Group Title: Florida Caribbean 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,
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Place of Publication: Timonium Md
Publication Date: Summer 2005
Copyright Date: 1997
Frequency: quarterly
Subject: Architecture -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Architecture -- Periodicals -- Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )
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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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Volume ID: VID00026
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contents, summer 2005
In This Issue:
R.J. Heisenbottle Architects, PA
a joint venture with Judson and Partners 26
Gresham Smith & Partners (GS&P) 28
RLC Architects 29
Touzet Studio Design & Architecture 34
Corbanca/Batewood 36


Cover drawings are by Alejandro Borrero ofRLC Architects for a "Custom Vertical Homes"
project in Pompano Beach, Florida.
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Miranda Architects, Amelia Island has designed the Lydia Cladek, Inc. Office Building for the Sea Grove development In St. Augu tine Beach. The new twO-Story, 11,000-square-foot facility will be the first building in the commercial core. The building design will set the tone for th e Sea Grove Main treet. Construction is expected to be complete in early 2006.
Dorsky Hodgson + Partners, Fort Lauderdale, i designer of a 12story office condo building in Miami
SoutheflSt and southwest elevatio/lS of the Lydia
Cfadek. Inc. Office Building in St. Augustine Beach.

that will include 6,000 square feet of retail space including a bank with drive-in facility. The design was driven by height and etback restrictions on two sides of the building. It massing is broken down by articulating various components using different materials and colors. The elevator overrun and mechanical equipment screen were treated as a design element that gives the building its distinctive identity.
HuntonBrady Architects, Orlando, will design Seminole Community College' (SCC) Heathrow Center, a new hub for technology workforce development and economic development in Central Florida. Envisioned as a collaborative space for college and communi ty, the Center will occupy a six-acre site along the 1-4 corridor in Seminole County. Phase I of the project features a three-story, 65,000-square-foot building that will house the economic development facilities. A multi-story atrium called

the "Information Commons," will be a gathering place and hub of building activities.
Klar and Klar Architects, Clearwater, in a JOIIH venture with Walker & Associates Architects, Safeey Harbor, have designed a $3.2million fire-rescue station to be built in Palm Harbor. The 20,000-squarefoot starion will replace one builr in 1988 that currently occupies the site. The new starion will comply more closely with hurricane-preparedness and upgraded wind load requirements and will be large enough to deal with growth in the Palm Harbor area.
Richard C. Jones, AlA, Quincy Johnson, Jones Myott Williams Architects, Boca Raton, is Principalin-Charge of the design of the Island Village Horel on South Hutchinson Island in Martin Couney, Florida. The 260-room hotel, wirh direct access to Fort Pierce Inlet, will be four srories above parki ng. To take advantage of ocean views, a 700-foot-Iong linear design was created with an average of 63,000 square feet per floor.
The streetscape will look like a series of rownhouses with a Caribbean/Key West color paletre. The $40-million hotel is currently under construction.
Gresham Smith & Partners (GS&P), Tampa, is designer of the new addition to Tampa General Hospiral and the Parking Garage Addition at Tampa International Airport. Both projects are currently under construc

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tion. The 28,000-square-foot addition to the hospital is the first since 1983 and includes an emergency department with a Level I Trauma Center, additional operating rooms, a cardiovascular center and a new Women's Center for labor and delivery.
Tampa International Airport is one of the major transportation hubs in the
outheast. When completed, the new six-story parking garage will accommodate an additional 5,500 vehicles. In the future, these parking spaces will be absorbed into a proposed 16,000-vehide parking expansion.
Beame Architectural Partnership,
Coral Gables, has completed the design for City Mall, the largest retail complex in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Central America. The project will produce 9,000 square feet of space on five levels -[',"'0 parking levels below three levels of retail. With a mountain backdrop, the Ushaped structure has a hollow center with a sequence of internal stepped plazas that replicate the topography of the site. Construction is underway and commercial space is 100% sold.

VOA Associates Incorporated,
Orlando, has completed its commission to provide interior architectu re and design services for supporting infrastructure in the new Hall of Florida Fossils at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Entitled "The Evolution of Life and Land," this permanent exhibition hall is located in an existing 4,000-squarefoot gallery. The biggest challenge faci ng the designers was organizing the exhibits and managing traffic flow within an environment that entertains and educates, yet is flexible enough ro permit frequent revlSlons and updates.

City Mall in Honduras, designed b), Beame Arcbitectural Partnership. will open in October 2005.

garden voids and cantilevered living arrangemen ts.
Having debuted in New York C iry to tremendous respon e, the exhibition, sponsored by Cambridge Architectural Mesh, made its first Stop in Las Vegas during the AlA convention. The exhibition includes the work of architects Tod Williams & Billie Tsien, Tom Kundig and Lorcan O'Hherlihy, to name a few. Furure destinations include Miami, Seattle, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Jacksonville Firm's Work Published
The residential work of Rink Design Partnership Inc. wa featured in the March 2005 issue of FL01-ida InternationaL lVlagazine. The six-page spread features a condominium residence in Jacksonville that overlooks the St. Johns River. The firm was also the recipient of (wo National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Northeast Florida Chapter Annual Awards. Rink's design for the Florida Bank Headquarters won an NAIOP Award for Office Project of the Year and Project Design of the Year.
The Phillips' Residence ill jacksonville, above, alld tbe Florido Balik Headquarters, below, are award-willning projectS by Rink Design Parmership Inc.
MGE Arcbitects' willlling design for the 2005 Cawtrltcnon compention.
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2005 Legislative Update

True ro its "less governmenr i better governmenr" philosophy, legislative leadership showed litrie enrhusiasm for approving many of the 2,475 bills filed this year. In fact, House Speaker Allan Bense, R-Panama Ciry, rold his fellow represenratives mat, as far as changing Florida's laws, "It shouLd be hard ro pass a bill in this process." Consequently, with only 394 bill approved by the end of ession, AlA Florida's successful pa age of not one but mree prioriry legi lative issues was a true and rare trifecta.
Early in 2004, in cooperation with the Board ofArchitecture and Inrerior Design (BOAlD), AlA Florida committed ro pursue changes ro Chapter 481, Florida Statutes ro improve regulation of architecture and in terior design. Ir was determined early on that members of me Board's desire ro completely rewrite the statutes ro include new practice definitions for architects and interior designers, expand BOAlD's aumoriry ro impose higher fees, increase greater financial penalties, change me educational criteria for licensure of inrerior designers and other controversial changes brought more risk than benefit.
Consequently, AlA Florida leadership culled the issues down ro those that were politically feasible and those mat would increase BOAlD 's effectiveness in regulating the profession. As a result, HB 699/SB 1608, sponsored by State Rep. Thad Altman, RMelbourne, and State Sen. Charlie Clary, R-Pensacola, were drafted to allow BOAlD ro prescribe by rule, forms of seals, including electronic seals; to provide statutory authoriry for BOAlD ro implemenr "responsible upervising control" rules; include limited liabili ry companies as an accepted form of corporate practice;
require a full-time architect in all architectural offices; and require the qualifier of a corporation or partnership to assure responsible supervising conrrol of all projects of the enri ry.
As Florida practitioners well know, prior ro the adoption of this legislation, Florida's archi tects were limited to sealing plans and drawings through me use of impression-rype metal stamps or seals. With me passage of mis bill, architects will now be allowed ro electronically sign and seal architectural documenrs and keep pace with new permitting processes while streamlining productiviry.
W ith the passage of this legislation, BOAlD now has the rulemaking authoriry it needs ro hold all architectural firms-including those with multiple office locations-ro stringent standards of expertise in the development of architectural documents and ro require "responsible supervising control" in me development of these documents. By so doing, me statute change ensures professional oversight ofall projects, clarifies the requirement for a full-time architect in each architectural office offering professional services and req unes the identified registered architect ro be accounrable for me responsible managemenr of all projects in mat office.
A true team effort, the bill was lobbied by approximately 50 AlA Florida members who attended AlA Florida Legislative Day in Tallahassee on March 16 and solicited many cosponsors in both the House and the Senate. T hen, in April, AlA Florida Presidenr Mickey Jacob, AlA, made a special trip to Tallahassee to testifY on behalf of the legislation before the Senate Regulated Industries Committee. The bill was finally approved on April 29, 2005 and awaits the Governor's approval.
A seco nd priority iss ue, HB 60 lISB 1784 sponsored by State Rep. Jeff Kottkamp, R-Cape Coral and Sen. Clary enhances the statutes regarding public procurement of architectural, engineering and land
surveYll1g servIces.
Florida was me first state in me nation ro adopt a procurement statute requiring public agencies to select the above professionals based upon their qualiflcatiqns ro perform certain governmenr projects rather than using a "lowest bid" criteria. Since Florida's adoption of this qualifications-based selection process, called the Consultant's Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA), a number of other states have followed suit.
In the years since enactmenr, a few public enrities have attempted ro circumvenr the CCNA, necessitating a clarifYing amendmenr ro me statute ro assure mat me selection process is indeed based solely on me qualifications of the competing firms; that public agencies negotiate fees with the most highly qualified firm in a fair and reasonable manner; and, mat
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exits from the unit necessitating extra internal corridors and stairwells in affected buildings. Builders believe there is no proof that residents of modern, fire-resistive buildings equipped with fast response fire suppression systems and currently req ui red sophisticated alarm/notification systems will be any safer with the addition of remote exits. On the other hand, they submit, security becomes questionable with the addition of an entry point in a multi-family building.
SB 442 was finally amended to require in statute a modification to table 1014.1 of the FBe 2004 to include R2 and R3 Occupancy in the maxim um occupancy load of 50 and change R to R1 and R4 in the maximum occupancy load of 10.
If not amended, it was feared; literally hundreds of residential buildings of this type currently in design for permit submission throughout the state would require redesign causing major delays and significant negative economic impact throughout the construction industry in Florida. Long term, it was assumed, the COSt of these building types would increase 5
10%, translating into hundreds of millions of dollars with the effect of driving housing costs upward thereby negatively effecting all economic levels.
Other legislation ensuring prompt pay for construction services and alternative plans review and inspections passed in the closing day of session while other bills of interest including those related to mold assessment and remediation, tort reform (joint and several liability) were among the more than 2,000 bills that died this year. These and all other bills of interest may be accessed through the AlA Florida Web site at at the online public policy center.
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AlA Florida The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects This legislative season, SB 442/HB 621 -Relating to Building Safety and the Florida Building Code was approved by the House. AlA Florida members should be aware that the passage of this legislation CHANGES THE IMPLEMENTATION DATE OF THE 2004 BUILDING CODE TO OCT. 2005 INSTEAD OF JULY 1,2005. The bill also states; After "July 1, 2005, a design professional who has been preparing construction documents for a project in anticipation of the Florida Building Code, 2004 edition, as adopted pursuant to the Rule 9B-3.047, Florida Administrative Code, and adoption proceedings before the commission may choose to have such project governed by the 2004 edition of the Florida Building code." The amendment thereby grants certain design professionals the choice of having certain projects governed under the 2004 edition of the code.

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Interviewl"De" Schofield and Lorraine Lax

"De" Scbofield (left) and Lon'aine Lax (right)
"De" Schofield is the owner of Schofield Public Relations, Inc. in Maitland, Florida. She has specialized in providing public relations services to the design/construction/ real estate industry for over 20 years. Through the years, many of her client's projects have been published in FLoridalCaribbean Architect magazine. he can be emailed at
Lorraine Lax is owner of d' or inc., also based in Maitland. She, too, has over 20 years experience providing public relations services to design professionals. Originally business partners with Schofield in a fullservice marketing firm, the longtime friends now practice solo, bur frequently team up to provide strategic planning for architecture firms. She can be contacted at
LorraineLax@att. net.
FICA: In a recent article in PRWeek magazine, the current chairman ofthe The Council of Public Relations Firms wrote that,
'~t no time in history has PR had a more prominent seat at the table." He summarized his comments, paraphrased here, by stating that 'a well-conceived P R p1ogram can deliver persuasive messages to targeted audiences that traditional adve1tising is less and less likely to reach."
DS/LL: More marketing executives today are realizing the importance of public relations in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Public relations includes everything from the written word to elecuonic images, from speaking engagements to booths at trade show and now more than ever, the World Wide Web. Unless, you happen to be one of the industry' superstars, positive press isn't something that just happens on its own. The truth is that someone out there is working behind the scenes to orchestrate the coverage. The myth of "free publicity" is just that -a myth!
FICA: As Editor ofa trade publication, I am frequently asked why a handful of.firms have their work published so often. I tell them they need to get their projects onto an editor's desk in order to have them considered for publication. I think that's a daunting task for many design professionals.
DS/LL: It is a daunting task, not just for design professionals, but for anyone who is not familiar with print media or public relations in general. There is an analogy about architects being able to draw, bur they sure can't write. It's true. No project was ever published sitting on the architect's desk. You have to put the information out there.
FIC A: How do you answer the question ofwhich is preferable: inhouse mmketing staffor outside P R consultant?
DS/LL: It's been our experience that the best PR programs are the collaborative ones that involve both in-house marketing and an outside PR consultant. Here's why that works so well. The design firm drives the bus. There are many decisions that have to be made by firm principals and marketing staff, including things like marketing objectives, long-term business goals, target markets and firm capabilities. Once these goals have been defined, however, the PR consultant can step up to the plate with a well-researched and organized strategic marketing plan geared to the client's expertise and the target audience.
FIC A: Hiring and working with aPR consultant seems like a rather penonal thing. The relationship is important to the success ofthe venture. How do you find the right consultant?
DS/LL: First of all, the PR consultant you hire should be one who specializes in promoting design professionals and is, therefore, most adept at the process. That consultant should have a lot of industry knowledge and be well-versed in dealing with an array of media types on the local, regional and national level. A "good fit" in terms of personality and work style between consultant and client is always desirable. Remember, the consultant's role is to enhance and amplifY, not define a firm's corporate image.
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R. J. Heisenbottle Architects, PA coral gables A joint venture with Judson and Partners miami Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Memorial College, Miami, Florida
This project was initiated as a design competition calling for the conversion of an existing teaching audirorium ro a high-tech performing arts center. The new center was to serve the college's theatre arts program and the community's cultural needs.
The new entrance lobby makes a bold statement about the future of both the theatre arts program and the college that it serves. As part of the development plan, the architects removed the original lobby, which was modest in size, and added a dramatic two-story glass-enclosed lobby that IS positioned ro overlook a lagoon. The new lobby provides sweeping vistas of the campus, as well as an inviting introduction to the theatre expenence. It was sized to accommodate the increased capacity of a 450-seat theatre.
T he main fac;:ade of the building is defined by a covered walkway that connects the center to the rest of the campus. The walkway also provides convel1lent covered access to mam entrances and the lobby. T he main entrances to the auditorium are left and right of center with auxiliary entrances into the side aisles.

Original exterior ofthe auditorium (illSet), and after renovation (below). Photo of tbe original bllilding COllrtesy ofR.j. Heismbottle Architects. Photo, below, Dfln Forer Photography
Vestibules at the entrances provide both sound and light locks from the lobby and provide access to sound and lighting control positions at the rear of the auditorium.
The original auditorium walls and roof structure were retained, but the slope of the floor was changed to improve sight lines. All acoustical elements in the ceiling and walls were replaced with state-of-the-art systems that enhance the center's aesthetics, as well as its acoustics. A new 40-footwide, 80-foot-deep stage house was added and fitted with a sprung maple floor and state-of-the-art rigging.

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Gresham Smith & Partners (GS&P) tampa
Carillon Outpatient Center, St. Petersburg, Florida

Ovemll perspective view ofthe Center and color stlldy ofthe primary building elevation cOllrtesy ofthe architect.
In this new 145,OOO-square-foot medical facility, the floor plans are physical manifestations of the center's main programmatic elements. T he program was developed as a response to the need for a facility that integrate healthcare with wellness services. In addition to an Immediate Care Center, there are suites for imaging, occupational health, cancer care, physical and rehabilitative therapy and offices for physicians. The many services that the Center provides reveal themselves from the interior of the building through to the fac;:ade, rendering the design of the exterior vital to the interior function.

The structure of the Carillon Outpatient Center was conceived as a structural steel frame system with four cladding sub-systems consisting of precast concrete panels, metal panel systems, glass curtain wall and masonry. Inside the building, navigation and orientation are an important aspect of "wayfinding." Addressing this imperative, GS&P designed a sunlit concourse that serves as both an amenity and a datum to connect all of the departments located on the south side of the building. Exterior gardens serve as a natural buffer between the building and other hardscapes and as a focus of green space for patients in the critical treatment areas.

Main ja,ade and night detail of main entry.
Project Credits: Orlando Lopez Issa, AIA: Architect of Record; Gresham Smith & Partners: Architect; Walter P. Moore & Associates: Structural Engineer; Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.: Mechanical Engineer; Lloveras, Faur & Stevens: Civil Engineer; Saint Joseph's Hospital: Client.
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The Architects' Designs

Alejandro Borrero
Borrero's goal was to create a dynamic inrerface between the inside and outside spaces. Approaching the unit as a glass box with a superimposed skin that allows the space to interact with the views and create differenr shading effects, he created an elevation that is constantly changing. A grid of balconies is attached to the glass fac;:ade along with vertical wood panels that can be moved to conrrol shadow, shade and the desired degree of privacy. Essentially, the resident will be able to design his or her own ocean view. The balco nies are open, not screened, serving as transitional space between inside and out. AJejandro located the master bedroom suite on the fourth level, guest bedrooms on the third level, kitchen/dining room/living spaces on the second level and a study/bedroom with rear garage on the ground floor. On the roof, a freeform oval pool faces the ocean.

Mauricio Villa
Villa's goal was to provide maximum, unobstructed ocean views and to let the residents experience the ocean in three different ways: through an unobstructed view, through a staged view and through a controlled view. An L-shaped roof/wall arrangement creates shadows on two different planes. As the sunlight shifts, different shadows are created by a portion of the fourth floor master bedroom that extends out past the general elevation plane. In that extension, Villa used a small punched-out window to create a frame for the water view, making it look like a piece of artwork. There are floor-to-ceiling windows throughout that are shaded in differenr ways as the day progresses. AJI services are located on the right side of the unit and there is a four-story atrium with loft-rype views from each level. On the roof is a recreational/observation deck facing the ocean. At the rear of the deck is a pool that sits on its own level halfway between the master bedroom and deck, but accessible from both.

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After each architect produced an elevation and Aoor plans, Project Director Mauricio Villa fine-tuned the designs to make the front elevations read more cohesively. Another change was to make all four tooftop pools infinity pools that visually merge with the ocean beyond. The design tean1 felt that the results were more dynamic than might have been possible with a more traditional approach. In their fin al form, each of the town hou es has all the individuality one expects to find in a custom, single-family home, expressed vertically rather than horizontally. Groundbreaking is scheduled for late summer 2005.

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Touzet Studio Design & Architecture miami
VITRI, mixed-use development, Miami Beach
A new mixed-use development will be directly in the sight lines of motorists approaching Miami's South Beach via the MacArthur Causeway. The project will occupy a 1.5S-acre site where the highway from the mainland joins the barrier island. The aesthetic burden of creating a de facto gateway to the hippest part of Miami Beach was the challenge faced by architects Carlos Prio-Touzet, AlA, and Jacqueline GonzalezTouzet, principals and founders of the Miami-based Touzet Studio. According to the architects, since the building is approached in motion, it was designed ro be experienced in the round like a piece of sculpture. In fact, the building's glass surface changes color with the changing light, hence its name which is derived from the Latin root for glass.
Mindful of its role within the urban fabric, Vitri was designed to enrich the neighborhood without overwhelming it. The design concept splits 66 residential units between two buildings: a curving, faceted form that faces Biscayne Bay for views of the water and downtown Miami and an urban-oriented rectangular volume that relates to the scale of traditional Miami Beach neighborhoods.
The rounded four-story volume faci ng the bay was inspired by the natural environment ofwater and sky. Here, the curving concrete frame encloses glass-fronted "facets." In the double-height units, the glass walls curve outward to capture views, in an expression of wind and waves.
The building's urban elevation respects the existing fabric of the city, utilizing steel, glass and concrete for a frankly man-made modernist aesthetic. The irregular grid pattern on

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Corbanca/Batewood miami Helm Bank, Miami, Florida
Helm Bank OCCUpIes 25,000 square feet of office space on the first three floors of a vintage Brickell Avenue building designed by Morris Lapidus. Constructed in 1974, it is situated in the heart ofMiami's financial district surrounded by high tech, high-rise office buildings.
Corbanca/Batewood was commissioned to execute the design-build project for the bank's new offices. The firm's design concept was generated by the unique geometry of the existing floor plate combined with a sense of openness and controlled accessibility. Sleek, clean co ntemporary lines are combined with a traditional palette of cherry wood and travertine. The circular plan of the first floor is repeated in the array of private banking rooms, teller and reception areas and the pattern of flooring.
The first floor combines the retail banking activity with commercial lending and private banking operations. A centrally located reception desk controls access to the branch bank and five small private meeting rooms. These meeting rooms are located in a 20-foot tall glazed atrium that infuses the reception area and
adjacen t spaces with natural light. View ofa small conference room foom the reception area. All photograpby by Dan Forer.
The rooms are separated by 10-foot by a state-of-the-art sound attenua
tall fabric-paneled walls that allow for non system.
acoustical privacy. The second floor, which is connect
The branch bank and private and ed to the first and third floors by an
commercial banking areas are separatinternal elevator, is primarily an opera
ed by a glass screen wall that is frosttions area. Offices are located at the
ed and tempered. The glass gives perimeter. Those on the west side of
visual privacy while allowing for the the building overlook the first floor
transmission of light. Semicircular and those in the middle are defined by
vaulting over the workstations promoveable workstations. The third
vides a reflective lens for the indirect floor is the executive floor and it
lighting and helps prevent the disperincludes the boardroom and executive
sion of sound. This is complemented offices.
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Editorial / diane d. greer
Those of you who have faithfully read my editorials for the last 25 years know that they tend to be rather personal and are always based on some trip, or observation or random thought ab~ut architecture. Almost without exception, when I travel outside Florida, I write about the architecture of that place. So far that's included everything from Saudi Arabia to South America and a whole lot in berween. New York City is my favorite place to critique because, frankly, there is a never-ending supply of material to write about and pass judgment on. Now I'd like to expound on another SpOt on the map.
My husband and I have JUSt purchased, with rwo other couples, a house and 15 acres of land in a vety remote part of New Mexico. This property is in the western part of the state near the Arizona border and Albuquerque is the nearest airport. We've just returned from a week out there and were delighted to see late snow still on the ground. But what really interests me is not so much our little piece of New Mexico, but the cities of Santa Fe, Socorro and to a lesser extent, Albuquerque and a multitude oflittle towns in berween. As far as I can tell, New Mexico is a state with a real strong sense of self, at least in so far as it's culture is concerned, and perhaps more than I've seen anywhere else in this country. And it shares a lot in common with Florida.
Commonalities berween the two states include extremes of geography, temperature and climate. Both have a strong historical link to Native American populations. Both have lots of retirees and retirement communities, as well as a steady influx of immigrants from outside U.S. borders. The main difference I see berween the two states relates to the most visible form of identity a place can have .. its architecture.
In New Mexico, everything looks to be built of adobe. T he color palette is consistent, the plantings all appear to be indigenous and suffice to say, the food is southwestern cuisine at its finest. The architecture is striking in its consistency and never boring, even in its abundance. The adobe structures I saw were not contemporary cliches for historical styles, i.e. the McDonalds restaurants all over the country that imitate the perceived architectural style of the town in which they reside. Rather, I felt that the architecture was very responsive to the climate, the landscape and the histo ry of the area. And, most important, it seemed to be a tangible expression of pride in the heritage and history of the region. Of course, architecture is not the only art form that reflects that heritage. It can be seen in New M exico's fine art, jewelry, textiles, basketry, pottery and furniture.
I suppose there are people who would react to all this "sameness" as excessive and lacking in individual expression, but I never sense that when I'm there. And I realize that I have felt for some time that Florida is still seeking its architectural identity. Or, perhaps I should say, its identity in general. Besides being the state with the second longest coastline and the greatest number of retirees, there doesn't seem to be any real "glue" that holds everything together culturally. That is not to say that the burden of providing that glue" should fall to architects or that everything should be designed to look like a Spanish hacienda. But architecture always has been, and probably always will be, the most immediate and visible indicator of a culture ... or an aesthetic. And it does beg the question of why
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It's a principle that I have written and spoken about often this past year. I can't overstate
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As a result of my many discussions with AIA Florida members and others interested in
the issues affecting the practice of architecture, an interesting thing happened.

It's working.
A number of issues have been addressed, and goals achieved, in 2005 and this success
is due to one thing -the collective effort of many people who have come rogether
with a commitment to get things done. That's Leadership. First and foremost, AIA
Florida initiated the filing of, and worked to get the Florida Srate Legislature to pass,
HB 699/SB 1608. The bill addresses language in Statute 481 that strengthens the
practice act and gives the Board of Architecture and Interior D esign (BOAlD) more
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The passage of this bill was a landmark event for AIA Florida and the profession, a result of the collective effortS of individuals who put in the time and effort to really make it happen. Representative Thad Altman and Senator Charlie Clary, FAIA, sponsored the bill and worked hard to get it passed. Vicki Long, CAE, AIA Florida Executive Vice President, worked with Legislative Consultants Mike Huey, Chris Hanson and Todd Steibly tracking the bill 's progress and responding to the numerous issues that developed in the process. Equally important was the leadership ofAIA members who came to Tallahassee ro participate in the AIA Florida Legislative Day, to lobby for passage of the bill and ro get the important co-sponsor commitments from legislators. These members worked hard to build relationshi ps with legislators that made a difference.
So why is this Leadership effort so important?
Out of the 2,475 bills and resolu tions filed during the 2005 legislative session, only
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This legislative success has positioned AIA Florida to be able to affect future legislation and build relationships within the politi cal structure. We must continue to make progress that has an even greater impact. To keep this momentum going, AIA Florida has convened a Task Force led by Richard Logan, AIA, that will study how to suppOrt efforts to initiate legislation that will make Construction Administration mandatory on all cOnstruction projects in Florida, public and private. Another Task Force led by Brian Bradley, AIA, is researching ways to create legislation that will strengthen ownership requirements for architectural businesses. And, a third Task Force with Robert Curri e, AIA, in the lead role, is writing a position paper on Community Design Standards that can be used as a guide for co mmunities srruggling with this issue. These groups ate made up of AIA members who have decided that actions speak louder than words and are committed to lead by example.
AIA Florida's legislative success demonstrates that architects have the ability to get things done in Tallahassee. We can affect good legislation. But, thi is JUSt the first step in the process. In order to become a force in the legislative process, now more than ever, we need for AIA members to make the co mmitment ro participate in the process. All it takes is Leadership.
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The front of the stage was reconfigured to project further into the auditorium and to create a more distinct proscenium opening. All of the support spaces for the theatre, including dressing rooms and crew facilities, connect via a central service corridor to the main stage and an adjoining black box theatre.
Project Credits: R. J. Heisenbottle Architects, P.A. in joint venture with Judson and Partners: Architects; Maurice Gray Associates, Inc.: Civil/Structural Engineers; Cartek Engineering Cotp.: MechanicaVElecuical Engineers; Wallace, Roberts & Todd: Landscape Architect; Fisher
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"Custom Vertical Homes" Pompano Beach, Florida

The Challenge When RLC Architects, Boca Raton, was retained to design a four-unit, oceanfront town house development, Principal-in-Charge Juan Caycedo, AIA, decided to shake things up. Instead of assigning the project to a single designer Caycedo called four RLC architects together to participate in an unusual collaborative effort.
T he site to be developed is surrounded by traditional high-rise buildings with parking in front. RLC wanted to create something predictable with a lot of character and an intimate relationship with the ocean. And, the firm wanted each residence to be custom-designed, each with a distinct identi ty. The best way to make that happen was to bring four different creative minds to the project.
Working as a team, the four architects developed an overall vision for the project that was sleek and contemporary with lots ofglass to maximize light penetration and views of the water. T he designers were given a basic building foo tprint with setbacks to meet codes and assigned a location and square footage for each unit. Basic paran1e
ers were provided. Each unit would have four stories plus a rooftop deck with pool, private elevator and a garage or parking in the rear.
Sketch by Alejandro Borrero.
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Alfonso Hernandez
In this design, the front elevation was approached as a single plane with the ocean view dominating the entire unit. There are floor-to-ceiling windows on the front and side elevations, bur no balconies. Architect Hernandez did not want the design to be about stepping our into the ocean environment, but about bringing that environment inside. His proposal called for sliding wood louvers that could be pulled down for shade or privacy and left up for full exposure. To ensure that residents would have a full view, even on the ground floor, the first floor was placed on a five-foot platform, a feature that was later incorporated into all four designs. In Hernandez' design, there is an exterior spiral staircase to the roofso the user steps outside to get to the pool. An infinity pool, facing the ocean, creates an endless water view.

Daryl Haughn, AIA
Taking advantage of all the interesting angles in a corner unit, Architect Haughn stepped each level back to create a layered effect that relates to the site angles. This design scheme also created unique ocean views on all four floors. The views are expressed in various ways. Some are open, framed only by walls and/or balconies, and some are controlled, created by punched openings or picture frame windows. The second and fourth floors have expansive open balconies in front. The third level houses the master bedroom suite in the front and guest rooms in the rear. There is floor-to-ceiling glass facing the ocean with punched and framed views on the sides and balconies run the entire length of the unit serving the master suite and guest bedrooms. Because of the spectacular view, the fourth floor was reserved for entertainment with a bar and a large front terrace. The roof has a large sundeck and an infinity pool facing the ocean.
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the fayade, combined with a gradual terraces in this rooftop "lantern" will bedrooms and baths are set on mezza
shift in the tint of the glass walls, is shelter summer kitchens and wet bars nines that overlook double-height liv
mea nt to reinforce the sense of for entertaining. Owners will have ing quarters below. Textures and col
motion. The ground level retail area the option of adding private spas ors represent those found in nature
is encased in a wood and glass strucfrom which to view downtown and they are balanced with the clean
ture designed to accommodate a sigMiami and all of South Beach. lines and smooth surfaces of steel,
nature restaurant and service-oriented In the one, two and three-bedconcrete and frosted glass. Each mas
boutiques. The resin-impregnated room residences, interior features ter bath opens onto a balcony that is
wood, a material successfully used in include 19-foot ceilings in glassdesigned to serve as a lounging space
Europe, was chosen to reinforce the walled living/dining rooms. Master off the master bedroom.
tie-in to nature. Wood elements were
also used to soften the approach to Project Credits: Touzet Design
the hidden, four-level parking garage Studio: Architect; Steven FeUer, P.E.,
that will serve both retail customers Inc.: MEP Engineer; Pistorino &
and residents. Alam: Structural Engineer; Langan
Twenty-two penthouses will each Engineering: Geotechnical Engineer;
include an enclosed "sky garden" Consul Tech: Civil Engineer;
formed by the upper portion of 28-Raymond Jungles: Landscape
foot glass walls that extend well above Architect; Leviev Boymelgreen:
the roofline. The partially covered Developer.
Views ofproposed bathroom, top, alld kitchen. above, courtesy oftbe architect.

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Project Credits: CorbancalBatewood: Archi tecture/Co nstruction; Thomas
F. Bates, AIA: Principal Designer; Frederic Merle: Associate Designer; Porlick, Poliquin & Samara:
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Engineer.
Above, view ofteller area and vault from entrance. Right. view ofreception desk showingjloor pa.aem. Below, the maill boardroom located Oil the third floOI:

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