Title: Florida architect
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Title: Florida architect
Series Title: Florida architect.
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Language: English
Creator: American Institute of Architects -- Florida Association
Florida Association of Architects
Publisher: Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: Summer 1994
Frequency: quarterly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 4, no. 3 (July 1954)-
Dates or Sequential Designation: Ceased in 1996.
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Results from the '94 Florida Legislature

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American Institute of Architects
104 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Publisher/Executive Vice President
George A. Allen, CAE, Hon. AIA
Senior Editor
Diane D. Greer
Assistant Publisher
Director of Advertising
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Managing Editor
Joanna Booth
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Communications Committee
Paul Renker, AIA, Chairman
Ivan Johnson, AIA
John Totty, AIA
Robert McCarter, AIA
Karl Thorne, AIA
Sam Ferreri, AIA
Roy Knight, AIA
John Tice, AIA
909 East Cervantes
Pensacola, FL 32501
Vice President/President-elect
Richard Reep, AIA
510 Julia Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Bruce Balk, AIA
290 Cocoanut Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
Past President
Jerome Filer, AIA
7438 SW 48th Street
Miami, FL 33155
Regional Director
John Ehrig, FAIA
7380 Murrell Road
Suite 201
Melbourne, FL 32940
Regional Director
Thomas Marvel, FAIA
1555 Francia Street
Santurce, PR 00911

For two weeks in April, I was able to spend time with a group of architects
whose work interests me a great deal. These designers were in Tallahassee to
lecture and/or participate in a symposium, the latter entitled "The Built Surface."
Within the context of the experience of dealing with the built surface, I think what I
found most interesting was that some of my ideas about buildings, and materials,
changed, and in fact, were opened up to an interesting series of possibilities.
Architect, writer and critic Michael Sorkin was the first to arrive in Tallahassee.
I know his work primarily through the Village Voice, for which he was architecture
critic for ten years. I've also read his newest book, Exquisite Corpse, a series of vi-
gnettes about living architects and recent designs. Sorkin is, first of all, and best of
all, a critic, and that is the venue in which I enjoy him most. His reviews chronicle
the events of the last decade in a most candid way. "Skyscrapers," he writes,
"stand at the intersection between grid and greed." This from a man who grew up
on modernism and who championed it as "harboring both adventure and hope."
But, it is a movement whose time has come and gone, and as he writes about the
beleaguered modern architecture of the 70's, he sounds a lot like Tom Wolfe, a
comparison he would no doubt abhor.
Comparisons aside, Sorkin shoots from the hip and in so doing, no architect or
building is sacred. He knows whose work he likes and whose he doesn't.
One of the architects whose work Sorkin seems to admire is Christopher
MacDonald, a young London architect now teaching in Texas. What Sorkin ad-
mires most about MacDonald's work, and that of his partner, Peter Salter, are their
drawings, which Sorkin writes "celebrate image just as a working detail exults in
joinery and fit."
Christopher MacDonald, along with architects Michele Saee, Araya Asgedom
and Mark West, participated in a two-week symposium held at the Florida A & M
School of Architecture. The participants worked with students on the design and
construction of a structure, thereby giving them exposure to new materials, as well
as the process of building.
The symposium produced four very different types of structures ranging from a
metal-covered earthwork to a row of standing columns fashioned by pouring con-
crete into fabric molds. Materials used in these diverse explorations of the built
surface ran the gamut from simple branches supporting a cotton tent roof to tabby,
concrete and tin. The experience was a good one for everybody involved, particu-
larly when it is so easy to argue that architecture students don't get enough "hands
on" experience and consequently know little about the building process or about
the behavior of materials. That some of the finished structures lack a certain aes-
thetic appeal is immaterial. Unlike TS. Eliot, the students had the experience, but
hopefully, they didn't miss the meaning which is that their designs cannot look
good only on paper. The built environment is subject to a changing technology, new
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Results from the '94 Florida Legislature

Perry King Neubauer, PAIA

Former TAC Head
Joins Florida Firm
Perry King Neubauer, FAIA,
RIBA, of Cambridge Massachu-
setts, has joined the Tallahassee
firm of Barnett Fronczak
Neubauer Architects. The former
president of The Architects Col-
laborative (TAC), and Florida
projects partner, Neubauer has
numerous award-winning
projects in the United States and
No stranger to Tallahassee,
Neubauer was involved in the de-
sign of the Turlington Education
Center (the Capitol Center
tower), the Leon County Library,
the Florida State University Stu-
dent Union, the student recre-
ational center, and the University
Center currently under construc-
tion at Doak Campbell Stadium
for academic and administrative
His international projects in-
clude the Jubail Master Plan in
Saudi Arabia, the National Li-
brary and Cultural Center in Abu
Dhabi, the Bernardin Resort
Complex in Slovenija, and a new
wing for the Egyptian Museum in
Neubauer earned his undergradu-
ate degree in Architecture from
Princeton University, and a Masters
in Architecture and Urban Design
from Harvard University.

Beth Dunlop

AIA Honors Dunlop
Beth Dunlop was a recipient of
the Institute Honors at the 1994
AIA Convention in Los Angeles
for distinguished achievement in
the allied arts and sciences that
benefit the built environment and
the architectural profession.
A former associate editor of the
AIA Journal (now Architecture),
Dunlop became the Miami
Herald's first architecture critic
in 1979. For the past 13 years, she
has chronicled Miami's dramatic
transformation during an era of
new skyscrapers, museums, li-
braries, theaters, stadiums, shop-
ping malls, and hotels. Her first
book, Florida's VanishingArchitec-
ture (1987), documents the dire
straits of the state's historic ar-
chitecture. She later reworked
this book into the film script of an
award-winning documentary.
Also the author of the recent AIA
Press book Arquitectonica,
Dunlop is a "very important criti-
cal voice for excellence in archi-

The Landscape Architect for the
Galbraith Marine Science Labora-
tory was incorrectly listed in the
March, 1994, issue of FA. The Land-
scape Architect was Phil Graham &
Co., PA.

Florida Legislators met in ex-
tended session this year to finally
pass a budget and approve
changes to the juvenile justice
system and adjust efforts to im-
prove the state's ability to protect
the eco-system. Along the way,
they tinkered with hundreds of
statutes as they sought to adjust
the state's policy on everything
from education to apricots.
Fortunately, of the more than
3,000 bills introduced during the
course of the session only a few
hundred survived. Here is a sum-
mary of bills which passed and
were of interest specifically to the
architectural profession:
SB 2076-Amendments to the
Practice Act & DBPR-
*Amends s.481.213 to require
architects to take 20 hours of con-
tinuing education as a condition
for relicensure every two years.
"The Board (of Architecture and
Interior Design) shall by rule es-
tablish criteria for the approval
of continuing education courses
and providers and shall by rule
establish criteria for accepting al-
ternative nonclassroom continu-
ing education on an hour-for-hour
*Substantially amends Chap-
ter 481 by changing the current
"title act" regulation of interior
designers to a "practice act".
-Defines "interior design" to
mean design services including
consultations, studies, drawings,
and specifications, "and the ad-
ministration of nonstructural in-
terior design construction con-
tracts" in connection with re-
flected ceiling plans, space utili-
zation, furnishings, or the fabri-
cation of nonstructural elements
within and surrounding interior
spaces of buildings; but specifi-
cally excluding "design of archi-
tectural and engineering interior

construction relating to the build-
ing systems, which include struc-
tural, plumbing, heating, ventila-
tion, air conditioning, and me-
chanical and electrical systems,
except for specifications of fix-
tures and their location within
interior space."
-Adds one interior designer
and one lay person to the Board
of Architecture and Interior De-
-Clarifies under what condi-
tions interior designers may pre-
pare documents for use in pulling
permits. Interior design docu-
ments that are prepared and
sealed by a registered interior
designer may, if required by a per-
mitting body, be submitted for the
issuance of a building permit for
interior construction excluding
design of any structural, me-
chanical, plumbing, heating, air
conditioning, ventilating, electri-
cal, or vertical transportation sys-
tems or that materially affect life
safety systems pertaining to fire
safety protection such as fire-
rated separations between inte-
rior spaces, fire-rated vertical
shafts in multi-story structures,
fire-rated protection of structural
elements, smoke evacuation and
compartmentalization, emer-
gency ingress and egress systems,
and emergency alarm systems.
*Amends various sections of
Chapter 455 relating to the regu-
latory authority of the Depart-
ment of Business and Profes-
sional Regulation (DBPR).
*Amends s.455.2235 to require
each board to adopt rules desig-
nating which violations of its
practice act are appropriate for
mediation. If a board fails to do
so by January 1, 1995, the depart-
ment shall have the authority to
designate such violations.
continued on page 28


New Members

Roland Abouchacra,AIA, Maitland
Julia Acosta, AIA, Miami
Kenneth Bosted, AIA, Coral Gables
Edgar Burton, AIA, Ft.Myers
David Case, AIA, Coral Gables
Terry Cope, AIA, Lutz
Gregory Dungan, AIA, Coral Gables
Jack Durre, AIA, Boca Raton
Joseph Farris, AIA, Sarasota
Ronald Ford, AIA, Tampa
Douglas Gibson, AIA, Brooksville
Tubosun Giwa, AIA, S. Miami
Steven Glashower, AIA, Orlando
John Hackler, AIA, Winter Park
John Hall, AIA, Daytona Beach
William Hentschel, AIA, Clearwater
Terry Hunter, AIA, Bartow
William Huntington, AIA, Bradenton
Timothy Johnson, AIA, Orlando
Roberta Klar, AIA, Clearwater
James Moore, AIA, Tampa
C. David Morton, AIA, Coral Gables
Charles Mtl, AIA, Mt.Dora
Christopher Osborne, AIA, Tampa
Phillip Pearlman, AIA, N. Miami Bch
Raymond Rader, AIA, Melbourne
Bruno Ramos, AIA, Coral Gables
Alden Robbins, AIA, Cape Coral
Robert Shrum, AIA, Palm City
Michael Stauffer, AIA,
Fernandina Bch.
Mark Straite, AIA, Maitland
Rene Tercilla, AIA, W Palm Bch
James Wachtel, AIA,
Ormond Beach
Mark Warner, AIA, Jupiter
Gary Young, AIA, Clearwater

Warren Anderson, Assoc.AIA,
Ramon Bizares, Assoc. AIA, Largo
Carlos Casuscelli, Assoc. AIA, Miami
Rodney Cattoor, Assoc. AIA, Miami
Todd Dunavant, Assoc. AIA, Jax
Anthony Harrington, Assoc. AIA,
Chris Hassal, Assoc. AIA, Maitland
Richard Hubacker Assoc. AIA,
Coral Gables
Jessica Linkewer, Assoc. AIA, Miami
Dona Lubin, Assoc. AIA, Miami Beach
John Kassis, Assoc. AIA, St.Petersburg
Mario Morales, Assoc. AIA, Key Biscayne


Ethel Moy, Assoc. AIA, Tampa
Kerri Pleban, Assoc. AIA, Pensacola
Daniel Ramer, Assoc. AIA,
Carl Shea, Assoc. AIA, Jacksonville
Gerald Smith, Assoc. AIA, Tampa
Joseph Stewart, Assoc. AIA,
Winter Sprgs
Evelyn Witeck, Assoc.AIA, Holiday

Juan Arroya, Allied Member, Orlando
John Ott, Allied Member, Orlando
Larry Schnaper, Allied, Winter Park
Colleen Smith, Allied, St Petersburg
Peter Streklow, Allied, Davie

Bronze Medal Awarded
The AIA Florida and the
Florida Foundation for Architec-
ture presented Bronze medals
and $1,000 stipend to four stu-
dents graduating this year from
Florida Schools of Architecture.
Thomas Mayo, a student at
Florida A&M University School
of Architecture, maintained a 4.0
scholastic standing. He received
his award from AIA Tallahassee
Chapter President, Thomas
Miller, AIA.
Kristi Kenney, attending the
University of Miami School of Ar-
chitecture, held the office of
President of the University's Mi-
ami Chapter of AIAS, 1992-1993.
She was presented her award by
Roney Mateu, AIA.
Susan Bradley, University of
South Florida School of Architec-
ture; received her award for out-
standing achievements. The pre-
sentation to Ms. Bradley was made
by H. Dean Rowe, FAIA.
Tamara Abare, was a major
scholarship recipient at the Uni-
versity of Florida School of Archi-
tecture. She completed her two-
year masters program and was a
teaching assistant in under-
graduate structures classes. Her
award was presented by Presi-
dent-Elect Richard Reep, AIA.

Abbott Lectures At Harvard
Carl Abbott, FAIA, will be teach-
ing at the Harvard Graduate School
of Design this fall semester. He will
be in Cambridge two days a week,
heading a third-year graduate stu-
dio in architecture and planning.
Abbott's firm is also consulting
with other architectural firms. In
March, he was in Spain with archi-
tect Norman Foster in reference to
projects in Valencia and Santiago
de Compostela. Abbott was the Ar-
chitectural Design Consultant with
W.R. Frizzell on the new
$14,000,000 Pine View School.

Students Choose Greer
Diane D. Greer was presented
with an award for Faculty Mem-
ber of the Year during the student
awards ceremony at the FAMU
School of Architecture. Leaders of

four student body organizations
made a surprise presentation to
Prof. Greer on Friday, April 15,
Presidents of AIAS, the National
Organization for Minority Archi-
tecture Students, Pau Sigma
Delta, and Alpha Rho Chi, se-
lected Prof. Greer for the award
to show student appreciation for
her dedication.

Bullock FAIA Bursar
Distributes Funds

Ellis Bullock, FAIA, of Pensa-
cola, former AIA Florida Presi-
dent, is the current bursar for the
College of Fellows. Bullock an-
nounces the College of Fellows
Fund is distributing over $35,000
in grants this year.
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William Park Bandshell in downtown St. Petersburg.

We Saved The Shell
The architectural community
has succeeded in saving the Wil-
liam Park Bandshell in down-
town St. Petersburg.
The St. Petersburg City Coun-
cil had announced it was retro-
fitting Williams Park, located in
the center of downtown St. Pe-
tersburg. The plan involved the
demolition of the Bandshell, de-
signed in 1953 by the architect
William B. Harvard, Sr., AIA.
The Bandshell has received nu-
merous local, state, and national
AIA awards, including the AIA
Florida Test of Time Award, in
1988. The City however decided
that the Bandshell had served

its usefulness and that a small,
prefabricated gazebo would bet-
ter serve the needs of the popula-
Utilizing the combined efforts of
AIA Tampa Bay, the St. Peters-
burg section of AIA Tampa Bay,
AIA Florida, National AIA, citi-
zens' committees, and Harvard
Jolly Clees Toppe Architects, the
committees got together and con-
vinced city officials that the
Bandshell was worth preserving.
In the interest of preservation
and restoration, and with donated
expertise, Harvard Jolly is pres-
ently working with the City of St.
Petersburg to prepare bid docu-
ments to bring the Bandshell back
to its original design.

Zoned For Living

Petrick Residence
Apollo Beach, Florida
Architect: Alfonso Architects,
Inc., Tampa, Florida
Design Team: Albert Alfonso,
Carlos Alfonso, Michael Burge
Consulting Engineers: Stephen
Whitehouse structural, Colwill
Engineering, Inc. electrical,
Owner: Dan and Karen Petrick
Contractor: Rick Remke
Construction Company

The challenge facing Alfonso
Architects was to design a resi-
dence on a one-acre beach site
with an access road to the east and
ocean views to the south and west.
Zoning ordinances required that
all living spaces be elevated 14
feet above sea level, which in this
case placed the first floor one full
level above grade.
The program responds to the
needs of a family of four with sepa-
rate quarters for a housekeeper.
The parti attempts to reinterpret
the vernacular shingle style house
of the turn-of-the-century as a
modern villa.
The plan of the house is zoned
from east to west in three clearly
articulated and well-modulated
layers which are made denser and
somewhat more complex by the
overlaying of a manipulated sec-
tion. The eastern zone, which has
the weakest view, contains support
spaces for housekeeper, guest
quarters and office. The northern
zone contains children's quarters
and the master suite is on the top
level of the southern zone.
The zone "infill," or transition
space between zones, is handled
by introducing a stair cylinder
which punctures the house verti-
cally and is perceived on the exte-
rior on all four elevations. The
stair cylinder also serves as the el-
ement on which the axis of the
house rotates. Stair material is
steel and its primary light source
is a skylight above.


S Drawings courtesy ofAlfonso
Architects. Photo below and
facing page show views of the
entryway of Petrick Residence.
Photography by George Cott.




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in the western corner of the house
serve to separate the north zone
children's rooms from the master
suite on the top level. On the exte-
rior, the three-dimensional ma-
nipulation of the building form re-
sponds to an analogy of wave ac-
tion and is played out in the undu-
lating roof forms. This same anal-
ogy is translated into the plan via
a series of courts beginning with a
koi pond at the entrance, continu-
ing with a lap pool and culminat-
Sing at the Gulf.





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level and photo of model courtesy of
the architect. Photo of pool by
George Cott.

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Stable Forms Solve A Complex Problem

Professional Office Building
With Parking Deck
Tallahassee, Florida
Architect: Clemons, Rutherford
& Associates, Inc. Tallahassee,
Principal-in-Charge: Joseph
N. Clemons, AIA
William D. Rutherford,
AIAProject Manager: Michael
J. Eaton, Mark J. Thiele, AIA
Design Team: Joseph N.
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Interior Designer: Judy L.
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Contractor: Culpepper
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Owner: Tallahassee Memorial
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Owner's Representative:
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Owner's Administrator:
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difficult to work within. "There
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and pyramid with semi-circular el-
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In fact, it is the symbiosis and
articulation of the forms in this
composition that creates the differ-
ent spaces. Functioning as Talla-
hassee Memorial Regional Medical
Center's new entranceway, the
Atrium is a soaring open-vaulted
space with a translucent skylit roof
through which all patients and
visitors enter. Faux marble columns


at the lower level rise to support
a second level which overlooks the
A central registration desk
eliminates the need for patients
to travel unnecessarily through
the Medical Center in order to be
admitted to the hospital.
The new three-story Profes-
sional Office Building presented
numerous challenges since it was
erected on top of the current park-
ing deck. The new building adds
46,000 square feet of physician's
office space and houses the new
Same Day Surgery Center. The
Surgery Center encompasses a to-
tai of six operating rooms capable
of handling 30 cases a day, as well
as a play area for children and
s privacy areas for family and
: ~ friends. The Surgery Center
eliminates the possibility of sur-
series being postponed due to
emergencies in the main hospital
.',.operating rooms.
The parking deck has been ex-
panded by 517 spaces designed
around a convenient drop-off and
pick-up area which are staffed by
hospital personnel who assist
with patient transport. The park-
ing deck's design also enhances
accessibility to various parts of
,-,' the center from specific sectors of
the deck.

Photo, opposite page: Exte-
rior of Professional Office
Building from the west show-
ing atrium and juxtaposition
to hospital and parking
garage. This page: Interior of
atrium showing ramp from
ground floor to parking deck.
Photos by Vito Sportelli.





Plan, first level of atrium courtesy
of CRA. Design sketch by Luis
Lara. Aerial photo by Vito


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A Room With A View

Offices of Pierce
Architectural Group, P.A.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Architect: Pierce Architectural
Group, PA, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
Design Architect: Vernon J.
Pierce, AIA
Consulting Engineer: Stoffer &
Owner/Contractor: The Allen
Morris Company

The architect has used the
severity of the concrete block
as a foil to the smoothness of the
sculptured drywall in an airy spa-
tial design. The result is a unique
work environment for the team of
architects who use the space.
The 1,800 square feet of office
space is illuminated with natural
light that is admitted through an
uninterrupted stretch of windows
intended to frame a dramatic
view of downtown Fort Lauder-
dale. The spectacular view adds
another dimension to the interior,
fusing the inside with the outside.
Parachute cloth was used to cre-
ate a specialty window covering
which allows for individual con-
trol of light in specific areas.
Exposed outer walls and con-
crete ceilings give the interior an
interesting texture. The fixtures
and interior walls are painted
white to create a contrast between
walls and ceilings.

Photo right: Lobby; opposite photo
drafting area. Photograph by Alan
Wilco, Hollywood. Sketches of
light source and drafting cubicles,
opposite, courtesy of the architect. ,f;


A free-form wall, extended to
just a few feet below the ceiling,
defines the centrally-located con-
ference room. The room's wall
hangings are used to cleverly dis-
guise audio/visual equipment.
The natural light which flows
into the work area is enhanced by
the introduction of curved and
painted masonite panels which
reflect and direct light. All other
light is provided by task lighting.
Oak partitions between each
work station are suspended from
the ceiling to maintain the open-
ness of the space while maintain-
ing a feeling of privacy.
The office includes a reception/
secretarial area with a concealed
workroom, a separate work area
and an office for the principal
with space to allow for the con-
struction of models and the selec-
tion of fabrics and sample finishes.

Axonometric and sketch of drafting
cubicle courtesy of the architect.


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La Foresteria: Restoration Italian Style

by Linda Dunyan, AIA
C ount Pieralvise Serego
Alighieri will shyly admit
that he has not yet read the com-
plete Divine Comedy, although he
is a descendent of the author, the
poet Dante Alighieri. However,
his difficult experience of restor-
ing the family house now known
as "La Foresteria" (the
Guesthouse) might qualify as a
new stage in that classic work.
In the beginning of the 14th
century, after having been ban-
ished from Florence, Pietro
Alighieri, Dante's son, purchased
the current site at Gargagnago, a
Veneto town of about 1000 inhab-
itants located just north of
Verona. The family has continued
to occupy the estate for over 20
generations. The fields, vine-
yards, gardens, villa and farm
buildings are now maintained un-
der the watchful eye of Count
Serego. In fact, it was the Count,
with the assistance of the archi-
tect Libero Cecchini, who first
conceptualized the transforma-
tion of the farmhouse and car-
riage house into a guesthouse for
vacationers. Cecchini is well-
known for his restoration work
which includes the Castelvecchio
and the Ponte de la Pietra in
In the Veneto region, not un-
like Washington, D.C. or Miami,
one does not embark upon a res-
toration project lightly. The time
and cost factors are paramount
considerations and initial opti-
mism can be dampened over a
period of time.

Photo right: view from vineyard to-
ward "La Foresteria," Gargagnago,
Italy; Drawing top by Robert F
Carrell; Linda Dunyan, photogra-

In the case of La Foresteria, the
plan approval process took three
years as the proposal was re-
viewed at every level of the gov-
ernment. In addition, the au-
thorities were exceptionally strin-
gent when it came to any design
alterations. For example, the
original roof ventilation hatches
had to be retained even though
they no longer serve any purpose.
Old materials such as bricks and
terracotta subroofing were re-
moved, cleaned and reinstalled.
The masonry was cleaned by
hand while the flat roof tiles were
sandblasted. Chimneys were
reflashed and the original
terracotta copings, marble slabs
and stone ballasts were rein-

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good lodging where we may abide." Dante, The Divine Comedy Purgatory: Canto VII


In many instances, the Count
himself, rather than the authori-
ties, decided to choose the more
costly alternatives to maintain the
historical integrity of the build-
ings. But, despite the strict adher-
ence to restoration mandates, the
interiors of the eight units are con-
temporary and comfortable.
Upon arrival, each guest is pro-
vided a hand-held remote which
operates the main gate. Beyond
the gate, a long gravel drive lined
with cypresses leads to the
guesthouse. Rooms offer views of
groves and orchards, as well as
fields ofwildflowers. La
Foresteria supplies grapes to a
nearby winery for limited produc-
tion under an Alighieri label and


guests may taste and purchase
wines at La Foresteria's cantina.
An added bonus to the accommo-
dations at La Foresteria is that
Palladio's Vicenza, ancient
Mantua and the incomparable
Venice are all within two hours
While visiting La Foresteria, its
present simple and peaceful ambi-
ance belies the restoration process.
One can't help but surmise that
Dante Alighieri's artistic spirit
would be pleased with the result.

Photos: left, exterior restoration;
right, restored guesthouse with ad-
jacent unrestored farm building.
Photographs by Linda Dunyan,
drawing by Robert F Carrell.



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Recycling Reaches New Levels Of Efficiency In High Rises
by Mark Shantzis

Architects are in a unique posi-
tion to make a positive impact
on recycling, now at a critical junc-
ture in the U.S. In Florida, a new
recycling system is already being
incorporated into building plans
that allows householders in high
rises to participate in the national
recycling effort.
The urgency to step up recycling
was precipitated by state legisla-
tion passed in 1990 which requires
municipalities in Florida to reduce
garbage by 30% by 1994 or face a
loss of state funds. Residents of the
many high rise buildings in Florida
were simply told to bundle up their
recyclables and take them to drop-
off centers. This was not a very con-
venient, or efficient, solution, par-
ticularly for the many older people
who occupy condominiums. Clearly,
there had to be a better way for high
rise residents to recycle.
Unfortunately, recycling laws
and grants have tended to focus on
curbside programs for single fam-
ily homes and Florida has spent
much of its $91 billion in grants on
curbside collection. Yet multi-unit
buildings promise the largest re-
turn on a recycling investment. A
garbage crew can complete a
pickup at a 250-unit apartment
building in 15 minutes contrasted
with six hours and 15 minutes to
serve 250 suburban homes.
The potential savings are large.
An estimated 75 million Ameri-
cans, or about 30% of the popula-
tion, live in multi-story apartment
dwellings. They produce about 28%
of the 210 million tons of garbage
generated in the U.S. annually.
The system, which has been de-
signed for use in high rise buildings,
is remarkably simple and it can be
retrofitted into existing chutes, as
well as incorporated into new build-
ing plans. A carousel underneath
the garbage chute in the basement
of a building is fitted with six pie-
shaped movable bins, each as-
signed a specific recyclable or
mixed garbage. The turntable of
the carousel is driven by friction

wheel solid state electronics and
computer cable plug in. Comput-
erized controls are located on each
floor, next to the garbage chute
openings. A resident takes sorted
garbage to the chute opening and
pushes the appropriate button for
each type of garbage, activating the
carousel which revolves to align the
correct bin. While the system is in
use, chute openings on other floors
lock in place, preventing contami-
nation in the bins below.
In buildings where it has been
used, the system has consistently
demonstrated a 50% reduction in
the volume of garbage, sharply re-
ducing hauling fees. At LeTrianon,
a Miami Beach high rise condo-
minium, first year costs including
building labor, hauling and dump
fees, had been projected at $25, 561.
With the system installed, actual
costs were $10,764. In ten years,
LeTrianon is expected to save about
This system, which won the Na-
tional Recycling Coalition "Best Re-
cycling Innovation Award" in 1991,
has been installed in 15 U.S. and
Canadian cities, serving more than
10,000 residents. A major spin-off
has been a less expensive recycled
product. In contrast to most single-
family curbside programs which co-
mingle items and necessitate an in-
termediary step to separate them,
the high rise system separates
recyclables and garbage into inte-
gral recyclable ingredients. A truck-
ing system that maintains the sepa-
ration is utilized to take the collected
material directly to a recycling plant.
The resulting commodities can be
worth $30 a ton or more.
The system eliminates odors,
saves wear on elevators, diminishes
legal liabilities created by unsorted
garbage such as broken glass and
jagged metal and discourages insects
and rodents which can create health
code violations. It also encourages
compliance with fire codes and insur-
ance policies that forbid littering in
stairwells and elevators.

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A resident of a high-rise condominium in Miami Beach, Florida, places a
plastic recyclable in a chute after first pushing the appropriate button on
the Hi-Rise Recycling System panel at left of the chute. Chute openings on
other floors automatically lock until the plastic bottle has landed in the
correct bin in the basement carousel.


The new system particularly ben-
efits residents in municipalities that
levy heavy fines for failure to recycle
and areas where hauling fees are
high. On Florida's East coast, $59 a
ton is about average compared with
$18 a ton in Texas and Nevada.
Widespread use of the system
would help many communities ful-
fill pressing legal and fiscal obliga-
tions to reduce dumping in landfills
which shrank by 8% in 1992 while
waste output increased.
Interest has expanded to Dade
County's Commission which re-
cently awarded a two-year $100,000
grant for a demonstration project
which will install the recycling sys-
tem in six buildings in diverse ar-
eas of the county.
If the system were to be installed
in the 800 multi-story residential
buildings located in Dade County,
the county could achieve almost a
quarter of the state-mandated 30%
reduction in the amount of raw gar-
bage by the end of 1994.

Mark Shantzis is Chairman and
CEO of Hi-Rise Recycling Systems,


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New Mini Trac Light System
Now one small strip of low pro-
file, low voltage trac can be used
for linear undercabinet and cove
lighting, as well as high intensity
display lighting. Known as Trac
12, this 12 volt system supports
miniature strip lighting fixtures
and halogen spotlights. Devel-
oped by Juno Lighting, Inc., spe-
cialists in trac and recessed light-
ing, the Trac 12 system simplified
12 volt wiring and a wide selec-
tion of lampholders. Used as lin-
ear lighting for undercabinet
kitchen areas, Trac 12 requires
less space than traditional fluo-
rescent fixtures, providing indi-
rect lighting for both decorative
and functional purposes. The spe-
cialty features include dimmable,
15,000-hour life xenon lamps, ad-
justable to varied light level re-
quirements. The system is easy to
specify and install, and has right
angle or flexible connectors to go
around a corner.
Trac 12 is ideal for mounting on
low ceilings, soffits, in special dis-
plays or exhibits. The miniature
halogen high-style spots can ac-
cent artwork, displays and focal
The new system eliminated the
need for costly transformers at
the base of each trac spotlight.
Just one transformer powers an
entire trac run of up to 240 watts,


eliminating the need for indi-
vidual fixture transformers. Both
high wattage magnetic and
smaller electronic transformers
are available. Economical plug-in
versions are available for lighting
which is not permanently
installed.Tracs are available in
black or white and miniature
spotlights come in black, white, or
polished brass finish. To receive
more information call: Juno
Lighting, Inc., at (708) 827-9880.

Glass Block Panels
Circle Redmont offers prefabri-
cated glass block panels for in-
stallation as skylights, barrel
vaults, skybridges, floor and deck
lights, stair treads and landings,
sidewalks, wall panels and com-
plete structures. Waterproof,
preglazed and structurally engi-
neered, the panels are easy to in-
stall, replaceable, engineered for
specific job specifications, and
have proprietary setting materi-
als and sealants.
The prefabricated glass block
panels offer several advantages
over other natural lighting sys-
tems. Designed to provide struc-
tural, long term, durable,
weathertight performance, the
panels provide excellent thermal
insulation and may be used as the
sole source of daylight or as a

supplement to side-wall day-
Circle Redmont engineers are
available for detailed design con-
sultation with the architect to
determine exact construction
specification. For details call:
Circle Redmont, Inc., 1-800-358-
3888 or Fax (407) 259-7237.

Code Comparison Charts
Code Connections, Inc. provides
charts for quick, item-by-item
comparison of code requirements
for planning, designing and in-
specting. Means of egress and fire
protection requirements of NFPA
101 and the parallel require-
ments from either BOCA, SBC or
UBCT Building Code are refer-
enced by occupancy plus sections
on atriums and highrise build-
ings. A fourth volume, Accessibil-
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Exterior Systems

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DUROCK Direct-Applied Exterior
Systems for use over steel- and wood-
framed building exteriors.

Discounted Floor Cover
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ProSource is a floorcovering
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fields, to provide services and
products normally not avail-
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end use. ProSource offers dis-
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merchandise with interiors
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provides an electronically con-
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hour access to the ProSource
Showroom for members and
their clients. Each showroom
displays 15,000 to 25,000
floorcovering samples. Show-
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Orlando and Largo. For fur-
ther information call:
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Fax (314) 984-0499.

Direct-Applied Exterior
The United States Gypsum Com-
pany is marketing the DUROCK
Direct-Applied Exterior Systems for
use over steel- and wood-framed
building exteriors. The systems uti-
lize DUROCK Exterior Cement
Board as a base over which a vari-
ety of exterior finishes can be ap-
plied, including synthetic stucco,
stone, ceramic tile, thin brick, and
epoxy matrix stone aggregate. The
panels are lightweight and fire-re-
sistant, have design versatility, ex-
cellent impact-resistance, and allow
for rapid installation. Construction
is accomplished utilizing conven-
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equipment. The exteriors can be
used on various building types, in-
cluding light commercial, institu-
tional, residential and industrial
For further information contact
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All Purpose All Places
Beta Lighting offers energy-ef-
ficient fluorescent sources in two
housing sizes which work in
many environments. The fix-
ture, UL wet location listed, also
complies with the Americans
With Disabilities Act guidelines.
The 8" square size uses a 21W
compact 2D lamp, while there is
a choice of 28W or 38W in the 10"
square housing. Lamps are al-
ways included. Polycarbonate
lens are vandal-resistant and
produce diffuse, uniform light
for both interior and exterior ap-
plications. A 120V HPF elec-

tronic low temperature ballast is
standard; 277V is available at no
additional charge. An Emergency
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terior use with the 38W unit, giv-
ing 700 lumen output of the 2D
lamp for a minimum of 90 min-
Available in white, bronze or
black, with DeltaGuardTM durable
finish, Beta Lighting luminaries
carry a warranty of seven years
on the finish, five years on com-
ponents, and one year on the
lamp. Beta Lighting luminaries
are sold through manufacturers'
representatives throughout the
U.S. For additional information con-
tact Beta Lighting (414) 886-2800.

Ground Face Masonry
Trendstone Apollo units are a new
high-quality, durable, low-cost
ground face masonry unit produced
by Trenwyth Industries, Inc. The
units are integrally colored concrete
blocks with one or more faces
ground to expose the variegated col-
ors of the natural aggregates.
Trenwyth both manufactures the
aggregates and grinds the blocks at
a savings that is passed on to the
Trendstone Apollo units are avail-
able in five colors and a variety of
sizes. For more information, call
Trenwyth at 1-800-233-1924.

TD3 Floor Costumer
A place to hang belongings is a
necessity in any office. The TD3
floor costumer provides designers
' and facility managers with an ar-
tistic tool to create twenty-first
century decor. TD3 has a stylish,
hourglass shape that is practical,
durable, and of quality construc-
tion. Useful in a variety of con-
temporary environments, the
TD3 features a long tubular de-
sign with a charcoal grey, powder-
coated steel finish.
Vogel Peterson, a manufacturer
of wardrobe products, office fur-
niture and office seating, pro-
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line. Call Vogel Peterson: (714)
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New Faucets Feature
Elegance and Durability
Briggs Industries is bringing
back the popular cross-shaped
faucet handles of yesteryear. The
new line of white porcelain fau-
cet handles are available with
polished chrome or brass detail-
ing. The handles may be applied
to all Briggs two-handle faucets
and include the Sayco Ceram, a

ceramic disc and brass valve con-
structed to resist leaking, break-
ing, and provide better water flow.
Acrylic Sayco Ceram faucet
handles are also now available.
These handles coordinate with
Briggs acrylic single control fau-
cet handles and are available on
all Briggs' two-two and three-
three faucets. Call Briggs Indus-
tries Inc., (813) 878-0178 or Fax
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Atlas Safety & Security Design,
Inc. is a full service, independent,
non-vested security consulting firm
servicing architects, private sector,
and government agencies. We de-
sign systems for intrusion detection,
perimeter protection, weapons
screening, electronic and detention
locking systems, access control,
communications, ADA barrier free
accessibility features, criminal jus-
tice facility programming, and Crime
Prevention Through Environmental
Design. (CPTED).
We conduct vulnerability/risk and
threat analysis in order to develop
security systems drawings, speciica-
tions, bid documents. We also con-
duct shop drawing review, installa-
tion supervision, and cost estimates.
When it comes to security design,
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For more information and qualifi-
cations, contact:
Randall Atlas, Ph.D., AIA, CPP
1 Palm Bay Court
Miami, Florida 33138
(305) 756-5027
FAX: (305) 754-1658
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investments. A relatively
small annual expenditure for
insurance can protect your life
income and your life savings.
How you structure the con-
tract can make a big differ-
ence, both in the cost and ben-
efits of the insurance.

Before you purchase disabil-
ity insurance, consider:
(1) Budget Don't
blow your entire budget on
insurance expense. Set your
budget before you look at the
insurance and try to stick with
it. Be sure that along with in-
come protection through in-
surance, you are building your
ultimate income reserves
through a monthly contribu-
tion to savings or invest-

out a check? The standard wait-
ing period for most individual
contracts is about 90 days. You
will usually pay a significantly
higher cost for a 30 or 60 day wait-
ing period. If you use 180 day or
356 day waiting period, your an-
nual expenses come down but re-
member that you will be self-in-
suring with your own assets for
six months to a year.

(3) Layered Benefit If
your budget cannot provide the
amount of coverage you need, con-
sider layering the benefit to keep
costs down. Have your insurance
agent design a policy that gives
you different levels of coverage
after different time periods. For
example, you and your family
may be able to meet expenses
with $2,500 per month but you
may need an additional $1,000 for
retirement funding if you were
permanently disabled. Consider
designing the contract so that you
are paid $2,500 after 90 days of
disability and $3,5000 after a

(2) Waiting Period (4) Residual Benefits If
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period, how long would it take,
after you return to work, before
your income was back to normal?
Look closely at the residual and
recovery benefits in the contract,
they will give you partial pay-
ments to compensate for your par-
tial loss of income. Some contracts
curtail those payments after a
year or two. If you think you may
need the partial income longer
than that, make sure your con-
tract provides for extended re-
sidual and recovery benefits.

(5) Cost of Living In-
creases Few of us could live to-
day on the income we were earn-
ing 15 years ago. Living expenses
have gone up. Cost of Living in-
creases provided in your contract
will insure that your income will
go up too, if you have a long-term

(6) "Own Occupation" -
Would you want to change careers
to generate an income? If not,
make sure that your contract says
that the company will pay if you
cannot perform the important
duties of "your regular" occupa-
tion, not "any" occupation. Social

Security doesn't pay a benefit
68 per cent of the time because
its definition of disability says
you must be disabled for any oc-

Architects are a highly fa-
vored group of professionals.
Across the board, insurance
carriers give architects their
lowest rates possible. This
means that as an architect, you
can get more coverage with
more enhancements for the
same money that other busi-
ness classifications and profes-
sionals pay for lower coverage.

Disability insurance is an ef-
fective safety net as you build
your financial assets. It is
worth a small percentage of
your income to keep it in place.
Without it, you are taking your
family to Las Vegas and putting
everything you worked for on

(This was prepared by James G.
Johnston, an architect who is with
New England Financial Group. The
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product has been endorsed by the AIA
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SB 2654-Elevators
*Amends s. 399.035 (2) to re-
quire any building that is "more
than three" stories high (as op-
posed to three stories or more) to
contain a passenger elevator ac-
cessible to the physically handi-

SB 312-Construction of
Educational Facilities
*Amends s. 235.211 to require
the services of a registered archi-
tect for the development of plans
for any educational facility. "The
services of a registered architect
shall not be required for minor
renovation projects with a con-
struction cost of less than $50,000
or for the placement or hookup of
relocatable educational facilities
that conform with standards
adopted pursuant to s. 235.26(2)
and (3)." Any negotiation proce-
dures applicable to construction
management contracts and the
design build process must con-
form to the requirements of s.
287.055 (CCNA).

SB 12-State Plumbing Code &
Windload Calculations
*Amends s. 553.06 to adopt the
Standard Plumbing Code, 1994
edition, as adopted at the October
1993 annual meeting of the
Southern Building Code Con-
gress International, as the State
Plumbing Code. Local govern-
ments which have adopted the
South Florida, One and Two Fam-
ily Dwelling or the EPCOT
Plumbing Codes may continue
their use provided the require-
ments meet or exceed the State
Plumbing Code.
*Amends s. 553.79 to allow con-
tractors to become certified to seal
plans and specifications for per-
mitting purposes relating to com-
pliance with the wind resistance
provisions of the building code for
one or two family dwellings. How-
ever, upon good cause, local gov-
ernment code enforcement agen-
cies may accept or reject plans
sealed by such contractors, archi-
tects and engineers.

HB 1325-Public Construction
*Amends s. 255.20 to require
counties, cities, special districts,
or other political subdivisions to
competitively award to an appro-
priately licensed contractor each
project that is projected to have
construction costs of more than
$200,000. As used in this law,
"competitively award" means to
award contracts based on the sub-
mission of sealed bids, proposals
submitted in response to a re-
quest for proposal, proposals sub-
mitted in response to a request for
qualifications, or proposals sub-
mitted for a competitive negotia-
tion. Construction costs include
labor and equipment and materi-
als. The law permits some ex-
emptions from this requirement
such as immediate danger to the pub-
lic, emergencies, or interruption of
essential government services. It
also, provides that if a construc-
tion project is greater than
$200,000 and started after July 1,
1996, and is being performed in
house by local government that is-
sues contractor licenses, the local
government must use a person
appropriately licensed as a con-
tractor to supervise the work.

HB 2587-Minority Business
*Amends the Florida Small and
Minority Business Assistance Act
to provide for a statewide and
interlocal agreement on certifica-
tion of business concerns; re-
quires certification of businesses
as minority business enterprises
eligible to participate in state and
local government minority pur-
chasing programs.

SB 340-Gender Balance on
Governmental Boards
*Establishes legislative intent
of the importance of balance in
the appointment of minority and
nonminority persons to member-

ship on statutorily created regu-
latory and policy making boards.
The bill states that appointing
authorities "should select, from
among the best-qualified persons,
those persons whose appointment
would ensure that the member-
ship of the board, commission,
council, or committee accurately
reflect the proportion that each
group of minorities (as defined in
the bill) represents in the popu-
lation of the state as a whole (or
locality if a local board)."

HB 251-Indoor Air Quality
*Requires the Department of
Management Services, in con-
junction with other appropriate
state agencies, to evaluate and de-
velop procedures to improve in-
door air quality in state-owned or
state-leased buildings; provides
that the department shall review
indoor air quality programs in
public schools and universities, in
cooperation with the Department
of Education and the Board of
Regents; requires a report be
made to the Legislature by Janu-
ary 1, 1995, on measures to imple-
ment recommendations neces-
sary to improve indoor air qual-
ity in public buildings.

SB 394-Energy Conservation/
State Buildings & Hospitals
*Authorizes the State to enter
into guaranteed energy savings
contracts with qualified providers
to reduce energy or operating
costs of state owned buildings or

SB 3062-Comprehensive
*Creates a steering committee
to establish a one-year visioning
process in southeast Florida to
create a comprehensive vision of
South Florida's future including
education, law enforcement,
health and transportation; staff-
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will be the South Florida Regional
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with the Florida Institute of Gov-

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