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contents, spring 2007

In This Issue:

Features in Brief 20
meta-design:architecture 28
The DodStone Group 30
Dennis Carr, AIA, Urban Studio Architects 32
PGAL Architects 34
Viewpoint / Rolando Conesa, AIA 37

On the cover: the Carr Residence in Tampa designed by Dennis Carr, AIA, Urban Studio Architects. Photo by George Cott.

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Editorial / diane d. greer

By sheer coincidence, several of the projects featured in this issue are
located in urban areas that have become blighted and are bounded by
railroad tracks, chain link fences or vacant lots. Three of the projects
are renovations, including the conversion of a gym known as the Fight
Club into an art museum, an abandoned mattress factory into a design
center and a vehicle repair shop into a bakery.
It's exciting to publish the work of new, young firms whose archi-
tects are designing or renovating buildings that are a bit edgy. AIA
Florida's annual Unbuilt Design Awards program gives many young
practitioners the visibility and recognition that their proposed projects
deserve. The projects in this issue are both built and unbuilt and
include two museums, one for cars and one for art, an architect's house,
a bridge and the aforementioned bakery and design center.
At least three of these projects were commissioned in the hope that
their existence would help to rehabilitate the neighborhood or at least
attract people to the area. Time will tell whether an art museum or a
bakery can do that, but I am optimistic.
Two of these projects used works of art to establish a presence in the
area or to further the design intent. The Clare Avenue Design Center's
high tech interior projects a no-nonsense, get it done attitude while the
exterior is quite whimsical. Since the building was designed to serve as
a community cultural center, as well as a design center, Cuban artist
Jorge Pardo was commissioned to create massive artworks on the build-
ing's exterior walls as a means of establishing its presence in the neigh-
The Ciscernos Fontanals Art Foundation in downtown Miami is an
award-winning project that uses art to create its facade. One million
pieces of colored glass were used on the museum's east elevation as a
visual extension of its bamboo garden. This natural theme was handled
as a continuous flow from the bamboo trees in the garden through the
paving pattern in the courtyard and onto the building surface where the
bamboo is depicted in tile.
In Florida, there has been a statutory mandate in place for many
years that one-half of one percent of the construction budget for state-
funded projects be allocated for the purchase and installation of art.
That program has been very successful. However, since neither of these
projects was built with public dollars, it's good to see art put in places
where it wasn't mandated by law. Bravo!

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President's Message / Mark Smith, AIA, LEED AP

Nationwide polls have found that 85% of the voters believe tax incentives should
be given to encourage the design and construction of buildings that significantly
reduce pollution and energy consumption and 75% believe that the government
should take the lead in promoting development that conserves our natural
resources. In the effort to make a more sustainable country, and a world of differ-
ence, AIA Florida joined with 900 other AIA members at the February Grassroots
meeting in Washington D.C. to lobby Congress on three important sustainability
issues. These issues included:
Increasing the energy efficiency of federal buildings. The AIA has requested
that Congress pass legislation requiring that all federal buildings, either newly
constructed or significantly renovated, consume no more than half the fossil
fuel-generated energy that a similar building consumed in 2003. With an
additional 10% energy reduction required every five years, buildings designed
by the year 2030 will be carbon neutral.
A tax deduction for energy efficient commercial buildings. In 2005, the AIA
supported Congress' passage of the Energy Policy Act that included a tax
deduction for commercially efficient buildings. However, the act is set to
expire at the end of 2008. This year, the ALA asked Congress to make the tax
deduction permanent or at least extend it to 2013.
The third issue addresses sustainability and water quality. Water quality and
water availability are quickly becoming significant environmental problems,
especially here in Florida. Unrestricted development and urban sprawl
increase our demands on groundwater resources for drinking water. The AIA
supports amending the Clean Water Act to tighten regulatory controls on
stormwater sources of water pollution to protect our aquifers.

On the home front, AIA Florida has been meeting with the leadership of both
public and private entities regarding green issues.
The House Committee on Energy is considering legislation that would pro-
vide incentives for LEED certifications on residential buildings.
The Council on Government Operations is drafting legislation that is con-
sidering a mandate for LEED certification on state buildings.
AIA Florida has met with State Representatives who are proposing legisla-
tion that would require pilot projects in three school districts to build at least
one school each to LEED Silver specifications.
The 1000 Friends of Florida and the Sustainability Council have been in
contact with AIA Florida to discuss supporting legislation regarding affordable
housing and its tie in with density and urban sprawl reduction.
The Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida has contacted AIA
Florida to solicit our involvement in their mission to envision the future of
Florida and actively plan sustainable growth for the 25 and 50 year horizons.

On March 21, the Board of Directors of AIA Florida marches to the Hill for
Legislative Day. This is without a doubt the most important service the board per-
forms for our profession and our state. We have a green agenda this year; an agen-
da who's time has come. Our job is simple. It is to convince legislators that sus-
tainability is the only option for successful continued growth in Florida and the
rest of the country.
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spring 2007


New Construction Manual Helps
Prevent Building Problems
Most new buildings never suffer
from significant moisture and mold
problems. Some do, but the problems
are quickly identified and rectified at a
reasonable cost. Unfortunately, how-
ever, a few unlucky buildings go on to
experience catastrophic problems that
cost hundreds of thousands of dollars
to remedy. A new manual, Preventing
Moisture & Mold Problems: Design &
Construction Guidelines, provides the
very latest information needed by
building owners, architects and con-
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mold-free buildings.
In 100 pages, authors George
DuBose and David Ogden, along
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the common mistakes that can lead to
big problems. The manual provides
specific guidelines in several key areas,
including building envelope and rain-
water intrusion solutions; HVAC and
humidity control solutions; and
moisture and mold remediation.
Liberty Building Diagnostics
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information, go to www.lpdg.net.
The manual retails for $85, which
includes postage and handling.

HKS Architects Announce LEED
Accredited Professionals
Four architects in the Orlando
office of HKS Architects, Inc. have
earned the prestigious LEED accredi-
tation: Alberto Sanchez de Fuentes,
Robert Jarc, Carlos Marcet, AIA and
Jeff Bush, AIA. These professionals
earned accreditation by passing the
national exam for Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED). The LEED Green Building

Jeff Bush, AIA Robert Jarc

Carlos Marcet, AIA

Alberto Sanchez de Fuentes

Rating System was established by the
United States Green Building Council
as an industry standard for energy-effi-
cient and "green" design. LEED-
accredited professionals can help imple-
ment energy-saving technologies in both
new construction and existing facilities.

U.S. Architecture Firms Expand
The recovering non-residential
market and expanding housing activ-
ity caused billings at U.S. architecture
firms to increase 11% between 2002
and 2005. During that time, billings
reached $28.7 billion annually. The
total construction value of projects
that architecture firms directly
designed approached $360 billion,
accounting for almost three percent
of overall U.S. Gross Domestic
Product. These findings are from
The American Institute of Architects'
publication Business of Architecture:
2006 AIA Firm Survey which is con-
ducted every three years to examine
issues related to business practices of
AIA member-owned firms. The
study also revealed continued
improvement in diversity in the pro-
fession and an increase in the number

of "green" design projects.
While the residential design cate-
gory posted the strongest gains in
share of firm activity during this peri-
od, the institutional market led by
health care and education sectors -
remains the largest source for archi-
tecture services. State and local gov-
ernments were the leading architec-
ture clients, followed closely by devel-
opers/construction companies. The
most common project delivery
method remains traditional design-
bid-build, which accounts for nearly
60 percent of project activity in archi-
tecture firms. The top five sectors
served by architects in 2005 were
health care, office, education (K-12),
multi-family residential and educa-
tion (college/university).
Women currently comprise 26
percent of all architecture staff, up
from 20 percent in 1999. The per-
centage of minority architecture staff
has risen from 9 to 16 percent over
the same period.
Due to rising energy costs and
growing concerns over the impact
that construction activity has on the
environment, there has been a rise in
the use of sustainable design princi-
ples. In 2005, just over one-third of
firms with nonresidential projects
and a quarter of firms designing resi-
dential projects characterized some of
their projects as "green."
Additional details are available in
the survey relating to fees and prof-
itability, range of services offered,
international work, marketing prac-
tices, IT expenditures, liability insur-
ance and continuing education in U.S.
architecture firms. The survey is avail-
able at no charge to AIA members and
can be ordered by calling Information
Central at 800-242-3837, option 1.

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spring 2007

Vivian Salaga, AIA, Judges
Engineering Awards
The 2007 FICE Engineering
Excellence Awards were determined by
a panel of judges representing govern-
ment, education, transportation, media
and architecture. Representing AIA
Florida was Immediate Past President
Vivian O. Salaga, AIA. The jury met in
Orlando in November 2006 and select-
ed two Grand Award winners and eight
Honor Award winners. Two of the
Honor Awards were presented to AIA
firm member Reynolds, Smith and
Hills, Inc. for the Cady Way Trail Phase
II Bridge in Winter Park and the PGA
Boulevard Interchange in Palm Beach

AIA Health Care Design
Guidelines Updated
In December 2006, the American
Institute of Architects updated its
health care design guidelines to
require single-patient rooms in the

majority of new medical facilities.
The latest version of the Guidelines
for Design and Construction of Health
Care Facilities resulted from an
extensive study conducted by the
AIA's Health Guidelines Revisions
Committee (HGRC). The study found
that shared patient rooms con-
tributed to medical errors, higher
infection rates, privacy violations and
stress for patients.
The most recent guidelines rec-
ommend standardizing rooms in all
newly built medical, surgical and
postpartum facilities. This standardi-
zation is atypical in older facilities
and, while it may add cost to the
project by raising plumbing and
wiring costs, it ultimately allows for
reduced patient errors.
For a detailed discussion of the
implications of the new AIA guide-
lines on facility design, see Viewpoint
by Rolando Conesa, AIA, on page 37
of this issue.

Florida Architect Designs for
Ed. Binkley is an architect who
serves as National Design Director
for Iowa-based BSB Design that
maintains Florida offices in Orlando,
Tampa and Jacksonville. He was
recently one of the featured speakers
at the second annual American
Housing Conference in Chicago.
The conference focused on the dra-
matic impact that baby boomers are
having on America's housing market.
According to statistics compiled by
Hanley Wood-DYG Inc. and printed
in the study Every 8 Seconds:
American Housing As Boomers Turn
60, every eight seconds one of the
78.2 million baby boomers, born
between 1946 and 1964, turns 60.
The study surveyed 50-60-year-old
boomers who own their homes and
enjoy an average household income
of $100,000 or more.
In his presentation to the


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respective themes.

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spring 2007

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American Housing Conference,
Binkley presented the concept design
for the new "Boomer House," a
design that is based on data from a
study made by DYG. That study
indicated that boomers desire quality
construction in a community that
offers a passive, outdoor lifestyle, is
green and sustainable, multi-cultural
and focuses on health and fitness.
While the typical "Boomer
House," according to Binkley, is one-
story with 2,500-3,200 square feet of
space, three bedrooms, an office, liv-
ing and dining spaces, a social
kitchen, master spa bath, functional
outdoor living areas, space to accom-
modate collectibles and accommoda-
tions for easy entertaining, the
Binkley-designed "Boomer House" is
a three-bedroom, 4.5-bath residence
with an industrial farmhouse archi-
tectural theme. Market research indi-
cates that a number of boomers are
drawn to nostalgic styles such as
Victorian, Williamsburg Colonial or
Craftsman. The "Boomer House" is
two stories with a rear-loaded garage,
designed for a 90' by 130' lot with
expansive outdoor living areas includ-
ing a lap and cocktail pool. It is flex-
ibly designed so it can be expanded.
The home employs low-maintenance
materials such as stucco, exposed con-
crete masonry units for fireplaces and
walls, grill-less casement windows,
metal seam roof and 40-year asphalt

The Winter 2006/07 issue of
F/CA did not assign full credit to the
new Psychology Building at Florida
State University. The firm listing for
the project is Flad/Elliott Marshall
Innes, LLC. The architect of the
Miami International Airport
Collection Plaza is MC Harry, not
Gould Evans Architects, as printed.


The Boomer House

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Work-in-Progress / Newly Completed

Retzsch Lanao Caycedo (RLC
Architects), Boca Raton, has been
retained by Domus Investment
Group, Miami, to design a 19-story
office/retail tower in Hallandale. In
addition to the office/retail space, the
454,000 SF building will accommo-
date 624 vehicles in its parking garage.
The tower will be topped with an
arch-shaped feature designed to dram-
atize its overall volume and design pro-
file. An urban-pedestrian orientation
will be achieved through the proximi-
ty of the ground floor to the streets
that border it. A walkway system will
wrap around two sides of the building,
creating a link to the street edge. The
facade is composed of a succession of
glass planes, metal louvers and metal
mesh planes. Completion is anticipat-
ed in April 2009.

The City of Stuart Public Safety Complex, designed by PGAL, replaces the original complex that was destroyed
during the 2004 hurricane season.

acre site that also houses various
training facilities. For security pur-
poses, the sides and rear of the site are
enclosed by an architectural pre-cast
wall that also screens it from the sur-
rounding neighborhood. For speed
and ease of construction, the archi-
tects opted for tilt-wall construction
that is hurricane code compliant.
Swatches of color and punched open-
ings were used to embellish the
design. The building plan consists of
two private office wings joined by a
public lobby and community room.
The building's exterior reflects the

distinctive differences between the
fire and police departments by articu-
lating each volume separately with
varying colors and levels of roofing.
The large one-story mass reads like a
series of small, residential spaces
embellished with louvers, dormers
and balconies.

Ervin Lovett & Miller (ELM)
designed Lantern Street at Kendall
Town Center, a new mixed-use "main
street" in Jacksonville, for GL
National Development. Using archi-
tecturally significant southern cities

North elevation of a new retail tower designed by
RLC Architects for Domus Investment Group.

PGAL Architects, Boca Raton,
created a design concept for the new
City of Stuart Public Safety Complex
that will house all of the City's emer-
gency facilities under one roof. The
new complex is situated on an eight- Lantern Street at Kendall Town Center in Jacksonville, designed by Ervin Lovett r Miller (ELM).

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spring 2007

like Charleston and Savannah as
archetypes, ELM designed a street-
scape with the character of a southern
coastal town. The shops at Lantern
Street will be completed in two
construction phases. The first will
begin later this year and consist of
three one-and-two-story buildings.

Delray in Delray Beach. The Villages
at Delray comprises an 11-acre por-
tion of a Community Redevelopment
for Affordable Housing and will
provide 264 rental apartments.
Community features include a pool,
clubhouse, open parks and a guard-
house. Cocoa Landings and Falcon

County Environmentally Endangered
Lands (EEL) Program, is currently
under construction with completion
slated for Fall 2007.
VOA Principal Jonathan E
Douglas, AIA, describes the center as
a showcase for sustainable design and
construction practices. VOA's project
team performed extensive site analy-
ses to determine the feasibility of
developing this sensitive area while
protecting the native dune vegeta-
tion. The resulting site reduces the
developable footprint by carefully
locating major elements of the project
in already disturbed areas.
Other relevant design features
include a unique configuration of

The Berean Academy is a new project designed by Schwab, Twitty & Hanser Arichitectural Group, Inc.

Ultimately, the village will include a
variety of retail shops and offices with
outside cafes and coffee shops. Hotel
sites are also proposed. A major com-
ponent of the Kendall Town Center
will be the Wal-Mart center that was
themed by ELM to emulate an his-
toric warehouse district.

Schwab, Twitty & Hanser
Architectural Group, Inc. (STH) has
designed Phase I of a two-phase proj-
ect for Berean Christian School in
Lutz, Florida. The Berean Academy
will include a two-story, 48,000 SF
school designed to serve 400 students
with state-of-the-art features. The
new school will include a full gymna-
sium, science facilities and art stu-
dios. The December 2006 ground-
breaking is followed by approximate-
ly a year of construction.

Quincy Johnson Jones Myott
Williams Acevedo Vaughn Architects,
Boca Raton, has recently been chosen
to design three rental communities in
Florida, including Cocoa Landings
in Cocoa, Falcon Commons in
Jacksonville and The Villages at

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Commons will both feature over 300
rental apartments with amenities.

VOA Associates Incorporated,
Orlando, serves as design architect for
the new Barrier Island Sanctuary
Management & Education Center, a
5,600 SF recreation and environmen-
tal center located in Melbourne
Beach, Florida. The project, which is
being undertaken by the Brevard

curved roofs and walls that serve to
shelter the entry from prevailing
winds while creating an organic
seashell appearance and the utiliza-
tion of special glazing and exterior
lighting that will not attract turtles
during the nesting season. The center
is equipped with a handicap-accessi-
ble coastal viewing platform and a
boardwalk connecting visitors to a
mile-long nature trail.

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Ervin Lovett & Miller
(ELM) transformed a vacant utili-
tarian structure into a 4,300 SF office
featuring an innovative two-story
design. The new ELM Studio was
constructed using a majority of the
original footprint and three of the
building's four original walls. ELM
added space to accommodate a grand
stairway leading to the newly created
second floor. The architects also
replaced the building's original roll-
up garage doors with a dramatic two-
story wall of windows, providing
work areas with abundant natural
light and views of the downtown
Jacksonville skyline. Nearly 600
square feet of valuable office space
were dedicated to the creation of a
fully furnished and landscaped sec-
ond floor terrace overlooking the city
and the active streetscape below. This
terrace has become a favorite locale
for business meetings, social gather-
ings and the occasional employee

Top: The ELM Studio in Jacksonville and, inset, as
it appeared prior to renovation. Capitalizing on the
building's northern orientation and its original roll-
up garage doors, the architects replaced the doors with
a two-story window wall that admits abundant light
and permits a view of the city. All photos by Meg

Interior hallway (opposite page) and conference

Project Credits: Ervin Lovett &
Miller: Architecture, Landscape and
Interior Design; Atlantic
Engineering Services: Structural
Engineer; Auld and White:
Contractor; Ed Eng: Electrical


Left: The landscaped upper terrace
offers a unique opportunity for out-
door business meetings and activities.
Above: First floor plan courtesy of the

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Gould Evans, Tampa, has designed
The Elliott Museum, a 48,000 SF
automobile and history museum, to
be constructed on Hutchinson Island.
The museum will provide space for
the storage and display of 80 antique
automobiles, including one of the
largest collections of Model "A" Fords
in the world. The storage facility
employs automated parking technolo-
gy that allows for the storage of as
many as 53 cars on the small site. This
parking system becomes an exhibit
experience allowing visitors to choose
a vehicle that can be retrieved for
viewing. The system also becomes an
iconic element, acting as a giant dis-
play along highway A1A.

Top: First floor plan. Above, below and middle, facing page: perspective views of the north elevation and the
northwest corner of the building. Note the visibility of the storage facility on the right side of the building in the
bottom picture. The cars in storage can be seen along Highway AIA.

Other components of the muse-
um include a 10,000 SF exhibit floor
designed for the display of automo-
biles and two 5000 SF exhibit gal-
leries for interpreting the history of

Martin County, one of which can be
used as a temporary gallery space for
traveling exhibits or events. The proj-
ect also includes an art studio, an
archive/library and meeting space.

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The facility was designed to allow as
much as 16,000 square feet of expansion.
All of these components come
together in a sensitive design solution
that responds to the environment of its
site on the Atlantic Ocean. Materials
were carefully selected to reflect the
uniqueness of the Martin County
shoreline. The Anastasia stone outcrop-
pings in the area are one of the most
treasured geological finds in Florida
and this material inspired the indige-
nous approach to material selection.

Top: The Elliott Museum atrium showing the,;....- ".. .... '. 'il Above: Main lobby showing grand
staircase at rear and open second floor walkway.

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Rene Gonzalez Architect was
recently honored with an Award of
Excellence from AIA Miami for his
design of the Cisneros Fontanals
Art Foundation (CIFO). Gonzalez
designed the renovation of a 15,000
SF boxing gymnasium in Miami's
downtown warehouse district into a
contemporary museum space. The
idea behind the design was to
humanize the urban landscape of the
warehouse district. Both the owner
and the architect felt strongly that it
was time to establish a welcoming
place in the burgeoning, yet austere
area. By manipulating natural pat-
terns, the architect used over one mil-
lion multi-colored glass Bisazza tiles
to create a building facade that
depicts a jungle. The patterns on the
facade are folded onto the ground in
the parking lot, thus infusing the
ground plane with an actual garden
planted with weeping ficus and bam-

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boo. The perception of the jungle is
altered and dissolves as one enters the
garden/parking lot. Inside the muse-
um, Gonzalez retained the industrial
feeling of the contemporary gallery
space with polished concrete floors
and track lighting. The existing ceil-
ing was left exposed, but painted

Project Credits: Rene Gonzalez,
AIA: Architect; Daniel Romero:
Project Director; Monica Vazquez:
Associate Architect; Marilia
Pellegrini: Design Team; U.S.
Structures: Structural Engineer;
Vidal and Associates: MEP Engineer
Chris Ball: Lighting Consultant;
CDC Builders: Contractor; Bisazza
North America: Exterior mosaic.

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Orlando, recently completed its com-
mission to provide full interior build-
out services for Lennar Corporation's
new consolidated Operations Center
in Maitland, Florida. VOA provided

programming, space planning
and construction documents for
the $2.2 million, 81,000 SF
project located in an office center
complex. The project involved
the creation of a "community
space" within each floor plate
that features a "Main Street"
concept. The objective of this
plan was to infuse a sense of
vitality into the corporate work-
space that reflects the company's
dynamic work environment.
One of the most challenging
aspects of the project involved
developing a floor plan that
consolidated all departments
into two floors that are separat-
ed by an atrium. This plan also
utilized the building's 360-
degree views for offices on the
interior of the floor plate.

Photos of lobby/reception area (top), conference room (above)
and coffee bar (left) courtesy of the architect.

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The Second Street Bakery gainesville
meta-design:architecture, Gainesville, Florida

The Second Street Bakery is locat-
ed in one of a pair of buildings situat-
ed along the Seaboard Coast Line
railway corridor near Gainesville's
Historic Northeast District. The
project involved renovating an exist- -
ing building constructed by the Gulf
Oil Company in the 1920s for vehi-
cle maintenance and storage. The .
unique shape of the roof, along with --------
its architectural character and loca-
tion, earned the building an almost
iconic status prior to its renovation.

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The building presented several
architectural challenges, not the least
of which was incorporating the
required kitchen, restrooms, mechan-
ical space, storage and serving area
into 1,800 square feet of space while
maintaining room for patron seating.
Part of this challenge was met by
incorporating into the plan an out-
door walkway and seating area along
the building's east edge where a series
of rolling doors were located. Most of
the wall enclosure on that side was
retained, but two bays were com-
pletely removed to accommodate a
new storefront entry and a glass-and
aluminum garage door. This door
allows the bakery to open interior seat-
ing to the walkway when the weather
permits. The entry glazing, in addi-
tion to the existing clerestory win-
dows, allows a lot of tempered natural
light into the space. For evening light-
ing, the architect designed fixtures that

mimic the bakery's logo to be used
along with pendant fixtures for gener-
al lighting. All of the lighting was
specified for use with low energy
Inside the space, the roof/ceiling
assembly required the installation of
insulation, however the architect and
the owner wanted to preserve the
view of the existing bowstring trusses.
The solution was to insert veneer ply-
wood panels between the trusses to
conceal the insulation. The floors
presented a different problem in that
the existing concrete was sloped. A
new slab was laid over the existing
one and then stained using a combi-
nation of two colors.
The restroom pad was conceived
as a sculptural object within the bak-
ery. The architect moved it away
from the outside walls making it a
counterpoint to the form and textures
of the original volume. The curvilin-

ear south wall of the service pod that
faces the inside seating area catches
the morning and afternoon light in
unexpected and interesting ways. In
addition, the thickness of this wall
allows for the placement of mechani-
cal equipment and storage. The
kitchen ceiling was pulled down to
limit the area needing to be cooled by
a separate kitchen HVAC system.
This also helps to preserve the conti-
nuity of the ceiling plane. These
strategies were intended to respect,
preserve and enhance the history and
architecture of the original structure.

Project Credits: Mick Richmond,
Architect; Stephen Bender: Project
Manager; H. Fredrik Wetterqvist:
Contractor; Nina Hofer and
Bernard Voichysonk: Color
Consultants; Peter Polshek/Fourth
World, LLC: Owner.

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spring 2007

Saadiyat Bridge, abu dhabi, united arab emirates
The DodStone Group, Tallahassee, Florida

Few destinations present a design
challenge as complex as that of Abu
Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
Aggressively developed over the last
40 years, the island has the luxury of
vast resources and the intuitive vision
of the late His Highness Sheikh
Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who
commissioned world-famous archi-
tects, urban planners, and landscape
architects to design the capital city
from the ground up, all with a nod to
the country's tradition and history.
Additionally, the landscape's stark
contrasts, harsh desert, endless sea
and flat geography, cannot be
ignored. Herein lay the design chal-
lenge of creating a structure that
would complement, rather than over-
shadow, the existing landscape and
The new Saadiyat Bridge was
designed for the Tourism Development

and Investment Company, the devel-
opment arm of the Abu Dhabi
Tourism Authority. To design the
bridge, the team of Parsons
International Ltd., Touchstone
Architecture and Illumination Arts
considered not only its importance as
a transportation conduit, but also as a
vital link between the urban settings
of Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Island.
Rather than creating a grandiose,
over-powering structure that vied for
skyline space, the approach was
thoughtfully understated.

"The goal according to
bridge architect Bradley C.
Touchstone, AIA, "was to
draw on the history, cul-
ture, aesthetics and envi-
ronment of the area to cre-
ate a harmonious gateway
to Saadiyat Island. "

Designed as a concrete box girder
carrying five lanes of traffic in each
direction, as well as two future pas-
senger rail system tracks, the bridge
will be ready in 2009 using segmental
technology. The 200-meter main
span substructure of the bridge
features asymmetrical V-Piers.
Fashioned as graceful, sweeping
curves, the piers appear to rise up and
out of the water to lift the bridge.
Functionally, they add proportion
and strength to the project. Two hun-
dred meters is a long span for this
type of bridge. According to the
architect, "It was a challenge to keep
the form of the bridge slender and
sleek while satisfying the structural
massiveness required to accommo-
date this length and width of span."
The piers for the approach spans
are intentionally subdued so that the
main span remains the focal point.
Thus, the piers refrain from detract-
ing from other structural elements at
the touch-down points of the bridge.
Traditionally, the main span of a
bridge is the pinnacle for the aesthet-
ic experience. Here, however, the gen-
tle vertical curvature of the bridge
builds anticipation. The Saadiyat
Bridge shifts focus to the island,
which is revealed in full panorama as
drivers crest the peak of the bridge.
Rustication on the faces of the
piers and the superstructure accentu-
ate the visual profile of the bridge and
helps reduce its overall visual mass.
The bridge is purposefully low pro-
file, but in the evening, an innovative
lighting scheme transforms the struc-
ture into an iconic feature of the Abu
Dhabi and Saadiyat skyline. Ken
Douglas of Illumination Arts of
Bloomfield, New Jersey, carefully
blended and balanced dynamic light-

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ing with color, intensity and the visu-
al prominence of each architectural
component of the bridge. For the aes-
thetic lighting of the bridge, the
Illumination Arts' design team began
by prioritizing the structural elements
from conceptual and utilitarian
standpoints. This hierarchy began
with the horizontal line of the bridge

barrier. These LED panels are con-
trolled by a highly flexible and sophis-
ticated lighting control system that
allows for the display of an infinite
number of lighting shows across the
length of the bridge
The sweeping pier design of the
structure's main span is lit by custom-
designed, marine-grade, color-chang-

square-kilometer island that is being
transformed into a strategic interna-
tional tourist destination. Once in
place, the bridge will result in a five-
minute drive from Abu Dhabi to
Saadiyat. Construction began in
December 2006, with a completion
date of 2009.

Renderings of the Saadiyat Bridge pier details, main span and night view of the bridge lighting by Architect Bradley C Touchstone, AIA.

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across the horizon and then pro-
gressed to the sweeping main span
piers, the underside of the main span
structure and the vertical elements of
the secondary piers. The lighting of
each of these components combines
to form the overall nighttime signa-
ture of the bridge. To enhance its hor-
izontal line, kinetic lighting was used
to create a visual connection between
the island and the mainland. Color-
changing LED panels were embedded
in the outer surface of the roadway

ing LED luminaires. These linear fix-
tures are carefully integrated into the
pier structures so that colored light
outlines their shape and harmonizes
with the colored lighting sequences
occurring along the length of the
bridge. The uplighting of the second-
ary piers from the waterline visually
ties the structure to its physical envi-
The Saadiyat Bridge is the corner-
stone of the development of Saadiyat
Island (Island of Happiness), a 27-

Project Credits: The DodStone
Group, Bradley C. Touchstone,
AIA: Bridge Architect; Parsons
International Ltd.: Engineer;
Frederic Turlier: Lead Engineer;
Illumination Arts LLC, Ken
Douglas, IALD, LC, IESNA:
Lighting Designer; Joint Venture
between Ed Zublin A.G. (Germany)
and Saif Bin Darwish (UAE):
Contractor; Tourism Development
and Investment Company: Owner.

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Above: Overview of the north elevation with garage at the rear. All photographs by George Cott. Below: First floor plan/site plan courtesy of the architect.

Carr Residence tampa
Dennis Carr, AIA, Urban Studio Architects, Tampa, Florida

Architect Dennis Carr, AIA, is a
self-proclaimed fan of modern archi-
tecture and minimalist spaces, but
when he designed his home in
Tampa, he didn't want it to be so
modern that it didn't fit with its sur-
roundings. So, the operative phrase
throughout the entire design process
became "tropical modern," a descrip-
tion that evokes images of open, airy
spaces with ample daylight, clean
lines and a simple low-maintenance
The exterior of the two-story
house is stucco over concrete block.
The metal roof and Brazilian hard-
wood shutters, balcony and gate give

the house a warm feeling. On the first
floor are the public and service spaces
and a guest suite. There are two bed-
rooms, two baths and a loft on the
second floor. Interior floors are
porcelain tile and bamboo, the walls
are white and the color palette is a
blend of neutral shades and white
with only a hint of color.
The main living level of the house
was designed around the kitchen
where the architect and his wife
spend most of their "at home" time.
The design concept was that the
kitchen not be a separate room, but
be part of a larger "living space"
including the traditional functions of

first floor plan

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spring 2007

living and dining. The only thing
separating these spaces is a 10' long
island that was designed as a simple
slab of built-in furniture. The main
view from the kitchen is through the
living space to the rear lawn.
Instead of setting a theme for the
kitchen, a simple set of finishes run
throughout. These materials provide
a careful balance of cool modern and

warm tropical. The floors are low
maintenance porcelain tiles set in a
running bond pattern that is picked
up again in the glass bricks of the
backsplash. Wooden cabinets bring
visual warmth to the space.
The 2,800 SF residence includes a
detached garage that accommodates
two cars with a small work area. The
two structures, house and garage,
were designed as compact objects that
occupy as small a footprint as possi-
ble. The placement of the two build-
ings creates the only open space on
the 60' by 130' lot, a small rectangu-
lar lawn.

Project Credits: Dennis Carr, AIA:
Architect; Jimmy Raguckas,
Catalano Engineers: Civil/Structural

Top: Firstfloor living area, including kitchen and detail of
living room and replace. Middle: South elevation with
view into first floor living area. Lefi: Master bath.

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1016 Clare Avenue west palm beach
PGAL Architects, Boca Raton, Florida

In recent years, development of
downtown West Palm Beach has stag-
nated while growth in the surround-
ing areas exploded. But, increased
traffic and rapid population growth
in the suburbs has spurred renewed
interest in reclaiming the downtown.
Empty nesters, singles, and young

Estate Fund, LLC has developed a
mixed-use urban infill project in West
Palm Beach, just steps from the
Intracoastal Waterway and the Island
of Palm Beach. The company needed
to establish a sales center representa-
tive of the modern aesthetic of the
downtown project. PGAL was hired

reflects the industrial roots of the
structure. The 45,000 SF building
includes two reception areas, seven
offices, three conference rooms, two
kitchenettes, a 1,792 SF, two-bed-
room, two-bath model residential
unit, ancillary spaces and a multi-use
loft that accommodates up to 400

Photo, above: West front ofthe building showing artwork by orge Pardo. Facing page, top left, reception desk, and right, view into the Sales Center. Note the use ofopen frame dividers to enclose
the area and the perforated metal panels used to display plans and drawings. Center photo: North end of the building. Bottom, left: Informal conference room and right: reception area. All pho-
tos by Dana Hoff

couples desiring to reclaim an urban
lifestyle are moving closer to work,
nightlife and the waterfront. With
the price of land and construction ris-
ing, high-density residential develop-
ment has become a desirable option
for many of these people.
Wasserman Vornado Strategic Real

to assist with the design challenge of
converting a long-abandoned, two-
story mattress factory in the ware-
house/industrial district of West Palm
Beach to a multi-level sales office that
will eventually serve as a cultural des-
tination and gathering space.
The interior of the sales center

people. The transformation from a
factory to an "industrial chic" interior
even included the conversion of a
loading dock to a drive-up reception/
valet station. The materials, colors,
surfaces and forms that were utilized
throughout enhance the industrial
influence of the original architecture.

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spring 2007

The main rooms contain 21-foot-tall cultural center, Wasserman Vornado installation of this art coincided with
ceilings with skylights that filter natu- commissioned Cuban American artist the opening of the 2006 Palm Beach
ral light into the space. Stainless steel Jorge Pardo to create a unique and Contemporary Art Festival.
and other metals were used for eleva- massive artwork for the center. The
Project Credits: PGAL Architects:
Architecture/Interior Design; Ian
Nestler, AIA: Principal-in-
Charge/Project Manager; Renee
Marshall: Interior Designer;
International Consulting Engineers,
Inc.: MEP Engineer; O'Donnell,
Naccarato, Mignogna & Jackson
(OMN&J): Structural Engineer;
Shakman Construction Company:

tors, door, window and cabinet hard-
ware and signage. Most of the walls
are white with steel gray, kiwi green .
and aquamarine accents. Light wood
furnishings and polished concrete
floors create neutral backdrops for
details. Painted steel posts wrapped
with perforated metal panels are used
to display unit floor plans and fur-
The new Wasserman offices were
designed by PGAL to serve as more
than a sales center. The space will
potentially be used to manage multi-
ple Wasserman projects, as well as
serve as a cultural center for the area.
To begin establishing its presence as a

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Viewpoint / Rolando Conesa, AIA

The Influence of Tech on Health
As a design professional in the
healthcare field, I have seen hospital
executives grapple with a multitude
of decisions relating to balancing the
costs and benefits of technological
innovation in design and construc-
tion. Due to expansive technological
advances in the healthcare industry,
there are a substantial number of
design decisions that must be made to
achieve an intricate balance when
designing a new facility.
One critical design decision
involves the building envelope,
including all the mechanical systems
and particularly roof-mounted ele-
ments. In areas that are disaster-
prone, such as hurricane zones,
designing a hospital to be in compli-
ance with all existing codes is espe-
cially critical. Consequently, the
building envelope becomes one of the
biggest ticket items in the overall
budget. Hospital executives have to
choose whether to design a facility to
meet the standards the code requires,
typically built to withstand a
Category 3 hurricane in the coastal
regions of Florida, or to design a facil-
ity that is even stronger and elimi-
nates the need for evacuation under
any storm condition. An example of
the latter is Baptist Health's new facil-
ity in West Kendall, Fla. During the
initial design, the hospital envelope
was strengthened to withstand a
Category 5 hurricane, but at an
added premium.
With the now widespread avail-
ability of building products that can
withstand catastrophic wind and rain
events, hospital executives have to
make tough decisions about how
much of the budget to spend on rein-

forcing the building components.
Although upgrading a building is
more expensive initially, it can be very
beneficial during, and in the after-
math of, a major storm. During
major weather-related events, moving
patients to safer locations can increase
mortality rates and produce negative
patient safety outcomes. With proper-
ly hardened building envelopes and
infrastructure systems, such concerns
are greatly reduced. In the aftermath of
a natural disaster, there are major mon-
etary savings when maintenance and
service to patients are uninterrupted.
One major benefit of this techno-
logical innovation is the integration
of systems that allows for linkage
between internal departments. Prior
to this, each department had special-
ty software that dealt solely with the
individual practice area, such as radi-
ographic/imaging, surgery, pharmacy,
etc. New technology allows all of a
hospital's departments to share infor-
mation through a common software
system. This system facilitates better

In the aftermath of a nat-
ural disaster, there are major
monetary savings when
maintenance and service to
patients are uninterrupted

patient outcomes, increased patient
satisfaction due to quicker test results,
increased control over a central repos-
itory of patient information and
reduced errors since doctors and
nurses have instant access to patient
records. Similarly, the digitalization
of medical records, imaging, etc. has
added to the effectiveness of the inte-
grated hospital software. For exam-
ple, radiographic/imaging results are

now available on a computer screen
and viewable in any department.
Going digital is beneficial to patients,
but at an upfront cost.
Another important design deci-
sion involves the building infrastruc-
ture itself. New elements designed to
give flexibility and control to the
building users are now available and
decisions about which of these fea-
tures to implement is critical to the
layout of the facility, as well as the
budget. Examples of internal systems
that promote an easily maintainable
and controllable environment include
systems designed to adapt the tem-
perature in the building to the chang-
ing climate.
Finally, many of the challenges
hospital executives face are linked to
patient satisfaction. For most
patients, satisfaction is tied to com-
fort, quality of care, aesthetic appeal
of the surroundings, personal control
over the environment, safety and the
outcome of the hospital stay.
Difficulties can arise when weighing
patient satisfaction against budget
constraints. Many "big ticket" items
that improve patient satisfaction are
systems that add value without any aes-
thetic benefit. For that reason, the best

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design choices for the interior are light-
ing, furniture and finishes, all of which
provide visual impact, promote healing
environments and are easily maintain-
able without straining the budget.
The great advantage of all the new
medical technology is that patient
safety is improving through the
reduction of errors. The sharing of
information at multiple points
throughout the facility reduces mar-
gins of error. Digitization and imme-
diate access to information is reduc-
ing the time necessary to accurately
respond to a critical patient. As a
result of this new technology, there
are architectural design solutions that
enhance patient safety by standardiz-
ing care models. Patient rooms
throughout a facility can be designed
from a standard template, producing
almost identical rooms. Room
designs that provide clear and unob-

structed paths for mobile patients to
reach the bathroom or the closet, for
example, have helped tremendously
in reducing falls, another negative sta-
tistic that hospitals monitor. Another
advantage of private rooms is the mit-
igation of infection transmission.
Obviously, this model is more expen-
sive than the old semi-private model,
but in terms of patient satisfaction,
private rooms have become a necessi-
ty rather than a luxury, and are cur-
rently required by code.
In an effort to lower the safety risk
in transporting patients around the
hospital, architectural designs for new
facilities are increasingly promoting
minimal movement for services,
either vertically or horizontally.
Many hospitals are now placing serv-
ices with frequent interaction in close
proximity to each other. Logically, the
less a patient is moved, the less chance

of accident or error.
Designing a hospital in today's
rapidly expanding technology envi-
ronment requires architects to be
aware of, and make use of, innovative
systems and to guide the decision
makers toward safe, cost-effective,
aesthetically pleasing solutions.

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experience planning and designing a
variety of projects, including com-
mercial, healthcare, laboratory and
educational facilities. MGE Architects
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