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Group Title: Florida Caribbean architect
Title: Florida/Caribbean architect
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00004635/00029
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Title: Florida/Caribbean 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: Winter 2006-2007
Copyright Date: 2007
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.
General Note: Title from cover.
General Note: Issues have also theme titles.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00004635
Volume ID: VID00029
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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In This Issue:

Features in Brief 25
Viewpoint / Raul L. Rodriguez, AIA 36
Viewpoint / Pilarin Ferrer, AIA 37
Design Guidelines, Part II 38
Robert G. Currie, AIA
AIA Florida: Year in Review 42

On the cover: Cover photo of the Graham University Center Expansion at Florida International University by Ed Zealy.
Architect: MCHarry Associates.

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Richard Logan, AIA
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Charles Clary, FAIA
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I'd like to use this platform to correct some rather serious errors that
appeared in the Awards issue of this magazine and to bring to the readers'
attention some new items that are being introduced. Please let me assure
those whose names, projects or material were inaccurately represented that
it was not due to a lack of care or concern. I cannot guarantee that mis-
takes will never be made and when they are, it's as upsetting to me, as an
editor, as it is to the person who has been misrepresented. So, without fur-
ther ado, let me apologize to Edward J. Seibert, FAIA, and Samuel C.
Holladay, AIA, for switching the photographs of the two Test of Time
Awards that Seibert Architects was honored to receive. This is the kind of
error that no editor ever wants to make. Both projects, Bayport Beach &
Tennis Club on Longboat Key and the T.H. Mitchell House in Bradenton,
are very deserving of this prestigious award. Those pages have been cor-
rected and reprinted in this issue of the magazine.
Let me also say that I misspelled the name of an AIA Florida member
in the "Work-in-Progress" section of the 2006 awards issue. Victor Yue's
last name was misspelled and for that I sincerely apologize. Thanks to all
of you for your patience in getting these corrections made.
In this issue of Florida/Caribbean Architect, a new format for articles
appears for the first time. It's called "Features in Brief" and it is the result
of the large number of news items that are received every month. Many
of these come to me as press releases, but really deserve more space than
the "Work-in-Progress" section was designed to accommodate. There are a
lot of good projects being designed by Florida architects and in a magazine
averaging 48 pages, there's not enough room to assign every project three
or four pages. This new system will allow the publication of more projects
in each issue projects that represent a good cross-section of the member-
ship of AIA Florida. Also, if you have a project you'd like to see published
in "Features in Brief," the press release or query must be accompanied by
photos and/or drawings.
There are also two "Viewpoints" in this issue and that's another thing
I'd like to publish more often. Whatever your thoughts on any subject
related to the practice of architecture, I'd love to see them in an email.
Last, but not least, I'd like to welcome AIA Florida's new President for
2007, Mark Smith, AIA. I've known Mark a long time and I know he will
be a good leader. His first President's Message appears in this issue.

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Q: How many spare planets do we have?
A: None.

We do not have the option of going elsewhere if we destroy this one!

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, buildings in the United States con-
sume more than 30% four total energy and 60% of our electricity annually. Five
billion gallons ofpotable water are used daily to flush toilets. Buildings account for
49% ofsulfur dioxide emissions, 25% of nitrous oxide emissions, and 35% of the
country' carbon dioxide emissions.

U.S. Green Building Council
LEED Reference Guide

We are killing ourselves with our own success!

As architects, we have the responsibility to be good stewards of the earth by
incorporating environmentally sustainable principles into our projects. We
must design with a resource-efficient mindset. We must educate our clients
that green building design is good for them and their projects... now, and for
the future.

To demonstrate the Association's commitment to leading the effort to be more
Earth-friendly, a new position is being proposed on the AIA Florida Executive
Committee. This new Vice President will head the newly created
Commission on the Environment (COTE).

COTE's mission will be to get involved in issues regarding sustainable build-
ing technologies and green building design and to coordinate those efforts
with the other AIA Florida commissions. COTE will work with the
Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Commission to proactively develop legisla-
tion that promotes environmental design and construction. COTE will work
with the Communications & Public Relations Commission to publicize
architects and their sustainable/green projects and get the word out as new
technologies develop. COTE will work with the Professional Development
Commission to develop continuing education seminars that address sustain-
ability and green design methods and materials. COTE will work with AIA
National's Committee on the Environment, the U.S. Green Building Council
and the state chapters to exchange ideas and information. This new commis-
sion will not stand alone but will be a partner with the other commissions to
develop a holistic approach to sustainable design and green building technol-
ogy. The goal is to solidify the lead role that Florida architects' must take in
creating environmentally sustainable architecture that is good for clients and
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New Furniture Collection by
Miami Architect Morris Lapidus
Dennis Miller Associates, in asso-
ciation with Morris Lapidus collabo-
rator Deborah Desilets, will launch
the Morris Lapidus Collection in
January 2007. The line will debut
with five pieces of furniture by the
acclaimed Florida architect best
known as the designer of glamorous
post-war resort hotels in Miami
Beach. Originally designed specifi-
cally for hotels, the furniture will be
available to the public for the first
time. The collection will feature two
pieces from Lapidus-designed South
Florida hotels, the Eden Roc and the
Sans Souci, a sofa created for Lapidus'
own Miami Beach apartment and
two pieces used in an apartment
building lobby. Each piece was
selected by Dennis Miller from pho-
tographs found in Lapidus' personal
library of archival images from his
prolific 60-year career. The furniture
expresses the many moods of the
designer, including sinuous, straight-
edged and round. The furnishings
were chosen for their timeless rele-
vance and application to today's resi-

dential and commercial interiors.
The initial five pieces in the collec-
tion mark the beginning of what will
be a full line of Morris Lapidus furni-
ture. Dennis Miller Associates plans
to add rugs, lighting, tables and addi-
tional seating to the inaugural collec-
tion with the rugs scheduled to debut
later in 2007.

"Cat" Lands at TTV Architects
TTV Architects in Jacksonville
unveiled "Close Encounters of the Cat
Kind" depicting a futuristic theme
that the firm created for a public art
project benefiting the Otis Smith Kids
Foundation. The cat was introduced
during an open house at the
firm's headquarters studio during

Lincoln Chair used in the San Souci Hotel on Miami Beach
designed by Morris Lapidus. Photo courtesy ofSusan Grant
Lewin Associates.

TTV Architects' "Space Cat" lit up on the outside wall of the firm' office in Jacksonville

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Jacksonville's Downtown Vision Art
Walk event. TTV worked with Bruce
Barry's Wacky World Studios, a design
studio based in Tampa, to bring the
cat to life. Wacky World focuses on
animated kid-friendly environments
that can be seen at commercial prop-
erties such as Busch Gardens.
TTV is among the first sponsors
to unveil one of the 60 fiberglass Big
Cats that will be seen throughout the
City of Jacksonville for the next
five months. The Otis Smith Kids
Foundation provides programs and
services to disadvantaged children in
Northeast Florida in the areas of edu-
cation, personal development and
recreation. In 2004, the organization
raised $215,000 during its Sea Cows
for Kids public art project.

AIA Initiative Supported by Gore
In a speech made in late
September, 2006 at New York
University School of Law, former
Vice President Al Gore expounded on
the message of his latest documen-
tary, "An Inconvenient Truth." Gore
highlighted a public policy of the
American Institute of Architects and
an AIA partnership with the U.S.
Conference of Mayors as examples of
significant energy reduction initia-
tives that advocate "all new buildings
be carbon neutral by 2030, using fos-
sil fuels to operate." Consider the fol-
lowing points:
The common assumption is
that pollution from cars and factories
is the leading cause of global warming
when the actual leading cause of dan-

gerous greenhouse gas emissions is
the built environment.
Buildings account for nearly
half (48%) of all greenhouse gas emis-
sions, far more than transportation
(27%) and industry (25%).
It is estimated that by 2035,
75% of all buildings will be either
rebuilt or undergo massive renova-
tions. This is a tremendous opportu-
nity to employ green, eco-friendly
design principles on a wide scale and
a dangerous proposition if such prin-
ciples are NOT made a priority.
Buildings have a life span of 50
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tinue annual energy consumption
will increase 37% and greenhouse gas
emissions will increase by 36% over
the next 20 years.

Awards and Honors

C.T. Hsu and BRPH Companies
Ranked Among Fastest Growing
C.T. Hsu + Associates and BRPH
Companies, Inc. are two of the 14
architecture/engineering firms in
Florida that have been named the
nation's fastest growing for 2006. The
list is compiled by Zweig White
Information Services, a management
consulting and research firm, that
annually publishes The Zweig Letter.
The list ranks the top 100 design and
environmental firms that have outper-
formed both the economy and com-
petitors to become industry leaders.
The Zweig list is based on gross
revenues for fiscal years 2002 through
2005 as verified by financial state-

Slattery &Associates' rendering of The Lakes at Palm Beach shows the clock tower and Mediterranean-inspired facades in the 22-
acre residential/retail village.

ments or income tax returns reviewed
by third parties.
C.T. Hsu, an architecture, engi-

neering and environmental consult-
ing firm based in Orlando, made the
list with gross revenues that grew

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Top: The Residences at the Sanctuary in Ft. Lauderdale, designed by Quincy Johnson, Jones, Myott, Willi
Architects, Inc., was recognized with a Gold PRISM award in the Single Family Attached for Sa,
Architecture. Above: The Yacht Club at Delray Beach received a Silver PRISM award for Pre-Constructi
and Mid-Rise Condo for Sale. It was designed by Quincy Johnson, Jones, Myott, Williams, Acevedo, Vaug

Slattery &Associates'design for The Berkelely Office Condominium in Boca Raton.

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166% from 2002 to 2005. BRPH
Companies, Inc. is a comprehensive
architecture, engineering and con-
struction firm with offices in
Orlando, Melbourne, West Palm
S Beach, Fort Myers, Atlanta, Georgia
and Greenville, South Carolina. It is
one of only 12 firms that have made
'the list every year since 2003. In
2005, BRPH had an estimated $53
million in gross revenue.

Slattery & Associates Honored with
g Prism Awards
Slattery & Associates was honored
with two awards for architectural
design excellence in the annual
ms, Acevedo, Vaughn PRISM (Professional Recognition in
le Pre-Construction
on Architecture- Low Sales and Marketing) Awards spon-
hn Arhitects, Inc. scored by the Gold Coast Builders
Association. The firm was recognized
with a Silver Award in the Un-built
Mixed-use Category for The Lakes at
Palm Beach in West Palm Beach and
a second silver award in the
Commercial Office Category for The
Berkeley Office Condominium
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at Palm Beach is situated on 22 acres
in downtown West Palm Beach. It's a
mixed-use Mediterranean-style village
with 677 residential units, recreation
and retail space that's due to be com-



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pleted in 2008. The Berkeley is a
four-story office condominium that
replaces an abandoned building that
occupied the 1.2-acre site.
The Berkeley is the first commer-
cial office building to come on line
along the North Federal Highway
corridor since the Treasure Coast
Regional Planning Council and the
City of Boca Raton-sponsored design
charrette that was held in 2003.

Retzsch Lanao Caycedo Wins
PRISM Awards
Two PRISM Awards went to
Retzsch Lanao Caycedo (RLC
Architects) for its design of Aqua
Vista and Fifth Avenue Tower. Aqua
Vista in Ft. Lauderdale won the Gold
Award in the category of low and
mid-rise condominiums for sale, pre-
construction. Due to be completed
in late 2006, Aqua Vista is a commu-
nity of three-story townhomes in six
buildings on the outskirts of Ft.
Lauderdale. The community is
geared to young professionals seeking
an urban environment.
Fifth Avenue Tower, which recent-
ly broke ground, is a nine-story mixed-
use building in Boca Raton's down-
town Community Redevelopment
Area. It is one of the area's pioneering
projects since many of its neighboring
properties are much older buildings.
Fifth Avenue Tower won a Gold
Prism Award in the category of high
rise condominiums for sale, pre-con-
struction architecture.


RLC Architects' award-winning designs for Aqua Vista in Ft. Lauderdale (top) and Fifth Avenue Tower in Boca Raton (above).

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Claudio J. Noriega Architect,
A.I.A. has designed the Gateway
Building in Winter Haven for Collany
Properties. The 35,000-square-foot,
International Style building will offer
an unobstructed view of Lake Elbert.
Estimated to cost approximately $5
million to build, construction of the
four-story structure will take about a
year to complete. The architect
describes the building as "high tech
with contemporary forms" and one
"that will bring Winter Haven into
the 21st century."

The Gateway Building, designed by ClaudioJ. Noriega, AIA. Graphics supplied by the architect. Rendering and sections, below,
courtesy of the architect.

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The Scott Partnership Architecture
and Interiors, Inc., Orlando, has com- .,'-.
pleted the design phase for Visconti
Apartments in Brandon, Florida. The
apartments are three stories with bal-
conies and some of the buildings
include private garages. Included in
the Mediterranean-style project are a
clubhouse, seven garden unit types
and five buildings totaling 450 units.
Construction is currently underway.

Stephen L. Boruff, AIA
Architects + Planners, Inc. in West
Palm Beach is designing the new
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Headquarters and Training Facility.
The 29-acre campus includes a
60,000-square-foot headquarters/class-
room building, an apparatus build-
ing, a six-story training tower, a burn '. -
building, a training course with "live"
props and an observation tower. The
$34 million project is scheduled for ,
completion in 2008. L'

Bloodgood Sharp Buster -.""
Architects & Planners (BSB Design) ,:,,
is part of a team that is revitalizing
East elevation ren
West Tampa where master cigar mak- by Stephen L. Bo,
ers from Key West and Cuba first
made their homes. Over 120 years
ago, cottages were built around the
cigar factories for the workers to live
in. BSB Design has created a pair of
single-family homes that replicate the
tradition-rich architecture of those
early cottages and the historic lot pat-
tern of old West Tampa near Ybor
City. BSB's Tampa office spearheaded
the creation of two traditional plans
for In Town Homes, the company
that is working on West Tampa's revi-
talization in conjunction with West
Tampa Community Development
Corp., GTE Federal Credit Union,
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit
Union and CU Housing Partners.
When complete, the project will
accommodate over 80 residences The Bungalow (l
ofthe revitalization


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duringg and site plan of the new Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Headquarters and Training Facility designed
ruff AIA.

ft) and Double Gallery (right) homes were designed by Bloodgood Sharp Blster Architects & Planners as part
n of old West Tampa.

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built on West Tampa's traditional nar-
row and deep lots. The homes are
characterized by large front porches
and stucco or architectural vinyl sid-
ing to reflect the finishes used on the
original factory workers' cottages.

PGAL Architects, Boca Raton,
designed the City of Stuart Public
Safety Complex, due to be completed
in 2007. The project includes a
44,000-square-foot administration
building, gun range, vehicle impound
and fire training tower. For speed and
ease of construction, the design team
determined that the tilt-wall con-
struction method would be the most
economical. The solid reinforced
concrete walls not only allow for
timely construction, but are hurri-
cane code compliant, as well. With
the creative manipulation of site-cast
concrete, metal roofing and tropical
colors, the modern building was
turned into a vision of Old Florida.

The Haskell Company has com-
pleted schematic design on a new
Group Practice Facility for Northwest
Specialty Clinics in Springfield,
Oregon. Located on the newly devel-
oped PeaceHealth medical campus,

PGAL Architects' design for the City of Stuart Public Safety Complex.

The Haskell Company's rendering for the newly designed Group Practice Facility shows the north elevation and the southwest cor-
ner ofthe building.

this five-story, 125,000-square-foot
healthcare establishment will incor-
porate an Ambulatory Surgery Center
with other medical treatment areas.
The design integrates waiting areas

for the various practices to create a
central inviting core that allows natu-
ral daylight to travel through the
building and contribute to a healthy
patient experience. Pedestrian links
are provided on the third level con-
necting to the adjacent Sacred Heart
Hospital, a primary care medical
office building and two parking
garage structures. The campus is
scheduled to open in the Fall of 2008.

FLA/Florida Architects, Inc.,
Orlando, provided full architectural
and interior design services for the
$22 million, 60,000-square-foot
Mori Hosseini Center at Daytona

Renderings of the south elevation and lobby of the new Hosseini Center at Daytona Beach Community College designed by
FLA/Florida Architects, Inc.

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Beach Community College (DBCC).
Construction is underway on the
facility that will provide new, expand-
ed quarters for the College's
Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary
programs, as well as for its nationally
recognized Southeast Museum of
Photography. The new two-story
building will feature an updated,
Mediterranean-style exterior articu-
lated in stucco with a tile roof that
emulates a resort-like experience.
Specific components of the build-
ing include multiple kitchens and
food laboratories, including a demon-
stration kitchen with broadcast facili-
ties and a working dining area to
accommodate large banquet func-
tions, a fully equipped hotel registra-
tion area, working hotel rooms and
classroom space. The Museum of
Photography will have an expanded
display area, including single and
two-story areas with maximum
wall/display space.

MCHarry Associates has devel-
oped a new prototype elementary
school for Miami-Dade County to
house 800 student stations expand-
able to 1,200. The prototype is envi-
sioned as a "kit of parts" composed of
standardized planning modules that
can be arranged in various configura-
tions in response to site-specific con-

A new prototype elementary school, designed by MCHarry Associates, is composed ofstandardizedplanning modules that can be
arranged in a variety ofways.

MCHarry's design for the new state-of-the-art Science
Building at Miami Dade College.

Construction of the new Public Safety Complex in Frankfort, Kentucky, designed by Architects Design Group, began in Summer

cerns. It was also designed to include
expansion capabilities. Each module
is intended to employ a "choice
menu" capable of facilitating the
adaptation of each building to its
context. The menu has different
architectural treatments including the
use of color, forms, materials, fenes-
tration, texture, etc. This project is
currently in design with a construc-
tion budget of $69 million on three
sites by the end of 2006 and a total
build out of $225 million over the
next five years.
MCHarry also designed the
70,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art
Science Building that will compli-
ment the thriving science curriculum
on the north campus of Miami Dade
College. The building will house
40,000 square feet of laboratory space
along with lecture hall, classrooms
and faculty/administration offices.

Architect's Design Group, Inc.,
Winter Park, has completed design
plans for a new Public Safety
Complex in Frankfort, Kentucky that
will provide residents with a state-of-
the-art facility to anchor the downtown
area. The new 37,000-square-foot com-
plex will house the Police Department,
Fire Department Administration, an
Emergency Operations Center and 911

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Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, Orlando, have been awarded the contract to design the interior space for a 5,500-square-foot
Corona Cigar Store at The Plaza in downtown Orlando. The store owners plan to spend approximately $750,000 on interior
appointments and fixtures. Rendering courtesy of the architect.

HuntonBrady Architects' design for the Orlando headquarters and boat testingfacility for CorrectCraft.

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Dispatch. The Frankfort Complex will
consolidate the needs of the various city
departments while providing a new
community meeting venue. The new
Police Facility will include space for
booking and intake as well as a special
area for evidence processing. A spe-
cialized secure area that serves as an
Emergency Operations Center will be
located within the complex and is
"hardened" to withstand 120-mph
winds. Other critical features to be
incorporated into the facility include
blast proof walls, zoned security areas, a
vehicle sallyport for prisoner transport
and sophisticated security systems.

HuntonBrady Architects has com-
pleted design on the new state-of-the-
art headquarters and boat testing
facility for CorrectCraft in Orlando.
The new facility is a major consolida-
tion of the company's product devel-
opment department, manufacturing
area, business offices, boat testing and
finishing areas, all of which had pre-
viously operated in separate facilities.
The consolidation encourages collab-
oration and interaction among
employees under one roof that
includes 210,000 square feet of man-
ufacturing space, 33,000 square feet
of corporate headquarters office space
and 9,000 square feet of loading area.
The site design includes two test lakes
for boats in production and boats
designed for competition.


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Features in Brief

Renderings courtesy ofDesign Architect Lawrence Maxwell, ALA.

Spacecoast Architects, P.A.,
Indialantic, Florida, has designed the
Odyssey Charter School, a highly
successful independent public school
located in Palm Bay, Florida. The
Brevard County School Board has
just renewed the school's contract to
serve basic education students in Pre-
Kindergarten through eighth grade
for the next 10 years. Odyssey's mis-
sion, working in partnership with the
community and the family, is to help
each child reach full potential in all
areas of life. It is a holistic school that
utilizes the Montessori approach to
education along with the latest
research in brain-based learning.
Odyssey's mission is to build the

optimal natural learning environment
so that students can achieve their peak
performance while the school reduces its
operating costs. Odyssey will utilize less
than 25% of the power requirements of
a conventional Florida school by incor-
porating such features as natural day-
lighting, large spacious classrooms open-
ing into garden courtyards and pre-
served wildlife habitats and ecosystems.
The new Pre-K-8 is designed to accom-
modate 550 students.
The sustainability concepts in this
project come from thoughtful design to
reduce the embodied and subsequent
energy requirements of the building
and the optimum use of energy in the
building's long term operation.

Most of the incorporated concepts
that provide a successful sustainable
building are fundamentally simple,
including proper siting, careful use of
the site and its amenities and the
extensive use of daylighting and natu-
ral ventilation. The energy sources
used in the operation of the building
will provide the optimum "blend" of
components and strategies for sus-
tainability. Energy strategies that are
being used include load and demand
management and optimization of
energy supplies. Those strategies
range from basic load shifting by use
of daylight and natural ventilation to
advanced concepts such as incorpo-
rating thermal storage systems.

Left: Front driveway and drop-off a main entrance to the school Right: Interior ofclassroom. Note the clerestory windows used in all classrooms.

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Left: East end of the classroom building. Right: Northwest corner ofFSU's Psychology Center showing the one-story auditorium on the left. All photos by Bill Elliott, AIA.

Elliott Marshall Inness, PA,
Tallahassee, is designer of the recently
completed Psychology Center at
Florida State University. The four-
story, 180,000 GSF building has a
220-seat auditorium, classrooms,
administrative space, clinic, neuro-
science lab and vivarium facilities.
The cost of Phase I and II combined
will be approximately $50 million.
The exterior of the building was
subjected to a strict set of University

guidelines that require all new facili-
ties to utilize those architectural fea-
tures identifiable with the Collegiate
Gothic style. The building reinter-
prets these elements into a composi-
tion reflective of its time. The build-
ing ornamentation is simplified and
the skin is carefully revealed at select
locations acknowledging its primary
purpose as iconographic and non-
The auditorium roof is clad in

copper and additional precast con-
crete wall panels that simulate lime-
stone were used. The auditorium was
conceived as a symbolic marker for
the entire building. Unlike the pri-
mary building, which is set on a
plinth in a traditionally classical man-
ner, the auditorium is nestled among
mature oak trees, berms and land-
scaping in such a manner that it is
perceived as being "of the ground"
rather than "on the ground."

Above Left: Main stairway in lobby. Right: Detail of the west face of the auditorium and main entrance into the north side of the classroom building.

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Gould Evans' design for the
Central Collection Plaza at Miami
International Airport has elevated the
traditionally mundane revenue col-
lection building type, typically utili-
tarian in nature, to that of a gateway
feature that celebrates entry to an
exciting city.
The project is located in an
extremely dynamic seven-acre urban
setting bounded by a seven-story,
12,000-car parking garage, a 75-foot-
high central chiller plant and a six-
lane roadway system accessing one of
the world's busiest airports. The proj-
ect elements, which include 16 col-
lection booths, a weather protective
canopy and a two-story administra-
tive building, are carefully detailed

and scaled to be compatible within
this unique environment.
The 400-foot-long canopy struc-
ture appears to pass through the two-
story administration building. The
building is articulated with a curved
roof that acts as a visual counterpoint
to the curved bow-string trusses that
support the canopy itself. The design
utilizes the same concrete, steel, glass,
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the surrounding buildings, tempered
with the introduction of a lightweight
translucent structural fabric. The
vine-covered, trellised, canopy frame-
work invokes images of sails and trop-
ical vegetation characteristic of
Miami's unique environment. It also
creates diffused and dappled light
patterns that enliven the revenue
transaction zone.
When completed, parking revenue
operations at Miami International
Airport will be consolidated into a
single, centralized collection plaza
combining conventional attendant
service with state-of-the-art electronic
credit/debit card and speed pass tech-
nology. It is antici-
pated that more
than 20 million
people a year will
pass through this
unique and memo-
rable gateway to

All photos of the Central
Collection Plaza at Miami
International Airport are by
Dan Forer


RS&H, Jacksonville, and CGMJ,
an architecture firm in the Cayman
Islands, were commissioned by the
government of the Cayman Islands to
design a major expansion to the exist-
ing air terminal on Grand Cayman
Island. The design brief included an
expansion that subsumed the existing
terminal that was built in the early
1970s. The facility that included all
airline functions, including a restau-
rant on ground level and a viewing
platform on an upper level, was to be
revised into a two-level terminal with
significant future expansion capability.
The consensus of the Cayman
Island community, as indicated
through surveys, interviews and pre-
sentations, was that the design of the

terminal should reflect the architec-
ture and atmosphere of the islands by
incorporating several local features.
As a result, the new design is config-
ured so that the large mass of the ter-
minal is articulated as a series or col-
lage of smaller pavilions, thus creat-
ing a village-like setting. A design
vocabulary has been developed that

reflects typical island elements,
including standing seam roofs that
articulate vernacular building forms,
punched windows with shutters,
open-pattern railings and wide over-
hangs that shade the building's
facade. The design also includes open
stairs, brightly colored stucco finishes
on exterior walls, glazed passenger
boarding bridges, clerestory windows
letting filtered light into the pavilions
and exposed rafters in the ceiling.
Tropical landscaping fills the recesses
between the pavilions.
In the design of this project, the
architecture of "hospitality" is blend-
ed with the architecture of "revenue."
There are locations in each pavilion
where major stained glass windows
look out on the terminal's landside
and airside. In addition to being
designed with local scenes featuring
the sea, cruise ships, the airline indus-
try and the landscape, these pavilions
will be offered to local businesses for
sponsorships, including many bank-
ing institutions.

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Airside and landside renderings and elevations courtesy of the architect. Note the use ofcolor on both the air and land sides of the facility.

Exterior ofthe food service area and interior of the two-story atrium. Photos by Randy Lovoy. First floorplan courtesy of the architect.

HuntonBrady Architects' The bl
new Student Services Building at a "one-st
Hillsborough Community College in user-frien
Brandon opened to students in April confusing
2006. The building creates a "pivot admission
point" for future campus growth and The 60,0
adds new materials and geometries to a two-stoi
the campus. Its dramatic two-story mimic a
atrium creates a collegial environment services at
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admissions and records, counseling
and advising, bursar, career placement
and testing, food services, bookstore
and student government. It also hous-
es an auditorium and conference
rooms, as well as classroom space for
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The courtyard of the addition to the College ofBusiness Administration at USE seen at dusk, and details ofcourtyard. Photos by George Cotr.

Gould Evans, Tampa, has graduate programs, as well as being gramr
designed an addition to the the new showpiece for the school. reinfo
University of South Florida College The main components of the bar"
of Business Administration. The facility are a 6,000-square-foot atri- The
45,500-square-foot addition to a late um, eight new 50-person classrooms, power
1970's icon was intended to create a a Dean's suite, corporate boardroom build
new corporate, yet academic, image and a multi-use dining space and school
for the College. The addition is tar- auditorium that serve as venues for enable
geted toward graduate and executive after-hours activities. These pro- public

natic elements are arranged to
rce the development of a "linear
of functions and circulation.
arrangement also respects the
ful geometry of the existing
ng. The linear facade along the
l's main north/south street
:s the new facility to engage the
and establish a new identity

View of the College of Business Administration showing the existing structure on the left and
the addition on the right.

Detail of the vertical elements that act as sunscreensfor the building.

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for the College.
The existence of a 20-foot tall
earth berm around the existing build-
ing made connecting the new struc-
ture to it a challenge. To create a har-
monious link between the two build-
ings, the eastern portion of the berm
was removed leaving the remaining
shared space open to the public. This
newly created outdoor area, in con-
junction with the adjacent indoor
atrium, creates a nexus that is now the
main entry to the College.
In keeping with the energy con-
sciousness of the existing facility, the
new building utilizes vertical exten-
sion devices for shading. The pattern
created by these shades alludes to
motion and the anticipated growth of
the school.

Juncture ofthe old and new buildings showing main entrance to the addition. Site plan courtesy ofthe architect.

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MCHarry's design for the
Graham University Center Expansion
(Student Center) at Florida International
University includes a 35,000-square-
foot addition and a 2,400-square-foot
renovation that will accommodate
administrative offices, a credit union,
disability services, vendors, retail
facilities and student organizations.
The "crossroads" setting of the
new Student Center, located at the
intersection of the University's three
primary campus walkways, sets the
stage for a dynamic signature building

that not only captures student/faculty
attention, but also reflects the exuber-
ance of a youthful and spirited stu-
dent body. Carefully sculpted as an
edge building, the Student Center
reinforces the importance and organi-
zational influence of well-ordered circu-
lation in an increasingly dense setting.
The building program defined an
expansion that would deliver a high
profile central campus gathering place
to facilitate student/faculty social
interaction. The new space also offers
the campus community a live per-

formance venue, retail food and bev-
erage facilities and easy access to cam-
pus activity programs.
The two-story glass-enclosed atri-
um engages the linear-formed main
building housing the administrative
offices. The atrium's tilted curving
glass curtain wall allows dramatic
north light into the main gathering
space and also acts as a counterpoint
to the layered west facade of the
administrative wing.

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Interior views of the atrium at ground level and from the second floor balcony. All photos by Ed Zealy.

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PGAL, Boca Raton, designed an
upscale restaurant in downtown Ft.
Lauderdale. The Wild East Asian Bistro
is located in a building that was also
designed by PGAL, Himmarshee
Landing. The new bistro was designed
to create an informal dining experi-
ence with an open kitchen so guests
can watch food being prepared.
The ground floor space the restau-
rant uses is in a large mixed-use build-
ing that posed some design challenges.
The space allowed access from both
the street and the exterior patio, but
was oddly shaped, long and narrow,
with service spaces tucked in behind
mechanical shafts that serve the whole
building. Fitting in a full service
kitchen, appropriate storage, a bar and
enough dining space to make the proj-

ect viable was a daunting task. PGAL
Interior Designer Renee Marshall
approached the project from a func-
tional point of view by focusing on
exactly how much space was required
to make the kitchen work. She then fit
the 100-seat interior dining space
around it. The result is a modern
industrial aesthetic with Asian flare
and South Florida inspiration.

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Since the Himmarshee Landing is
located on a canal, the restaurant was
designed to accommodate up to 40
guests on two levels of open air
patios. The industrial design of the
interior was carried outside with alu-
minum and steel exterior furnishings.
Coincidentally, one of the most inter-
esting images of the restaurant's inte-
rior is from the canal side where the
dramatic lighting and bamboo
screens are visible through floor-to-
ceiling windows.
Pitting light against dark is always
a persuasive theme in Asian culture.
In this bistro, polished concrete and
exposed painted ceilings set the tone
for the modern environment.
Industrial chic is explored in the use
of floating panels or "clouds" sus-
pended from the ceilings. Custom-
made oversized light fixtures hang
from the center of these clouds, creat-
ing ambient lighting throughout.
Wood tables and leather chairs add
the warmth of natural materials to the
space and the glass mosaic tiles fea-
tured at the bar and in the restrooms
add depth and texture to the mix.

Photos on facingpage of main entrance to bistro, main din-
ing room andprivate dining room. Thispage, restroom, ter-
race and main ',- room. All photos by Dana Hoff

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Viewpoint / Raul L. Rodriguez, AIA

(This article is reprinted with per-
mission from the Miami Herald,
September 12, 2006.)

Ensuring Everyone's Health, Safety
and Welfare
Regulating the lives of Florida res-
idents is a sobering responsibility and
must be approached with resolute
commitment to the principles of
determining compelling need and
basing judgments on the best science
Judgments on building code
requirements for public, commercial,
industrial and institutional buildings
primarily involve weighing the bene-
fits of the health, safety and welfare of
persons who occupy, but do not own,
those buildings versus costs to the
building owners. Consideration must
also be given to the reach of govern-
ment into the privacy of homeowners
when setting requirements for how
much protection they must provide
for their families. Codes have tradi-
tionally focused on ensuring the basic
safety of the structural, electrical, gas,
plumbing and sanitation systems of
buildings, which homeowners cannot
control. They have been less stringent
in establishing requirements for safety
issues that can be controlled by

The Florida Building Commission
is established by law to provide tech-
nical expertise and balanced represen-
tation of interests in the development
and adoption of building code con-
struction regulations for the state.
Although some degree of politics is
part of all interactive human endeav-
ors, the role of the commission is to
be the technical forum. The
Legislature establishes the broad con-
struction regulation and public safety
policies in the political forum.
This division of responsibility and
separate roles have worked very well
for implementing effective regulation
for safety of the built environment
though there have been instances
where individual and industry inter-
ests have been unwilling to accept the
technical judgments of their peers
and obtained special provisions in law
that either exempt them from code
requirements or provide special
recognition. In our system of gover-
nance this is a legitimate appeal of the
commission's decisions.

What is problematic is
when special interests go
directly to the political bod-
ies and bypass the technical
peer review. More problem-
atic is the rare instance
where the Legislature or
executive agencies ignore the
commission's technical peer

The greatest contribution of the
commission to the overall system of
building construction regulation is its
competency to evaluate and integrate
the available science in setting stan-
dards and its capacity to bring varied

stakeholder interests to consensus.
For the commission to remain
effective as the technical arbiter in
this system, industries, designers,
building owners, the public and the
political entities must have confi-
dence that in front of the commission
the best available science will prevail
in standards setting.
From its inception, the commis-
sion sought to bring the best minds of
the country and the best available sci-
ence to its decision-making processes.
It established technical advisory com-
mittees with balanced representation
of public and private interests and
special project committees with state
and national experts to conduct
much of the deliberation and provide
The commission relied on the best
knowledge available in national con-
sensus standards where it was available
and funded new research where neces-
sary to evaluate Florida-specific prob-
lems. The direct result of this science-
based approach to problem solving is
that Florida is considered a national
leader in codes and standards for
buildings. As it moves forward, the
commission's ability to develop
stronger codes will build from its com-
mitment to technical analysis, reliance
on the best science and deferral of pol-
itics to elected public servants.

Coral Gables architect Raul L.
Rodriguez, AIA, is Chairman of the
Florida Building Commission.

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Viewpoint / Pilarin Ferrer, AIA

Nowhere To Run
On a beautiful starry January night, I
was enjoying dinner and the company of
fellow architects at a reception hosted by
the St. Thomas USVI Chapter of the
AIA. The dinner was at the spectacular
200-year-old de Jongh House that is
perched on a hill overlooking Charlotte
Amelia Harbor. Sitting there overlooking
the harbor, I had a moment of reckoning.
Colleagues from Florida, who were at the
event, were astounded at how this deli-
cate house, perched atop a steep cliff, had
withstood the battering of many fierce
storms. My revelation was that this
wooden house still stood, just as it had
for over 200 years, passed from one gen-
eration of the de Jongh family to another,
with no one ever wondering if it was
strong enough to brave a storm.
Last year I watched television with
horror, just as the whole world did, at the
damage caused to the Gulf Coast of the
United States by hurricane Katrina and
all the other storms that followed. So
many questions occurred to me, like why
doesn't help get there sooner? Why are
people dying from hunger, thirst and lack
of medicine in the richest, most powerful
nation in the world?

The image we all got was
that we were not looking atpic-
tures of the US, but rather of
refugee camps in a third world

I could not understand how people
were forced to leave million dollar homes
to get to safer ground. How could such
expensive and luxurious homes not with-
stand the brunt of a storm? How can any-
body live in an unsafe structure or on an
unsafe site? These are questions that I don't
believe any homeowner should have to ask.
In the public realm, I wonder why hospi-
tals would ever need to be evacuated when
a hospital should be designed to function
under severe conditions with redundant
backup systems.
The answer to these questions is sim-

ple. People who live on the mainland of
the United States have places to run to.
They can move to higher ground to
escape a storm.
When you live on an island, you have
nowhere to run.
With this in mind, islanders, and I
believe I speak for most residents of the
Caribbean Islands, have learned what
measures must be taken in order to sur-
vive a storm. We have learned these
things simply because we have nowhere
to run, no higher ground, no other state,
no highway to take.
Since we have nowhere to run, our
homes are a safe haven. Experience has
taught us many things, but first and most
important is that a home is not a dispos-
able commodity. You build your home to
last, to withstand and to protect.
Whether it's constructed of wood or con-
crete, it has to be sound and you never
build in flood-prone areas. An islander's
home has to provide all the basic necessi-
ties one might need to survive during
periods of electrical outages, water short-
ages and post-storm recovery.
Every year when hurricane season
comes around, we check for flashlights,
batteries and medicines. We empty our
freezers in case of power outages, check
our storm shutters, stock up on non-per-
ishable food, store water, gasoline or
diesel. We dispose of anything that could
turn into a deadly flying projectile, trim
trees, check roof drains and hope for the
best. Public schools go through drills in
case they have to be converted into tem-
porary shelters. Red Cross offices stock
up on blood, mattresses, blankets, food
and clothing. Emergency power genera-
tors are checked, as well as water supply
tanks and cisterns. In other words, we do
everything possible to ensure our sur-
vival, including the sick, elderly, those
who live alone and our pets.
In Puerto Rico, we've seen how much
damage a major hurricane can cause.
We've had our share of misses, near miss-
es and hits that have turned us into
experts on preparedness.

Photo by Rosario Ferndlndez El Nuevo Dia

We are very proud of the fact
that when Hurricane Georges
hit in 1998, not a single life was
lost and, for the most part, we
all braved the storm in our
homes because our homes were
the safest places to be.

For me, the important lesson in all of
this is that a person's home has to be a
secure haven, no matter its cost. In addi-
tion, some areas have to be declared
unsafe places to build and flood maps
have to be respected. Hospitals and
schools have to be capable of functioning
no matter what nature throws at us and
we must take care of those who are not
able to take care of themselves. We must
live as if we have nowhere to run. We
islanders have unconsciously adopted the
same attitude towards impending storm
systems as Sir Winston Churchill did
when he refused to abandon London in
the face of the threat of German bom-
bardment during World War II.
Churchill said, "Let them do their worst,
we will do our best." That's what we do
in the islands because we have no choice.
We have nowhere to run!

Pilarin Ferrer, AIA, CAAPPR, was the
2006 President of the AIA Puerto Rico

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Design Guidelines, Part II
Robert G. Currie, AIA

In 2005, Bob Currie, AIA, drafted
a set of design guidelines that could be
used as a prototype by city and county
governments. In his own words, the
document was drafted "in an effort to
replace the various bad design guide-
lines that are popping up all over the
state. Part I of these guidelines
appeared in the Summer 2006 issue of
F/CA. Your responses are welcome.

Good design can in part be char-
acterized as buildings that are ener-
gy-efficient structures. As a society,
we must provide for a future that
does not rely on fossil fuels and con-
struct buildings that minimize harm
to our planet.
Three general strategies are: 1)
design with energy-efficient materials
and mechanical systems, 2) use
renewable, recyclable and non-toxic

gy solutions, i.e. wind, solar, thermal.
Following are some lists of examples
of each of these strategies.
Energy-efficient design can be
accomplished by using better insula-
tion, high- efficiency air-conditioning
units and appliances, heat pumps and
geothermal systems, tinted glass and
low-emitting VOV products, tank-
less water heaters, vegetative roof sys-
tems, no flush urinals, light shelves
and other light capturing techniques,
radiant heating, insulated concrete
forms and hand free water faucets,
low water appliances, gearless traction
elevators, solar collectors for hot
water, captured heat from building
equipment, dual flush toilets and uri-
nals, thermal ice storage systems,
enthalpy wheels and lighting, A/C,
TV and computers controlled by
room occupancy.

with greater frequency and ease of
purchase. Examples include non-
toxic wood products, recycled glass
and terrazzo, water-based adhesives,
synthetic gypsum, gray or reclaimed
water for irrigation and toilets, fly-ash
additive to concrete, carpet and back-
ing made with post-construction
waste, ground tires for paving base,
salvage from demolished buildings,
anything plastic and recycled metals
such as copper and zinc.
Passive energy design solutions
may include solar heating, capturing
wind, orienting and positioning glass
areas to minimize direct sunlight, nat-
ural lighting, landscape for shade and
cooling and traffic noise reduction,
shading devices such as awnings
and overhangs, cross ventilation,
xeriscape, air lock entrances and rain
sensors for irrigation control.

materials and 3) employ passive ener- Recyclable materials are available

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Building Design Character and
Exterior Space
To begin, let us tackle the most dif-
ficult area to assess...building design
character and exterior space. This is
the most fluid area where there is little
agreement on what constitutes good or
bad design. There are basic principles
that, over time, have universality and
can be applied to changing conditions,
social attitudes and advances in tech-
nology. Some of these specifics are:
Architecture should reflect the
region in which it is placed.
Corporate franchises and
national standardized "big boxes"
should be modified to reflect local
Historic buildings and historic
districts should follow nationally
established guidelines for historic
The use of real materials (stone,
wood, brick) should be specified in
lieu of synthetic look-a-likes.
Variety of design character
should be encouraged and harmony
accomplished with the use of similar
materials and compatible color pallets.
Buildings should reflect the
character of their function (fire sta-
tion, church) and be understandable
to the community.
Tropical and semi-tropical areas
should provide sufficient overhangs
or shading devices to protect from
heat and heavy rain.
Compatibility with a surround-
ing neighborhood is achieved by
scale, the use of materials, compati-
ble colors and landscaping.
Commercial and institutional
buildings should be transparent and
open to the public, well-lit and safe.
Proper spatial relationships
between buildings is a function of
proportion and scale. Height of
buildings relative to the width of the
pedestrian walks and roadways
should vary with the dimension of

separation. It is not just the build-
ing height, as floors can be stepped
back as levels go higher. Speed of
traffic and width of pedestrian ways
factor in.
Provide protection and comfort
for pedestrians with sufficient width
of walks, vegetation, adjacent parallel
parking, bollards and selection of
paving material.
Encourage use of brick pavers
or non-slip tile for walks, provide
covered walkways in urban situa-
tions, provide benches, trash recepta-
cles, planters, safe lighting, kiosks,
drinking fountains, bike racks and
civic art.
Provide barrier-free walkways
and street crossings and widen walk-
ways for bus waiting, bike racks and
street art.
Setback prominent entry to
important buildings that in turn
define entrances.
Provide pocket parks, sheltered
plazas with planting for cool and
In city blocks, encourage
through corridors for pedestrians.
Widen walkways for exterior
Orient parks and plazas to cap-
ture cross breezes and provide shade.
Every town should have a major
central park for concentrated public
use, gatherings and human interaction.
Encourage creativity and
embrace new forms of architectural
expression. As society changes, pres-
ent doctrinaire design will soon be
out of fashion.

What To Do
Lobby the legislature to adopt
building design guidelines written by
the AIA or take a test case against a
singular municipality. These guide-
lines should include:

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A well-written board including
architects and other design profes-
sionals or staff.
Written standards with visual
Concentrate on broad concep-
tual design or general parameter
ideas and avoid minor items such as
details, shutters, picket fences, deco-
rative elements, dormers, etc. Deal
with issues like height, width, scale,
proportion, unity, landscaping and
pedestrian amenities like benches,
lights and pathway materials, rather
than specific architectural styles.
Design is best left in the hands of
the design professional who has had
years of training and study in the
field. Overly proscriptive regulation
that simply provides a grab bag of
disparate elements to be placed on a
facade is analogous to painting by
numbers. Maybe the public will not
be offended by such an approach,
however it will prohibit great inspi-
rational works from ever being built.

Robert G. Currie, AIA, is the found-
ing principal of Currie Sowards
Aguila Architects in Delray Beach.
He received a Master in Architecture
degree from Harvard University,
Graduate School of Design in 1965.
Over the course of his career, he has
planned and designed virtually every
type of building in the United States
and abroad. In addition, he has
taught at the University of Sydney
(Australia), the University of Miami
(Florida) and Florida Atlantic
University. In 2002, he received the
prestigious Gold Medal from the
Palm Beach Chapter of the AIA in
recognition of his contributions to
the architectural profession.


Bayport Beach & Tennis Club longboat key
Seibert Architects PA, Sarasota, Florida

Constructed in 1980, the origi-
nal program for this project was to
place 136 multi-family units on a
25-acre site, part of which was
zoned single-family and part multi- -
family. Saving the natural environ-
ment was important to the devel-
..1 oper and minimum impact was
The solution for the original
program was to create a Planned
Unit Development by changing
the single-family zoning to multi-
family and varying the density
from four units per acre on the pre-
viously zoned single-family area to Photos and plan courtesy ofSeibert Arch
seven units per acre in the previ- .
ously zoned multi-family area.
The building design incorpo-
rated white stucco walls with deep
recesses, wood louvered windows
and privacy courts. The typical
units were arranged in one-and
two-story buildings situated
around pedestrian and vehicular
areas. These clusters or villages
were placed along a single common
drive connecting the clusters and
the recreational amenities with the
public thoroughfare.
Today, the buildings are being -
used as they were when they were
built. The transition from public to
p semi-public to private has been
enhanced by the maturing landscape.

The buildings in this development
S have retained their strong features
a after many years and are great exam-
pies of architectural milestones that
S< have stood the test of time. Jury

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itects PA. Photo inset by Joseph W Molitor

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T. H. Mitchell House bradenton
Seibert Architects PA, Sarasota, Florida

This single-family home is one in
which style, grace and luxury suc-
cessfully coexist with nature. The
house was built in 1960 using
stacked concrete block, post and
beam, built-up roof and glass. The
design uses a 6' by 16' structural bay
and all of the interior spaces are
based on that system. The house was
designed with abundant windows

and sliding glass doors to take advan-
tage of cross ventilation to cool the
By integrating floor plan and site,
this residence rests among palms and
pines. Secluded, trellised courts are
tucked into the plan assuring privacy
and cooling shade. Floor-to-ceiling
glass doors merge interior and exteri-
or living spaces. The spirit of the

house is exemplified by strong,
straight simple lines in which the
roof, floor and walls continue past
panes of glass to become part of the
outdoor environment.

This is a classic modernist project
where the house has retained its impor-
tant features 40years after it was built.

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Design Matters: A Year in Review 2006

2006 was a year unlike any other. Under the leadership
of AIA Florida President Vivian Salaga, AIA, AIA FIA
embarked on a year of growth, education and advocacy
aptly titled "Design Matters." AIA Florida carried this
vision throughout all of its projects, missions and events.
The Florida Foundation for Architecture was rejuvenated
in 2006 with a newly energized Board of Trustees. AIA
Florida partnered with the Foundation to produce a DVD
tied "Design Matters." The 10-minute DVD features
Florida architecture that exemplifies good design and encour-
ages the public to demand it. The DVD was premiered at the
Annual Convention and received enthusiastically.
AIA Florida membership experienced tremendous
growth throughout the year as a result of grassroots
recruiting. Allied membership also rose sharply thanks in
part to a recruiting drive teaming AIA Florida and all 13
local chapters. As a direct result of this, 65 new Allied
members were recruited.
The Annual Convention, July 26-29, 2006, was held
at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. In keeping with this
year's theme, it was titled "Design Matters...where we
work, where we live, where we play." The 2006 Annual
Convention had record breaking attendance of over 590
The Professional Development Commission worked
extremely hard in 2006 bringing over 80 hours of contin-
uing education credit (CE) to several cities around the
state. 2006 was capped off by a series of License Renewal
Seminars giving members the required 20 hours of CE
just before the biennium ends. Over the course of 2006,
more than 1275 architects were educated statewide.
The Communications and Member Benefits
Commissions were hard at work in 2006. The Design &
Honor Awards program was the largest to date with over
275 entries and more than 300 in attendance at the
Awards Program and Dinner held at the Annual
Convention. A total of 26 Design awards and six Honor
Awards were presented. Karl Thorne, FAIA, was present-
ed with the prestigious Gold Medal. Subscriptions to the
Florida/Caribbean Architect magazine more than doubled
in 2006 and Florida Connection subscriptions grew
sharply as a result of a last quarter marketing effort by the
Communications Department.
The Legislative and Regulatory Commission along
with AIA Florida EVP Vicki Long, CAE and General
Counsel J. Michael Huey, Hon. AIA, had a successful leg-

islative session. Three major pieces of legislation were
passed that directly affect the practice of architecture. SB
2060 defined minimum standards for responsible super-
vising control in order to protect the public from unli-
censed individuals who collude with architects in "plan-
stamping" schemes in after-the-fact relationships. The bill
also allows retired architects to use the title "Architect-
Retired" on personal cards and stationary. HB 1089
reduced the architects' statute of repose from 15 to 10
years. The bill "starts the clock" for a cause of action from
the latest of the following events: actual possession, cer-
tificate of occupancy, abandonment of construction, or
completion or termination of contract. In cooperation
with other organizations, HB 145 was passed. It repealed
joint and several liability that targets "deep pocket" defen-
dants that may be only slightly at fault and replaced it
with proportionate liability based on degree of fault in
negligence claims.

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firm, you need to advertise where you
know the best people are looking. The
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about architects.

AIA Member: $80 (for 40 words and 2 weeks)

Located in Career Resources Classifieds

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Courses Offered:
* 2004 FBC- Provisions for Building Height, Area &
Construction Types
* Advanced Three Building Envelope Construction
Methods for Increased Windstorm Resistance & Case
* Advanced FBC Accessibility Code for Building
* Designing for Hurricane Protection
* Residential: Overview & Changes in the 2005 & 2006

Cities Visited:
Palm Beach Gardens
St. Petersburg

The Second Annual Emerging Professional Conference
was held October 26 & 27 in St. Petersburg with 120
attendees, which was a 20% increase over the first year.
Attendees gave great reviews to the Keynote Speakers,
David Lewis of ltl architects and Jones Loflin, author of
Juggling Elephants.


AIA Florida kicked off its 15-for-12 membership cam-
paign on October 1, 2006. More than 50 new members
were recruited since the drive began.

2004 2005 2006

Launched a statewide Allied Membership Campaign that
resulted in 65 NEW members.

Convention Sponsors

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PGT Industries
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Membership Growth

Number of-'

F Membership
,, ed

Legislative Accomplishments

Florida Architects Political Action Committee (FAPAC)

Membership Dues Check-Off





0 10000 20000 30000 40000

* Record number of Breakfast of Champions
* $38,250 Contributions made to state campaigns
* 83% win rate for the Senate general election
* 92% win rate for the House general election

Standing behind Sen. Jim King, L to R: Joe Thompson, co-chair ofAIA Jacksonville Government
Affairs Committee, Melody Bishop, AIA, Glen Dasher, AIA Jacksonville President-elect and Bill
Bishop, AIA Jacksonville Alternate State Director.

In the last two years, AIA Florida has researched over
6,000 filed bills, successfully pursued six major bills, fend-
ed off adverse legislation and maintained $525,000 fund-
ing for the privatized disciplinary functions of the Board
of Architecture and Interior Design (BOAID). Both years
the Architects' Practice Act, FS Ch. 481, was opened in
order to improve our regulatory scheme.
AIA Florida hosted a Legislative "Day On the Hill"
during the Legislative Session. Over 60 architects from
around the state joined together for a full day of meetings
with 40 state senators and 120 representatives and lobby-
ing on behalf of architects all over Florida.

AIA Florida believes in "One AIA" and promotes
National Government Advocacy at every opportunity. In
March, AIA requested help contacting U.S. Senators and
Representatives. AIA Florida immediately redoubled the
request to Florida members.


Florida/Caribbean Architect Magazine Subscriptions






2004 2005 2006

* Apex Award for Publication Excellence
* Tallahassee Society of Association Executives -
Association of the Year
* Component Excellence Award from AIA National for
Overall Governmental Affairs Program
* Component Excellence Award from AIA National for
Overall Membership Campaign Program
* Gold Medal from MarCom Creative Awards for the
DVD "Design Matters"
* Honorable Mention from MarCom Creative Awards
for the 2006 Convention Brochure

Design & Honor Awards Program 2006
* Over 275 Entrants
* 26 Design Awards presented
* 6 Honor Awards presented
* 304 Attendees at the Design & Honor Awards Program

L to R: AIA Florida President Vivian Salaga. AIA, imn Anstis, FAIA, 2006 Gold Medal recip-
ient Karl Thorne, FAIA, and AIA Florida Immediate Past President Mickey Jacob, AIA.

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Committees and Task Forces

Data Accurate at Time of Publication with Estimated

Overall Income and Expense graphs for 2006 (pre-year end)

Projected AIA Florida Revenue 2006 $1,328,850

12% l Dues $553,350
2% 111 Advertising $41,500
16% 41% OAnnual Meeting $340,000
SCE Seminars $207,000
Investments $23,000
Publications $164,000
26% 3%

Projected AIA Florida Expenses 2006 -$1,201,572
95 % 7 Building $56,372
B Membership Dev. $7,500
35% O Comm/Public $110,700
12% OAnnual Meeting $141,000
0 Design Awards $58,000
ECE Seminars $92,000
Governance $71,000
7% 0 Headquarters $146,000
12% E Political $85,000
SStaff $434,000

Building Codes Committee: 2006 began with addressing
interpretations relating to the Florida Building Code and the
Florida Fire Prevention Code. AIA Florida provided input on
the Florida Building Code Commentary that was published.
AIA Florida participated in the Product Approval process
establishing the requirements for business entities.
DMS Fee Curve Task Force: Chaired by Rick Logan,
AIA, and Debra Lupton, AIA, this task force successfully con-
vinced the Florida Department of Management Services to
update the fee curve and the definition of "basic services" the
first change since 1969! The Task Force was also successful in
keeping A/E fees out of the myfloridamarketplace.com.
DVD Task Force: The purpose of the "Design
Matters" DVD is to educate the public that design mat-
ters and that good design is a right not a privilege. Every
AIA Florida member received a copy in the Winter 2007
F/CA magazine to be used when they speak to groups
such as Rotary, Kiwanis, City and County Commissions.
The AIA Florida Speakers' Bureau has been reformed and
given the task of promoting the DVD, as well.
Growth Management/Environmental Impact Task
Force: In an effort to strengthen AIA Florida's role in
shaping environmental policy, the association is in the
early stages of developing a stronger link with the US
Green Building Council and the Florida Green Building
Coalition. The goal is to have architects from all four
chapters of the Florida Green Building Council working
with other members from around the state to promote
and encourage the use of green building products and sus-
tainable design. This project is a major focus for 2007.
AIA Florida is working with the Puerto Rico and
Virgin Islands components to foster better communica-
tion, participate in mutually beneficial activities and bet-
ter unify the region to meet member needs.

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Revenues and Expenses 2002- Projected 2006

1200000 --
0 -------------------------------
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

--a Revenue --- Expenses

Executive Committee

Vivian Salaga, AIA

Mark Smith, AIA
President Elect

Lawrence Maxwell, AIA

Peter Jones, AIA
Vice President

Richard Logan, AIA
Vice President

Steve Jernigan, AIA
Vice President

Mickey Jacob, AIA
Immediate Past President

Miguel Rodriguez, AIA
Regional Director

Henry Woodroffe, FAIA
Regional Director

AIA Ft. Lauderdale
Richard Buell, AIA
Kaizer Talib, AIA
Michelle Dinardi-Rice

AIA Gainesville
Michael Kuenstle, AIA
Thomas Smith, AIA

AIA Gulf Coast
Samuel Holladay, AIA
Dale Parks, AIA
Gary Yeomans, AIA

2006 Board of Directors

AIA Jacksonville
William Bishop, III, AIA
Michael Byrd, AIA
Lewis Everline, Jr., AIA
Michael Stuebben, AIA
Lane Manis

AIA Miami
Jaime Canaves, FAIA
Juan Crespi, AIA
Javier Cruz, AIA
John Forbes, AIA
Michael Kerwin, AIA
Mike Brazlavsky

AIA Northwest
Patrick Ballasch, AIA
John Tice, Jr., FAIA

AIA Orlando
Nathan Butler, AIA
John Ehrig, FAIA
Michael Lingerfelt, AIA
Jeffrey Lurie, AIA
Karen Jones

AIA Palm Beach
James Anstis, FAIA
Robert Currie, AIA
Samuel Ferreri, AIA
Deborah Nichols, AIA
John Tuckus, AIA
Donald Yoshino, AIA
Martha Smythe, Hon. AIA

AIA Southwest
Charles Gutekunst, AIA
Victor Latavish, AIA
James Waterman, AIA
Jack Williams, AIA

AIA Space Coast
Edward Snowden d'Avi, AIA
Alice Schultz, AIA
Randall Thron, AIA

AIA Tallahassee
Joel Dodson, AIA
Don Whitehead, AIA

AIA Tampa Bay
Harvey Goldstein, AIA
Andrew Hayes, AIA
Richard Pritts, AIA
Edward Stribling, AIA
Dawn Mages

AIA Treasure Coast
John Ahern, AIA
L. M. Silkworth, AIA
Kimberly Headland, Assoc. AIA

Rodner Wright, AIA
Florida A & M University
Rosalyn Carter
Florida Atlantic University
Juan Bueno
Florida International University
Anthony Dasta
University of Florida
Martha Kohen
University of Florida
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA
University of Miami
Charles Hight, FAIA
University of South Florida

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S & P Architectural Products .............4-5
S & S Craftsmen, Inc. ................ 4-5
Finishes Ceramic Tile
Custom Building Products ...............18
Finishes Interior & Exterior
Duron Paints & Wallcoverings ..... 17, 47, 49
Flood Protection
Savannah Trims, Inc. ................... .24
Floor Boxes
FSR, Inc. ............................. .1
General Contractors
Creative Contractors .................. 48
Hurricane Protection
Savannah Trims, Inc. .................... 24
Hurricane Resistant Windows & Doors
Windoworld Industries ............... IFC
Hurricane Solutions
Architectural Windows & Cabinets, Inc. ... 4-5
Clear Choice Windows and Doors ......... 4-5
E.E San Juan ........................ 4-5
HBS, Inc. .............. ........... 4-5
S & P Architectural Products ............. 4-5
S & S Craftsmen, Inc. ................. 4-5
Impact Windows
W indoworld Industries ................. IFC
Demilec .............................6
Collinsworth Alter Fowler Dowling
& French Group, Inc. ............... 50
Lykes Insurance Inc. .................. 12
Suncoast Insurance Associates, Inc ........ IBC
Woodmode Fine Custom Cabinetry ........ .3
Plastic Components, Inc. .................. 2
Legal Services
Bush Ross ........................... 18
Master Planning Parking
Timothy Haahs & Associates Inc. ......... .24
Metal Cladding
Alpolic ............................48
Molded Millwork
Gingerbread Trim of Sarasota Inc .......... 10
Operable Glass Walls
Building Products INT, Inc ............... 51
Nana W all Systems ..................... 51
PBN Associates ........................ 51
Paints Interior & Exterior
Duron Paints & Wallcoverings ..... 17, 47, 49
Parking Planner & Designer
Timothy Haahs & Associates Inc. ......... .24
Professional Liability
Collinsworth Alter Fowler Dowling
& French Group, Inc. ............... 50
Lykes Insurance Inc. .................. 12
Suncoast Insurance Associates, Inc ........ IBC
Propane Gas
Florida Propane Gas Association ........... 52
Risk Management
Lykes Insurance Inc. .................. 12
Suncoast Insurance Associates, Inc ........ IBC
Savannah Trims, Inc. .................... 24

Standards Design Group Inc .............. 18
Staffing Services
ArchiPro StaffAgency Inc................ 48
Structural Products
Florida W ood Council .................. 8
Plastic Components, Inc. ................. .2
Styrofoam Trimwork
Gingerbread Trim of Sarasota Inc .......... 10
Table Boxes
FSR, Inc. ........................... 1
Temporary Agency
ArchiPro Staff Agency Inc ................ 48
Custom Building Products ............... 18
Tile Setting Materials
Custom Building Products ............... 18

Plastic Components, Inc. .................. 2
Wall Panels
Alpolic ............................. 48
Window Glass Design (ASTME 1300)
Standards Design Group Inc............... 18
Window Loads (ASCE7)
Standards Design Group Inc ............. 18
Windows & Doors
Architectural Windows & Cabinets, Inc. ... 4-5
Clear Choice Windows and Doors ......... 4-5
E.E San Juan ........................ .4-5
HBS, Inc ............ ...... .........4-5
PGT Industries ................... .. OBC
S & P Architectural Products .............4-5
S & S Craftsmen, Inc. ................ 4-5
W indoworld Industries ............... IFC
Florida W ood Council .................. 8

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Alphabetical Index to Advertisers
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ArchiPro StaffAgency Inc.
www.archipro.com ................... 48
Architectural Windows &
Cabinets, Inc. .................... 4-5
Avatech Solutions
www.avatech.com .................... 12
Building Products INT, Inc .............51
Bush Ross
www.bushross.com ................... 18
Clear Choice Windows and Doors ...... 4-5
Collinsworth Alter Fowler Dowling
& French Group, Inc. .............. .50
Creative Contractors
www.creativecontractors.com ............ 48
Custom Building Products
www.custombuildingproducts.com ...... .18
www.sealection500.com ................6
Digital Drafting Systems Inc.
www.ddscad.com ................... 24
Duron Paints & Wallcoverings
www.duron.com ..............17, 47, 49
E.E San Juan ...................... .4-5
Florida Propane Gas Association
www.propanefl.com ................... 52
Florida Wood Council .................. 8
FSR, Inc.
www.fsrinc.com .......................1
Gingerbread Trim of Sarasota Inc.
www.gingerbreadtrim.com .............. 10
HBS, Inc. ................... ... ... 4-5
International Code Council
www.iccsafe.org ..................... .18
Lykes Insurance Inc. .................. 12
Nana Wall Systems
www.nanawall.com ................... 51
PBN Associates ......................51
PGT Industries .................... OBC
Plastic Components, Inc.
www.plasticcomponents.com ............ .2
S & P Architectural Products ........... 4-5
S & S Craftsmen, Inc. ............... .4-5
Savannah Trims, Inc.
www.floodbarriers.net ................ 24
Standards Design Group Inc.
www.standardsdesign.com .............. 18
Suncoast Insurance Associates, Inc.
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Timothy Haahs & Associates Inc ........ 24
Windoworld Industries
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Woodmode Fine Custom Cabinetry
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