Title: Florida architect
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00073793/00289
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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 1991
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: VID00289
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 06827129
lccn - sn 80002445
issn - 0015-3907
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Tadao Ando at AIA National
by Renee Garrison

T he scene at the American In-
stitute of Architects' national
convention more closely resem-
bled a rock concert than an ap-
pearance by a self-taught Japa-
nese architect. Security guards
frantically chased gate-crashers
as a, standing-room-only crowd
watched 'TIdao Ando, the new-
est Honorary Fellow of the AIA,
discuss his work.
Characterized by simple, di-
rect manipulation of openings
and solid walls, Ando uses the
essential qualities of nature to
animate his architecture: air, light
and human activity. His sensibil-
ity to light, structure, climate
and space link his work to the
best of Japanese traditions.
In nominating him for honor-
ary fellowship in the AIA, archi-
tect T'i Soo Kim said, "His work
fascinates and mystifies, and
quietly demands our attention."
Perhaps that's because it at-
tempts to synthesize traditional
Japanese and modern architec-
ture. Ando fondly recalls, for
example, the first time he saw
Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial
Hotel in Tokyo, which he still
refers to (through an interpreter)
as "the most influential building of
our era in modern architecture."
Although he has never had a
project in the United States,
Ando compares the climate of his
native Osaka with the humid,
subtropical weather in Florida.
And, he believes that his designs
particularly his residential
work would be appropriate
Recurring themes in all of
Ando's dwellings are geometry
and light. Unadorned concrete
or glass walls are "decorated"
with the shadowy play of light
in lieu of pictures, paint or
paper. Generous windows over-
look the courtyard that divides


practically all of Ando's houses.
To get from public areas in the
front of the house to private
areas in the back, residents
must cross the courtyard and
cope with occasional thunder-
storms. But Ando's avowed pur-
pose in including these court-
yards is to expose urban dwellers
to nature.
"Instead of simply pursuing
superficial comforts, I want to
re-examine what has been dis-
carded in the process of economic
growth and to seek only those
things that are essential to
human dwelling," he says.
Although the 50-year-old ar-
chitect has proven to be intrepid
when faced with precarious
building sites, he was admit-
tedly nervous when designing a
group of housing units for a 60-
degree slope on Mount Rokko,
"Architects should have ten-
sion and a sense of uncertainty
as they begin the design pro-
cess," he says. "Once you lose
it, your creativity is diminished."
When he designed his Chapel
On The Water, Ando was seek-
ing a spiritual communion with
nature and God. There, an arti-
ficial pond was created by divert-
ing water from a nearby stream.
On the water is a cross.
"Visitors can hear the sound
of the stream on the other side
of a wall at the entry," he says.
"When they reach the top, they
turn and see the body of water
for the first time. The idea of
expectation-of hearing, but not
seeing the water really en-
hances the experience of such a
natural element."
Ironically, Ando's original
concept for the chapel was done
before he had a client who could
afford to build it.
"I don't believe in waiting for

clients to come to me," he says.
"I create projects that contrib-
ute to the betterment of society
and then persuade a client to
build them."
"When facing difficult clients,
significant architecture can be
born," he maintains. "It is a skill
to make allies out of clients."
For example, Ando recently
completed a residence for the

vice president of Kenzo Tange
& Associates.
He criticizes architects for
"becoming slaves of economic
conditions," and insists that
none of the office buildings con-
structed in the United States
since the 1960s have contained
lobby spaces that "make users
happy and their adrenaline flow
... because of economic and
political reasons."
Among the select group of ar-
chitects who are asked to lec-
ture and compete for prestigi-
ous commissions all over the
world, only Ando is self-taught.
Inspired to the profession by
the skyscrapers he viewed dur-
ing a trip to New York 25 years
ago, he says he is grateful to his
"mentor country" for granting
him an honorary fellowship in
the AIA.
When an exhibition of his work
opens at New York's Museum of
Modern Art on October 3, it will
be appropriately titled, "Beyond
the Horizon."

Renee Garrison is Architecture
Critic for the Thmpa Tribune.

Photos, top; the architect Tadao Ando and below, the Chapel
on the Water.

An Interior Environment Sensitive To The Architecture

Interiors/Team Disney
Orlando, Florida

Architect: Arata Isozaki &
Associate Architects:
Hunton Brady Pryor Maso
Interior Architects: CRS
Sirrine (Interior Design
Concept), ASD, Inc. (Space
Planning, Finishes,Furniture)
ASD Principal-in-Charge:
Thomas A. Williams
ASD Project Team: Debra S.
Costello, James Hypes,
Catherine Z. Kreher, Jolene
Randazzo, Wynn Barnette,
Diane Chaney Holly Dobbins,
Maribel Gomez, Jeff Knouse,
Mindy O'Gara
Landscape Architects:
Foster, Conant & Associates
Consulting Engineers: O.E.
Olsen & Associates, structural;
Tilden, Lobnitz, Cooper,
mechanical; Ivey, Harris &
Walls, civil; Westinghouse
Environmental & Geotechnical
Services, geotechnical; Tracy
Turner Design, graphics;
Fisher & Marantz, lighting.
General Contractor: Holder
Developer: Disney
Development Company

The April publication of the
I Team Disney building in
Progressive Architecture suffi-
ciently acquainted readers
with Disney's most recent
addition to its Orlando proper-
ties. As designed, Team Disney
is a totally mixed-use environ-
ment, accommodating not only
offices, but a number of ameni-
ties such as a travel agency,
health and exercise club, credit
union, cafeteria and more. The

diversity of amenities created a
design imperative for ASD
which demanded that they
create a fully integrated envi-
ronment by carrying the interi-
or design direction through all
the amenities.
ASD's mission, as interior
architect, was to respond to
both the architect and the
client with a design that
respects and supports both.
The designers at ASD believe
that a successful project is one
in which the viewer sees not a
multitude of individual signa-
tures in a space, but rather one
fully integrated environment
which is an extension of the
architect's concept.

Above, exterior and right, second
floor open plan area showing typi-
cal reception seating and lounge in
atrium, Sol Lewitt wall painting in
back. Photos by George Cott.

otonda chair through Stilnovo

ASD's goal in working on the
Team Disney project was to
achieve complete harmony of
design and to respond sensi-
tively to the architect's goal.
ASD's mission was to enhance,
support and extend the archi-
tect's philosophy through space
planning, materials and color
application and furniture selec-
tion and specification. They
were also responsible for the
development and execution of
the interior environment.
Interiors at Team Disney are
a series of grays and silvers
used to create a sense of light,
space and softness. Thus, the
interiors are an unobtrusive
backdrop, or stage, upon which
the architecture is played out.
In the execution of their de-
sign, ASD strived to recall and
enhance the architecture
through the strategic use of
materials and color. As a re-
sult, the interiors are reductive,
rather than additive. They are
sensitive, rather than decora-
tive. They have been stripped
down to support, rather than
contest, the architecture.
The designers at ASD have a
great deal of experience in
dealing with projects of this
size. They have been involved
with the interior architecture
of a number of large corporate
headquarters. Working in
Florida for over a decade has
given ASD a thorough under-
standing of the specific needs
involved in creating an envi-
ronment that is both regional
and functional.

Photo, left: Walkway to boardroom.
Right, view of seating area in travel
agency. Photos by Todd Steighner.


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One Part Restoration, Three Parts Innovation

The Lafayette Arcade
Tampa, Florida

Architect: Cooper Johnson
Smith Architects, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Austin
Engineering Group
Electrical Engineer: Scott
Lyle & Associates
Mechanical Engineer: E.R.
Marcet, P.A.
Owner: William and Elvira

N oted Tampa architect M.
Leo Elliott designed this
elegant Beaux Arts building in
1924. Known as the Lafayette
Arcade, it is located directly
opposite another historic land-
mark, the University of Tampa,- -
and it forms a kind of gateway
to the central business district --
of the city.
Originally designed for retail
shops on the ground floor with..
two floors of offices above, the
30,000-square-foot structure
had deteriorated and was being
used as low cost student hous-
ing. Plumbing had been in-
stalled in such a way as to
damage the floor joists and fire
escapes had been added to the
Grand Central Avenue facade.
Cooper Johnson Smith Archi-
tects didn't approach the pro-
ject as a restoration because
there had been too many alter-
ations to the building through
the years to call it that. Still,
they wanted to evoke the origi-
nal spirit of the building.
"Where we could, we re-
stored, and where we couldn't, .
we improvised," says Don
During the renovation, stucco
work and cast stone detailing
on the exterior were repaired
and restored to the original de-
sign. Transom windows that


had been covered with stucco
were opened, returning the
original majestic proportions to
the retail level. The insertion of
two new interior fire escapes
permitted the removal of the
three exterior fire escapes
which were among the build-
ing's greatest detractors.
Perhaps the biggest impact
came in the redesign of the
lobby. Its walls were designed
as interior facades made up of
a continuous colonnade inset
with shop windows. This be-
came a miniaturized version of
the exterior design, forming a
continuous arcade that wraps
the building. Lobby lighting is
from illuminated "lintels" be-
tween the pilasters. Their
reflected light also illuminates
wooden grills in the openings
above the archways, giving
depth and transparency to the
wall. Ceiling light fixtures are
three-foot semiglobes hanging
below domes which are five
feet in diameter.
The paving is a pattern of
polished and rough porcelain
tiles which are suitable for ex-
terior use, in case the ends of
the passageway, which are
glassed in for security reasons,
are ever opened. Originally,
two open-air passages allowed
pedestrians to pass interior
storefronts while taking a
shortcut from Grand Central
Avenue to what is now
Kennedy Boulevard.
The two upper levels of the
building have been returned to
office space. However, the
original office layout allowed
for small, single-room offices
that opened off of a seemingly
endless corridor. Current
leasing needs required larger
blocks of space with one major
entrance. The insertion of the
two new fire stairs, along with
the arrangement of multiple



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office blocks allowed the corri-
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An added bonus to both owner
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former corridor space is now
If one defines an arcade as
either a series of arches sup-
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passageway with shops on
either side, then Tampa's
Lafayette Arcade is a satisfy-
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saved for future generations to
enjoy. Renee Garrison

The author lives in Tampa
and is the Architecture Critic
for the Tampa Tribune.

Photos of exterior elevation and
lobby by George Cott.

Separate, But Functional

Metro-Dade Police
Department Head-
quarters Complex
Miami, Florida

Architect: The Smith Korach
Hayet Haynie Partnership
Miami, Florida
Partner-in-Charge: Avinash
Gupta, AIA
Project Managers: Henry C.
Alexander, AIA, Ronald Gee,
Design Architect: Claudio J.
Noriega, AIA
Interior Design: Joetta
Umia, IBD
Project Team: Subhash
Jethi, AIA, Alex Rodriguez
Consulting Engineers: The
Smith Korach Hayet Haynie
Landscape Architect:
O'Leary Design Associates, PA
General Contractor: Stolte,
Owner: Metropolitan Dade
County Dept. of Facilities
Development Division

T he Police Headquarters
Building is one of four
structures which comprises
the Metropolitan Police Com-
plex. In terms of character, it
is the building which most
strongly reflects the desired
image of strength and perma-
nence. The massing of the
Headquarters Building is
strongly indicative of the pro-
gram requirements and limita-
tions which strictly dictated
departmental relationships
apd building heights and
which departments were to be
placed on which floor.
The exterior fabric of the
Headquarters Building is coral
stone, precast concrete and
glass block, all of which convey
an impression of durability.
The functional relationship


Photos, opposite page top: South elevation at fountain. Below: Main
entrance looking south. This page, top left: Second floor view of atrium.
Below: Lobby and control desk facing main entrance. Photos by Carlos
Domenech. Above: Site plan courtesy of the architect.

between the building's three
stories creates the impression
that the floors are independent
of one another thereby impart-
ing a dynamic character to the
building's composition. In
addition, the building utilizes
classical elements such as free-
standing columns, heavy cor-
nices and symmetrical siting
and then adapts these ele-
ments to a regional style
through the use of recessed
windows, cream colors and
terracotta tile.
The basic programmatic re-
quirement for the project was
to design a facility that would
bring together all of the func-
tions of a metropolitan police
department along with their
corresponding operations. The
architect's design studies led
them to establish a complex of
four buildings with associated
parking. Total square footage
in the complex is 315,705
square feet with an $81 per-
square-foot construction cost.
In addition to the Headquar-
ter's Building with its 233,294
square feet of office space,
there is a 20,901-square-foot

district station, a 54,526-
square-foot warehouse facility
and a vehicle maintenance
building, all of which is situat-
ed on a 24-acre site.
The location of the four
structures on the site was
planned to facilitate the sepa-
ration of the different activi-
ties needed for security and
operational efficiency.
The Headquarter's Building
and the District Station are
located near the main ap-
proach streets with direct
access to designated visitor
parking areas. The Warehouse
Facility and the Vehicle Main-
tenance Building are located
away from major public circu-
lation areas. Although the
buildings have been planned to
meet the department's require-
ments through 1997, the site
design was conceived with the
intention of permitting future
building expansion beyond
that time. Parking expansion
will also be possible through
decking of the main parking
area north of the Headquar-
ter's Building.


An Enclosed Environment With Minimalist Detail

Office of Sandy &
Babcock Inc.
Miami, Florida

Architect: Sandy & Babcock
San Francisco and Miami
Owner: Sandy & Babcock

A though Sandy & Babcock
Las been in business in
Miami for over 12 years, their
new office was designed specifi-
cally to fit the needs of a firm
whose presence in South Flori-
da continues to grow. The
building's simple, sharp lines,
accentuated by a pure mini-
malist treatment of materials,
architectural detail and fur-
nishings, augment the unob-
structed flow of space and
provide a clean backdrop for
the work at hand.
The simple exterior massing,
carried out in a palette of
monochromatic white, is
sparsely accented with geo-
metric details. Cube-shaped
light fixtures are inset into the
exterior walls, evenly spaced
along the building's perimeter,
illuminating the area and
forming a pattern of glowing CONFERENCE WORK STATIONS
shapes by night. OFFICE
The interior, carried out en- -
tirely in white, slate and light
oak, is defined by the floating
pavilion, which encircles the
central atrium, and is reached
by a delicate spiral staircase. A ECE1TIN
central skylight, which floods
the main lobby and reception
area with light, provides a
strong focal point for this en-
closed environment.
The design and space plan-
ning concept was conceived to
create an introverted environ-
ment, shielded from its OFFICE OFFICE
bustling urban surroundings.
The focal point for the space is
a central atrium complete with


mature trees growing through
openings in the slab. This
area, while providing traffic
corridors on the ground level
and serving as a backdrop for
reception and conference activ-
ities, is treated as a lush, in-
door garden. Private offices
and open work stations line the
perimeter of the cube-shaped
building on two levels, all bene-
fitting from the light and ambi-
ence from the central open
space. The primary source of
light is the large translucent,
pyramid-shaped skylight cap-
ping the atrium, which is dra-
matically lit after dark.
The 4,600-square-foot, two-
story office building was cus-
tom-designed to meet the
needs of a steadily growing
architecture and planning
firm. The office accommodates
20 architects, with room for
future growth. While public
areas and private offices occu-
py the ground floor, the open-
ness of the upper pavilion pro-
vides for drafting stations with
plenty of layout space for large
drawings and a team approach
to design. Restrooms, for em-
ployee and public use, are on
the main level, but kitchen and
storage facilities to accommo-
date employees' personal needs
are situated on the more pri-
vate upper level.
Sandy Heather Koenig

The author lives in San
Francisco and writes about

Photos, opposite page top; main
entrance. Below, first floor plan.
This page, top; reception area and
below, second floor work stations.
Photos by John Gillan Photography.


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Inner City Investment

Office of Clemens
Bruns Schaub
Pensacola, Florida

Architect: Clemens Bruns
Schaub, AIA
Project Architect: Judy
Royal, AIA
Contractor: Steve Del Gallo

rl|his pioneering project in
I inner city development con-
verted a pre-1890 building into
an architect's office that re-
flects great social concern for
the surrounding fabric. The
earliest records indicate the
structure was standing by 1890
and in the 1940's it served as a
grocery store. At the time of
its purchase for conversion to
office space, it was an aban-
doned shell in which no in-
terior partitions, floors or roof
were salvageable.
The exterior walls have been
left exactly as originally con-
structed, including remnants of
an old Coca-Cola sign which is
faintly visible on the east wall.
Original openings were not al-
tered, merely reglazed.
Conceptually, the structure
reflects local building traditions
which were common in North
Florida at the end of the last
century. The architect's role in
this renovation was to add dia-
logue to a conversation between
this building and its neighbors
and not to create a whole new
order in a traditional setting.
Nor was the architect's job to
replicate the past.
The interior changes were
far more extensive than those
on the exterior. Columns
which define the reception area
carry air as well as the roof
load. The flared capitals con-
ceal uplights. The cadence of
the mezzanine window band-
ing establishes the roof struc-
ture and placement of the

ceiling coffers. Daylight, the
principal source of light, enters
the clerestory cupola and the
roof pinnacle, brightening the
innermost recesses of the
building. Glass walls link the
interior spaces visually and
allow for views through the
new walls to the old walls
The different floors delineate
their functions. The mezzanine
is the design studio, open to
the reception area below and
the cupola above. The first
floor handles all the varied
support functions, both admin-
istrative and public. Opposing
stairs link the levels and foster
a variety of movement.
The existing building is
masonry. During renovation, a
structural steel inner frame
was added and stamped metal
shingles were replaced on the
roof. Careful plumbing design
necessitated only one roof

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penetration. In the design of
column and duct placement,
the utilization of below grade
"spun" ducts eliminated the
need for furred spaces. Careful
planning of the music system
within the coffered ceiling pro-
vides balanced distribution at
each work station.
At $67 per square foot, this
restoration of an inner city
commercial building insures
that a great tradition of south-
ern vernacular buildings will

Opposite page, top, night shot of
main entrance with view of recep-
tion area and mezzanine offices
and below, view from sidewalk into
conference room. Note the original
Coca-Cola advertisement on the
brick wall. This page, top left,
photo of reception area, top right,
mezzanine and clerestory beneath
cupola and below, right, conference
room. Photos by Alan Karchmer.


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"Make No Little Plans" Is The Masterplan in Stuart

W hen Andres Duany and
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were already synonymous with
town planning because of their
work at Seaside in the Florida
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Architectural Regulations
which shape the buildings.
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with local architects and land-
scape architects.
The Urban Regulations
promote traditional building
types with arcades and porch-
es; mandate building align-
ments to define coherent
streets; encourages affordable
housing with outbuildings at
the rear of lots to keep garages
and parking lots off the streets.
The Architectural Regulations
affect the architectural expres-
sion of the buildings. It speci-
fies the form they may take
and the materials which are
According to Duany, factors
such as these have shaped the
great towns and cities of the
world. City Commissioner Joan
Jefferson says she hasn't heard
a single complaint from any
Stuart resident about working
within the framework of the
new code.
The redevelopment plan also
included saving the former
Martin County Courthouse, a
1930's WPA-built, Art Deco-
style building which Duany
refers to as "the finest piece of
serious architecture remaining
in the downtown." The build-
ing was recently renovated
under the supervision of local
architect Peter Jefferson,
FAIA, and it is now a cultural
arts center. The old courthouse
was slated for demolition just
weeks before Duany's firm
came to Stuart. Also part of
the courthouse project is an
adjacent park which includes a
brand new wooden bandstand
designed in the vernacular of
the area.
The Department of Trans-
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high-clearance bridge along an
alternate route that would
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Proposed building types for specific areas within the new masterplan for
Stuart. Drawings courtesy of Duany Plater-Zyberk.

Stuart. This problem was
addressed in the redevelop-
ment plan and the city has
renegotiated with the DOT.
Instead of closing two existing
drawbridges when the new
high-clearance bridge is
opened, one of the drawbridges
will be preserved for downtown
A riverwalk and pier have
been built as part of the rede-
velopment plan. Plans to bring
a post office downtown are
being negotiated. The park
system is being upgraded and
expanded as part of the plan,
including a series of parks
connected by a continuous
boardwalk along the water-
front. The city is currently
making plans to develop a
marina park, which will
include a collection of historic
buildings moved from other
sites. A series of parks
through the center of down-
town and a linear park along
the railway tracks are also
proposed. Pink sidewalks,
street lamps, paved pedestrian
crosswalks and landscaped
seating areas are now part of
the downtown streetscape.
A number of underused and
unmaintained historic down-
town properties have been
renovated and are now thriv-
ing restaurants, offices and
shops, resulting in increased
pedestrian traffic. Street life
has been invigorated with
street festivals and an historic
theatre that was once in
decline. An outgrowth of the
redevelopment plan was the
formation of Stuart Heritage,
Inc., the first historic preserva-
tion group in Martin County.
Recognized for its redevelop-
ment efforts, the City of Stuart
received the 1990 Governor's
Award for urban design. Stu-
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another 50 years, says Com-
missioner Jefferson. Perhaps
this long term view is what
Duany and Plater-Zyberk had
in mind when they quoted
architect Daniel Burnham in
their report to the City of
Stuart: "Make no little plans,
for they have not the power to
stir men's minds."
Jessica Armstrong

The author is a freelance
writer who specializes in writ-
ing about Art Deco.

Photo, top: Restored Martin County
Courthouse. Left: Entry to Post
Office Arcade showing streetscape
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Architectural Competitions As A Marketing Tool
by Barry Sugerman, AIA

Participating in industry
competitions such as the
"FAME", "Aurora", and "Pin-
nacle" awards programs, as
well as the FA/AIA Awards for
Excellence in Architecture, has
provided me with excellent
opportunities for expanding my
marketing strategy and en-
hancing my exposure to the
people who buy architecture.
As an architect who must rely
upon word-of-mouth and pre-
cious media coverage, rather
than conventional advertising,
as a primary means of pub-
licity, these competitions offer
an alternative means of getting
recognition which, in turn,
stimulates new business.
Win or lose, just taking part
in the competitive process is a
worthwhile exercise. Preparing
the entry helps to sharpen the
presentation skills which are
needed to interest new clients
and satisfy existing ones. Inter-
acting with the sponsoring
associations increases visibility
and strengthens alliances.
Due to my involvement in com-
petitions and my frequent suc-
cesses, I have also been asked
to jury several of the programs.
Not only is this an honor, but it
provides some valuable in-
sights into how entrants are
perceived by the "outside
Most of the awards programs
culminate in a presentation
banquet which is attended by
design professionals, builders,
developers and other industry
members. As soon as your
name is announced as a win-
ner, you are instantly known to
these people as something of a
celebrity. I have made some
important contacts at these
awards banquets that have
spawned new sources of busi-
ness. Apart from being a


chance to enjoy your "moment
of glory," these banquets are an
important networking event.
Several of the state and
regional competitions have
media sponsors such as news-
papers, magazines and radio
stations that have helped put
both my name, and the name
of the photographer of my pro-
jects, before a mass audience
that would otherwise be out of
my reach. For example, the
coverage that I received as a
result of one awards program
that was published in a major
state newspaper this year
resulted in three potential job
calls and the signing of one
new client, all within a week's
Trophies and certificates
which are presented to winners
are very impressive to clients
and potential clients when they
are displayed in your confer-
ence room. These awards tend
to lend prestige and give credi-
bility to the architect, thereby
helping when it comes time to
negotiate higher fees.
Although entering awards
competitions can be both
expensive and time-consuming,
I have found that the costs are
greatly outweighed by the ben-
efits of increased exposure,
recognition and potential
financial gain. Often these ben-
efits may not be realized for
years, but then, few worth-
while investments turn profits

The author is an architect
who practices in North Miami.
This year, he was the recipient
of eight "FAME" (Florida
Achievement in Marketing
Excellence) Awards in five
categories, including the newly
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Landscape Architects Are Very Down To Earth
by Linda Dunyan

horeau's Walden has be-
Scome a euphemism for the
ideal in Nature. Every time an
architect has a new, pristine
site delineated on the drawing
board, the diminution of this
ideal continues; many times,
inadvertently. To ignore the in-
structive signature of a site in
planning a building is a little
like the FBI creating a new
identity for a witness. That per-
son never really becomes accus-
tomed to the new persona.
The early harmonious meet-
ing of the minds of the archi-
tect and landscape architect
can do a lot to minimize any
such negative results. In edu-
cation and experience, the
landscape architect's primary
focus is the configuration and
character of a site; whereas,
early on, the architect tends to
visualize the bricks and mor-
tar, the image of the completed
Often, timely initial involve-
ment by the landscape archi-
tect can result in cost savings
to the owner. Judicious siting
of the building can save money
in cutting and filling and in the
cost of new landscape materi-
als. Normally, the architect will
consider solar orientation, pre-
vailing winds and other envi-
ronmental constraints. Howev-
er, the landscape architect can
expand upon, and further re-
fine, the approach to these ele-
ments to create a more effec-
tive project.
The key to a successful
meshing of the building design
and landscape design disci-
plines is in effective communi-
cation. It is important that the
architect articulate his or her
concept with its attendant
meaning and overall vision for
the integration of site and
architecture. With this input
the landscape architect can
begin to conceptualize the pro-
file of the site. It may be that
the architect has inadvertently
overlooked a pertinent aspect

of the site design. Here is
where a professional "give and
take" discussion is necessary
rather than a potential clash of
egos. Once a reconciliation of
goals is achieved, the project
should proceed smoothly.
Landscape architect Kath-
leen Burson ASLA, of Parterre
Landscape Architecture in
Cocoa, Florida, recently collab-
orated with Spacecoast Archi-
tects of Melbourne for the
design of a small cruise termi-
nal and grounds at Port Cana-
veral. Having established the
hierarchy of building/landscape
elements and the levels within
the landscaping itself early in
the design developmental
stage, Burson was able to build
on the architect's desire both to
have the building's unique pro-
file dominate the site and to
bring lushness and softness to
a basically industrial area.

Burson's design assignment
was daunting. She had to
relate natural elements to a
teflon-coated fabric tension
structure which is uniquely
sculptural and high tech in
design. In addition, the Port's
saltwater environment, as well
as the central Florida climate,
limited her choice of species.
Only salt and cold tolerant
trees and shrubs could be used.
Drought tolerance was also a
To aid in effective communi-
cation with the owner and/or
architect, landscape architects
utilize state-of-the-art graphic
tools. One of these is computer
imaging in which the archi-
tect's model is photographed
and transposed to the computer.
The landscape architects' de-
sign, as illustrated in their con-
ceptual graphics, already in
the computer, is then superim-

posed. The process involves a
multitude of sketches by the
landscape designers in order
for the computer technician to
replicate the concept. The
result is a hard copy of the
entire scene in drawing or
transparency form. This tech-
nique graphically shows the
owner and architect exactly
what is intended.
The landscape architect's
input is equally valuable dur-
ing the construction documents
and construction phase of a
Their specialized libraries of
resource materials usually are
more extensive and varied
than the references available
in architecture offices. Their
development of landscape spec-
ifications is based upon years
of direct involvement both dur-
ing and after the actual instal-
lation of plantings.


Despite careful selection, the
landscape architect must still
get his or her hands dirty at
the project site. By insisting
on a single site supervisor of
installation, by inspecting
planting techniques, and most
important, by inspecting the
football and surrounding soils,
quality control can be exer-
cised. The most creative design
can turn out to be a disaster if
the plant materials are not of
good quality and if the proper
nurturing has not taken place.
It is easy for these require-
ments to be forgotten during
the throes of construction. It is
up to the architect to make
sure that the landscape archi-
tect is brought in at the appro-
priate time to ensure quality of
materials and planting tech-
niques. For obvious reasons,
the maintenance factor is more
difficult to control. The design
team may want to advise the
owner to include a maintenance
contract for three months as
part of the bid package. In this
way, the plants' survival rate is
increased and plant material
warranties are easier to
Too often, the landscape de-
sign is an afterthought, an ap-
pendage to the architecture
without having an integral
relationship ... a few founda-
tion plantings, some shade
trees, etc. Such inattention to
design is clearly apparent upon
completion of the project.
From project inception to com-
pletion, the landscape architect
can provide invaluable exper-
tise. Perhaps even more impor-
tant is that architects who have
real communication with their
landscape consultants will find
that their own designs have
been enhanced dramatically.

The author is President of
Spacecoast Architects of Mel-


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Legislators Are Us...And We Aren't So Bad
by George Allen, Hon. AIA, Executive Vice President

Once the Florida Legislature
adjourns for the year, there
is an almost audible sigh of
relief in Tallahassee. To some-
one from another country, it
would seem that we don't care
much for our senators and
During the session, we make
comments like "no one's life,
liberty or property is safe while
the Legislature is in session".
One would think that the legis-
lature is some sort of plague
instead of a group of people
selected to decide our laws and
The 1991 session of the
Florida Legislature was no
different from any other in that
journalists spread gallons of
ink across tons of newsprint
criticizing legislators' actions.
True, there was action taken
involving a four-year-old mis-
conduct scandal and rumors of
impending disciplinary action
against members of the legisla-
ture who failed to report gifts
they'd received from lobbyists.
Other than those diversions,
however, the session was guid-
ed by the "put off today what
you can do tomorrow" rule ex-
cept when someone superseded
that rule with the one that
says "do it today or there will
be no tomorrow". After all,
legislators are just like most of

The Certificate of Merit
As far as the architecture
profession is concerned, the
first rule generally applied and
a lot got put off. We introduced
the Certificate of Merit (COM)
bill for the first time during the
1990 session and did not get a
hearing in either house. This
year, the House of Representa-
tives took a good look at the
bill and passed it. The Senate

chose not to consider it at all.
Sometimes it takes more than
one session to get the message
across that you are serious
about a problem.
There is another rule around
the Capitol that says "the
House proposes and Senate
disposes". It doesn't always-
work that way, but for the vast
majority of the bills introduced
this session, including the
COM, it did. Our intentions
regarding COM are not devi-
ous. All we are asking the
legal profession to do is to be
sure that there is reasonable
cause to believe that an archi-
tect may have committed pro-
fessional malpractice before a
suit is filed against him or her.
Federal law already requires
this and so do many of the
states. Now we just have to
convince a few senators that
we are serious about this issue.
Following the well-traveled
precedent that there is an
exception to every rule, the
Senate, unfortunately, failed to
"dispose" of some bills which it
should have.

Minority Business
One such bill was the revi-
sion to the Minority Set-Aside
program. Our position in the
AIA is to support minority
business programs. But, the
bill that passed this session
called for the set-aside of 25
percent of all architect/engi--
neer project funds at the local
and state government level to
be for Asian, Hispanic and
female-owned firms.
The previous set-aside was
15 percent and included firms
owned by blacks. Increasing
the percentage by ten percent
places it far beyond the ability
of most governments to even

think about finding minority
Why the big increase? Did
the legislators know it applied
at the local, as well as the
state, level? Why weren't
black-owned firms included?
Another bill that should
have been more carefully con-
sidered was the Condominium
Revision bill. Buried on page
34 of the 50-page bill was a
five-word addition which now
makes it possible for develop-
ers and condominium owners
to require architects and engi-
neers to warranty the fitness of
the work performed and the
materials supplied by them.
Because architects and engi-
neers neither control the work,
nor supply the materials, there
is no way they can warranty
these items. And, even if they
wanted to, there is no insur-
ance available to cover them
against the extremely danger-
ous liability exposure which
the requirement places on any
architect or engineer who does
condominium work.

Next Session
Both of these issues and the
COM bill are of serious concern
to the architecture profession.
But, before we begin writing to
our legislators, keep in mind
that the next session is almost
upon us, Due to the reappor-
tionment of congressional and
legislative districts, the Florida
Legislature will be in town
January 5, 1992, a mere five
months from now.
Also, keep in mind another
rule which says that "people
are usually down on what they
ain't up on." Legislators passed
the MBE and Condominium
revisions affecting the practice
of architecture without fully
understanding the impact.

When we informed them of the
problems, they offered to help,
but said, "it'll have to wait
until next session".
Which gets us back to the
first rule about tomorrow.
Legislators aren't bad, they
just happen to be human, like
the rest of us.


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