Title: Florida architect
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00073793/00274
 Material Information
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: January-February 1989
Frequency: quarterly
Subject: Architecture -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 4, no. 3 (July 1954)-
Dates or Sequential Designation: Ceased in 1996.
Issuing Body: Official journal of the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.
Issuing Body: Issued by: Florida Association of Architects of the American Institute of Architects, 1954- ; Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects, <1980->.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00073793
Volume ID: VID00274
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 06827129
lccn - sn 80002445
issn - 0015-3907
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Preceded by: Bulletin (Florida Association of Architects)
Succeeded by: Florida/Caribbean architect

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A Building For The People That "Belongs" 14
Spillis Candela's Volusia County Administration
Center is a monumental new addition to Deland's
giwe !loru!'rientl center.
Diane D. Greer

Pro Bono Publico in Miami Beach 18
BorrellilFrankel/Blitstein's design for
the Miami Beach Judicial Center was a collective
resolution to a communal design problem.
January/February 1989 Alshuler
Vol. 36, No. I

At Home On A Tidal Marsh 22
Nettie Bacle and Masao Yamada designed a
Japanese house as a client's vacation home.
Diane D. Greer

Form Plus Function 26
Barretta & Associates' new office is an architectural
callingg card"for the firm.
Janet Myles Schwartz

Curve As A Contrast To Grid 28
The DePaul Riildinq is the Pearce Corporation's
addition to Jacksonville's St. Vincent's Hospital.
Diane D. Greer

Editorial 5
New Commissions 6
Office Practice Aids 35

Florida Architect, Official Journal of the
Florida Association of the American In-
stitute of Architects, is owned and pub-
lished by the Association, a Florida Cor-
poration not for profit. ISSN-0015-3907.
It is published six times a year at the
Executive Office of the Association, 104
East Jefferson St., Tallahassee, Florida
32302. telephonee (904) 222-7590.
Opinions expressed by contributors are
not necessarily those of the FA/AIA. Cover photo of the Volusia County Administration Center by Dan Forer. Architecture by
Editorial material may be reprinted only Spillis Candela & Associates.
with the express permission of Florida
Single copies, $2.00; Annual subscrip-
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Florida Association of the
American Institute of Architects
104 East Jefferson Street
Post Office Box 10388
T7Illaha.c,. Florida 32302

Publisher/Executive Vice President
;.- .,rr A. Allen, CAE
Diane D. Greer
Assistant Publisher
Director of Advertising
Carolyn Maryland
Design and Production
Peter Mitchell Associates, Inc.
Boyd Brothers Printers
Editorial Board
Ivan Johnson, AIA, Chairman
John Tbtty, AIA
Larry Wilder, AIA
John Howey, AIA
H. Dean Rowe, FAIA
100 Madison Street
Thmpa, Florida 33602
Vice President/President-elect
Larry Schneider, AIA
25 Seabreeze
Delray Beach, Florida 33483
Bruce Balk, AIA
290 Coconut Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 33577
Past President
John P. Ehrig, AIA
4625 East Bay Drive, Suite 21
Clearwater, Florida 34624
Regional Directors
John M. Barley, AIA
5345 Ortega Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32210
James A. Greene, FAIA
254 Plaza Drive
P.O. Box 1147
Oviedo, Florida 32765
Vice President for
Professional Society
Raymond L. Scott, AIA
601 S. Lake Destiny Road, Suite 400
Maitland, Florida 32571
Vice President for
Governmental Relations
Rudolph Arsenicos, AIA
2560 RCA Boulevard, Suite 106
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
Vice President for
Professional Development
John Tice, AIA
909 E. Cervantes
Pensacola, Florida 32501
Vice President for
Public Relations/Communications
Henry C. Alexander, AIA
do Smith Korach Hayet Haynie
175 Fontainbleau Road
Miami, Florida 33172
General Counsel
J. Michael Huey, Esquire
Suite 510, First Florida Bank
Post Office Box 1794
Thilah-a-r. Florida 32302

during the last meeting of the Publications Committee for 1988, several
very important decisions were made concerning the future publication
of Florida Architect. I would like to take advantage of this space, which
your letters indicate you read, and hopefully enjoy, to share these decisions
with you. Each was made with the firm conviction that it would help move
the magazine toward its goal of bringing before its readers the very finest
buildings being produced by Florida architects. Moreover, our aim has
always been to present this information in a well-designed, well-written
format that would have special appeal for its design-oriented readers.
Now, those goals have been expanded to include a desire to enlarge the
magazine, both in terms of number of pages and number of subscribers.
In the future, an Editorial Board will review all projects that are sub-
mitted for publication. That review will be made with the same criteria
currently being used as regards geographic distribution, firm size, type of
project, quality of project and quality of submitted photographs.
The New Commissions and Awards and Honors columns will be re-
placed with news of Chapter Awards and chapter events of special interest
to the general readership.
Periodically, there will be special issues devoted to particular themes
such as the design of churches, schools, etc. As an editorial calendar is
established with dates assigned to thematic issues, you will be notified so
that you may submit current projects.
Perhaps most important, in keeping with the significance assigned to
award winning projects, both built and unbuilt, by both the juries who
select them and the media who write about them, two issues will be devoted
entirely to current award winners. In the May/June issue, the Unbuilt
Design Awards will be featured and in September/October, the Awards of
Excellence in Design will be seen.
It is the hope of everyone involved with the publication of Florida
Architect that you will agree with these changes and that you share our
goal for the overall quality of this magazine. DG

FLORIDA ARCHITECT January/February 1989

New Commissions

Delta Business Systems has
commissioned VOA Associ-
ates, Inc. to design office/show-
room space for four of their 11
locations throughout Florida. *
Midael A. Siff & Associates, Inc.
has recently negotiated the com-
mission to design the $38.8 mil-
lion north and east wing addi-
tions to the Broward County Ju-
dicial Complex. The firm is also
the architect for the $12 million
county parking garage/office
building which is adjacent to the
courthouse and currently under
construction. Robison + Asso-
dates Interior Architecture has
been commissioned by the Amer-
ican Automobile Association to
provide interior architecture ser-
vices for a prototype design of
their proposed new retail opera-
tion and to adapt the prototype
to six locations throughout Dade
County. Burkle Glidden Associ-
ates has completed the interior
design of the 14,231 s.f. execu-
tive offices of Laventhol & Hor-
wath in West Palm Beach. Soel-
ner Associates Architecture has
been selected to design the Win-
ter Springs Senior Center in
Winter Springs, Florida. Con-
struction has begun on the Uni-
versity of Central Florida's new
Chemical Storage Facility also
designed by Soellner. The firm
has also just completed design
for the Pizzeria Uno restaurant
at the Church Street Market in
downtown Orlando.
The Design/Build team of Prime
Design, Inc. and Peter Brown
Construction Company has been
selected to produce the 300-in-
mate capacity Community Cor-
rections Facility in Tampa. This
is the second such facility in Flor-
ida, the first having been the
North Broward Detention Facil-
ity designed by Prime Design. *
Winter Park Construction has
begun building Le Pare Condo-
miniums, a $7 million luxury
development designed for Vero
Beach Associated Developers,
Inc. by Bose/Michejda Archi-
tects. 'izak Financial Corpora-
tion has selected Currie Schnider
Associates AIA, PA, to provide

complete architectural services
for the new 88-room Gulfstream
Hotel to be built in Delray Beach.
*Randall E. Stoffi, Ardcitects, PA,
is creating Regents Square, a 60-
unit manor home community in
the Woodfield Country Club in
Boca Raton. Stofft Architects is
also restoring the historic Fer-
guson House which is located in
the Thuman Annex in Key West. *
The Smith Korach Hayet Hayne
Partnership has been commis-
sioned to design a $5 million Ad-
dition/Alteration for the Pan
American Hospital in Miami.
The addition will house 46 beds
with all auxiliary services. The
present Emergency Room and
Cardiac Care Unit will be moved
to the new addition. Schwab,
Twitty & Hanser Architectural
Group, Inc. is providing a broad
spectrum of architectural ser-
vices for three phases of the Ad-
miralty II commercial office, ho-
tel and restaurant complex in
West Palm Beach. Pappalardo
Contractors, Inc. is the devel-
oper. VOA Associates, Inc. will
provide design services for three
projects at Kennedy Space Cen-
ter's USA attraction. The first
project, currently underway, is
the Satellite Applications Ex-
hibit which features a design con-
cept wherein visitors can envi-
sion life in a space station that
is orbiting around planet earth. *
The design is being finalized for
the renovation of Southgate Plaza
Shopping Center in Lakeland.
Publix Supermarkets has com-
missioned The Kirkland Group,
Inc. Architects and Interior De-
signers for a major facelift of the
122,000 s.f. center built in 1958.
The design concept augments
the Deco/Moderne elements of
the existing center with stream-
lined canopies and vaulted en-
trances to the anchor stores. *
The Stewart Corporation Archi-
tects is providing architectural
design services to the Kennedy
Corporation on the Pensacola
Bayfront Development Project.
The project calls for a three-
phase master plan for redevel-
opment of the city's downtown

The Landmark Condominiums by Robert M. Swedroe, AIA.

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FLORIDA ARCHITECT January/February 1989

bayfront into a unique water-
front shopping, entertainment
and hotel/convention complex
over a five year period. Con-
struction on the first Compri
Hotel in North Florida began in
October. Designed by Fugleberg
Koch Architects, the $14 million,
167-room facility, located in Jack-
sonville, is a joint venture of Av-
enue 'Trading Group, London,
England, and Py Development
Group, Orlando.
The Pandula Architects, Inc. and
Spectrum Interiors announced
that the two companies have be-
gun work on offices for Triangle
Industries at Phillips Point in
West Palm Beach. The Scott
Companies, Architects have been
selected to design a two-story,
21,000 s.f. building in the Quad-
rangle in Maitland. The owner,
University National Bank, will
occupy the first floor and lease
the remainder. Guest Quarters
Hotel has announced that The
Architects Studio, Inc., has been
commissioned to design a new
restaurant and bar for the Tampa
Hotel on Westshore Blvd. Site-
works Architects and Planners,
Inc. has completed the design
drawings for the Enchantk Bou-
tique at the Gardens Mall in Palm
Beach Gardens. Siteworks has
also completed the design for the The Charles W. Gerstenberg Hospice Center in West Palm Beach by Peacock & Lewis Architects.
United Artists Cinema at the
Promenade Plaza in Palm Beach
Gardens. William Graves + As-
sociates, Ardchitects has been se-
lected by the Mobile District
Corps of Engineers to provide
Design and Construction Docu-
ments for the new 9,400 s.f. Mis-
13 "sile Maintenance Facility at Eg-
lin Air Force Base. Two sky-
~i- lighted lofts will crown The Land-
mark, a 28-story luxury condo-
minium destined to occupy a
north Dade site between Turn-
berry Isle and Aventura Mall.
Its smallest penthouse units ex-
. ceed 1,888 s.f. Robert M. Swed-
me, AIA, is designer of The Land-
mark Sdwab, Wkitty & Hanser
Architects, Inc. working in tan-
dem with S T & H Interiors, has
completed the design of the Iron-
horse Country Club in West Palm

FLORIDA ARCHITECT January/Febuary 1989

The Compri Hotel in Jacksonville by Fugleberg Koch.

Beach. The 28,000 s.f. structure
will be built overlooking an 18-
hole golf course designed by Ar-
thur Hill. The Nichols Partner-
ship will design a new complex for
the historic Miami Elks Lodge.
The new facility will be located in
southwest Dade County and will
have most of the facilities found
in a resort, including dining and
ballroom, lounges, spa, health
club, billiard rooms and pool.
Marion, Paluga & Associates
Architects, PA has completed pre-
liminary drawings for Phase II of
a Prototype Elementary School
for The School Board of Palm
Beach County. The project will
include seven individual build-
ings enclosing several street-like
courtyards. Construction was
recently completed on the Palm
Beach County Fire Rescue, Fire
Station #33, also designed by
Marion, Paluga. The 7,400 s.f.
building is a prototype fire res-
cue station.
The Hospice Guild of Palm
Beach had the formal dedication
of the of the first free-standing
hospice center in the southeast-
ern United States in October.
Designed by Peacock & Lewis
Architects, the Charles W Ger-
stenberg Hospice Center is a
gift to the people of Palm Beach
County from the Hospice Guild
of Palm Beach. The $4.5 million
construction cost was raised by
members of the guild.

The Lives of an Architect
by J. West
Fauve Publishing, Sarasota

The Lives of an Architect
(which uses the acronym TLOAA
throughout, including on its
cover) is a new book by Sarasota
architect, Jack West. The book
opens with a poem the architect
wrote in 1967 which begins with
the line "Death asked to see me
in the morning and I said no."
"I shall call him and suggest we
do it all at lunch" is the last line
of a very clever piece of verse
that sets the tone for the brief,
albeit candid, text that follows.
The book is an intensely per-
sonal account of the life of archi-
tect Jack West. West is probably
best known today as one of the
original members of the much-
lauded "Sarasota School" of
Educated in the Yale Archi-
tecture school after serving in
World War II, the book traces
his initial fascination with the
"stars" of the period and alludes
to a lifelong admiration for the
work of Louis Kahn who taught
him design at Yale and "was not
very famous at the time."
West's book begins not with
his career, but with poignant
glimpses into his early life, his
brother's death, his first wife's
suicide and the birth of his chil-
dren. While the most significant
of these events are threaded
through both education and ca-
reer, they are dealt with exclu-
sively in the first four "Episodes"
of the book which are bound to-
gether as "Personal." The second
part of the book deals with West's
years at Yale, and the third,
and final, section of the book is
simply called "Work." It is this
section that deals with his as-

sociation with Paul Rudolph
and Ralph Twitchell and the part
which I found most interesting.
While primarily a picture book,
(there are more pages of graphics
than there are of text) the story
that weaves its way through the
pages of drawings and photo-
graphs is an easy to read, charm-
ingly candid account of one archi-
tect's often hectic, often frus-
trating, sometimes penniless
career. West's descriptions of
his early attempts to get clients
to accept his designs are some-
times painfully humorous. His
description of client and author
MacKinlay Kantor is one such
story. "What an opportunity! A
beautiful site, an ample budget
and a famous client." Later, how-
ever, "After literally dozens of
designs, all rejected, I sadly
learned that I must please Irene,
Mac's wife. I'm not sure she even
showed him all my schemes."
By 1953, when West joined
Twitchell's firm for the second
time, Paul Rudolph was on his
own. Within a month, Twitchell
and West were in partnership.
Although Twitchell's basic love
of architecture was as a builder,
he "always considered himself a
participant in the design pro-
cess." The partnership was ter-
minated in 1954
The book traces West's career
through other partnerships and
designs to the present. At the
end, under the heading "Sum-
ming Up" he writes: "I find that
I must attack the fortress of ab-
solute beauty at the same time
I must solve both the main ob-
jectives and the minor needs of
my client. If either is forgotten
or given a lesser role, I will not
be content with the final results.
And what if my client's perceived
objectives completely lack the
door to the larger scope which
includes at the least the oppor-
tunity for universal and lasting
beauty? I try to change his per-
ceptions. And if I cannot, I die
in another one of my lives."
For additional information or
placing orders, contact Fauve
Publishing, P.O. Box 49617, Sara-
sota, FL 34230.

Florida Historic Homes
by Laura Stewart &
Susanne Hupp
Illustrations by
H. Patrick Reed
The Orlando Sentinel, $9.95

The authors of this book are
both writers for The Orlando
Sentinel. Stewart writes about
art and architecture and Hupp
about home design. Together
they have authored a guide book
to the historic homes in Florida
that are open to the public. Fol-
lowing a brief, but concise his-
tory of the state's architecture,
the houses are dealt with geo-
graphically, having been divided
into six zones from the Panhan-
dle to the Keys. Each zone is ac-
companied by a map and each
house is charmingly illustrated
so that it will be recognizable to
the visitor.
While each of the more than
65 houses in the book are de-
scribed both architecturally and
historically, the real value of the
book lies in the very useful infor-
mation about its hours of opera-
tion, admission costs and who
to contact if you're interested in
touring, dining or bed and break-
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To order, phone Bethany Mott
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Kha Le Huu & Partners, P.A.
did not win the Samuel Ham
Museum project at the Univer-
sity of Florida through the origi-
nal design competition as the
article in the November/Decem-
ber, 1988, FA indicated. The firm
received the commission through
the traditional architect selec-
tion process used by the Board
of Regents
Also, Lighting Consultant for the
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A Building For The People That "Belongs"

The Volusia County
Administration Center
Deland, Florida

Architects: Spillis Candela &
Partners, Inc.
Principal-in-Charge: Julio
Grabiel, AIA
Project Designer: Julio
Grabiel, AIA
Project Manager: Charles
Crain, AIA
Engineering Consultant: Spillis
Candela & Partners, Inc.
Interior Design: Spillis Candela
& Partners Interiors
Landscape Architect: Glatting
Lopez Kercher Anglin
General Contractor: Gilbane
Building Company
Owner: Volusia County

Creating a quadrangle within
Deland's government and
commercial center has given
the city a new focus. The quad-
rangle is defined by the historic
Volusia County Courthouse,
the county library and the
new Administration Center
designed by Spillis Candela &
The fact that the new Admin-
istration Center seems to "be-
long" is no simple circumstance.
Belonging was an imperative
made clear by the county offi-
cials who felt strongly that the
Administration Center should
not only blend with its surround-
ings, but should defer to the
beauty of the much-loved, turn-
of-the-century Volusia County
Courthouse. The two buildings,
old and new, face each other
across a street within the city's
downtown district. Besides
serving as a visual link between
the courthouse and the adjacent
county library, the new Admin-
istration Center had to stand on
its ow n merits a.- a .-ymbol of
modern government. In fact,
the building had to look modern
without being jarringly so. In
essence, the new government
center was to become the anchor
for an entire civic complex.


Blending contemporary ar-
chitecture with e\ist ing build-
ings from an earlier period is
tricky at best. Spillis Candela's
fir.-t de.-ign decision was in con-
sideration of the importance of

unilfing the nIl and the new.
They convinced the client to al-
low them to create an L-shaped
building that would define a
large, ceremonial plaza between
the structures. The brick-paved

plaza now serves as an outdoor
"people place" which has al-
ready been utilized for a variety
of public activities and gather-
ings. This plaza is further en-
hanced by a tree-lined approach,

FLORIDA ARCHITECT January/February 1989

Above, view of the Administration Building, north and east elevations,
and Veterans Plaza. This page, top, view of main entrance touwrd rotunda
and right, partial north elevation and ceremonial azis.
Photos by Dan Forer.

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Site plan showing relationship betwleet, e.riiting hitildingsi and thi new
Administrative Center in the upper right corner. Tp right, the Rotunda,
and right, the County Council Chamber. Photos by Dan Forer.

a reflecting pool and a sculpture
area. Visitors to the building's
Council Chamber go through a
number of experiences that the
architects carefully orches-
trated including a walk through
the alternately sunny and tree
shaded plaza past a fountain
edged with bench seating. Their
approach to the building en-
trance is funnelled along the ar-
caded edge of the plaza and the
journey through the building's
entrance corridor ends in the
dramatic, sunlit rotunda that
soars the full height of the
The 62,000 square foot Ad-
ministration Center that
emerged after extensive design
and discussion has been plan-
ned to function both as the
heart of Volusia's government
and also as a technologically
modern workplace from which
to run the growing county. The
"hinge" connecting the two
principle wings to the main
body of the building is a cylin-
drical form which also serves as
the main entry to the upper
level Council Chamber. At the
entrance to the rotunda, a star-
burst pattern explodes across
the terrazzo floor which is

FLORIDA ARCHITECT January/February 1989

crowned by the cone-shaped
skylight which is 45 feet in
diameter. A second floor walk-
way gives a good view of both
floor and skylight.
SThe building's exterior is dig-
nified, as befitting a county
seat, but has a fresh "Florida"
feeling. The ivory-colored pre-
Scast building is punctuated by
aqua-green, aluminum-framed,
S tinted glass windows and stair
Sgrailings of the same hue. Dou-
ble stairs from the lobby to the
second floor Council Chamber
echo a second set of monumen-
: tal stairs leading directly to the
Second floor on the building ex-
I* terior. Stylized benches are fea-
tured in specially-created
Snitches on the first and second
Floors. The building uses both
I--. .-private and open plan offices,
and the color schemes are di-
vided by floors with each floor
having its own accent color used
Architects Spillis Candela de-
signed this building to be ex-
tremely flexible, and its conse-

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Drawing of rotunda and first floor plan courtesy of the architect.

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Pro Bono Publico in Miami Beach

Miami Beach Judicial
Miami Beach, Florida

Architect: Borrelli/Frankel/
Blitstein, Architects & Plan-
ners, ajoint venture with Jaime
Borrelli, AIA; Markus Frankel,
AIA; and Peter Blitstein, RA,
as principals.
Consulting Engineers: Structural
- DeZarraga Donnell
DuQuesne; Mechanical/Electri-
cal David Volkert & Associ-
ates, Inc.
Acoustical Engineer: Bertram Y.
Historic Preservation Consul-
tant: Shepard & Associates
Landscape Architect: O'Leary,
Shaffer, Cosio Associates
Interior Design: Dennis Jenkins
& Associates

The cumulative criteria in-
volved in creating meaning-
ful, and memorable, public
buildings are among the most
challenging an architect can en-
counter. In such instances,
rather than dealing with specific
familial or corporate entities,
the architect is necessarily con-
cerned with an ambiguous "me-
dian of the multitude," as well
as with a plethora of regulatory
The designing of the Miami
Beach Judicial Center was a
public project complicated by
the involvement of the Dade
County Clerk of the Court, a
sitting judge, Miami Beach's
City Administration and Police
Department, as well as the
city's offstreet parking author-
ity and historic preservation
board. Such collective resolu-
tions to communal design prob-
lems are, at best, exacting.
Adding further to the com-
plexity of the situation was the
fact that three professional ar-
chitects set out to collaborate
on this monumental civic proj-
ect. Jaime Borrelli, Markus
Frankel and Peter Blitstein,
each of whom heads a respected
architectural firm in Miami,
were jointly commissioned to
design the facility. Their prob-
lems were compounded by the

many diverse aspects of the
project. The triumvirate was
engaged by the city to design a
replacement for a police head-
quarters that was hopelessly
outmoded, isolated and ill-
equipped to accommodate the
resurgent Miami Beach commu-
nity. Their plan was to include
the renovation of the 1924-25
City Hall designed by Martin
Luther Hampton, a building
which had become the dominant
element in the city's historic
Art Deco District. The City
Hall needed an adaptive re-use
plan which would provide space
for new tenants including the
Dade County Judiciary. Last,
but not least, suitable parking
for officials and visitors was
The city's predetermination
to relocate its new police station
to a site adjacent to its restored
City Hall prompted further con-
cern. The new edifice's poten-
tial prominence mandated an
architectural response that was
appropriate in scale, character

This page, top: South elevation and
right i (It frt, ,l t tUii/i n,
showing entry from the plaza.
Photos by Raul Pedrosa.

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and compatibility to its environ-
ment, without diminishing the
stature of the revered City
The design team, acting in
concert, envisioned a suitably
monumental new structure in
harmony with the surround-
ings, yet transcendent in its
stately authority. Its lobby and
public spaces are oriented to-
ward one conspicuous corner of
the building which provides a
receptive and protective pres-
ence to a community in need of
Reinforced concrete construc-
tion was used for the police
building and parking facility,
along with precast concrete
joist framing and reinforced
masonry infilled walls. The
police station's P.S.I. floor slab
is imposed upon a 25 foot by 25
foot structural grid. Exterior
materials include sand-finished
stucco with expansion channels,
plus deep-grid solar screening
and solar-tinted glazing. Glass
brick in each stairwell tower
augmented by extensive glass ..-
block exterior walls alleviates
the mass of its sculptural facade
and welcomes South Florida's
benevolent sun.
Compatibility with much of
the neighborhood's tropical
deco vernacular architecture
was achieved by the team's deft
implementation of the curving
facades and the application of
aqua glazing and ornamental
The interior of the Justice
Center is relatively austere -

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plaster veneer and drywall over
concrete block and metal studs,
lay-in acoustical ceilings and
monolithic terrazzo flooring sup-
plemented by carpet and tile.
The building's operational at-
tributes are much more elabo-
rate and comprehensive, from
its superlative security and
computerized (800 megahertz)
communications system to its
crime scene facilities and sound-
proof pistol range. Custodial
features, including booking and
holding cells, are state-of-the-
art, as is the rooftop heliport.
Administrative functions are
admirably served, bolstered by
expandable training and exer-
cise rooms, audio-visual facilities
including a full video studio,
separate men's and women's
lockers and showers, plus provi-
sions for the SWAT team's weap-
ons and gear. The computerized
police dispatch center, as well
as Miami Beach's M.I.S. (Man-
agement Information Systems)
Center are powered by a U.P.S.
electrical system. There are
dual 300 KVA emergency gen-
erators and two water-cooled
centrifugal chiller units which
supply the entire Judicial Center
As far as the adaptive reuse
of the existing City Hall was
concerned, the National Regis-
ter of Historic Places, on which
the building is listed, has very
specific preservation guidelines
which had to be adhered to. The
Dade County Court facilities
now occupy the second floor of
the restored building. The tower
accommodates a number of com-
mercial tenants, including ar-
chitect Frankel's firm on the
two topmost floors. The main
floor will soon house a restau-
rant and a University of Miami
continuing education extension.
Parking is now available in
95,000 sq. ft. of ramped park-
ing. Of the 970 parking spaces,
100 are for visitors. Though far
less conspicuous than the police
building, the parking garages
blend with their deco surround-
ings with apparent ease.

Opposite page, top: Plaza and main entrance to lobby. Below, east elevation. Above, axonometer ofgovernment
complex shows relationship between the restored City Hall and the new Judicial Center. Below, lobby interior.
Photos by Raul Pedrosa.
At the urging of architects
Borrelli, Frankel and Blitstein,
the city agreed to close off
Drexel Avenue, thereby creat-
ing a pedestrian plaza which not
only aligns with intersecting
roadways, but also serves as an
imposing entry to the complex.
This rather ceremonial entry-
way serves as a transition be-
tween the street and the com-
plex, while separating the old
historic building from the newly
designed structures
Al Alschuler

The author is a writer living in
Miami Beach. He is Managing
Editor of Design South.

FLORIDA ARCHITECT January/February 1989

At Home On A Tidal Marsh

Fowler Vacation House
Steinhatchee, Florida

Architect: Nettie Bacle, AIA,
Architect: Masao Yamada, AIA,
Architect, Design Consultant
Owner: R. Dean Fowler
Contractor: Charles V. Roberts
and Son
Interior Design: Susan Collier,

After a long search for the
perfect place for a quiet re-
treat, the owner of this house
discovered a site which reminded
him of a Japanese garden. With
its placid views of the tidal
marshes, small outcropped is-
lands, craggy limestone forma-
tions and gnarled pine trees, it
seemed a perfect spot for a Jap-
anese-style house. In his search
for an architect who could cap-
ture and develop the unique
character of the site, he chose a
husband-wife design team from
Tampa, Nettie Bacle and Masao
Yamada. Although the project
was handled through Bacle's of-
fice, Yamada prepared the pre-
liminary design and Bacle did
the final execution of the design
and contract documents.
When Masao Yamada, who
was born in Kyoto, Japan, first
visited this site, he found many
similarities to places in his
homeland the climate, grassy
marshes, vegetation and rock
formations, in particular. In
such a familiar setting, the ar-
chitect felt he could "comforta-
bly design a Japanese house."
Japanese architecture can be
traced back to tropical origins

Center, northwest corner of house
showing connecting bridge and
gazebo. East elevation, above.
Opposite page, top, detail ofnorth-
east corner and below, north front
which is main entrance to the
house. Photos by Joel Bustamante.


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using wide overhangs, broad
galleries, sliding doors and
screens and raising the house
off grade to take advantage of
cooling breezes. Because of the
proximity of the house to the
Gulf of Mexico, the habitable
parts of the building had to be
on pilings elevated at least fif-
teen feet above sea level and de-
signed for high winds. The lower
walls had to be designed so that
flood waters could pass through
the walls unrestricted. The ar-
chitects met with the owner at
the site to locate the house so
that it could capture the most
pleasing views and breezes.
They also decided to locate the
viewing pavilion on the largest
of the islands on the site. It was
decided that the viewing pavil-
ion, or gazebo, would repeat the
same style, module and mate-
rials as the main house and
would be connected to it by a
concrete bridge.

FLORIDA ARCHITECT Januay/,bmary 1989

The client had very specific
criteria pertaining to the siting
of the house and the materials
to be used in its construction.
His primary concern was that
the house should overlook the
marsh. He wanted as many trees
as possible saved and inside the
house, he wanted Georgia pine
floors and high ceilings in the
living room. Architects Bacle
and Yamada coordinated the fa-
vorable southern exposure to
coincide with the best viewing
angles from the house and they
used Georgia heart pine and
western red cedar in rooms
with nine-foot ceilings.
On the exterior of the house,
the architects selected natural
wood and some plaster, both of
which blend perfectly with the
landscape. Throughout the
house, the modular characteris-
tic is based on the six foot by six
foot standard Japanese module,
the "tsubo." The translucent in-
sulated shoji transoms and entry
sidelights were custom-designed
to the fit the six foot module.
These panels, and the skylights
of the same material, introduce
a serene diffused light into the in-
terior. When combined with nat-
ural wood floors and ceilings, it
gives a distinctive feeling of
Japanese architecture. Carrying
the Japanese theme a step
further, the architects designed
sliding "shoji" screens between
the living and dining rooms with
an open wood grille transom
The Japanese character of the
house was further reinforced in
the landscape design. A large
berm was constructed around
the north and west sides of the
site to form a private garden
which shields the view from the
road. The landscape includes
bamboo and 700 azalea plants
which are typically used in Orien-
tal gardens. At the corners of the
roof are rain chains which direct
water from the gutters to the
gravel beds below. These gravel
beds are contained by a continu-
ous concrete splashblock be-
neath all of the overhangs. Large
ornamental boulders were

placed at appropriate locations in
the garden and contribute to the
overall appearance and quiet
feeling of this serene Japanese
house and garden.
Diane D. Greer

Opposite page, top: Upper level
plan courtesy of the architect.
Below, living room located in south-
east corner of upper le el a fonIrdt
view of marsh. This page, top: mas-
ter bath in northeast corner with
rinr 't bridge raid gan:t io. Site plan
courtesy of the architect. Photos by
Joel Bustamante.

FLORIDA ARCHITECT JanuaryFebruary 1989

Form Plus Function

The Architectural Offices
of Barretta & Associates
Boca Raton, Florida

Architect: Barretta & Associates
Principals-In-Charge: James T.
Barretta and Dana Bailey
Senior Project Designer:
Kimberly Kuzdzal
Designer: Kay Miyagawa
Construction Management:
Project Controls, Inc.
(Barretta affiliate company)
Interior Design: Barretta &

When the regional architec-
tural firm of Barretta &
Associates moved to a new of-
fice and design studio at One
Boca Place in late 1967, the chal-
lenge was to showcase the firm's
expanded service capabilities,
including architecture, interior
design and construction man-
agement, without sacrificing
The firm also wanted to use
this new space to project its cor-
porate image, using the studio
as a subtle, yet elegant "calling
card." It was important to the
firm's president James T. Bar-
retta, AIA, to demonstrate a
personal commitment to good
design, and to show that form
and function are compatible.
A Modernist approach to de-
sign is evident throughout the
building in its minimalist detail-
ing, clearly defined spaces and
high quality natural finishes
and materials. The resulting ap-
pearance of understated luxury
intentionally communicates the
firm's sensitivity to the tastes
of its many corporate clients.
The 11,000 square foot office
space houses a reception and
gallery area, three conference
rooms, architectural and inter-
ior design studios, executive of-
fices, a suite for Project Con-
trols, Inc., the firm's design/
build affiliate, a library, CADD
space, materials, kitchen and
support areas. The reception
area is located internally, there-
by reserving the naturally
lighted spaces for design suitei

and offices. The reception area
provides a high-impact entry
through double glass doors
from elevator banks on the east
and west sides of the design
suite. This centralized recep-
tion area's sculptural shape per-
mits comfortable internal access,
enhances circulation and creates
an unusual sense of spacious-
Both reception entries open
onto whitewashed ash flooring.
A pale Italian marble wall is the
backdrop for a reception desk of
natural whitewashed ash with
a marble cap. Horizontal uphol-
stered wall panels and etched
glass walls lengthen the recep-
tion space. The three curved,
etched glass walls that contain
the reception area are backlit
from adjacent room. This plan
allows a sharing of light sources
and gives visitors a sense of the
spaces beyond the reception
area, while maintaining a visual
privacy for employees of the
Two executive suites, admin-
istrative offices and service
areas are located in the design
suite's north wing, thereby of-
fering full window walls for all
offices. Multiple access points
from the north wing to both the
reception area and the public
hallway generate a smooth traf-
fic flow.
A dropped soffit provides a
dramatic entry into the natur-
ally-lit design studios in the
south wing. The wing has 9-foot
ceilings throughout and a glass
perimeter wall which assures
strong natural light in work
areas. Several executive and
administrative offices, some
with atrium views, flank the de-
sign studios. By wrapping of-
fice and design spaces around a
high-volume, high-impact pub-
lic area, appropriate yet com-
plimentary environments have
been created. The result is a
striking balance of form and
Janet Myles Schwartz
The author is a writer living in
Coral Springs.

FLORIDA ARCHITECT January/February 1989


Opil oit r Idget. top: Ii,,i,,t, -fRecep-
tion area with Italian marblefloors
, t ,,i .ln'id ti ., ,, ul,. thi- paet.
top: work area with access to natural
light and below; ( '* i,l'r,-, Room
separated fir lobby by etched glass
wall. Photos by Dan Forer.

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Curve As Contrast To Grid

The DePaul Building at
St. Vincent's Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida

Architect: Pearce Corporation,
St. Louis, Mo. and Jacksonville,
Principal-in-Charge: M. Kent
Turner, AIA
Principal-in-Charge, Design:
George Z. Nikolajevich, AIA
Associate Designer: Mark R.
Project Architect: Gordon W.
Almquist, AIA
Quality Control: Mark Meatte,
Associated Architects: Alford
Architects, Jacksonville
Structural Engineer: Siebold,
Sydow and Elfanbaum, St. Louis
General Contractor: The Auchter
Co., Jacksonville

Based on recommendations
resulting from a year-long
planning process, St. Vincent's
Hospital and the Pearce Corpo-
ration jointly decided to develop
new space for outpatient ser-
vices and physician's offices, as

The .uutlh Jacudre .fthe DePaul
Haildingfaces Iie St J.ohln' Rirer
The cuniictlin icith th reilsing St
Luke's Hospital can be seen where
Photos hi l inIs elrm 1, 1 ell.
Photos by Kathleen McKenzie.

FLORIDA ARCHITECT January/Febuary 1989

well as to expand s.ime existing
hospital departments. This de-
cision was based on the need for
a solution to two different func-
tional considerations hospital
functions and an office compo-
nent for an already existing hos-

pital. There was considerable
need for flexibility of hospital
floors due to constantly chang-
ing functions and for the crea-
tion of two distinctly different
points of entry into the hospital
lobby and an office lobby. A

clear vehicular and pedestrian
traffic pattern was also man-
dated by the client.
The site for the project was a
tight urban campus with limited
undeveloped property. This fac-
tor, along with the requirement

that the new office building be
immediately adjacent to the
older hospital, resulted in a solu-
tion consisting of a nine-story
tower attached to the existing
hospital and a multi-level park-
ing garage. Levels three through

FLORIDA ARCHITECT January/February 1989

five, dedicated to the hospital
expansion, align and intercon-
nect with existing hospital lev-
els. Levels six through nine con-
tain physician's offices.
The Pearce Corporation
wanted to create an image for
the DePaul Building that would
have a recognizable profile from
the street or the St. John's
River. They also wanted to cre-
ate a grand point of entry for
the entire hospital. The first of
these design goals was accom-
plished by creating two differ-
ent feelings on the north and
south sides of the building.
There is a formal quality to the
structure on the end facing the
street and an informal quality
on the river side. Placed on the
street axis, the building is par-
tially elevated, creating a cov-
ered plaza overlooking the
river. Two separate lobbies are
located at the plaza level.
The DePaul Building's formal
considerations relating to pat-
tern and color consist of over-
lapping rectangular grids en-
riched with color. The grid is
present from the elevation to
the floor and wall patterns. In
contrast to the grid is the
gently curving wall of the
tower, the arch at the main en-
trance and top of the penthouse
and the south wall which ex-
tends all the way to the glass
screen in the lobby. "Sliding" of
the floor plate helped increase
the perimeter as well as achiev-
ing the building's thin edge. A
special consideration was given
to the treatment of the building
edges as they meet the sky trel-
lis. There was also a heavy con-
centration of precast concrete
at the bottom of the building.
Because of its plastic quality it
worked well for reveals, projec-
tions, score lines and shadows
and because of its color and tex-
ture, it gave the building the ap-
pearance of being sunny, light
and "Florida-like."
Diane D.Greer

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Plan, top, shows relationship between existing hospital and DePaul Building. The monumental columns shown
on the plan lead directly into the rotunda shown in photo, above. Photo by Kathleen McKenzie.

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AIA Chapter Awards

The Palm Beach Chapter of the AIA held its annual design competition for "Excellence in Architecture." The 1988 competition was
juried by members of the Florida Central Chapter of the AIA, including H. Dean Rowe, FAIA, Chairman, Carl Abbott, FAIA, and
John Howey, AIA.

25 Seabreeze / Delray Beach
Architect: Currie Schneider Associates, AIA, P.A.
Delray Beach, Florida
This office building, which relies heavily on glass, color
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reflects the surrounding South Florida environment.
The 4-story, 11,000 square foot building paints a picture
of what observers might consider "a perfect South
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Pool Pavilion / Palm Beach
Ardhitect: Jefrey W. Smith, AIA
Smith Obst Associates, Architects, Planners, Inc.
West Palm Beach, Florda
This pavilion is a response to the climate and the client's
lifestyle, and its formal simplicity serves it well in the
context of the site and the formality of Palm Beach.

Friedkin Industries
Arvida Parkway Center / Boca Raton
Architect: Barretta & Associates
Boca Raton, Florida
The interior design for this 5,000 square foot worldwide
headquarters began with white marble floors studded
with polished stainless steel inserts. All interior spaces
reflect the building's exterior panels and seven foot
high porthole windows in the perimeter offices admit
light to the interior.

O'Neil Residence / Palm Beach Gardens
Architect: Mitchell O'Neil, AIA
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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with its limited construction budget. For simplicity and budget reasons, a scheme of three
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Florida Architectural Firms
Bill Herrle

t's one thing to have a hunch,
and another to have hard cold
numbers stare you in the face.
The results of the FA/AIA's
1988 Practice Profiles of Florida
Architectural Firms reveals
little that is profound. Most of
the conclusions drawn from the
report confirm what most archi-
tects could deduce from every-
day practice.
The real value of the survey
lies in the validity that the
statistics lend to issues of con-
cern to managers of architec-
tural offices. The survey enables
the comparison of business
characteristics between firms
of comparable size, structure
and annual billings within spe-
cific regions of the state.
The Practice Profiles Survey
was conducted by an indepen-
dent survey consultant based in
Tallahassee and the strictest
standards of confidentiality
were maintained. Of the 800
FA/AIA member firms in Flor-
ida, 242 responded. The re-
sponse rate and the verification
precautions helped ensure the
validity of the data. The 1988
survey was conducted in sub-
stantially the same way as in
1982 and 1984.
In 1988, Florida became the
fourth most populous state in
the nation and the size of the
state's architectural firms
seems to be increasing in direct
proportion to its population. In
the 1988 Practice Profiles Sur-
vey, the common measuring
stick is total number of employ-
ees, which includes architec-
tural professionals and all full-
time non- architectural employ-
ees. In this preview, you can see
current trends in the number of
professional architects that
Florida firms employ.
In 1984, 24% of Florida archi-
tectural firms were one-person
firms. In 1988, this number had
decreased to 16.5%. AIA statis-
tics for 1987 indicated that 29%
of all firms nationwide were
one-person firms. The number

of firms with two to four archi-
tectural professionals has also
decreased, from 47% to 42%.
Evidently, many of Florida's
small firms have grown over the
past four years. The percentage
of firms with five to nine archi-
tectural professionals has grown
from 17% to 28.3% in 1988. At
this point, however, we see an

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end to firm growth trends that
can be measured in numbers of
architectural professionals on
staff. The number of firms with
ten to 19 architectural profes-
sionals has grown negligibly,
from 7% to 9%, and the percen-
tage of large firms with 20 or
more architectural profession-
als has actually decreased from
6% to 4.4%. Whatever the firm
size, productivity is of the ut-
most concern. The survey in-
cludes a chart of total salaries
for all employees as a function
of firm size and another chart
showing total salaries as a func-
tion of gross fee billings. The
diagram included here illus-
trates the latter relationship.
For instance, 7% of firms with
a total of five to nine employees
have gross fee billings of
$70,000 to $149,000, and 21% of
the firms of this size bill
$150,000 too $249,000 annually.
Fifty-one percent of the firms in
this category bill $250,000 to
$499,000 annually and a profit-
able 21% of the firms with five
to nine employees bill in excess
of one half million dollars
The Practice Profiles Survey
also covers firm structure,
gross fee billings and total
salaries. It includes average
high and low salaries for all po-
sitions from entry level interns
through principals in the South,
Central and Northern regions
of the state. Tends in employee
benefits are tracked, as well as
current information on such
dynamic issues as computeriza-
tion, CADD, marketing archi-
ctural services and liability
One copy of the 1988 Survey
has been mailed to each firm
principal. Additional copies are
available through the FA/AIA
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Can you find the acronym
for a group of people dedi-
cated to bettering themselves
and the architecture firms for
whom they work? Hidden
somewhere in the title to this
article are the letters which
stand for the Society of Archi-
tectural Administrators (SAA)
and those letters mean a lot to
its members. We are proud to
be a part of this national orga-
nization which is comprised of
administrative personnel em-
ployed by licensed architects.
The group is dedicated to ad-
vancing and promoting the
educational and professional
standards of the architectural
environment. We provide a
channel of communication be-
tween SAA chapters and con-
tribute to improving the ad-
ministrative methods and ma-
terials used in architectural
Since 1980, the SAA and
the American Institute of Ar-
chitects have enjoyed an af-
filiation which reinforces the
objectives that are consis-
tent with the goal of improv-
ing the architectural profes-
sion and strengthening both
There are five local chap-
ters of SAA in Florida. Come
join this professional and ed-
ucational association of ar-
chitectural support staff and
expand your horizons. See
what we're all about and how
we can help you.
Judith Pimentel

The author is President of the
Palm Beach Chapter of SAA.
For information on how to
join, contact your local AIA
office or call Ms. Pimentel
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