Florida architect
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00073793/00301
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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
Creation Date: 1993
Frequency: quarterly
Subjects / Keywords: Architecture -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )
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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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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lccn - sn 80002445
issn - 0015-3907
System ID: UF00073793:00301
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Preceded by: Bulletin (Florida Association of Architects)
Succeeded by: Florida/Caribbean architect

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1993 Florida Design Arts Awards
Modern Home for a Renaissance Man
Carl Abbott's design for a private residence in
the Gulf of Mexico.
View of Florida
A new pavilion at Seaside.
Rene6 Garrison
A Sum of Its Parts
The addition to Fulford Elementary School in
North Miami Beach by Samuels Richter and
Richard Heisenbottle.
Art for Living's Sake
An award-winning Palm Beach residence by
Mitchell O'Neill.
Whimsical Angles Create Learning Ambiance
Riverside Elementary School of Miami designed by
Bermello Ajanil & Partners.
An L-Plan for Leisure Living and Lots of Light
The Hedgecock Residence in Pensacola by
Michelle Reeves, Architectural Affairs.

The Design Responsibility Debate Continues
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Florida Association of the
American Institute of Architects
104 East Jefferson Street
Post Office Box 10388
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
Publisher/Executive Vice President
George A. Allen, CAE, Hon. AIA
Diane D. Greer
Assistant Publisher
Director of Advertising
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Design and Production
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Publications Committee
Roy Knight, AIA, Chairman
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Roy Knight, AIA
Jerome Filer, AIA
250 Catalonia Avenue
Suite 805
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Vice President/President-elect
John Tice, AIA
909 East Cervantes
Pensacola, FL 32501
Richard Reep, AIA
510 Julia Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Past President
Henry C. Alexander, Jr., AIA
4217 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Regional Directors
James H. Anstis, FAIA
444 Bunker Road, Suite 201
West Palm Beach, FL 33405-3694
John Ehrig, AIA
7380 Murrell Rd., Suite 201
Melbourne, FL 32940
Vice President/Member
Services Commission
Karl Thorne, AIA
P.O. Box 14182
Gainesville, FL 32604
Vice President/
Public Affairs Commission
Rudy Arsenicos, AIA
2560 RCA Blvd., Suite 106
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Vice President/Professional
Excellence Commission
William Blizzard, AIA
11300 Fourth St. N., Ste. 100
St. Petersburg, FL 33716

Certainly would like to hear from you, the architects of Florida, more often
than I do. It's always nice to get "thank you" letters when an article is pub-
lished about a project you've designed. I appreciate those letters, but they
are almost always very grateful and not very critical. Otherwise, I usually
hear about things through the grapevine. In this case, the grapevine is
FA\AIA Board or Excom meetings where the subject of the magazine comes
up and you deliver your messages, either pro or con, to George Allen who
graciously delivers them to me.
But, seriously, I would like nothing better than to have a good, healthy
"Letters to the Editor" column which is chocked full of opinions about articles
and features in a previous issue. I invite criticism and always, praise.
With an eye to the future, I would also like to invite suggestions, submis-
sions, queries, information about new products you like and don't like, book
reviews, travel sketches, university and student news and abstracts of
research. In short, I'd like very much to broaden the parameters of Florida
Architect and I invite each of you to help me do it.
There have been some suggestions recently that we need to broaden the
scope of the magazine beyond being merely a book of pretty pictures. Well, I
hope FA has always been more than that and of course, it will always feature
the best new and restored architecture that our region has to offer. And, if
that means pretty pictures abound, then so be it. But, in addition, I see a lot
of merit in rounding out the editorial content to include items of general inter-
est to the profession and I'm looking to you to let me know what that informa-
tion might be. Or better yet, to supply me with concise, well-written articles
about things near and dear to you. Florida Architect wants to hear about any-
thing that any member of the state association feels is important. So, pick up
that pen or turn on that computer...and write. DG


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Research Reports
Three research reports have
recently been made available
through the Building Construc-
tion Industry Advisory Council
(BCIAC) at the University of
The first is a report entitled
Evaluation of Alternative Roof-
ing Systems Phase II (For Flori-
da Public Schools) which was
completed by Richard Jones, Dr.
Brisbane Brown, Jr., Professor
Robert Crossland and Professor
Luther Strange of the M.E.
Rinker School of Building Con-
struction at UF.
Built-up roofing has tradition-
ally been the design of choice
for the low sloped roof. In the
mid-1970's, a new product was
introduced from Europe to com-
pete with the built-up system.
This new product was classified
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the product was new to the U.S.
market, designers and contrac-
tors were not fully aware of
some of its characteristics. As
the material was installed, there
were some failures which
caused alarm among owners.
This report is an investigation
into the problem. The failures
were caused by poor design,
poor workmanship and poor
maintenance. Six recommenda-
tions are made to correct these
problems and if implemented
could save the state millions of
dollars each year.
A Study of Florida's Licensing
System for Construction Contrac-
tors is the work of Dr. Irtishad
Ahmad, Professor Jose' Mitrani
and Professor Jack Dye of the
Department of Construction
Management at Florida Interna-
tional University. This study fo-
cused primarily on economic fac-
tors related to the daily work of
the Construction Industry Li-
censing Board and their relation-
ship to the Department of Profes-
sional Regulation to determine if
there were functions which ap-
peared to need improvement in
service or organization.


The third research report en-
titled Practices in the Construc-
tion Industry Which Are Subject
to Lawsuits Phase 2 was pre-
pared by Professor Wilson
Barnes of the Department of
Construction Management at
Florida International University.
This project was conducted to
complement and continue stud-
ies initiated under BCIAC grant
Practices in the Construction In-
dustry Which Are Subject to Law-
suits Phase I. The original
study, which is referred to as
Law 1, examined practices in
the construction industry that
lead to lawsuits and its objective
was to identify causes rather
than to fix blame and list legal
winners and losers. Law 1 re-
vealed a central theme of practi-
tioner failure to tend to busi-
ness. The principal effort of this
study was the development of
four curriculum modules which
can be used to explain and em-
phasize the lessons that were
learned through investigating
how practitioners get into trou-
ble due to the way they go about
the business of construction.
Copies of these reports may
be obtained by contacting Bris-
bane H. Brown, Jr., Executive
Secretary, Building Construc-
tion Industry Advisory Commit-
tee, M.E. Rinker, Sr., School of
Building Construction FAC
101, University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL 32611.

The author of the Legal
Notes column entitled "Mis-
placed Faith in Forms" which ap-
peared in the May issue of FA
was Steve Anderson.
Mr. Anderson is a principal in
the law firm of Anderson & Or-
cutt. Apologies to the author for
misspelling the firm name.
Also, a correction to the
photo credits in the article "A
City Lightens Up" which ap-
peared in the February issue.
Photos of the renovated City Hall
were taken by Trace Trusler.


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Moore, was recognized by the Michigan Vietnam Monument Commission for
his design for a memorial in honor of those from Michigan who gave their lives
in the Vietnam War. Ze-Guangfin's design was recognized as a significant ges-
ture and, as such, his entry will be kept for historical purposes at the Michigan
Historical Center and Archives.


1993 Florida Design Arts Awards

Buildings in Tampa, Orlando
and Boca Raton were
recently recognized by
Secretary of State Jim Smith as
recipients of the 1993 Florida
Design Arts Awards.
The annual awards recognize
public and private facilities that
represent the most effective col-
laboration among the design
professions of architecture,
engineering, landscape architec-
ture and graphic, interior and
urban design.
Each year, the Division of
Cultural Affairs, Department of
State, solicits and receives
entries from around the state
that are reviewed by a jury of
representatives from the design
arts disciplines. Recommen-
dations are then submitted to
the Florida Fine Arts Council,
with final approval by the
Secretary of State.
Recipients of the award were
the Bank of Tampa, Magdalene
Reserve, a residential develop-
ment in Tampa, Mizner Park in
Boca Raton and the Lynx
Downtown Orlando Bus

Lynx Downtown
Orlando Bus
Architect: Architects Design
Group, Inc.
Winter Park, Florida

Jury: "This project addresses
issues that are multiple and
complex and it clearly con-
tributes to the urban form."

Bank of Tampa
Architect: Ranon & Partners

Jury: "Located in a historic dis-
trict, the building offers a good
contrast to the older architec-
ture and is a good centerpiece
for the district."


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Magdalene Reserve,
Ekistics Design Studio, Inc.
Tampa, Florida

Jury: "This single family subdi-
vision is a highly innovative and
sensitive example of environ-
mental design."

Mizner Park,
Boca Raton
Crocker and Company
Boca Raton, Florida

Jury: 'This park is a successful
urban renewal project that was
planned as part of a traditional
downtown where people work,
shop,live and spend leisure



The Design Responsibility Debate Continues

The Ninth Annual Meeting of
the ABA Forum on the Con-
struction Industry served as a
vehicle for construction lawyers
to address in depth a series of
major issues surrounding design
responsibilities, including con-
tract provisions, performance
specifications, contractor's de-
sign functions, shop drawings,
environmental questions, insur-
ance aspects of construction, dis-
pute resolution techniques and
copyright, among others.

"A Florida attorney
commented in his
presentation that
with regard to con-
tract administration,
there is a wide dis-
parity between what
owners expect and
what design profes-
sionals actually do."

More sophisticated owners,
he said, will likely decrease the
role of AE's for construction ad-
ministration on the rationale
that design professionals are
not well-suited or experienced
to handle the many issues that
come up during construction,
preferring in those cases to uti-
lize in-house staff or outside
construction managers.
Another speaker tackled the
tricky issues inherent in the re-
view and approval of shop draw-
ings, alluding to recent debates
over who is ultimately responsi-
ble for the correctness of shop
drawings. The obligation of the
design professional under both
AIA and EJCDC documents to
review shop drawings only for
conformance with the "design
concept" remains a "vague no-

tion that defies definition."
A mini-debate over the issue
of responsibility for shop draw-
ings as between the design pro-
fessional and the contractor or
fabricator rehashed the lessons
drawn from the Hyatt Hotel case
of 1981, in which the courts ulti-
mately held the structural engi-
neers responsible for faulty re-
view of the fabricator's shop
drawings. The debate generated
by a New York Education De-
partment memorandum on the
issue in 1991, which was subse-
quently dropped, was reflected
in the discussion. While no con-
clusions were reached, there
seemed to be some consensus
that both the design profession-
al and the fabricator are respon-
sible for defects, but that the ul-
timate responsibility will rest
with the design professional.
A paper on how to minimize
design errors focused on the
dangers of programming inade-
quacies and pointed to the ne-
cessity of having the owner
make a clear statement of its re-
quirements. Also of concern
should be predesign investiga-
tions and a review of documents
provided by the owner to the de-
signer. The authors also empha-
sized the need for interdiscipli-
nary coordination. "The failure
to coordinate the different disci-
plines often leads to gaps, omis-
sions, overlap, and conflicts in
the contract drawings and speci-
fications which frequently are
not identified until the construc-
tion process is underway," and
this often results in costly
change orders and malpractice
Differing views were outlined
on the best way to handle claims
that arise during construction.
Two attorneys expressed con-
cern with having the A/E be the
primary initial interpreter of

contractor claims. "Making the
architect a claims officer....only
invites trouble.

"It is unreasonable
to expect the architect
to have the know-
ledge and skill to
resolve the numer-
ous types of claims
that will invariably
arise on any
construction pro-
ject. Moreover, it is
unrealistic to expect
the architect to act

On the other side, Dale El-
lickson, director of the AIA doc-
uments program, offered the af-
firmative view. After reviewing
the historical background of the
role of the design professional
as part of construction phase
services, he said that despite
concerns about the architect's
conflict of interest and lack of
impartiality, the standard con-
tracts continue the role of quasi-
arbiter for a series of practical
reasons: familiarity with the
project, the cost in terms of time
and money of using a third
party, and the fact that having
the on-site design professional
handle disputes and claims on
an initial basis permits the dis-
position of small problems if left
till the end of the project.
A paper on the so-called
"quiet revolution" related to dis-
pute resolution by Professor
Thomas J. Stiponowich, Univer-
sity of Kentucky Law School, fo-
cused on the emergence of me-
diation and similar procedures

in place of litigation or arbitra-
tion. He reported that a recent
survey disclosed that over half
of the attorneys responding rec-
ommend the use of mediation to
their clients and that only a
handful said they would not use
it. Among the advantages cited
were privacy, confidentiality,
speed and economy. Most of the
attorneys said that they dis-
agreed with the criticism that
proposing mediation was a sign
of weakness. At the same time,
it is recognized that for media-
tion to work, all parties must en-
gage from the start with the
thought that compromise will be
essential to reach an agreement.
Susan R. Brooke, chair of the
Forum Committee on Construc-
tion Management and Design/
Build, offered comments on the
new AIA construction manage-
ment documents. Her analysis
concluded that even though
both the architect and C.M.
have overlapping responsibili-
ties during the construction
phase, the new AIA documents
provide a sound basis for deal-
ing with the 90's scenario of the
construction manager not serv-
ing as a constructor.

Reprinted with permission from
Liability Update Officefor
Professional Libility Research,
Inc. Volume 6, Number 5, May,
1993. Schinnerer Management
Services, Inc.


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Modern Home For A Renaissance Man

Private Residence in the
Gulf of Mexico

Architect: Carl Abbott FAIA +
Associates Architects/Planners
Job Captain: Michael
Engineer: Rast-Chang,Inc.
Interiors: Carl Abbott FAIA +
Contractor: Joe Beishline

Shat do you get when you
W combine a Renaissance
man whose interests are ex-
tremely diverse with an innova-
tive and experienced architect
like Carl Abbott? In this in-
stance, the combination result-
ed in a dramatic, colorful em-
bodiment of architectural form,
function and fun.
Abbott has long believed that
good architecture can enhance
and support the client's highest
visions. He'll also tell you that
design is always more fun when
the client's approach to living is
dynamic and outgoing.
The client on this project had
been living on this long, narrow
peninsula site in a one-story
ranch house until the day that
he and Abbott climbed into a
cherry picker to check out the
view from 30 feet up. The
breathtaking panoramic view
got the design concept going.
The new house would be raised
high on the site to provide views
to both the bay and the Gulf of
Mexico. The views are facilitat-
ed by wide windows and decks
which also keep a solid north
face to winter winds. The de-
sign also provides for internal
spaces which flow dramatically
within the height of the triple
volume and create a building
with two distinct areas for public
and private use. This plan pre-
serves an existing deep water
scuba training pool and provides
privacy from the surrounding
road and neighbors.
In plan, the house takes the
form of two linear elements, the
public area and the multi-level

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master suite. These forms run
the length of the property to cre-
ate two exterior spaces, a pri-
vate entrance courtyard on the
west and an open court on the
bay side.
Sliding between these two
forms and suspended over the
pool is an entranceway which
reveals a brilliant view of both
the bay and the sky as one as-
cends the stair.
Visual ties to both the water
and the sky continue through-
out the house. A glass floor in
the master suite looks down into
the pool, reflecting shards of
light into this triple volume.
The glass floor, walls and ceil-
ing of the third level aerie pro-
ject from the building to the bay
providing a true sense of float-
ing. A free form skylight allows
a view of the stars from three
floors below while the roof deck
Jacuzzi and planetary observa-
tion platform provide ample op-
portunity for the client to com-
bine his loves of both sea and
Curved wall forms contrast
with boxed volumes to create in-
terior movement and spatial
connection. This arrangement
also vertically integrates the ar-
chitecture. Bright blue security
shutters double as heat control
devices and serve as colorful ar-
chitectural elements. The 45-
foot banyan tree on the site
functions as a 30-ton living
sculpture, further illustrating
the level of innovation which ar-
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A New Pavilion At Seaside
by Renee Garrison

The wooden boardwalks and
pavilions at Seaside are leg-
endary, garnering praise from
the press and the public alike as
monuments to the contempla-
tive life and nostalgic romance
of the past.
The newest of the seven
pavilions resembles a gentle
wave, arching gracefully until, at
its crest, it brushes a large
beach umbrella. Architect Steve
Badanes of The Jersey Devil,
says that people describe the
pavilion as looking like "Viking
ships, sleighs and sea mon-
sters...things that have to do
with the water."
The Jersey Devil both de-
signed and built the pavilion.
Badanes thinks it was a leap of
faith that he was hired to design
the prestigious structure. Al-
though Andres Duany recom-
mended him for the project, his
firm is best known for designing
houses that look like football
helmets and hoagie sandwiches.
Even though Robert Davis, the
developer of Seaside, has made
a habit of hiring young, up-and-
coming architects, Badanes ad-
mits he was surprised when he
was approached to design the
pavilion. Now that the structure
is complete, the architect feels
that his pavilion is more grace-
ful, and a lot more playful, than
the other pavilions.
The six-foot-wide white cedar
decking stretches for 185 feet
toward the water. The umbrella
which sits atop the decking was
constructed of aluminum, a ma-
terial known for its durability,
strength and ease of mainte-
nance. At Seaside, each wooden
walkway terminates at a street
that runs north and south, away
from the Gulf. These board-
walks and pavilions have be-
come a very important part of
the community, a place where
neighbors sit in the evening
watching the sunset.

Renee Garrison is Architecture
Critic for the Tampa Tribune. b B
Photos by Bill Sanders.

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The Sum of Its Parts

Fulford Elementary
School Addition and
North Miami Beach,

Architect: Samuels Richter
Architects and R.J. Heisenbottle
Architects, P.A. Joint Venture
Engineer: Maurice Gray
Assoc., Inc., Civil, Structural
Landscape Architect: Ted
Baker, ASLA -
Contractor: Betancourt
Castellon Asso., Inc.
Owner: Dade County School


W en selected to enlarge
V and remodel a pre-existing
school, the architects found an
out-of-date complex consisting
of three buildings and 16 porta-
bles. One building served as a
one-story cafetorium/kitchen
with four classrooms and anoth-
er was a two-story building con-
taining six classrooms. The
third building was the original
schoolhouse, which was histori-
cally interesting, but structurally
unsound and hazardous to occu-
py. That building has since
been torn down and the build-
ing program revised to accom-
modate the departments which
it housed.
The final program for the
addition and remodeling con-
tained all of the space necessary
to turn Fulford into a complete
elementary school capable of
handling 893 students. The new
program includes four kinder-
garten classrooms, an excep-
tional education suite, an admin-
istrative office suite, ten primary
classrooms, a student personnel
suite, a media center and a
music suite. Remodeling of the
existing buildings included con-
verting the existing library into
an art suite.
The design challenge in this
project was to make the school's
three buildings look like one
school. The existing structures
comprise approximately 29,000


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square feet. By wrapping the
39,725 square foot addition
around the existing building, a
courtyard was created. The
architect then created a new
main entrance to the school
which makes all the buildings
appear a visual and functional
The new building connects
to the original buildings at two
points. The mass of the three
buildings was planned to be as
dense as possible in order to
maintain as much open space as
The design has taken the dis-
advantages of a small site and
turned them into assets. The
design combines the new and
existing buildings into a cohe-
sive, well-organized elementary
school capable of providing a
complete range of services for
the children of the 1990s.

Photos: Opposite page, top: main
entrance. This page, top: south front.
Left, courtyard. Photos by Dan




Axonometric drawing and first floor
plan courtesy of the architects.


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Art for Living's Sake

D'Alessandro Residence
Palm Beach, Florida

Architect: Mitchell O'Neill,
AIA, Architect
Structural Engineer: Assad .. .
Interior Designer: H. Allen
Holmes, Inc.
General Contractor: Bradley
Frasier I

This residence was designed
for a couple who own an art
gallery and they wanted their
house to serve as a second
gallery where their personal col-
lection could be displayed.
The program addressed
three main issues. It had to
maintain large areas of uninter- I.
rupted wall surface to display
art, exhibit panoramic views of
the Indian River and, due to the
low elevation of the site, raise
the main living space above
floor level and incorporate an
adjacent pool with deck.
The program solution in-
volved raising the house, a sim-
ple box, on a solid base of ex-
posed concrete block. Budget
limitations dictated a simple
structural system with a mini-
mal level of detailing. The base
was pulled out on the west ele-
vation to enclose the raised
pool. The ground level, addition-
ally provides for garage and
The main living room is es-
sentially a gallery. The compact
stair tower allows the east walls .
of the first and second floors of
the living room to remain unin-
terrupted. The stair tower con-
tinues to a roof deck which the -- AE L
owner required, and the deck
provides ocean views to the
The main elements in this
landscape are the house and the
base upon which it sits. In this



scenario, the screened enclo-
sure becomes the third domi-
nant element. Interestingly,
while the structure of the enclo-
sure defines a solid form, the
transparency of the screening
material creates a contradiction
resulting in a delicate, lacy ap-

Photos: Opposite page, top aerial
and below, east elevation. This
page, top, west elevation and
below interior gallery/living

All photos by Daryl Pickering.
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Whimsical Angles Create Learning Ambiance

Riverside Elementary
Miami, Florida

Architect: Bermello, Ajamil & ;
Partners by ,-

In the mid-1970s, a building in .
downtown Miami collapsed.
Investigations showed that
beach sand had been mixed
with the cement used to con-
struct the building. This caused
the reinforcing steel rods to
rust, undermining the struc- -
ture's foundation. The building .-l -
had been constructed in 1914.
How many other builders of the
time had used the same sand
and cement formula? This dis-
quieting question spurred the
city's decision to demolish any
building constructed around
1914. Thus, in 1976, Riverside ,
Elementary School, a two-story
cement building that had long
served the community, was de-
molished. Portables and pre-fab
classrooms were put in place.
Since the 1970's, Riverside
Elementary has represented an --
"educational entry point" for
many of the Cuban children
whose parents immigrated to
Miami fleeing communist dicta-
torship. The school has a stu-
dent body which is predomi-
nantly Hispanic, even though
the school serves inner city .
neighborhoods which are pre- P
dominantly black. The school is
organized on a K-5 configura-
tion, including facilities for
kindergarten, art, music, foreign ,
languages and exceptional stu-
dent education programs. -'k d
It took ten years for the Dade
County School Board to issue b J\
notice to Miami architects to ".
submit proposals for a new
school. One of the architects
submitting a proposal was Willy
Bermello who had attended the
first Riverside Elementary.
Bermello's firm received the '.
commission and in January,
1989, ground breaking finally
took place. In September, 1990,
Riverside Elementary was once


again back in business, serving
the children of the community.
There are many differences,
of course, between the old
Riverside and the new. Now the
children walk through a flamin-
go-colored entrance with an
unconventional triangular roof
over the main door. Once
inside, students are greeted by a
spacious windy courtyard lined
with brightly-colored doors
which open to large classrooms.
Because Riverside
Elementary is situated on the
eastern edge of Miami's Latin
Quarter District, the architects
intended to reinforce the
school's individuality by devel-
oping a Mediterranean charac-
ter for the building which
responds to community
ambiance and influences.
The site's most unique fea-
ture is its topography. The
grade elevations vary from 14 to
four feet and the design of the
school takes advantage of the
topography by incorporating a
required parking facility and
service areas at the low end of
the site beneath the two-story
educational facility.
The architect wanted
Riverside's students to feel good
in their new surroundings. In
contrast to the vacuum-sealed
feeling in many contemporary
schools, there are plenty of win-
dows, brightly-colored walls and
several whimsical angles.
Overall, the school has a strong
Spanish Colonial feeling, but
there is lots of light and air and
when students look up, they see
the sky.

Photos: Opposite page, top: North elevation main entrance. Above, mainentrance foyer.
Photos by Mark Surloff Photography. Drawing, courtesy of the architect.

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Photo of Courtyard, west elevation, by Mark Surloff Photography. Drawings courtesy of the architect.








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An L-Plan for Leisure Living and Lots of Light

Hedgecock Residence
Pensacola, Florida

Architect: Michelle Reeves
Macneil, AIA, Architectural
Structural Engineer: Johnson
Creekmore Fabre
Electrical Engineer: Joe
Moore, P.E.
Contractor: Leonard Jernigan

This Northwest Florida resi-
dence is sited on a sloping
hill beneath a canopy of mature
oak trees. In response to the
physical site characteristics and
the program requirement that
the majority of the 3700-square-
foot residence be located on one
level, the house was organized
in an "L-shaped" plan.
Essentially divided into four
squares of varying heights, the
volume of each section is pro-
portional to the level of activity
and intimacy required. These
differing scales are expressed in
the exterior envelope. The sec-
ondary axis is represented by a
long vertical roof linking the
game room area, the family
room and the pool enclosure.
The entry sequence as one
climbs up the steps is on axis
with the largest oak. At the oak,
the walk turns 45 degrees
toward the entry. The entry
intersects the two legs of the "L"
and the secondary axis. Upon
opening the entry doors, the
viewer is flooded with light, air,
space and a view of the four
major public spaces pool, liv-
ing, family room and game
room. As one travels through
the house, the vertical dimen-
sions of the spaces vary greatly
in order to give each one a dis-
tinct character. The farthest
point from the entry is the can-
tilevered balcony off of the
game room which commands a
view of the bay.

Photos of west elevation and main
entrance by Frank Hardy, Jr. Site plan
courtesy ofMichelle Reeves.




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Photos of pool and pool enclosure and interior, above, by Frank Hardy, Jr. Section and elevation
courtesy ofMichelle Reeves.




Working With Architects and Roof Consultants
by C. Trent Manausa, AIA

An economical, long lasting,
watertight, minimum main-
tenance roof system! This is the
expectation of every building
owner. It should also be the goal
of all architects, roof consultants
and roofing contractors. Only
through a joint effort of under-
standing and cooperation by the
owner, the consultant and the
roofer can this ultimate goal be
The purpose of this article is
to show the process, from an ar-
chitectural and roof consulting
firm's point of view, so the work-
ing relationship between the
contractor and the architect can
be understood and used to
achieve the end result as de-
scribed above.
No one roof system is suit-
able for all conditions. The cor-
rect roof system selection must
be based upon all known condi-
tions. These conditions might
include climate, structure, build-
ing style, building location,
building use, type of deck,
drainage and economics (not
usually the least of the consider-
ations). An informed decision is
based upon knowledge of these
factors. The building configura-
tion, use and/or budget of the
owner may prohibit the selec-
tion of roof systems that may be
most desirable. When all fac-
tors are evaluated and consid-
ered, a roof system is selected
and designed to be specific for a
particular project.
Owners must be educated to
realize that their roof is an asset.
Like all assets it must be moni-
tored and maintained to provide
maximum return. If the owner's
intention is to reduce first cost,
he must be made to realize that
ongoing maintenance will be
costly and the life of the asset
will be reduced. Regardless of
the initial cost, a maintenance
plan is necessary. For the great-
est return on the investment,
manage the asset.
Roof system types are either
low slope (less then 2:12), or
steep slope. Most low slope so-

lutions are waterproof mem-
branes, while steep slope roofs
are typically membranes, shin-
gles or metal panels. Roof sys-
tems include insulation to pro-
vide energy efficiency for the
interior heating or air condition-
ing. Coordination of the selec-
tion of membranes, roof cover-
ings, flashings and insulation is
very important. Compatibility
must be determined to obtain
proper longevity of the roofing
materials and proper perfor-
mance of the insulation systems.
Low slope roofing mem-
branes available today cover a
complex list of materials, chemi-
cals and coatings. BUR (built-up
roofing) is a multi-ply reinforced
system with alternate layers of
asphalt or coal tar. Modified as-
phalt membranes are available
in two basic types APP (atatic
polypropylene) and SBS (sty-
rene-butadiene styrene). Elas-
tomeric membranes are EPDM
(ethylene propylene diene mon-
omer) and CSPE (chlorosul-
fonated polyethylene). Thermo-
plastic membranes are PVC
(polyvinychloride), CPA (co-
polymer alloy), CPE (chlorinat-
ed polyethylene) and PIB (poly-
isobutylene). SPUF (spray in
place polyurethane foam) is part
of a roof system but by itself is
only an insulation and must rely
on a membrane or coating to
provide weather protection and
Steep slope roofing is typical-
ly composition shingles, tile,
slate or metal panels. Generally,
steep slope roofing is not totally
waterproof, but relies on water-
shed and/or backup waterproof-
ing. An example is clay tile roof-
ing which requires a waterproof
membrane below the tile.
Roof system selection re-
quires first the elimination of ob-
vious non-viable options. Exam-
ples of these include metal
panels which are not good solu-
tions on roofs with rooftop
equipment or many penetra-
tions. Sheet roofing systems
must be considered with climate

conditions; thermal shock, roof
traffic and oil or grease dis-
charge. Fungus and algae can
be problems where slope is not
adequate. Ballasted systems will
add considerable weight to a
structure. Coal tar membrane
systems are limited by slope, en-
vironmental concerns and addi-
tional worker protection. APP
modified systems require sur-
facing material for longevity and
fire rating. Heat welding and
open flames can be hazardous.
SPUF systems have a very limit-
ed time frame for proper appli-
cation in most of the country.
Low relative humidity during ap-
plication is critical. Coatings are
usually not very resistant to
damage, either manmade or
Included in the elimination
of possible roof systems should
be project budget. For most
projects, high cost systems will
be eliminated. The project bud-
get may need to be adjusted on
projects where aesthetics re-
quire consideration of a high
cost system.
Once all roof systems have
been evaluated and the obvious
systems eliminated from consid-
eration, a concentrated effort is
made to select the correct sys-
tem. Remember, many times a
project may require more than
one system since a building de-
sign can have both low slope
and steep slope roofing condi-
It is imperative that the speci-
fier keep up with the rapidly
changing technology of roofing.
The traditional systems of the
past are tried and proven. They
are also refined and improved
by today's technology. New sys-
tems blend the knowledge of
traditional systems with new
materials and chemicals. It is
important to research systems
for compatibility with the pro-
ject's climate, materials and use.
A new system which hasn't
been used successfully in your
area should not be specified. A
client should not be used for a

test project. We have recently
specified systems that combine
the best of two different sys-
tems, a multi-ply built up system
protected with a modified bitu-
men cap sheet. That system pro-
vides the redundancy of multi-
ple piles and the strength and
durability of the modified cap
sheet. The granular modified
cap sheet also allows easy visual
maintenance inspections and
It is the goal of the specifier
to provide a compatible roof sys-
tem, one that can achieve a sole
source product warranty to the
benefit of the owner. An exam-
ple of a sole source warranty
would be a joint agreement be-
tween the roofing manufacturer
and the insulation manufacturer
or a written statement from the
roofing manufacturer warrant-
ing the entire system.
The specifier should require
a roofing contractor be certified
and trained by the manufacturer
for the specified roof system. If
the only requirement for "certifi-
cation" is the purchase of the
manufacturer's materials, that
manufacturer will not be speci-
fied by our office for the project.
Just as all products are not suit-
able for given conditions, a roof-
ing contractor is not necessarily
competent to install any and/or
all roof systems. Demonstrated
abilities confirmed by the manu-
facturer are necessary. All rep-
utable certified contractors
should insist that the manufac-
turer continue the certification
process and that no "excep-
tions" be made just to sell the
product. It is a major benefit to
the owner, the contractor and
the manufacturer.
During the bidding process,
it is imperative that the architect
and the prospective bidders
communicate. No one has ever
produced a perfect set of plans;
errors or misunderstandings
can be rectified prior to final
bids. Knowledgeable contrac-
tors should convey questions,
concerns and suggestions to the
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architect. No one knows difficult
field conditions better than an
experienced, knowledgeable
contractor. The more communi-
cations at this stage of the
process, the better chance that
the ultimate goal of the finished
project will be achieved.
Once the project is bid and a
contract is awarded, it is of para-
mount importance that the roof-
ing contractor make timely sub-
mittals so that verification of
certification, materials, war-
ranties, schedules and project
conditions can be confirmed and
Safety is of utmost impor-
tance on a roofing project. A
properly set up job site with lad-
der tie downs, fire extinguish-
ers, protective clothing, safety
lines and crew safety education
demonstrates a well-organized
competent contractor.
During the construction
process, it is necessary that in-
stallation be monitored and con-
firmation of covered work and
existing conditions be docu-
mented. Sometimes roofing con-
tractors are uncomfortable hav-
ing an inspector "looking over
their shoulder"; however, docu-
mentation of the entire process
is beneficial to both the contrac-
tor and the owner. Documented
inspections are a very useful
tool should problems develop
some time in the future. Docu-
mentation can easily confirm a
cause or eliminate a suspected
cause. A good method of docu-
mentation is with time and date
stamped photos.
The project must be properly
manned at all times. A knowl-
edgeable superintendent must
be available to coordinate condi-
tions, schedules, materials and
crew. Trying to install a system
with the wrong size crew is frus-
trating to the architect and ex-
pensive to the contractor. A re-
cent project showed dramatic
changes after a crew size was
corrected. After several weeks
of attempting to remove and in-
stall a new roof system, the con-

tractor was only accomplishing
about 12 squares per day. Two
men were added to the crew.
The contractor was then able to
install an average of 24 squares
per day. This was a 100% in-
crease in production with only a
20% increase in labor. That was
an excellent return on the in-
vestment and the owner was
able to have a watertight build-
ing in less time, which resulted
in less interior damage. This
was an example of all parties

working together to the mutual
benefit of each party.
In summation, we believe
that each project, with a concen-
trated team effort by the archi-
tect, the contractor and the
owner, will achieve an end re-
sult that is beneficial to each
party. The architect and the con-
tractor will have the satisfaction
of proper remuneration for the
product that will provide the
owner with an economical, long
lasting, watertight, low mainte-

nance roofing system.

C. Trent Manausa, AIA, is Presi-
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last 14 years of his 26-year prac-
tice, he has specialized in roofing
and reroofing. As a roof consul-
tant to the United States Postal
Service and the State of Florida,
the firm has provided services on
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