,
New York, on sustainable design for
the Curtis Hixson Lakefront Park.

first outdoor space to achieve sus-
tainability in Tampa.
In addition, RS&H designed
the University of South Florida
Nature and Environmental Science
Building, which provides multidis-
ciplinary and research space for the
chemistry, environmental science
and geography programs. The
building has strict humidity con-
trols, sophisticated HVAC systems

Photos, top:
Nature and
Sciences Building,
University of
South Florida.
Middle: landside
elevation of
Grand Caymen
Air Terminal,
and above: PHH
Building. Right:
Curtis Hixson
Lakefront Park
site plan. Photos
courtesy of

and innovative acoustics and vibra-
tion engineering. In addition, it
used completely recyclable material
for construction, as well as low-
maintenance exterior product and a
high R-Value roof.
In the Grand Cayman Islands,
RS&H designed the expansion of
the airport terminal to incorporate
many of the island's local features
that have created a natural village-
like setting that blends seamlessly
into the community. Incorporating
indigenous characteristics into a
design to create a unique sense a
place has become a signature for
RS&H terminal designs.

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fall 2007

Florida Struck by a Sustainable Tsunami
Mary Ann Swiderski

Two-thousand-seven may go
down in record books as the year
Florida got hit with the Green
Wave. It seems everyone state and
local politicians, educators, develop-
ers, major retailers got swept up in
the environmental movement that
previously was barely a blip on the
radar screen.
Gov. Charlie Crist's climate-
change summit in Miami in July,
which featured California Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Robert
E Kennedy, Jr. as keynote speakers
and drew more than 600 business,
environmental and government
leaders from around the state,
showed even skeptics that the
Sunshine State has finally seen the
light. At that summit, Gov. Crist
signed executive orders to imple-
ment aggressive policies to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions, promote
alternative energy and increase ener-
gy efficiency in Florida. He also
proposed a low-carbon fuel stan-
dard modeled after California's
groundbreaking policy to reduce
the carbon intensity of transporta-
tion fuels. A month earlier at the
U.S. Conference of Mayors in Los
Angeles, mayors from more than 50
Florida cities, including Jacksonville,
Miami, Tallahassee and Tampa,
signed on to the Climate Protection
Agreement, committing to reduce
carbon emissions in cities below 1990
levels, in line with the United
Nations Kyoto Protocol.
There's also been an upsurge of
interest and participation by build-
ing owners, architects, and engi-
neers in the U.S. Green Building
Council's Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED)
program. LEED, which is based on
a third-party, variable rating system

for sustainable sites, water efficien-
cy, energy and atmosphere, materi-
als and resources, and indoor envi-
ronmental quality, is the standard
for environmentally responsible
buildings. Even though Florida is the
4th most populous state in the nation,
as little as five years ago the state had
no USGBC chapters. By contrast,
today there are chapters in
Jacksonville, Gainesville, Central
Florida, South Florida, the Gulf
Coast, Tallahassee and the Caribbean.
Nor were there any LEED-certi-
fied buildings in Florida five years
ago that milestone wasn't crossed
until March 2003, when Stetson
University Lynn Business Center in
DeLand became the first building
in the state to achieve LEED certifi-
cation, and it was another 14
months before the University of
Florida's Rinker Hall became the
state's second certified building. By
February 2005, Florida had four
certified projects and 32 registered
for certification. By April 2006,
there were eight certified and 37
registered projects. But that num-
ber jumped significantly by mid-
2007, when Florida had 19 LEED-
certified and more than 310 LEED-
registered buildings. Likewise, the
number of the state's LEED-
Accredited Professionals has soared.

In February 2005, Florida
had 322 LEED APs; by April
2006, the number was 412.
Today, that number has
jumped to more than 700.

"What was once a niche market
has exploded into mainstream
almost overnight, especially in
Florida," said Vince Briones, PE,

LEED AP, manager of sustainable
design for TLC Engineering of
Architecture of Orlando and head
of Green Guides, Sustainability for
Architecture, a TLC company.
"Concerns about climate change,
our dependence on foreign oil and
increased awareness of how the
environment affects our personal
health are some of the reasons for
this explosion of interest in green
building design."
"Just as more people are turning
to organic foods or buying hybrid
cars, likewise more people are start-
ing to realize that there are factors
more important than cost when it
comes to the food we eat, the places
where we live and work, and the
impact on our environment," Mr.
Briones said.
Some parts of the state
embraced green early on. Sarasota
County, for instance, has been
advocating high-performance build-
ings since the mid-90's when it built
the Florida House Learning Center,
a prototype home that showcases
the latest energy- and water-waving
products. In 2001, Sarasota became
the first county in the state to pro-
vide a LEED training workshop.
Miami-Dade County began provid-
ing incentives to solar energy equip-
ment manufacturers in 2005 and
also provides incentives for green
construction standards for commer-
cial and industrial buildings.
But in 2007, cities and counties
seemed to hear the clarion call.
Sarasota County mandated that all
public buildings should be built to
green building standards and it
offers incentives to builders and
property owners to follow LEED or
FGBC standards in the form of fast-
track permitting and reduced per-

florida / caribbean ARCHITECT
fall 2007

mit fees. St. Petersburg became the
first city in the state to achieve the
green city certification by the
Florida Green Building Coalition
(FGBC), joining Pinellas County
which was the first certified green
county. The FGBC, a non-profit
corporation dedicated to improving
the built environment, has devel-
oped standards for green homes,
developments, high-rise buildings,

local governments, and commercial
buildings. Like LEED, the FGBC's
standards are developed to provide
independent third-party verification
for a project's green planning,
design, construction, and mainte-
nance. And sustainable building
design was a deal breaker for one
Orange County Commissioner
when the Board of County
Commissioners approved a $1.2 bil-

lion plan for a new arena, a new per-
forming arts center, and an upgrad-
ed Florida Citrus Bowl all with
the goal of achieving LEED certifi-
Counties and cities aren't the
only ones going green in Florida.
Higher education was one of the ear-
liest market segments to embrace
sustainable design. In fact, of the 19
buildings that were certified at mid-
year, nine were owned by state uni-
versities or private colleges. The
University of Florida leads the way
with seven LEED-certified buildings
and has pledged that all new con-
struction and major renovations will
be designed for LEED certification.
Similarly, the University of North
Florida was so pleased with its LEED
Silver certified Social Sciences
Building that it is pursuing LEED
certification for its new Student
Union, Parking Services Building,
College of Education Building, and
other new construction.

Mary Ann Swiderski is a public rela-
tions specialist for TLC Engineering
for Architecture of Orlando.

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fall 2007

Nationally, architects have been in the forefront of the green move-
ment for years, evidenced by the American Institute of Architects'
December 2005 policy statement supporting sustainable design and
declaring that new buildings should reduce Current consumption levels
by 50% by 20 10. The AIA is also participating in the 2030 Challenge,
a global initiative launched in January 2007 that calls for all new build-
ings and major renovations to reduce their fossil-fuel GHG-emitting
energy consumption by 50% immediately, increasing this reduction to
60% in 2010, 70% in 2015, 80% in 2020, and 90% in 2025. Green
buildings are an integral part of the environmental movement. In the
U.S., buildings account for 12% of the water use, 30% of the green-
house gas emissions, 65% of the waste output and 70% of the energy
consumption. Green buildings produce, on average, savings of 30% in
energy, 35% in carbon, 30-50% in water use, and 50-90% in waste
costs, according to USGBC statistics.

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