Group Title: Florida Caribbean architect
Title: FloridaCaribbean architect
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Title: FloridaCaribbean architect
Alternate Title: Florida Caribbean architect
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: American Institute of Architects -- Florida Association
Publisher: Dawson Publications,
Dawson Publications
Place of Publication: Timonium Md
Publication Date: Spring 2005
Copyright Date: 1997
Frequency: quarterly
Subject: Architecture -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Architecture -- Periodicals -- Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 44, no. 1 (spring 1997)-
Issuing Body: Official journal of the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.
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General Note: Issues have also theme titles.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00004635
Volume ID: VID00025
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltqf - AAA5904
ltuf - ACJ1464
oclc - 36846561
lccn - sn 97052000
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contents, spring 2005
In This Issue:
Haskell Archi tects and Engineers 18
Gregory A. Neville, AIA 21
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
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Garcia Brenner Stromberg 26
FLAIFlorida Architects, Inc. 28

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"OPEN: New Designs for Public Space" at National Building Musewn
A new exhibition opening at the National Building Museum will explore contemporary and future directions in the design of public space, proposing that new spaces can be the generators of urban revitalization. The exhibition which originated at the Van Alen Institute, will
present mnovanve recent projects from around the world, all of which address aspects of the public realm. It will also explore the role of public space in an age of heightened securiry and increased electronic interaction. The exhibition, which will be on view from January 15 to May 15, 2005, is displayed in the Museum's second-floor galleries and is being sponsored by the American Planning Association, the Urban Land Institute and the American Sociery of Landscape Architects.

The contemporary spaces represented in this exhibition include arch i tecru re, landscape and urban design projects by renowned designers including Peter Eisenman, Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Ricardo Scoftdio, Elizabeth Diller and others. The projects being ill ustrated range from memorials to new rypes of urban plazas and parks from Macon, Georgia to Melbourne, Australia, to Johannesburg, South Africa. The projects in "OPEN' are orga nized into ftve themes, one of which is The PLaza Unbound. The PLaza Unbound will examine the challenges that the most familiar "public place face as a result of today's ambitious demands for both visual tran parency and physical access. For example, Foster and Parrners' recently completed Ci ry Hall in London (2002) employs the metaphor of transparency in government. Opening the City will re-examine the traditional uses planners and architects have historically assigned to the street. Rather than accepting the street as merely a functional mover of goods and people, projects in this section -such as Walter Hood Design's 1999 proposal for Poplar Street in Macon, Georgia -attempt to reconceive the street as a vital public space, not just a transit corridor.

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Honors and Awards
The Jacksonville Chapter of the AlA presented design and community awards during its "Eyes on Jacksonville" gala celebration. Miami architect Roney Mateu, AlA, of Mateu Architecrure Incorporated, juried the competition and Awards of Merit and Excellence were given in each category. In the Built category, the Award of Excellence was for the PM Technology Building designed by Roland Udenze, AIA. The Award of Merit went to Rink Reynolds Diamond Fisher W ilson PA for the University of North Florida Performing Arts Center. In the Unbuilt category, an Award of Excellence recognized 323 Duval Sueet designed by Rink Reynolds Diamond Fisher Wilson PA with the Award of Merit going to the Suucrural Design Lab for the Golden Eye Ranch Residence.
Garcia Brenner Stromberg received the Award of Honor from the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the AlA

The PM TeclmoLogy Bui/ding is a high tech office building with many sustainablefoacu/'es. It is Located il1 Jreland
and was designed by RoLand Udenze, AlA.
for its design of the Miller Residence in North Carolina (see article on page 26). In accepting the award, Peter Stromberg acknowledged the beauty of the landscape in which the house is set and stated that the challenge the firm faced was to create a home that stood in harmony with that environment, one that felt natural and consistent in a very special setting. The firm, based in Stuart and Boca Raton, is a provider of commercial, leisure, resort and residential design.
Quincy Johnson, Jones, Myott, Williams Architects was honored with three Gold Awards and two Silver Awards at the Gold Coast Builders Association (GCBA) Professional Recognition in Sales and Marketing (PRISM) Awards Gala. The PRISM Awards recognize outstanding design and achievement in residential and commercial construction in Palm Beach County and South Florida. Two of the Gold Awards presented to the firm were for the Bellaggio Clubhouse and the third was for an addition to a private residence in Ocean Ridge, Florida. The Silver Awards recognized the Barcelona Model of the EI Cid Collection at Paseos in Jupiter, Florida as well as the Bellaggio Clubhouse.
Adache Group Architects, Inc., has been named by Hotel & Motel

Architect Gnrcio Brmner Stromberg} nmdering ofthe nwnrrizvirming Mille/' House in Ennner Bk, Nortb Comlinn.
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Management Magazine as one of the "Top 10 Design Firms in the United States." In its November, 2004, issue, the magazine ranked 65 architecture and design firms from around the country and the Adache Group was the only architecture firm headquartered in Florida to be ranked in the top
10. The firm was established in South Florida in 1969 and specializes in architecture, planning and interior design. Current projects include the new "W Resort Hotel and Residences in Fort Lauderdale, the Buena Vista Resort in Lake Buena Vista and the 52-story Infinity at Brickell Condominium in downtown Miami. left to right presenting the AlA Gainesville Chapter's check are joseph Garoia, AlA. Chair ofthe Gold Tournament, Dean jay Stein, Assoc. AlA, Michael KUCrJsr/e, AlA, President of the Gainesville Chapter and lv/aria Luisa Riviere, AlA.
The Gainesville Chapter of the AlA presented a check for $4,000 to the School of Architecture at the University of Florida. Raised during the Chapter Golf Tournament, the gift will support the AIA Gain esville Student Scholarship Fund,
The 2004 Tallahassee Chapter Design Awards program recognized three projects by Elliott Marshall Innes, p.A. The Southwood Golf Club received an Honor Award for Design Excellence, Richard Marshall, R.A., was Principal-inCharge of the project which the jury cited for its "understanding of the area's historic vernacular." William Elliott, AIA, was Principal-in-Charge
Elliott Marshall Innes, P./i., Tallnhassee, are designers ofthree award-winning projectS including Southwood Go/fClub, t()P, Coleman Library at Fhrida A & M University. middle. and the Innes Residence, bottQm.
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Coleman Library at Florida A & M University which was recognized with a Merit Award. It was cited for "maintaining its own identity while successfully integrating into the existing campus." The Innes Residence in Tallahassee was designed by firm principal Brad Innes, AIA. The jury felt that the "real strength of the project came through its interior design which complemented the exterior." The project received a Merit Award for Design Excellence.
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Despite an extremely tight schedule, Elementary School ''1'' is estimated to be completed by July, 2005, in time for [he start of the school year. Hernando County is currently discussing another K-8 school for the district that would inco rporate a YMCA into the design.
VOA Associates Incorporated, Orlando, is working on four, largescale renovation projects for two Veterans Administration (VA) facilities in Tampa and Chicago. The projects represent a total construction value of approximately $19 million.
The Tampa facility, the James A. Haley Veterans H ealth Administration Facility, involves the redesign of the emergency department, expansion and renovation of the surgical suite and recovery area, and expansion of the pathology lab. The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, will undergo modernization and reconfiguration of the existing fourth floor to include new laboratory space and upgraded utilities.

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State-of-the-art technical details abound in the new faciliry, including kiosks at every display that prov ide hisrorical data, overhead track lighting that spotlights specific aircraft engines, audience microphones that can be selectively activated in meeting rooms and video conferencing capabiliry halfway around the world.
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Gregory A. Neville, AlA, coral gables 360 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida
On a 50 by l30-foot lot in Miami Beach, one block from the Atlantic Ocean, Greg Neville was commissioned to design a 12-unit condominium building. The program required 12 parking spaces on the ground floor, an entry lobby facing the street corner and 12 residential units on three adclitional floors.
The South Beach District of Miami Beach, where this project is located, is a vibrant, energetic entertainment and shopping district set amidst historic Art Deco buildings. Although it was important that this building "be a thread in the existing urban fabric the architect did not want it to be a background building. It had to exude the flair and energy of the surrounding area.
Art Deco architecture rypically celebrates builcling corners. Many Deco structures have their main entrance set into the corner or the corners are rounded and accented with greater height and detail. This building incorporates a corner that is curved, but geometrical in feeling and free of decoration. The corner and the adjacent entrance are clad in corrugated metal panels that highlight it and relate to earlier Deco structures. The same metal panels were used on the opposite end of the north elevation in concert with a system of balconies. The irony of using industrial-looking materials as an expression of sophistication was explored and heightened with the use of welded wire grid innll for the balco ny railings.

The building's main elevation creates a dialogue between the solid stucco wall with punched openings and the adjacent metal clad wall. The two planes composed of different materials -one solid, but transparent, and the other lightweight but backed by the building volume -causes both balance and tension for the observer. The long north wall is a variation on the theme of solids and voids. A composition of windows and balconies within the larger stucco mass, framed by metal panels at either end, provides visual interest by breaking down a large mass into an assemblage of partS.
The individual condominiums are small, studio-rype units, each with a different plan. All kitchens are open to living areas which reinforces the casual lifesryle that Miami Beach residents enjoy.
Project Credits: GregoryA Neville, AIA Architect; De Los Reyes Engineers: Strucrural; Guerrero/Gonzalez Engineers: Mechanical/Electrical; Savino/Miller Studio: Landscape Architea; Ultimate Construction: General Contraaor.

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foot children's library, srory time room, teen space and a technology center. Since it opened in May 2004, library use has doubled and meeting room use is extremely heavy.
For auclio-visual presentations, the main conference room is equipped with two plasma clisplay screens and an electronic "writing tablet" at the speaker's podium. The executive boardroom and the children's and yo ung adult rooms are similarly equipped. Technological updates include distributed network-cataloging systems and new voice-data and paging systems. Electronic "smart" cards and magnetic locks limit access to the builcling and select interior spaces such as Special Collections.
The library is sited where the originallibrary once stood so its construction minimized impact to the site. Rainwater is collected from the roofs and channeled ro an attenuation pond. The existing parking lot south of the building was reconfigured to preserve a 100-year-old oak tree so that cars now drive under its broad canopy. Natural light penetrates the buildi ng through so lar deflecting blades, thus reducing the need for artificial lighting during the daylight hours. The rooftop terrace is shaded and cooled by an overhead trellis.
Through special agreements, the Clearwater Main Library can be used by residents throughout the Tampa Bay region. At a cost of just over $200 million, it is a truly regional resource.
Project Credits: Robert A.M. Stern Architects: Design Architects and Interior Design; Harvard Jolly, Inc.: Architect of Record; Ward Friszolowski, AlA, Phil Trezza, AlA, Don Lyons, AlA, Dave Ashton: Design Team; George F. Young, Inc.: Civil Engin eer; McCarthy & Associates, Inc.: Structural Engi neer; TLC Engineering for Architecture:
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The first floor ofthe Tomett Center contains classrooms and lobby. Floorplan cOltrtesy ofthe architect. South elevation below.
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Regional Director's Report, Winter 2004-05 Benjamin Vargas, AlA, Senior Regional Director Florida/Caribbean Region Last October, the Regional Directors ofAlA Florida met in Dorado, Puerto Rico. Since the board meeting coincided with AlA Puerto Ri co's annual meeting, the directors were able to participate in lectures and seminars and meet with members of the Puerto Rico Chapter. As a result of that meeting, the "Dorado Accord" was drafted whereby a face-to-face regional meeting was created for the specific purpose ofenabling as ociation leaders to discuss their respective vision and make strategic plans for formal adoption. The new regional funds' projections were also discussed. Regional Direcrors were charged with researching and proposing ways for the money to be used to advance the cause of good architecrure and encourage AlA membership in the region. It is anticipated that the Caribbean region will have a $4,000 surplus in 2005 and 2006. The most significant action taken at the December 2004 Board meeting was the selection of the City of Miami as the site of the 2010 AlA National Convention. Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen, especially members of the AlA Miami C hapter. Relative to the AlA Sesquicentennial, activities celebrating the 150th anniversary of the American Instirute of Architects will occur throughout 2007. A highly respected former member of the national AlA component staff, Susan Hecht, will complete all of the advance work for the celebration. This will be an excellent opportunity for component leaders, national Staff and Regional Directors to identify creative and innovative ways to build on this important anniversary.

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2005 FA}AIA Officers
M ickey P. Jacob, AlA
President Elect Vivian O Salaga, AlA
Secretary/Treasurer Lawrence P. Maxwell, AlA
Vice President/Professional Development Peter W. jones, AlA
Vice President/Communications
James D. Ruyle, AlA Vice President/Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
Mark H Smith, AlA
Regional Director Miguel A. Rodriguez, AlA
Regional Director Benjam in Vargas, AlA
Immediate Past President William H Bishop, ITI, AlA
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Editorial / diane d. greer
How many new buildings express supreme self-confidence? How many are timid and simply try to blend in? How many make sense on a rational level, i.e. they are symmetrical, balanced, harmonious? How many perplex and confuse us? How many make us angry because someday historians (and possibly archaeologists) will judge us by our architecture? Do they really represent us as a society?
Architecture is a very public art form, impossible to hold to a standard other than what the client wants, the building code permits and the architect is willing to design. But, historically, some things have persisted and part of the reason for that is that certain "styles" bring with them a sense of order, or correctness, of strength and solidity. They represent an architectural legacy that has stood the test of time and will probably continue to do so.
In the same vein, I have been pondering exactly what it is that makes a building beautiful. JUSt as with people, the eye first takes in what's on the outside. If it is unattractive, we rarely bother to concern ourselves with what's inside even though the inside may be the best part. A beautiful building possesses many qualities, including elegant proportions, a plan that respo nds to the program, the ability to coexist with nature or with other buildings without detracting from them and so on. Rarely, if ever, does ornamentation make a bullding beautiful.
"Commodity, firmness and delight win out every time.
Not much needs to be said about the beauty of buildings that are classically composed. Please note the use of the term "classically composed" in lieu of Classical or Classic Revival. While it's true that buildings will probably be fronted with porticos carried on columns for as long as there are buildings, there is a more important lesson to be learned from the fact that buildings with classical proportions, balance and scale in plan and elevation and appropriate attention to decorative detail have endured. Commodity, firmness and delight win out every time.
There is a line in one ofTS Eliot's poems in which he wrote, "I had the experience but missed the meaning." That line expresses much of what I think happens when architects design without understanding the hisrory, the original intent, the cultural origin of a "style" or even a single component. Great architecture requires great understanding. In architecture, nothing happened hisrori cally for lack of a reaso n. The Greeks envisioned vertical supports like soldiers representing strength. The proportions were based on a mathematical ratio. It all made sense ro the eye. In The Geography of Nowhere, James Howard Kunstler described classical buildings in this way -"you don't have ro have read the novels of Sir Walter Sco tt ro appreciate their meaning."
So, for me, the answer to the question about what makes a building beautiful is simple. It has to make sense, it has to stir the emotions and it has to fulfiU a need. It's a given that I'm a purist, an architectural snob. I don't like Cape Cod cottages in Florida, Japanese pagodas outside of Japan or the Eiffel Tower, diminished in scale, at Epcot. But, when a building is the well-designed expression of the society that produced it, of the values of a culture, of the genius of its designer and the product of current technology, there is no reason for it not to be beautiful.

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''Every man owes a part ofhis time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has a moral l'ight to withhold his support from an m-ganization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere. President Theodore Roosevelt -1908
These words, spoken almost 1 00 years ago, still resonate tOday as the basis of our responsibility to serve the profession of architecture. In 1912, a gtOup of 42 architects met in Jacksonville to form the Florida Association of Architects. The group proclaimed:
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Ninety-three years later, AlA Florida cominues to strive to represem the imerests of its members
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Recent statistics indicate that AlA Florida can claim slighcly less than 50% of the resident licensed
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tects don't seek membership in the AlA?
I've heard all the usual excuses from non-member architects as to why they don't join the AlA. It's roo expensive ... they're too busy ... they don't get direct business from being a member ... meetings are boring ... meetings are tOo long ... meetings/conventions are not conveniencly located ... the food is bad ... it's not worth it. .. and on and on.
Recently, however, I heard a comment from a non-member licensed architect that struck me as being at the root of the problem. He rold me that the AlA never gets anything done. Since perception usually translates intO reality, I asked him why he felt that way. As it turns out, he was a member at one time, but he never went to any AlA meetings. He didn't get involved or serve on any committees. So, in his wo rds "the AlA didn't do anythingfol' me." A good analogy might be joining a health club, never going to work out and then complaining that you aren't in shape. U nfortunately, his opinion is shared by many architects in Florida.
In reality, it's amazing how much the AlA does get accomplished at the local, state and national levels, mostly as a result of the time and energy expended by its members. How can we, as a professional organization, get that message out to non-members and non-participating members alike? My answer can be expressed in five litcle words, "It's All Up To You."
As Florida architects, we have a wonderful opportunity to take leadership roles in a variety of issues and causes that will have great effect on the future of the State. At the AlA Florida Board meeting in January, Rep. Bob Henriquez (0 -Tampa) tOld the Board rhat the biggest issue on the horizon in Florida is Growth Management. It is his belief that in order to affect positive change, we, as architects, need to take the lead in managing this issue. The absence of architects in this process is conspicuous because who better to talk about and help create policy for growth management issues? Architects spend their lives creating the places and spaces where peo ple live, work and play, shaping the built environment with good design. Architect's work affects everyone every day.
Growth management is only one of many issues that will need to be addressed by architects in the years to come. Now is the time to think about how we can implement a plan to become the lead players in shaping Florida's future. It takes an investment of time and energy by all of us. I know that most of you are busy. But, we can't affo rd not to do this. Just imagine having to practice in a state where the decisions, policies and legislation affecting architecture are made by non-architects who really don't care about the profession. It's a scary scenario.
The opportuniry for us to get tOgether and cliscuss the issues and challenges facing architecture will present itself th is summer. The 2005 AlA Florida Convention will be held at the Marco Island Marriott Resort on July 28 -31. Once again, it will be a full schedule of continuing education seminars, speakers, luncheons, special events and hopefully, a few extra moments to enjoy this wonderful beach resort. This year, we encourage everyone to bring the family. The resort has many amenities and the timing provides the opportunity for one last summer getaway before the kids go back to school.
The Convention schedule has been reduced by one day in response to survey co mments from last year's attendees. We have added more eve nts on the weekend to accommodate wo rk schedules. We are pleased that the Keynote Speaker will be Rob WellingtOn Q uigley, FAlA, from San Diego, California. He is a key player in the creative redevelopment of San Diego's urban core and the award-winning designer of projects that include the new San Diego Main Library, the Golden Hill Community Center and urban housing utilizing susrainable design. Additionally, Thaddeus Cohen, AIA, the Secretary of the Florida Department of Community Affairs, will be kick-off speaker. He will address us on the importance of architects being leaders in the issues affecting Florida. Congressman Jim Davis will ptovide political insights at the President's Opening Reception and the Florida Foundation for Architecture will present a luncheon speaker who wi.1I focus on design. AlA Florida Southwest will treat us to a unique Ho t Chapter Party and the Design and Honor Awards will be presented at the Annual Gala. The Design Awards Ju ry will be chaired by Alfredo Arribas of Barcelona, Spain. On tOp of all that, we will be holcling the inaugural AlA Florida Kite Design and Flying Competition on the beach. Kids and architecrs of all ages are invited to participate. This p romises to be a fun and energetic convention and I look forward to seeing all of you th.ere to engage and participate in tending to the needs of the profession of architecture.
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Ervin, Lovett & Miller, Jacksonville, will produce architectural guidelines as well as a master plan for the Sebastian Inlet Harbor, a new mixed-use residential and retail village that is positioned to be the gateway to historic St. Augustine. T he development will include a boutique hotel and spa, 110 luxury condominiums, 28,000 square-feet of retail space, loft apartments and a 65-slip marina with a public water promenade and park. Construction began in early 2005.
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HuntonBrady Architects, Orlando, recen t1y broke ground on the Celebration Health Medical Plaza building in the community of Celebration, Florida. The firm served as Architect of Record in partnership with Robert A. M Stern Architects of New York, the acclaimed architect whose design standards in the community and buildings at Celebration are lauded worldwide. T he new four-story, 93,000-square-foot building will be located adjacent to the Florida Hospital Celebration Health and will hou e a number of healthcare-related tenants including an Ambulatory Center. The new office building, due to open in the winter of 2005, will complement and be responsive to the design of the existing hospital.
Harvard Jolly will design Hernando County Schools first K-8 school, the New Elementary School "I" project. The $28 million project has both an elementary and middle school, housing a total of 239,103 square feet. The middle school consists of six groupings of five classrooms including two exploring technology labs, one family and consumer sciences lab, a combined chorus and band room, art and gym/dance room, weight room and multipurpose room.
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Haskell Architects and Engineers jacksonville General Electric Transportation and Aircraft Engines Learning Center, Evendale, Ohio

The main forade ofthe Cemerfiatllres correcr/y proportioned replicltS ofcompressor blndes used in aircraft engines.
All photos by Ambony Rieck Photography.
The General Elec([ic (GE) headquarters and manufacturing planr in Ohio is a complex of buildings dating from World War II. Ir was no small task for Haskell Architects and Engineers ro design a new gateway ro the aging campus that hadn't seen any new construction in 40 years. The Haskell design team embarked on the project three years ago and the result is 50,000-square-foot, $15 million learning cenrer that includes a 350seat audirorium, a dozen classrooms and cusromer meeting areas and GE's jet propulsion museum.
Located along the I-75 corridor in Ohio GE's 300-acre site contained mostly pre-World War II buildings. The culture of the facili ry had changed over the years from a manufacturing environmenr ro one concerned with research, design, te ting and development of aircraft engines. As part of the company's vision ro communicate its idenri ry as the leader 111 developing and manufacturing engines GE was committed ro build a state-of-the-art Learning Center for clients, employee and the public.
T he Learning Center is sited in the midst of a sea of warehouses and manufacturing facilities. It is the sharp conrrast between the existing buildings and the elegant lines and fabric of the Cenrer that make it particularly imposing. With white sandsrone walls and a rransparenr fac:;:ade that reveals suspended aircraft engines inside, the building appears very welcoming and very exciting. At the roofline above the main entrance, replicas of compressor engine blades symbolically "flare out ro welcome visirors." To avoid turning its back on the campus, a walkway used ro connect all of the major buildings on the campus passes through the middle of the Cenrer, practically unnoticed.
Design Architect Roland Udenze,
AIA, wanted the architecture "to
Compressor blnde replicn detail with stair tower clad in corrugated metal.
evolve from the creation of specific points of destination and the inrervening journey of discovery." Hence, the "floating" learning rooms, the "dominating" exchange forum and the "forced" courryard garden that creates a tension the architects welcomed. Other key features include the strategic exposure of structural
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The Courtyard Garden looking to the Southeast.

The Runway Caft looking north toward administra-Above: The Propulsion Gateway displny area and below: the rear elevation ofthe center. tion offices defined by the curved bille walls.
Project Credits: Haskell Architects and Engineers: Architect; Roland Udenze, AIA: Design Architect; Dennis Reese, AIA, Nikhil Shah, AIA: Architects; Patricia O'Neil, IIDA: Interior Design; Mike Herring PE/Tom Grogan, PE: StruCtural Engineers; Frank Mangin, PE/Jimmy Barber, PE: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Consultants; John Quattrochi, PE: Civil Engineer; Gary Siebein, AIA: Acoustics.

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Robert A.M. Stern Architects, new york city, in association with Harvard Jolly, Inc. st. petersburg Clearwater Main Library, Clearwater, Florida
In the new Clearwater Main Library, panoramic views and soaring interior spaces invite library patrons from throughout the Tampa Bay region. The new library is a 90,000square-foot facility that has become a recognizable landmark and a source of civic pride. It is uniquely sited on a bluff overlooking a public park, the intercoastal waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. The main fac;:ade presents itself as an urbane and dignified civic building using traditional local materials such as cast stone and stucco. The garden fac;:ade, which opens onto the park and the waterfront, features four stories of glass curtain wall to capitalize on the panoramic views while the broad overhead canopy screen out excessive sunlight. A trelliscovered rooftop terrace provides magnificent views and is ideal for social
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events. The undulating roof gives the anchor in the downtown core and a building its memorable profile. prime site for special events. The In addition to providing library building features a local history censervices, the building serves as an ter, cafe, galleries, a 13,000-square
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The east elevation, top, and above, the northeast end ofthe build
ing. which contains the grandstaircase. Photos by Tommy Goodwill. ALL models courtesy oftbe Architect. Pboto opposite: Garden Elevation.

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Garcia Brenner Stromberg, stuart Miller House, Banner Elk, North Carolina
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The Tomeu Center for Career and Academic Advancement Indian River Community College (IRCC) Ft. Pierce
T he new $8.4 million, 42,000square-foot Tomeu Center at IRCC fulfills an important mission in today's society. It is a place where students prepare to take the GED and receive a high school diploma. The three-story facility provides a learning environment that helps students build the skills they need in today's workplace. It provides a total of 16 classrooms and laboratories that serve over 2,500 students each semester. In addition, the Center is being used for Adult Education classes and teaching English as a Second Language Testing services, a Student Career Cafe and support services occupy the rest of the space.
The design concept is a simple one. The architect's wan ted the building to represent a shift in the student's lives -a shift toward completing an education and joining the workforce. The design goal was to reflect that shift in the student's life by reflecting it in the building's architecture. That was accomplished by taking a straightforward rectilinear box and shifting its halves to create an entrance through the center of the building. The outward-sloping glass entrance symbolizes the student's increased awareness of their academic progress and potential as they move up through the program. Other design considerations included a choice of exterior finish materials that are compatible with campus standards. While the building is respectful of its context, it makes a very unique statement on the campus.
FLA's President and Principal-inCharge of the project, Joe Sorci, AlA, thinks that it's empowering for students to learn and interact with one
Models, Jloorplans and siteplan courtesy ofthe architect.

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another in such a well-equipped stateof-the-art facility. The building's interior features a distinctly co ntemporary flavor with its floor-to-ceiling, glass-enclosed public space at the entry. The three-story central lobby contains an open student cafe that features interactive career information. The technology-driven cafe allows students to utilize their computer skills to research job prospects and higher education opportunities in a collaborative, hands-on environment.
The building employ curtain walls on the exterior and glass entries to the large educational spaces. Floorto-ceiling exterior window bring in the diffuse north light that has the visual effect ofexpanding the training rooms located on outside wal ls. The collective impact of the window designs is a bright "uplifting" interior.
The Center was designed to provide the most expansive views from the top floor where the highest ection of the roof is shaped like a mortarboard. The first floor hou e intake, testing, evaluation and coun eling areas as well as instructional rooms. The second floor includes areas for intermediate level student activities and the third floor co ntain the GED spaces.
Project Credits: Florida Architects, Inc.: Architect; H.]. High Company: Construction Manager; LBFH: C ivil Engineer; Matern Professional Engineering: Electrical Engineer; OCI & Associates: Mechanical Engineer; Burton, Braswell, Middlebrooks Associates Inc.: Structural Engineer; Technology Research and Consulting, Inc.: Technology Systems.

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