Title: Florida architect
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Title: Florida architect
Series Title: Florida architect.
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Language: English
Creator: American Institute of Architects -- Florida Association
Florida Association of Architects
Publisher: Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: July-August 1988
Frequency: quarterly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 4, no. 3 (July 1954)-
Dates or Sequential Designation: Ceased in 1996.
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A New UF Center for a Critical Mass of Students 20
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American Institute of Architects
104 East Jefferson Street
Post Office Box 10388
Tallahassee, Florida 32302

Publisher/Executive Vice President
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Diane D. Greer
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Carolyn Maryland
Design and Production
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Editorial Board
Ivan Johnson, AIA, Chairman
John Tbtty, AIA
Larry Wilder, AIA
John Howey, AIA
John Ehrig, AIA
4625 East Bay Drive, Suite 21
Clearwater, Florida 34624
Vice President/President-elect
H. Dean Rowe, FAIA
100 Madison Street
Tampa, Florida 33602
Larry Schneider, AIA
25 Seabreeze
Delray Beach, Florida 33483
Past President
John Barley, AIA
5345 Ortega Boulevard, Suite 9
Jacksonville, Florida 32210
Regional Directors
Mark Jaroszewicz, FAIA
331 Architecture Building
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611
James Greene, FAIA
254 Plaza Drive
P.O. Box 1147
Oviedo, Florida 32765
Vice President for
Professional Society
R. Jerome Filer, AIA
250 Catalonia Avenue, Suite 805
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Vice President for
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Bruce Balk, AIA
290 Coconut Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 33577
Vice President for
Professional Development
Rudolph Arsenicos, AIA
2560 RCA Boulevard, Suite 106
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
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Raymond Scott, AIA
601 S. Lake Destiny Road, Suite 400
Maitland, Florida 32571
General Counsel
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Suite 510, First Florida Bank
Post Office Box 1794
Tallahassee, Florida 32302

n an address delivered in January, 1988, to the American Institute of Architects
in Washington, Lloyd Kaiser, President of Metropolitan Pittsburgh Public
Broadcasting, Inc. and a public member of the AIA Board of Directors, discussed
his "Six Kaiser Architectural Commandments" as "highly personal, certainly
arbitrary and perhaps rather obvious" to some in the audience. Instead of rather
obvious, I would choose the word "ideal," particularly for such commandments as
"Great Architecture Requires Great Clients," something the practitioner is not
always in control of, particularly the new practitioner.
There are however, several other "commandments" that the architect is in con-
trol of, but may on occasion lose sight of. These are not discussed as often as
good clients, low bids and site restraints. For example, Kaiser told his audience
that they must "generate the impulse to build." "Great architecture," he main-
tains, "requires a great vision: a compelling, exalted impulse to build. . Barbara
Tuchman has cited the Gothic building burst of the Middle Ages. All those soar-
ing, vaulted cathedrals. . what was the impulse?" Charles Kettering answered
the question this way. "Nothing ever built arose to touch the skies unless some
person dreamed that it should, some person believed that it could and some per-
son willed that it must." Kaiser agrees with that premise.
With regard to historical perspective, Kaiser stressed that the architect must
never lose it. "Architecture that denies its historical, social and intellectual con-
text will not last," according to Kaiser. Television commentator Ted Koppel
agrees. He says, "We are losing our ability to manage ideas, to contemplate, to
think. What is largely missing in American life today is a sense of context, of say-
ing or doing anything that is intended or even expected to live beyond the
moment. But, we must accept responsibility for what we do and we must think oc-
casionally of the future." Since the sins of the architect are usually rather perma-
nent, accepting the responsibility for the future can be an awesome responsibility.
Kaiser feels that "great architecture demands informed criticism." He believes
that "with knowledge, society will demand a higher level of design excellence." In
conjunction with this idea, he has, in the past, suggested that the AIA implement
a public membership category similar to the National Trust and the Smithsonian
Associates as a way for the general public to share its concern for architectural
"The preservation of great architecture often requires protest." An interesting
thought. Kaiser cites the story of Lord Barbizon's protest in Parliament when the
first skyscrapers were being built in London. "Why make Westminster Abbey
look like a country church? They ruin the charm of the present and make cheap
the glories of the past." We, too, may need to protest, according to Kaiser, if we
are to preserve the great architecture that has been created.
In closing his remarks, Kaiser referred to his first commandment which is
clearly the one he holds most dear. He quoted a line from South Pacific in which
Bloody Mary said, "You've gotta have a dream; cuz if you don't have a dream,
how you gonna have a dream come true?" It's a line that we would all do well to
remember. DG


New Commissions

Architect's Design Group, Inc.
has been selected to design
a 10,000 s.f. addition to the Uni-
versity of Florida's J. Wayne
Reitz Student Union. The added
space will provide additional
meeting facilities for students
and faculty, a lecture hall, and
conference room. Another proj-
ect designed by ADG, Inc. is the
City of Palm Bay's Public Works
Facility which is scheduled for
completion in September. The
new building will consolidate the
city's many scattered functions
into one place. The Nichols Part-
nership, Inc. is creating Beacon
Center as an English village in
the burgeoning commercial area
west of Miami International Air-
port. Beacon Center will be a
205-acre suburban retail/office
center set around a picturesque
main street. Dow Howell Gil-
more Associates, Inc. has com-
pleted construction documents
for Robinson Village Neighbor-
hood Center. This multi-use fa-
cility is designed to accommodate
the community needs of two ad-
jacent housing complexes oper-
ated by the West Palm Beach
Housing Authority. Dow Howell
Gilmore has completed work on
the Northwood Institute Student
Housing project, a two-story
complex surrounding a pair of
courtyards which provide hous-
ing for 432 student/residents.
Expansion of the surgery de-
partment of Medical Center
Hospital in Punta Gorda is pre-
sently being designed by The
Edge Group. Four new operat-
ing rooms will be constructed at
an expected cost of $750,000.
The Edge Group is also design-
ing a new laundry facility and
central nursing station for Na-
tional Heritage Incorporated's
Darcy Hall Nursing Home in
West Palm Beach. Preliminary
drawings for Our Saviour's Evan-
gelical Lutheran Church located in
Port Orange have been completed
by Keith Hock, AIA, Architect of
Daytona. The Orlando firm of
Swann & Haddock has selected
Morris Architects to design
the interiors for its new office.

The firm will occupy 40,000 s.f.
on two floors of the recently com-
pleted First, F.A. Building at
duPont Centre, designed by
Morris-Aubry Architects.
Robison + Associates, Inc. In-
terior Architecture has completed
law offices for Quinton, Lummus,
Dunwody & Adams, P.A. in the
World Trade Center in Miami and
Adorno, Allen, Schiff & Good-
kind, P.A. in the Bayview Exec-
utive Center in Coconut Grove.
Both interiors were designed by
Lezlie Gail Poyastro. The law
office of William L. Noriega, P.A.
in the Amerifirst Building in
Miami was designed by James
Carballo. Robison has been com-
missioned to provide interior ar-
chitecture services for Atico
Savings Bank in Miami. Atico is
renovating its downtown Miami
building including its banking
facility and executive offices.
Construction has begun on the
$8,300,000 Women's Center at
Morton Plant Hospital in Clear-
water designed by The Smith
Korach Hayet Haynie Partnership.
The building will be five stories
devoted strictly to women's ser-
vices and psychiatry. Dr. Joyce
Brothers was guest speaker at
the groundbreaking ceremony
in March. The Stewart Corpora-
tion Architects has been selected
by Authentic Development Cor-
poration to provide architectural
services for the newest Ameri-
can Fitness Center facility in

Thmpa. What is now an empty
warehouse will soon be one of
Thmpa's foremost state-of-the-
art total fitness centers. Cop-
penbarger Homes ofJacksonville
has announced plans for Seawalk,
an 80-unit single-family devel-
opment to be built near Ponte
Vedra Beach on a a 39-acre site
with marsh and lake views. The
new zero-lot-line community will
be designed by the Jacksonville
division of The Evans Group.
The Dade County School
Board has awarded a contract
for $31,300,000 to design and
construct a high school for 3,006
students in the Kendall area of
Miami. The team which was se-
lected includes Robert E. McKee
Construction Co. of Dallas, Tbxas
and the architecture firm of Harper
Carreno Inc. of Miami. Harper
Carreno's design consultants
include the Houston firms of
S.H.W.C. Architects and Ga-
lewsky and Johnston Engineers.
The project is the first new high
school in Miami in ten years. *
BankAtlantic has selected the
architectural firm of Oliver-Glid-
den & Partners to design their
new prototypical 3,500 s.f. bank
and to provide full interior design
services for the banks. A Medi-
terranean style of architecture
was selected to reflect BankAt-
lantic's Florida history.
Briel Rhame Roynter & Houser,
Architects-Engineers, Inc., in as-
sociation with Rosser Fabrap

International Justice Systems,
Inc. of Atlanta and Shalloway,
Foy, Schofield, Rayman & New-
all, Inc. of West Palm Beach,
have been selected by Palm Beach
County to provide design ser-
vices for the new pretrial deten-
tion facility. This project will add
968 beds and support areas to
the existing facility and costs are
estimated at $44.5 million. Briehl
Rhame was also recently awarded
a contract by the Department of
the Navy, Southern Division, for
design of a Dynamic Components
Shop at the Naval Aviation De-
pot in Pensacola. New construc-
tion and rehabilitation of ex-
isting buildings encompassing
252,000 s.f. is estimated at over
$10 million. Briehl Rhame is also
designing a new $8.4 million cam-
pus building for Gulf Coast Com-
munity College in Panama City.
Oliver-Glidden & Partners has
completed construction docu-
ments for the Fairway Profes-
sional Centre, the first phase of
the PGA National Office Park. *
Monaco Construction Company
has retained Keith C. Hock, AIA,
Architects for design of their new
professional office building in
the Port Orange area. Schmitt
Design Associates, Architects-
Planners of Fort Myers has re-
leased plans to bidders for res-
toration and alterations to the
1915 Lee County Courthouse in
Fort Myers. Supported in part
by a $330,000 State Preserva-

RSH's Marina Cove in Palm Coast.


tion Grant, the restoration to the
Beaux-Arts Revival masonry
structure includes returning the
original courtroom to its former
appearance. Phase I, exterior
restoration of the 1901 Murphy-
Burroughs House in downtown
Fort Myers has recently been
completed, also under the direc-
tion of Schmitt Design Associates.
The firm has been selected to
oversee Phase II of the project,
interior restoration and mechan-
ical systems upgrade. Sunrise
Harbor, B.P. Associates' pro-
posed residential complex, has
been granted preliminary ap-
proval by the City of Coral Ga-
bles. Its twin towers will occupy
a 10.5 acre site on the bank of
the Coral Gables Waterway. Each
13-story structure, designed by
Robert M. Swedroe, AIA, is saw-
toothed to maximize the view of
Biscayne Bay and Coral Gables.
Swedroe has also been commis-
sioned to design two residential
communities destined for devel-
opment in Islip, NY. Preliminary
plans are nearing completion for
Country Woods, a 359-unit pro-
gram planned by New York's
Holiday Organization, and The
Estates at Sun Lake, a develop-
ment planned by NAS Associ-
ates of Garden City. -Bullock-
Tice Associates Architects, Inc.
has been selected by Pensacola
Junior College to design the new
Center for Science Engineering
and Technology, a 100,000 s.f.

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Smith Obst Associates restoration of the wnum Hall in Palm Beach.

facility designed to emphasize
advanced technologies. Once
completed, this structure will
play a key role in establishing
a new gateway onto the Main
Campus. Oliver-Glidden & Part-
ners has completed their design
for the restoration and rehabili-
ration of the historic Seaboard
Railway Station in West Palm
Beach. VOA Associates, Inc.
has been selected by the Orange
County Commission to design
the new multi-million dollar
Public Works Complex in South
Orange County. VOA is currently
programming and master plan-
ning the project.
Smith Obst Associates, Archi-
tects/Planners, Inc. has been se-
lected as architect for the pres-
ervation and restoration of the
Tbwn Hall in Palm Beach. In ad-
dition to exterior restoration,
the $500,000 project includes
complete space planning of the
administrative, building and
fire departments. Smith Obst is
also the architect for the Public
Works Complex for the Tbwn of
Palm Beach. Fleischman-Garcia

Design has been selected to de-
sign the new headquarters build-
ing for the Southern Exchange
Bank. Pending charter approval,
the new bank will be constructed
in Hyde Park in Tampa and will
be sensitive to the historic archi-
tecture of the neighborhood. *
Schwab, Twitty & Hanser Archi-
tectural Group, Inc. has been
commissioned by the School Board
of Broward County to design a
new elementary school prototype.
The base school will encompass
88,000 s.f. Miller Associates Ar-
chitects has been awarded con-
tracts on two new shopping cen-
ters, both to be anchored by Winn
Dixie Superstores. One is in Lee
County and the other in Bran-
don. The Design Arts Group,
Inc. has recently been selected
by Orange County to design the
new $5.4 million Juvenile Court
Facility in Orlando. The project
is expected to break ground this
Peacock & Lewis Architects
and Planners, Inc. has completed
the construction document phase
of the 110,000 s.f. Florida Atlan-
tic University Science and Engi-

neering Building to be located on
the Boca Raton campus. The 4-
story building will house a 3,000
s.f. robotics lab. J. Douglas
Snead, Jr., AIA, Architect, PA,
has completed the design for a
new 169,000 s.f. Jacksonville
Parts Depot for Volkswagen of
America. The facility will house
general offices, a training center
and a parts distribution ware-
house. Urban Design Studio has
completed master planning for
the 417-acre Mecca Farms prop-
erty in Broward County. UDS
was retained to develop a 5-year
development plan for the Mecca
Farms property which will ulti-
mately include about 1,200 single-
family residences. The Presi-
dent of Florida A & M Univer-
sity in Tallahassee is planning to
move "on campus" by the end
of 1988 into a new President's
House designed by Harper Car-
reno Inc. The firm was contracted
by the State University System
to provide their services as a gift
to the University.
Reefe Yamada & Associates has
been chosen by Shannon Prop-
erties, Inc. to design a 14-story


retail and office center known as
501 Madison in downtown Tampa.
The building combines retail,
parking and offices in one high-
rise structure. Manhattan Tbwn
Center, the centerpiece of a long-
term city revitalization plan
aimed at maintaining Manhattan,
Kansas' Central Business Dis-
trict, has opened for business.
Located on a 36-acre parcel, the
325,000 s.f. shopping mall is an-
chored by two major department
stores and was designed by the
Fort Lauderdale office of RTKL
Associates, Inc. Brown Cleary
Smith + Associates has designed
nine homes for Orlando home
builder Howard Pomp of First
Southern Group. First Southern
is building its new homes in a
number of planned communi-
ties throughout metropolitan
Orlando. Slattery & Root Archi-
tects has been selected to provide
design services for the addition
of oceanfront suites to the exist-
ing Howard Johnson's Hotel in
Juno Beach. Slattery & Root will
also design a low income housing
project in Delray Beach for Pro-
cacci Development. The program
calls for 368 units on the site. *
Peacock & Lewis Architects and
Planners will design the 4,200
s.f. office building for the Cham-
ber of Commerce of the Palm
Beaches, Inc. Reynolds, Smith
and Hills, Architects, Engineers
and Planners, Inc. is designing
Marina Cove, a residential de-
velopment in Palm Coast, Flor-
ida, for developer Walter A. Ke-
hoe. The project involves 65
townhomes and 45 flats, sited
around a 65-slip marina and bor-
dering the intracoastal water-
way. One of central Florida's
tallest buildings, the First F.A.
Building at duPont Centre, de-
signed by Morris-Aubry Archi-
tects has opened. The 28-story
building has 11,000 s.f. of retail
space and a 325,000 s.f. parking
The Nichols Partnership has
been chosen as architect for the
Kyoto Palace, a 15-story, 178-
room hotel on Miami Beach.
Being developed by Carolyn
Properties, the Kyoto will be
the first deluxe hotel built on
Miami Beach in more than 20

Awards and Honors

The Nichols Partnership is the
only architectural firm with
more than one project on Florida
Trend magazine's recent listing
of 10 of the state's best designed
commercial buildings.
Harvard, Jolly, Marcet and As-
sociates, Architects, PA, AIA, was
recognized in the March, 1988
issue of the national reprograph-
ics magazine, Plan and Print. A
feature article described HJM's
methods of multiple-layer Con-
tract Document preparation for
complicated hospital projects.
This procedure involves the use
of multiple layers of architec-
tural and engineering drawings,
rather than the conventional
technique of separate single-
purpose plans. According to
Modern Healthcare Magazine's
1988 Construction and Archi-
tect's Survey, HJM is the largest
healthcare and medical specialty
firm in Florida and it is ranked
40th in the U.S., based on square
footage of medical facilities con-
structed in 1987.
Ray Scott, AIA, has been named
the 1988 "Up and Comer in Ar-
chitecture" at an awards lun-
cheon in Orlando. The Up and
Comers Award is sponsored
annually by Price Waterhouse
and the Orlando Business Jour-
nal to honor outstanding Cen-
tral Florida leaders under the
age of forty in 14 different busi-
ness categories.
The Evans Group emerged as
one of the top winners in the
1988 FAME Awards, (Florida
Achievement in Marketing Ex-
cellence). Evans has received 59
FAME Awards in the five year
history of the program. This year
the firm won six awards in sep-
arate architectural categories
including a first place FAME
Award for the Polo House, a
7,500 s.f. luxury home in Plant

'Ibp: Orlando's duPont Centre de-
signed by Morris-Aubry Architects.
Right: RTKL's Manhattan 7bwn
Center is a new urban retail mall
in Manhattan, Kansas. It blends
comfortably with the city's historic
limestone buildings.

Urban Design Studio has been
named winner of two gold first
place Pinnacle Awards for out-
standing design in 1987 compe-
titions sponsored by the Florida
Atlantic Builders Association.
The firm received a first place
award for Shoppes on the Green,
an upscale neighborhood shop-
ping center that serves residents
of the PGA National Community.
The second award was for the
landscape architecture at the
Founder's Lot Development in
the Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter.
Architect and author Jorge
Arango, AIA, spoke at a week
long annual forum on "The Urban
Memory" sponsored by the Uni-
versidad de Los Andes in Bo-
gota, Columbia. The forum, held
last March, included such prom-
inent speakers as Mario Botta
and Kenneth Frampton.
Golf Brook Apartments in
South Seminole County and a
master bath at McIntyre Place
in Winter Park were selected as
recipients of a 1988 First Place
FAME Award. Charlan, Brock &
Associates were architects on both
projects. The FAME Awards are
sponsored by the Builders As-
sociation of South Florida and
the Miami Herald for the purpose
of recognizing Florida Achieve-
ment in Marketing Excellence.
Miller Associates Architects
has received a 1987 Gold Brick
Award for its offices in down-
town Orlando. The firm trans-
formed a 50-year-old residence
into office space which recog-
nized the potential of the origi-
nal building.
The Howitt Ophthalmological
Clinic in North Miami designed
by Barry Sugerman, AIA, wqas
the recipient of a 1987 FAME
Award. Now Sugerman has re-
ceived an Award of Excellence
for Redevelopment in the City
of North Miami presented by
the City of North Miami.
Larry Schneider, AIA, a part-
ner in the architectural firm of
Currie Schneider Associates AIA,
PA, has been elected to Chair the
Building Code Advisory Board
of Palm Beach County. The
Board's purpose is to promote

uniformity among construction
codes within the incorporated
and unincorporated areas of
Palm Beach County. Schneider
is a former vice chairman for the
committee and immediate past
Chairman of the Palm Beach
County Fire Code Advisory
The Taussig House, "an under-
ground house nestled into a Mis-
souri River bluff" was designed
by Jacksonville's Charles E. King,
FAIA, and was featured in the
April, 1988 issue of Architectural
Digest's Architecture magazine.
Charles Harrison Pawley, AIA,
received the National Glass As-
sociation's Award for Excellence
in Residential Design. The house
was the sole recipient nation-
wide for this award. The judges
noted "the spectacular use of
glass and its harmony with the
Randall Atlas, Ph.D., AIA, of
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Cooper Residence
Seaside, Florida

Architect:Cooper Johnson
Architects in association with
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Contractor: O.B. Laurent
Owner:Don and Libby Cooper

This page, top, elevation courtesy
of Cooper Johnson Architects.
Right, view ofresidence showing
tower room and balcony. Facing
page, Coooper house amidst sur-
rounding Seaside residences.
Photos by Steven Brooke.

The stringent building codes
in the town of Seaside on
Florida's West Coast dictate
much of the residential design
that is found there. Picket
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roofs with deep overhangs and
exposed rafter ends are all re-
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to the 1,350 square foot struc-
ture despite the stringent build-
ing requirements. In order to
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a bit of boat imagery.
Storage lockers were built
into the main room on the first
floor to conceal beach accoutre-
ments. The galley kitchen was
organized for maximum effi-
ciency. Bleached pine floors are
an allegory to the sandy site
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covers. As one ascends through
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width at the front porch to a
ship's ladder leading to the
sleeping loft and the "lookout"
tower room.
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unobstructed view of the Gulf
of Mexico, the neighboring roof-
tops and the beautiful beach
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Circle, the Cooper House was
designed with two fronts. On
the east, one facade faces the
Circle and has a screened porch
and hipped roof. The western
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steps leading to a large open
porch with small deck above
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was added.
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of the charm of the community,
the Coopers opted for a square
house plan with refined orna-
ment. The body of the house is
ordered with regularly spaced
two-story pilasters on all four

Plan top courtesy of Cooper Johnson Architect.
Above left, living-dining room and right, dining
room. Note tall ceilings, windows and hardwood
floors. Photos by Steven Brooke.

sides. The details that appear in
the exterior gates and railings
are repeated inside on the face
of window seats and in the open-
ings from the sleeping loft to
the third floor. Interior tongue-
in-groove walls and ceilings con-
tributed to the "considerable
spatial richness in the relatively
small house."
Renee Garrison

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A new UF center for a critical mass of

University of Florida
Consolidated Sciences
Library and College of
Engineering Computer
Gainesville, Florida
Architect: Vickrey/Ovresat/
Awsumb Associates,
Inc. (VOA)
Orlando, Florida
Civil Engineer: Post, Buckley,
Schuh & Jernigan
Structural, Mechanical,
Electrical Engineer: Tilden,
Lobnitz and Cooper
Landscape Architect: Herbert
Halback, Inc.
Interior Design: VOA, Inc.
Construction Manager: Gilbane
Building Company
Owner: State of Florida,
Florida University System

Long-standing space require-
ments for two important
programs at the University of
Florida have finally been satis-
fied with the construction of the
Consolidated Sciences Library
and the College of Engineering
Computer Facility complex.
Additionally, the combination of
these heavily-used facilities
forms a "critical mass" of stu-
dents which generates a new
center of student activity at
the heart of the Gainesville
The 100,000 square foot li-
brary consolidates nine collec-
tions from four principal
science-oriented branch libra-
ries, including physics, mathe-
matics and IFAS. The library
accomodates over 800,000
books, 200,000 non-print items
and seating for 1,250 students.
The 120,000 square foot com-
puter facility provides faculty
and graduate student research
laboratories, as well as four
mainframe computer environ-
ments, a 250-seat terminal/PC
laboratory, classrooms, au-
ditorium space and 150 faculty

T' better understand the
scope of the design task, the de-
sign team, led by Calvin Peck,
AIA, spent several weeks on
the UF campus completing pro-
gram research and site analy-
ses, working with user groups
to define specific objectives and
requirements, and developing
alternate design concepts for
the building and site. The re-
sulting design solution was
driven by the desire to create a
sense of place on the campus; by
site considerations, including a
height limitation of 62 feet and
the physical walkway connec-
tion continuing through the
building; by the requirements
for large, open, flexible floor
areas; and by the project fund-
ing split over two legislative
In plan, the square site is or-
ganized into quadrants, with
the building elements aligned
along the northwest-southeast
diagonal, and the open spaces
aligned along the southwest-
northeast circulation path
through the site.
The plaza to the northeast
connects with the existing open
area fronting on Turlington Hall
to form a large, hardscaped
open area. The plaza is de-
signed as a passive space, with
raised planters providing seat-
ing and low canopy trees defin-
ing a more intimate scale for
conversation and relaxation.

Right, Plaza was designed as a pas-
sive space with raised planters for
seating. Photo by Robert W. Kelley,
AIA. Inset, left, walkway connec-
tion through the building by
Eric Oxendorf. Right, view of Tr-
lington Hall through walkway by
Robert W. Kelley, AIA.




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The open area in the south-
west quadrant, the "podium",
rises nine feet from the Mall in
a series of circular walls and
planted banks which continue
the Mall into and through the
building. The low walls provide
seating areas as well as a lyrical
counterpoint to the building
structure. These areas, shaded
by small canopy trees, provide
long views of the Mall and short
views of the pond.
At the intersection of the site
quadrants is the Atrium, which
identifies and defines the entry
to both buildings and connects
the major campus open spaces,
the Mall and the Plaza of the
Americas. The 3-story Atrium
is entered through a narrow
vertical opening which frames
Century Tower to the north and
the Mall to the south. Addition-
ally, the base of the building
structure at the Atrium is
eroded away to provide a lower-
scaled sense of entry into the
Atrium and to allow sunlight
into the first level which is par-
tially below grade.
The design solution, encom-
passing 230,000 square feet, is
the largest academic building
on the UF campus. The five-
level structure steps back from
the adjacent streets to the low
scale of the surrounding build-
ings a relationship which is
enhanced by the horizontal
banding of brick and copper on
the lower elements.
A sense of place and direction
was extremely important to the
architect in a building of this
size. Feeling that a university
campus is stressful by its very
definition, the architect wanted
to create a building that was not
intimidating and made students
feel comfortable when using it.
To accomplish this, the upper
level stairways in both build-
ings overlook the Atrium, pro-
viding a security factor for stu-
dents and allowing full view of
the Atrium. This provides a
sense of orientation at every

The floor plans of each build-
ing vary in size, but are orga-
nized with the utility cores at
opposite corners of each floor.
This allows each floor level to be
completely open, varying from
15,000 to 25,000 square feet,
and to be free from intrusion by
any fixed building element. The
utility core towers are banded
with copper to break down the
apparent vertical scale.
On the main floor of the li-
brary, one bay was left open
above the information counter
to provide a sense of volume be-
tween floors. It is the only true
formal space in the building and
it contains a custom-made light
fixture which drops two floors
to suspend over the information
Exterior building materials
included "Gainesville Range"
brick which ties the structure
back into the fabric of the cam-
pus, copper, brass and glass.
Flexibility in the library is
enhanced by the interior fur-
nishings, which utilize a color
palette ranging from violet to
green which is interchangeable
between floors. The copper
banding from the exterior is
also apparent on the interior,
where it is used as an accent
where the columns meet the

De Schofield

The author is a writer living in

First floor plan courtesy of VOA Associates. Photos of interior and exterior
of library by Eric Oxendorf. According to John Carlson, Director of
Facilities Planning for UF, "The 230,000 square foot facility provides state-
of-the-art space for two functionally distinct uses in an envelope that dis-
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campus by providing a well-defined transition between two open-space net-
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550 Biltmore Building
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Architect: Joint venture between
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Design Architect: Thomas
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Construction Document
Architect: O.K. Houston
Project Architect: Glenn
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Mechanical/Electrical Engineer:
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Civil Engineer: Carlos
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Owner: Albert H. Sakolsky
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mercial structures which, when
combined with the zoned set-
backs, serve to punctuate the
street and make it seem all the
more unorthodox. These condi-
tions, combined with the com-
plex desires of the builder,
produced a structure with mul-
tiple uses, interpretations and
The most distinguishing char-
acteristic of the 550 Building is
its civic-mindedness. At a sym-
bolic level, it provides a foun-
tain which refers to the city's
public image and serves as a
link in a chain of monuments
and plazas connecting the Doug-
las Entrance with the Biltmore
Hotel. At an activity level, it
provides shops, galleries and
restaurants which animate the
sidewalk. At the level of urban

texture, it provides two bronze
lions, etched granite paving,
travertine marble benches and
planters, royal palms, and at
Christmas, a forty foot tall cone
of poincianas.
The quality of its citizenship
and urbanity does not end at
the sidewalk. One of the 550
Building's major determinates
was the establishment of a
single form rather than an of-
fice block riding an under-
finished and oversized parking
garage base. The multi-stepped
form, reminiscent of Tny Gar-
nier's Slaughter House at
LaMouche in Lyons, France, is
one of the few geometries
which satisfied this criteria.
The result is that little, if any, of
the garage is perceived from
the street. Finally, the building
satisfies its obligation to the
skyline by offering a warmly lit
and identifiable object on the
An additional characteristic
of the 550 Building is the un-
common use of balconies and
terraces in a commercial pro-
gram. The balconies lend a
thick, carved, sculptural qual-
ity to the marble element which
is in direct contrast to the tight,
thin quality of the glass. This
duality shows the designer's
preoccupation with composition
and references the needs of
South Florida buildings for
more than one layer to protect
it from the sun.
Ultimately, the most interest-
ing characteristic of the build-
ing is the manner in which it
was built. The owner of 550 is a
Master Builder and he person-
ally assembled and coordinated
all the people necessary to pro-
duce the structure. He pur-
chased the granite blocks in
Sweden and had them shipped
to Italy for cutting and polish-
ing. He took sketches of the
fountain to Italy and had it

carved. He and his wife spent
two weeks designing and super-
vising the casting of the bronze
lions. He bought the lamps, fur-
niture, storefronts and brass
trim directly from the manufac-
turers in Italy. The list of his
contributions to the project
seems endless and includes
many bumpy reconciliations of
ideas on design and construc-
tion. As a result, design was
never a one-time or one-person
event. It continued well into the
construction phase, and in some
areas is still going on. Although
the building is constructed of
hard, cold materials and is
sternly monumental, the care,
the heart and the pleasure of its
making are very obvious. These
will probably be its most lasting
Joanna Lombard, AIA

The author is an architect and
teaches in the School ofArchi-
tecture at the University of

Ibp, left, the main entrance to the
Barnett Bank which anchors the
building on the north. Middle,
elevator lobby and right, restau-
rant. All photos by Steven Brooke.


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A homeplace on a wooded hill

The Keilhack Residence
Charlotte, North

Architect: Gene Leedy,
Contractor: Hans Keilhack,
Keiltex Corporation
Owner: Hans Keilhack

Twenty years ago, Hans
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United States as an executive
for a German Textile machinery
company. He later became a
citizen, married and started his
own business in North Carolina.
The business prospered into a
successful manufacturing con-
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machinery, computers and fab-
ric dyeing equipment. In the
Right, the sloping site is clearly vis- European tradition, Keilhack
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house. Photos of east and south roots and did so by building a
facades and main entry, opposite, "homeplace" on a thirty acre
by Gene Leedy, AIA, recipient of a sloping site overlooking a large
1987 Prestressed Concrete Insti- lake near Charlotte, North
tute Design Award. Carolina.
Architect Gene Leedy, along
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prestressed-precast concrete
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level are Italian quarry tile.
Lower level floors, balconies
and terraces are scored con-
crete. The air-conditioning
equipment is housed in an enclo-
sure on the roof and the air
moves vertically through the
four chases located at both en-
tries into the natural horizontal
chases between the "double
tee" seams. The concrete was
left exposed.
The floor plan is horizontal so
that each room has a view of the
hillside and the lake beyond. It
is divided into three levels. The
middle, or entry level, houses
the two-story living area, din-
ing area, kitchen-family room
and utility-playroom. Court-
yards are used at this level to
create a sense of security from
the wilderness outside. Al-
though a three-car garage is on
the lower level, a two-story car-
port is used on the middle level
to create a grand sense of ar-
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carriage entries of traditional
southern mansions.
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swimming pool and garage. Bal-
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permanence and age.
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Tbp, site plan and below, west eleva-
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living area and kitchen beyond.
Opposite page,family room.
Photos by Gene Leedy, AIA.


A vernacular clinic evokes patient confidence

The Weston Clinic
Clearwater, Florida

Architect: Mudano Associates
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Principal-in-Charge: Steve
Fowler, AIA
Project Designer: Mark
Jonnatti, AIA
Landscape Architect: Phil
Graham, ASLA
Contractor: Creative
Contractors, Inc.
Owner:Dr. Eric Weston

Dr. Eric Weston is a doctor of
digestive diseases who
wanted an office that would pro-
ject a friendly ambiance to all
his patients. While he specifi-
cally requested that the archi-
tect design a pleasant, confi-
dence-evoking setting, the
doctor also wanted the clinic
built in the Florida vernacular
The Clearwater firm of
Mudano Associates, known pri-
marily for their large shopping
center designs, responded with
a 3,500 square foot structure
that is contextually appropriate
to the surrounding neighbor-
hood. Located on a site adja-
cent to the historic Belleview
Biltmore Golf Course, the medi-
cal office was carefully placed
between several large existing
trees and oriented to provide
views of the landscape.
A veranda wraps the south
and west sides of the office to
shade it and capture cooling
breezes. The exterior wood de-
tail in the cornice and porch rail-
ing offers a touch of invention to
a building that draws its articu-
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office features two types of cus-
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doors configured in a two-story
composition. The gable infill
and veranda shade these win-
dows and a canvas awning
keeps the glare from the sunset
from interrupting the doctor's
evening work hours. The office
design also includes a porte
cochere to protect patients
from Florida's afternoon show-
ers as they travel from car to of-
The exposed trusses in the
main office area, at the porte
cochere and at the gable ends of
the building serve both struc-
tural and decorative functions.
The trusses modulate light,
allow air to circulate and, in ad-
dition to the standing seam
metal roof, become the build-
ing's signature feature.
Renee Garrison

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