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Title: Florida architect
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Title: Florida architect
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Language: English
Creator: American Institute of Architects -- Florida Association
Florida Association of Architects
Publisher: Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: May-June 1984
Frequency: quarterly
Subject: Architecture -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 4, no. 3 (July 1954)-
Dates or Sequential Designation: Ceased in 1996.
Issuing Body: Official journal of the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.
Issuing Body: Issued by: Florida Association of Architects of the American Institute of Architects, 1954- ; Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects, <1980->.
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American Institute of Architects
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Post Office Box 10388
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
Publisher/Executive Vice
George A. Allen, CAE
Diane Greer
Assistant Publisher
Director of Advertising
Carolyn Maryland
Art Director
Mel Hutto
Editorial Board
Charles E. King, FAIA
William E. Graves, AIA
Ivan Johnson, AIA
Peter Rumpel, FAIA
John Totty, AIA
Michael Bier, AIA
James H Anstis, AIA
333 Southern Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
Vice President/President-elect
Mark Jaroszewicz, FAIA
University of Florida
College of Architecture
331 Architecture Building
Gainesville, Florida 32611
James J. Jennewein, AIA
102 West Whiting St.
Suite 500
Tampa, Florida 33602
John Barley, AIA
P.O. Box 4850
Jacksonville, Florida 32201
Past President
Robert G Graf, AIA
251 East 7th Avenue
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Regional Directors
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Post Office Box 41245
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Howard B Bochiardy, FAIA
Post Office box 8006
Orlando, Florida 32806
General Counsel
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Suite 510, Lewis State Bank
Post Office Box 1794
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May/June, 1984
Volume 31, Number 3


11 At Issue in Tallahassee
George A. Allen, CAE

17 KBJ Designs for the Pros
Jim Rink, AIA

26 20 Religion as an Architectural
Charles Siebert, AIA

It 23 Charlan Brock Young:
Reinventing the Neighborhood
Laird M. Boles

26 Odeons of the
Golden Age
John Habich

29 High Rise Confinement for the
"Innocent Until Proven Guilty"
30 Randy Atlas, Ph.D., AIA

31 Commentary on the Dade
County Stockade Expansion
David M. Harper, AIA

32 Time for Design
The 1984 FA/AIA Spring
Education Conference


34 5 Editorial
6 News/Letters
34 Chapter Design Awards

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Paul Goldberger of the New York Times recently wrote of Miami that "this is a city
whose downtown seems intended to be driven into, not walked through. Its archi-
tecture offers little to interest the pedestrian, and virtually every building in town looks
better from afar."
Perhaps that's a revelation for Mr. Goldberger, but it certainly isn't for me. What
large building doesn't look better through the eye of a wide angle lens or from a dis-
tance great enough to appreciate more than its cornerstone?
The headline for Goldberger's article cited the fact that the appeal of the Miami
skyline was lost at the pedestrian level.
Again, I ask, "What's new?"
I went to New York in early February excited about seeing some of the buildings
newly constructed since I last visited the city some years ago. Well, I had an interest-
ing reaction to the "concrete canyons" of New York and I say to you that if the appeal
of the Miami skyline is lost to pedestrians, the appeal of the New York skyline is not
only lost .. it's non-existent.
"Why," I asked myself, "did the AT&T Building look so fine in photographs and
so uninviting from the street? Was it because I was dwarfed, overwhelmed, what?
Was the building any less a work of great architecture because I couldn't get far
enough away from it to fully appreciate it? Of course not!
How can any skyscraper, or series of skyscrapers, be fully enjoyed or appre-
ciated from the street? In the first place, there are too many distractions at street
level . garbage, alleys, driveways, storefronts, people and so on. If we could
walk fifty feet above the sidewalk, then we could begin to take it all in. One hundred
feet above the sidewalk and the pedestrian could begin to fully appreciate the im-
pact of the individual structures and the beauty of the details, many of which are at
the top of the building.
But, such is not possible and so I suggest to you that what we are left with is a
collective impression. Is it really important that the best view of our "skyscraper
cities" is not from the sidewalk? I suggest that what is really important is not even the
individual structures and how we react to them as good or bad buildings.
What is important is the city as a whole and how the buildings work together. In
the case of New York, the "concrete canyons" awe the pedestrian, and occasionally
present the man on the street with a clear view of the top, or side, or soaring slope of
a truly exciting piece of architecture, which can be considered on its own merits.
But, with all of that, comes a threat to the pedestrian. Concrete all around and going
upward for great distances can cause one to feel a need for space.
Chicago has handled that need wonderfully. The same "concrete canyons" in
Chicago open up frequently into green spaces and plazas with benches and foun-
tains and sculpture . and even, music. In New York, I longed for a place to sit and
think, and I didn't find it.
Both cities are architecturally exciting, but so is Miami.
I stress that in my opinion even the best architecture, if it's at skyscraper scale,
is not best viewed from the street. That does not, however, mean that these cities
and these buildings are not for the people.
Diane D. Greer

Architects Design Group of Florida,
Inc., a Winter Park architectural firm, is
headed by an avid art enthusiast who has
been closely involved with the art com-
munity in Winter Park and Orlando for
many years. Keith Reeves, AIA, President
of Architects Design Group, feels that
supporting talented artists is just as im-
portant as a client's support of his design
In that tradition, the firm recently
made a major contribution to the Orlando
Science Center. The funds which the firm
donated were used for the design and
construction of a temple entranceway to
the Egyptian Mummy: Secrets and Sci-
ence exhibit. The firm also commissioned
the renowned Central Florida artist, Brandt
Magic, to create a limited edition poster
for the event.
The entranceway of the Egyptian ex-
hibit depicts a loose interpretation of
temple ruins in the XIX dynasty. Design
and construction was made possible by
the Architects Design Group, and the proj-
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ervation has designated May 13-19, 1984,
as National Historic Preservation Week
with the theme "Preservation Is Taking
Care of America."
Michael L. Ainslie, President of the
National Trust, explained the theme when
he said, "Quality rehabilitation and res-
toration, as well as quality maintenance,
are the principle concerns of all preserva-
tionists, including the owners of old
homes, city and state government officials
and owners of commercial buildings. I

know that preservation and neighbor-
hood groups across the country will seize
the opportunity to demonstrate their com-
mitment to preserving our heritage."

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service to fleet surface combatants.
This design is the first practical appli-
cation of the findings of studies performed
to determine the optimum configuration of
piers to meet the needs of the Navy's
modern surface combatant fleet. The de-
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economically competitive first cost.
Pier Zulu, as it's known, will be built at
the Naval Station in Charleston, S.C. The
double-deck pier will be a concrete struc-
ture, 1,245 feet long, but only 76 feet wide.
The new design will offer the Navy the ad-
vantages of twice as much pier front to
each berthed ship and the increased effi-
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A combination of the old and new proved effective when the old Southern Bell building in South Miami was refur-
bished. The architectural/design firm of Wolfberg, Alvarez and Taracido Associates laid down design plans for
their new offices in that building. The firm used a very functional dove grey ceramic tile supplied by Forms and
Surfaces, Inc. of Miami. South Florida's climate has made the use of ceramic and porcelain tiles very popular
dueto their low maintenance, durability and clean styling. Photo of the Wolfberg, Alvarez and Taracido office by
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HCDA, Inc. (H. Carlton Decker & As-
sociates) has joined the Coral Gables
business community by establishing ex-
panded offices in the Ponce area. The
firm is currently working on a laboratory
complex for Erwin Chemical Laboratory.
Hansen Lind Meyer, P.C. Architects/
Engineers, has been listed among the top
five designers of health care facilities in
the nation. Modern Healthcare, which
conducts an annual ranking of the top
100 health care architects, has placed
HLM in the top ten for the last three years.
This year, the firm ranked #1 in dollar vol-
ume and #4 in square footage. Of the top
five firms listed, HLM was the only one
to show an increase in business during
Pelican Bay, a condominium com-
munity designed by Schwab & Twitty
Architects of Palm Beach and Houston,
as featured in the Design '84 presentation
at the 40th Annual National Association of
Home Builders (NAHB) convention in
Houston. The towers at Pelican Bay were
the finale of the special presentation pro-
duced by the American Institute of Archi-
tects. Pelican Bay is a part of Pasadena
Yacht and Country Club, a large, master
planned development by U.S.S. Realty,
a division of the United States Steel
Harvey Ferber, AIA, John Schlitt, AIA,
and Charles Block, AIA, took top honors in

the 1984 Indian River Awards Program.
Twelve projects of residential scale and
character were submitted and Awards of
Excellence went to Ferber, Schlitt and
Block with an Award of Merit being pre-
sented to Wayne Rogers, AIA. Jurors for
the competition were Philip Steel, AIA and
Ronald Schwab, AIA, of Palm Beach and
Robert G. Currie, AIA, of Delray Beach.
Daniel D. Capotorto, AIA, has been
promoted to Vice President of the firm of
Harper & Buzinec in Miami. Mr. Capotorto
is a Senior Project Manager for the firm.
Richard C. Skurow, IDSA, has been elec-
ted Chairman of the Southeast Chapter
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Environmental Graphics. The Haskell
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a CPA and she will supervise the prepara-
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management reports at the Haskell Com-
pany which completes over $100 million
annually in commercial, industrial and
other projects.
Deryl Louise Buford, AIA, has been
named staff architect and project coordi-
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rehabilitation team for WED Enterprises,
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Election year politics and a consti-
tutional proposal on tax controls may
have placed Florida legislators in political
checkmate this year, but it hasn't stopped
them from dabbling in other issues which
will have a great impact on the state for
years to come.
Environmental protection is on every
lawmaker's priority list in one form or an-
other. The question is not so much whether
the state's ecological systems and coast-
al areas should be protected, but who is
going to do it and just how hard will they
make it to develop land in Florida in the
Architects have traditionally support-
ed environmental protection measures
and growth control mechanisms in Flor-
ida. It will be interesting to see whether that
support continues when this session is
over, once developers and designers be-
gin to find out how tough the current con-
trols will be to deal with in the decades
There are other issues impacting ar-
chitects in Florida. Following is a capsule
sketch of the more important items on the
legislative menu.
Building Codes and Standards
The "Threshold Building Law" made
it through the 1983 session following an
extensive review by a special construc-
tion industry study committee and legisla-
tors. It didn't fly too well so it's back this
session for retooling. Special inspectors
will be redefined and efforts made to bring
about more uniformity in the interpretation
of building codes by building officials.
There have been efforts statewide
by Fire Department officials to become
more involved in the building process
with powers to oversee the design and
planning of structures. At the state level,
the State Fire Marshal is asking the legis-
lature to remove the delegation of author-
ity for reviewing plans for compliance of
the uniform fire safety standards from user
agencies. The State Fire Marshal wants to
review the plans for any construction or

alteration on state owned buildings or
state-leased space. An appropriation to
hire four people to do the job has been
The Board of Building Codes and
Standards has asked the Legislature to
amend the Accessibility by Handicapped
Persons Statute to alter corridor require-
ments, restroom requirements and the
amount of common area which must be
accessible to handicapped persons in
public facilities.
Professional Regulation
The Department of Professional Reg-
ulation is requesting authority to access
the court system without going through the
State Attorney's offices to seek civil pen-
alties and injunctive relief against persons
practicing a regulated profession without
a license.
Another proposal would provide au-
thority to DPR to maintain records on prob-
able cause proceedings and allow the de-
partment to review the records involving
professionals whether probable cause is
found or not.
Public Construction
The FA/AIA is supporting legislation
which would require agencies to utilize
the most recent application code in the
planning review and approval process to
remove some of the confusion which is
created by the lapse in time it takes to up-
date agency rules.
The prohibition against public agen-
cies using "sole source" specifications in
designs for public buildings is expected
to come up for review again. The FA/AIA
feels that the law should be changed to al-
low for greater flexibility by the designer
who should not be prevented from select-
ing the product, process or system which
is in the best interest of the client or user of
the structure.
Other Issues of Interest
The Legislature is being requested to
approve the establishment of a School
of Architecture at the University of South

Florida. If approved, this would be the
third school of architecture in the State
University System, and with the University
of Miami, the fourth architectural degree
granting institution in Florida.
The FA/AIA remains unalterably op-
posed to the insertion of bidding proce-
dures in the Consultants Competitive
Negotiations Act. However, there do not
appear to be any attempts this session to
change the law.
Clean Up '84 is the catch phrase for a
Constitutional Amendment which is being
argued this session. It would grant legal
standing to anyone who chooses to sue
anyone else to protect their individual
"rights of environmental quality." It sounds
innocent enough, but if passed, this would
be placed before voters in November and
could add additional costs and delays to
developments in Florida.
The "Proposition 1 Tax Cut" constitu-
tional amendment will not be considered
by the Florida Legislature, but will affect
what the legislature does. The amend-
ment proposal, if it receives the blessings
of the court system, will be voted on in
the general elections in November. If ap-
proved, it will cut back revenue to state
and local governments in Florida by more
than 22 percent calling a halt to public
construction across the board for several
Therefore, Proposition 1 and the fact
that all seats in the House of Representa-
tives and half of the State Senate will be up
for releection this fall means the 1984 ses-
sion will be free of any major additions to
the appropriations budget and most cer-
tainly an absence of serious measures to
increase taxes.
Which leads us back to checkmate
and a question of why is the State Legisla-
ture even meeting this year? It's a good
question with a simple answer: because
the State Constitution requires it.

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Jim Rink, AIA

Tournament Players Club, Ponte Vedra Beach
KBJ Architects, Inc.
Structural Engineer
Smith, Hardaker, Huddleston & Collins, Inc.
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer
Roy Turknett Engineers
Landscape Architect
Hilton Meadows, ASLA
General Contractor
Daniel Construction Company

Designing a clubhouse for the pre-
miere golf tournament of the PGA-Tour

was no game. The charge from PGA-Tour
Commissioner Deane Beman was a facil-
ity to support a field of the 144 top names
in professional golf for a week long tour-
nament sporting the biggest purse in pro-
fessional golf.
The Tournament Players Club is
owned by the professional golfers them-
selves and demands an architectural de-
sign unmistakable in its identity and as
unique as the golf course which it serves.
"Stadium Golf", a concept pioneered
by Commissioner Beman, underlies the
design of the 18-hole course by golf course
architect Pete Dye and the 37,000 square
foot clubhouse by KBJ Architects, Inc.

Above: Clubhouse and viewing terraces from the 18th fairway.
Photo courtesy of Koppers Company, Inc.; Below: South
Elevation. Porte Cochere is to the left, terraced stairway to
upper level hospitality room is to the right.

Beginning with 315 acres of low-lying
coastal land midway between the Inter-
coastal Waterway and the ocean front, the
golf course was sculpted from more than
a million cubic yards of earth excavated
for the flood control lake system. Stadium-
like viewing areas were created through-
out the course by shaping the earth into
mounds and a twenty-five foot high build-
ing pad was created to place the club-
house at the pinnacle of view of tournament
The building form is conceived as an
extension of its earth base with the wide
roof overhangs furnishing sun protection
to viewing galleries surrounding the main
level of the building. A linear axis of paired
structural bents is created to provide clear
span space at the upper level room and at
the porte cochere.
The Tournament Players Club func-
tions as a year-round membership club
but the Tournament Players Champion-
ship, held annually in March, is the prime
reason for the functional plan of the
Tournament week requires the hous-
ing of three separate and distinct func-
tions: press and media communications,
player activities and patron hospitality.
The Press corps facilities are located
in the lower level. This 15,000 square foot
area is used by the working press as a
media center and hub of media commu-
nications. During the balance of the year,
the space is used for storage and golf cart
operations. Built into the surrounding earth
berms, the space maintains a comfortable
temperature year round through its earth
insulation and a natural ventilation system.
Player activities are concentrated on
the 15,000 square foot main level includ-
ing player reception and locker room
areas with private player dining rooms. In
addition, this level contains the Pro Shop,
ladies locker room and patron dining
areas. The circulation plan is designed to
provide privacy for the tournament players
,and furnish amenities such as showers,
sauna and Nautilus gym.
The Patron hospitality center is lo-
cated in the upper level. This 7,000 square
foot loft area, contained below the roof,
can be opened to provide banquet facili-
ties for pre-tournament functions then
subdivided to provide private corporate
hospitality suites for major tournament
sponsors. Viewing terraces incised into
the roof overlook tournament play with a



monumental exterior stairway giving di-
rect access to the 18th green area.
Construction at the bermed lower level
is reinforced concrete masonry. Main and
upper level floor framing is structural steel
and open web joist with roof framing of
structural steel and structural glued lam-
inated timber. The roof construction is

wood decking with fire-retardant cedar
shake roofing.
Interior wall finishes are painted gyp-
sum wallboard and cedar paneling with
ceilings of exposed wood decking. Fur-
nishings and casework designed by KBJ
Architects, Inc. are oak.
The Tournament Players Club was



completed in October of 1980 at a building
cost of approximately $38.00 per square

James Rink, AIA, is Vice President of KBJ
Architects, Inc. and was project architect
of the Tournament Players Club.


Left: Main Level plan; Below: Entry and porte cochere.
Photo by Bob Braun.

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Bet Breira Congregation
Charles Sieger Architectural Offices
Davis Engineering
Altman/Meyers Construction Co.
Henderson Rosenberg Scully
Bet Breira Congregation
The description of religion interpreted
as architectural metaphor created a de-
sign climate which allowed pre-classical
forms to embody the general work.
In the Judaic religion numerology ex-
presses many of the inspirations and
aspirations of the spirit of the religion.
Eighteen is the number equated to the
intuitive spirit of the phrase "life."
The general plan of Bet Breira is a
simple grid 18 square. Upon a square sits
stacked cubes equal distance in height to
width. These cubes are sheared at 45 de-
grees on each face, creating truncated
cube octahedrons. The vertical glazing
inside each cube is baffled by its external
walls allowing indirect light to penetrate
the cube prior to entering the main body
of the building. This was a direct attempt at
symbolizing the corbeled nature of large
stacked blocks creating a space. Each of
the volumetric equilateral triangles cre-
ated as a result of the truncation invert on
each other spatially symbolizing the Star
of David on the vertical glass interface.
The cubes are stacked in the sanctu-
ary to create a stepped pyramid with an
internal space symbolizing a large cor-
beled room. Here the four posted tent that
covered the ark of covenant is symbol-
ized and the history of the architectural
religious form of the stepped ziggurat is
embodied in the sanctuary area and its
total expression. Truncated cubes are
stepped and end in four pylons which
surround the central west window which

Above & left: East facade of
Congregation Bet Breira and interior of
sanctuary, looking east Photos by
Mark Surloff.


lights the arc doors that hold the Torah as
the sun sets on two prominent religious
holidays. Stairs rising on the east-west
axis are blocked by gates symbolizing
the protectorate entrance and the ascen-
sion of man. At the top, no landing occurs.
On the roof of the 12 classrooms and
administration areas are a truncated cube
which serves as a remembrance of how
the sanctuary was made and functions as
baffled skylights. In the raised plaza is an
area crushed out of the slab where a sym-
bolic oasis occurs giving shade and relief
from the tropical sun that soaks the plaza.
The central court with four trees is the
place in the school where learning and
gatherings occur. The raised entrance
plaza creates a sense of procession to
the entrance tower where the three cubit
high space announces the decision to
enter the sanctuary, social hall, school or
administration offices.
This synagogue and parochial school
envisions religion as a series of social
meeting places where tradition and his-
tory can be taught and translated into
contemporary life.
In conjunction with the architect's
sensitivity to this project, landscape ar-
chitects, Henderson-Rosenberg-Scully &

Two views of the north side of the
building. Photos by Mark Surloff.




Associates, were particularly sensitive to
the symbolism and strength of forms in-
herent in the building. The plant material
selected for the spaces surrounding the
building are very architectural in form.
Plants were arranged to reflect the strict
building module. Sabal palms of matched
height march across the front of the build-
ing in perfectly even spacing. A double
row of Vietchii palms leads the eye to the
ascending stairway.
Near the main entry, a large concrete
plaza represents the desert through
which the Israelites passed on their way to
freedom. In that space, a jagged opening
pierces the concrete, as though broken
by the hand of God. In this small space,
the landscape architects created a micro-
cosm of habitats found in the Middle East.
They used plants native to the region, from
the date palms and papyrus found in the
marshes along the Nile and the Jordan
Rivers, to the Olive tree found on the ter-
raced hillsides around Jerusalem.
This synagogue and parochial school
envisions religion as a series of social
meeting places where tradition and his-
tory can be taught and translated into
contemporary life.

Axonometric and site plan for the
Congregation Bet Breira. Drawings
courtesy of the architect.

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Together for just three years, the
Orlando architectural/planning firm of
Charlan Brock Young & Associates is a
15-man firm that has chosen to specialize
in multi-family housing of all sizes and
densities. Believing there must be an in-
tegrity for good architectural design, and
with a philosophy best described as "sen-
sitivity in housing", CBY has attained a
high standing in the design community
and a national reputation .. uncommon
achievements for a partnership of such
brief tenure.
Until recently, the role of the housing
architect, and housing itself, had not ex-
perienced real dramatic change in this
country. Before the 1970's, single and
multi-family housing was done mostly
by builder/developers who built homes
from stock plans. However, over the
past decade, and probably beginning in
California, the shape of the American
neighborhood has changed along with
the needs of people's different lifestyles.
For the first time, housing can be marketed
on a large scale for specific lifestyles.
Competition among builders and devel-
opers has become tremendous and what
has evolved is the need for architects and
planners who can consolidate architec-
ture, planning and marketing into a cohe-
sive unit.
Gary Brock, Charles Charlan and
Brad Young, as independent architects,
had grown to appreciate the work of Cali-
fornia-based housing specialists like Barry
Berkus, Walt Richardson and Fisher Fried-
man architects with a deserved national
reputation for creating lifestyles that are
successful through a masterful blend of
marketing, merchandising and excep-
tional design. Housing also afforded a
unique freedom from some of the many
constraints found in other forms of the dis-
cipline. The varying design scale and the
rapid turnover of projects kept their de-
sign and planning skills well-honed and
always evolving. All of these things moti-
vated Charlan, Brock and Young to take
the important steps to form their own firm.
Admittedly, after having started their
own office and establishing a strong cli-
ent base, the principals still wavered on
whether they should dare to specialize in
housing. The partners always felt like ren-
egades in the architectural profession
who relied too much on Madison Avenue

Site plan for Tennis Villas at Scottsdale
Ranch. Plan courtesy of CBY Architects.

marketing rather than pure architectural
fundamentals. Though CBY now takes on
occasional commercial or specialty proj-
ects, it was quite a while before they were
willing to admit they wanted to be housing
At CBY, there are three fundamen-
tals which stand as the cornerstone of the
services they provide their developer/
clients. First is the extreme importance
placed on land planning and the simul-
taneous integration with architectural
design. With the future of housing being
based on densities from six to 60 units per
acre, only innovative land planning, cou-
pled with good architectural design, will
decrease the feeling of overcrowdedness
and monotony.
Relating architectural design and land
planning concepts to solve such things as
monotony, privacy and views, while still
addressing all the salient requirements
regarding climate, topography and veg-
etation, is the primary function of the sen-
sitive interface of land planning and archi-
tecture. CBY's land planning is marked by
a certain looseness or randomness that is
translated somehow into a positive,
marketable community. Whether their proj-

ects contain 100 or 600 multi-family homes
of the sale type, the firm stresses the vil-
lage approach to housing, trying to break
up large monotonous blocks into mini-
villages with which people can identify.
Another key ingredient in the firm's
operating philosophy is its interest and ex-
pertise in the context of marketing. Often,
CBY's sensitivity to lifestyle, as it relates
to marketing strategy, helps them get the
job. Their commitment to marketing ex-
tends well into the region of sales mar-
keting where the firm's principals interact
directly with the developer's sales market-
ing staff to direct the development of logos,
signage and sales centers, landscaping
and the total image of the project.

Editor's Note: George M. Notter, FAIA,
President of the AIA, recently addressed
the National Association of Home Builders
at its convention in Houston. Notter's re-
marks confirmed the AIA's long-standing
interest in residential design and he stated
that "our social fabric is sewn from the
cloth of residential design specifically
home ownership. When the home-building
industry is healthy, then our nation is in
good shape."


Philippe Bay, Safety Harbour, Florida: Sales of these
townhomes showed the designers that the public
wanted exciting, livable spaces. The project
demonstrated that houses don't have to be boxes to
be affordable.

The unique features of Philippe Bay
townhomes relate to how the units work in the
site plan and how they are angularly attached.
Units are radially sited around motor court
clusters to enhance neighbor interaction, but
still provide privacy at the rear where patios are
located. The fan-shaped buildings, which are
narrow at the front to allow for high densities,
fan out at the rear to open up the interior living
spaces for increased panoramic views.
The attached units are designed for fee
simple ownership because marketing has
suggested that there is a stigma attached to
condominium associations. Reaction was
good as buyers and investors saw the
uniqueness of the project and the livability of
the units. The project demonstrated that houses
don't have to be boxes to be affordable.
Photos by Marcus Sharpe

Scottsdale Racquet Club and Tennis Villas,
Scottsdale, Arizona: This oasis in the middle of the
Arizona desert offers social amenities along with
220 cluster homes in a single family environment.

In Scottsdale Arizona, CBY was faced with the challenge of a
20-acre barren desert site. In addition, the client, Dixon Properties,
Inc., wished to develop 220 attached, single-story, cluster homes at
approximately 5.5 units per acre in a distinctly single family
At this project, the firm decided to establish a dual amenity
focus. Central to the site plan was the concept of one or more major
amenities as a community-wide recreational and social oasis. Indi-
vidual residences wrap around village cul de sacs and provide a
definite inward orientation to each home. Because of the harsh site
and dramatic temperature fluctuations and brightness of the sun,
CBY made this inward orientation an important transition between the
house and desert.
To position the product in the extremely competitive western
market, and establish lifestyle parameters for perspective buyers, a
tennis club facility was determined to be the best focus amenity.
The firm worked with various landscaping formats for light
control and added plunge pools, spas, decks and courtyard gardens
to further enhance their transitional environments. All of the major
rooms in each home have views oriented to this special environment.
Photography by Richard Emby of Koppes Photographers.




John Habich

The big Jazz Age odeons of Miami,
Tampa and Jacksonville were born at the
junction of the first Florida land boom and
the brief, golden era of "atmospheric"
theater architecture that mimicked exotic
geographical locales and conjoined elab-
orate historical styles. Now the mammoth
hulks of those stately pleasure domes -
for the most part disused since the incep-
tion of the low-maintenance, multiple-
screen cinema complexes are being
restored because of other historical coin-
cidences. The crest of nationwide restora-
tion mania (and the resulting development
of historical renovation as a profitable
specialty for architects) has been syn-
chronous with downtown-redevelopment
fever, a positive side-effect of the malaise
called suburban sprawl. Restored, grand
theaters have become keystones of such
central-district renewals, in Florida as
elsewhere. While tall new corporate mon-
uments brought droves by day, city plan-
ners found it took something more to get
folks downtown after sundown and that
was entertainment.
Downtown Tampa, for instance, was a
ghost town after business hours, beset by
rumors of unsafe streets and complaints
about inadequate parking. The 1977 re-
opening of the Tampa Theatre as a com-
munity arts center proved pivotal toward
making the Franklin Street Mall an attrac-
tive destination for nighttime spenders.
The 10-story Tampa Theatre first opened
in 1926 boasting a "Mighty Wurlitzer"
organ, a cloud-effects machine, 10,000
lights and a false-facade proscenium
adorned with statuary niches, balco-
nies and elaborate arabesques of plaster
relief work. It was designed in the flor-
id "Florida Mediterranean" style by
"Opera House John" Eberson, who
dreamed up the plans for more than 100
movie fantasy-palaces.

The proscenium arch of the Tampa Theatre on
the opposite page is almost overwhelming in its
decoration Photo by Mike Norton.
This page shows the fully restored Olympia Theatre
in Miami, now called the Gusman Center Built in
the 20's, it was restored in 1972 for $4.5 million by
Maurice Gusman, who later donated it to the city.
Photos courtesy of Gusman Center.


The European-trained Eberson also
designed Miami's Olympia Theatre and
office building now known as the
Maurice Gusman Cultural Center a
Med-Revival structure built in 1926 and
said to be the state's first air-conditioned
theater. Made to look like an Italian gar-
den surrounded by castle walls, it was re-
stored in 1972 at a cost of $4.5 million by
tycoon Gusman, who donated it to the city
nine years ago.
Replete with wrought-iron balconies
and a roof garden, Jacksonville's Florida
Theatre was fashioned after a Moorish
courtyard by R.E. Hall of New York and
local architect Roy Benjamin, whose firm
was the forerunner of KBJ Architects Inc.
Bought by the Arts Assembly of Jackson-
ville in 1981, and renovated for $2.5 mil-
lion in private and government money,
the Florida reopened to fanfare last fall.
These three theaters, and other,
smaller ones around the state, are once
again booking the arts and hooking the
John Habich is Arts Critic for the Talla-
hassee Democrat.

Above: Second floor lobby of Jacksonville's Florida
Theatre. Restoration architect Jim Rink, AIA. of KBJ
Architects oversaw the work of craftsman Tommy
White who restored much of the theatre's mosaics
and repaired its chandeliers. Upper left: Main
entrance to the theatre lobby showing telephone
booths at rear and mezzanine above, Left: View of the
stage from the balcony, All photos by Steven Brooke.




Randy Atlas, Ph.D., AIA
IThe statistics are thought-provoking.
Admissions to the Dade County Depart-
ment of Corrections and Rehabilitation
have increased 44 percent in the last eight
years. The average daily population for
Dade County jails has increased fifty per-
cent over the last four years, resulting in
severe overcrowding. A court order issued
in 1982 ordered immediate reduction in jail
housing to relieve the problem of over-
crowding and levied a $1000 per day fine
to the county jail when it exceeded the
court ordered population cap. In 1982, a
$20 million bond issue was passed in
Dade County to provide funding for 2,500
additional inmate beds.
In response to the need for additional
inmate space, Dade County commissioned
the Coral Gables office of Harper & Buzi-
nec Architects/Engineers, to design a
1000 bed maximum security facility for
male pre-trial detainees adjacent to the
existing Dade County Stockade. This
Dade County Stockade Expansion was to
be flexible in design to allow the facility to
grow with the changing requirements of
the local criminal justice system, and al-
low for humane, constitutional, and cost-
effective detention for those persons in-
eligible for release alternatives. Construc-
tion of the new facility is due to begin in
June, 1984, with completion scheduled
for approximately fifteen months later.
The design concept for the new facil-
ity was based on three important factors:
the use of rewards as incentive for behav-
ior, the establishment of operational pro-
cedures that encourage and facilitate
interaction between inmates and staff,
and the fact that the facility will operate in
a decentralized form where inmate move-
ment is greatly reduced and all functions
are brought to him including food service,
visitation and immediate access to out-
door recreation.
The jail population will be accom-
modated in 21 housing units of 48 men
each. These housing unit groupings per-
mit a wide range of classification possi-
bilities as well as having one correctional
Top: Aerial view of northwest corner of stockade officerforever 48inmates
showing site drainage ponds, entry road and under officer for every 48 inmates.
building parking. Above: Elevation showing stacking The operational philosophy of the fa-
of building units. Photos by Patricia Fisher/ cility is based upon The Federal Bureau
Steve Brooke Studio. of Prisons' "Functional Unit Management
Concept." In this concept, the correc-
tional officer works within the living mod-
ule in a supervisory role. He works among
the inmates without any form of separation
from the residents. Officer security is main-


trained by the use of electronic body and
telephone alarms. The need for frequent
and costly inmate movement is eliminated
by delivery of all services to the housing
The architectural design of the Stock-
ade Expansion makes a positive contri-
bution to the correction program by im-












proving operational efficiency so that the
facility can be effectively managed by
custody staff and be built and maintained
at a lower cost.
Room furnishings, fixtures and fin-
ishes are non-institutional. Rooms are
furnished with simple beds, wood desks,
and porcelain sinks and toilets, as op-

Above: Cross section of the facility showing a
typical 48-man living unit; Below: Blow-up of
floor plan levels showing stacked floors
creating terraced effect.
Drawings courtesy of the architect.





posed to traditional steel fixtures. Because
vandalism is greatly reduced by the man-
agement style of the jail, fixtures are not
usually broken and are considerably
cheaper to purchase and replace if the
need arises.
The new facility will be located on the
17-acre site near the Miami International
Airport. The building has masses of vari-
ous heights though no section is higher
than nine stories above grade. Two main
elevator cores, one servicing ten stops
and the other six stops, provide the pri-
mary vertical transportation system for the
building. The two elevator cores are con-
nected below grade by a 350-foot service
and utility corridor.
The facility is intended to take on a
non-institutional appearance to minimize
the visual impact of its security and control
features. The fenestration of the facility is
comprised of spandrel glass panels and
precast concrete wall panels that also
encompass the exercise courtyards. The
spandrel panels further add to the design
of the building by their energy conserva-
tion features, and the added security fea-
ture of being unable to locate the inmate
room windows for outside communica-
tion. Rooms are ventilated by variable air
volume single-zone systems. All housing
units and administration areas are air-
conditioned for climate control. All smoke
detectors and smoke evacuation systems,
security vestibules and doors, fire alarms,
sprinkler systems, emergency power sys-
tems, and energy management systems
will be computer operated.
Special color schemes and graphics
have been developed to identify the 21
separate housing units, associated ele-
vator lobbies and dayrooms. The use of
color in conjunction with graphic symbols
and letters create a complete system for
identifying each and every area of the
building. Exercise courtyards are en-
closed by security walls in order to facili-
tate a full range of activities. Overhead
screen enclosures will secure exercise
areas against escape and contraband
Because this is a high rise jail without
corridors, the new facility is unique as a
correctional institution. The lack of corri-
dors permits easy surveillance and elimi-
nates blind spots, and reduces the length
of travel by staff and service. The design
also improves upon the gross to net square
footage ratio and helps simplify the often
confusing process of finding one's way
through a large and complex building.

Randy Atlas, Ph.D., AIA, is Assistant Vice
President of Harper & Buzinec. He has
also worked for the Florida Department of
Corrections and has a Doctorate of Crim-
inology from Florida State University.



David M. Harper, AIA

"If this facility could serve to return those
incarcerated to the free world in no worse
condition than that in which they came, we will
have created a unique facility and made a major
contribution to society."

The Dade County Stockade Expansion Project has been called, by some, a
model jail for metropolitan areas throughout the United States. Its validity has been
questioned by some, but whatever their opinion, everyone seems to agree that it's
a bold new step in the evolution of "an Architecture."
Today, architects and designers seem to be searching to elevate the signifi-
cance of the art form that many believe began to dim during the Modern Movement.
The so-called "post modernism" that fills the pages of current thought, is a response
to society's need for a meaningful continuum ... a recall of historical form and
metaphor. It is a look beyond function, a movement that we hope serves architec-
ture as a reflection of the higher needs of society. Architecture is, after all, a mirror
held to the consciousness of a civilization. If this is so, then unfortunately correc-
tional architecture is one of the most valid expressions in today's world.
With this sense of purpose, we embarked on the creation of a facility that, in
some way, attempts to address our concern about the detrimental effects of human
behavior. It was impossible to approach the design as a shell for the warehousing
of human beings. Our basic understanding of people told us that they react to envi-
ronment. If that premise were not true, there would be little need for architects and
architecture as we know it. However, architecture must be contextual in order to be
valid, and we, as architects, must be mindful of the charge that society has placed
upon us. In assessing that responsibility, one might look to a traditional response.
Perhaps the reason for the creation of "hen-house" correctional architecture is
something more than a response to the rural locations upon which these buildings
were often placed. More probably, they are the result of the citizen's interest in
spending as little as possible to deal with misfits. Perhaps we should consider the
roles of the facility in accommodating the objective of punishment.
The courts have clearly ruled that "confinement" constitutes appropriate pun-
ishment and the loss of liberty is the role of a confinement facility. In the case of a jail,
as opposed to prison, those awaiting trial must be considered innocent until proven
guilty. Perhaps a jail, then, should be viewed as secure accommodations for inno-
cent people. A radical view indeed, but a basic concept that separates our free so-
ciety from totalitarian dictatorships and Fascist states.
Some observations about the proper role of the jail in the Criminal Justice Sys-
tem certainly suggest a minimalistic approach. After all, if the only proper role for a
jail is to provide secure housing, then maybe in designing the Dade County Stock-
ade Expansion, we have run the risk of over-intellectualizing the process. However,
we have identified several goals that haven't been successfully accomplished in
more traditional jails. For example, we quickly abandoned the idea of rehabilitation
as one of our goals. Instead, we set out to achieve the less lofty goal of designing an
environment that would have the least detrimental impact on human beings. If this
facility could serve to return those incarcerated to the free world in no worse condi-
tion than that in which they came, we will have created a unique facility and made a
major contribution to society.

David M. Harper, AIA, is President of Harper & Buzinec and he is one of the Principals-in-
Charge of the Dade County Stockade Project.


1984 Spring Education Conference
Grenelefe Resort, June 15-16

"Time for Design" is the theme of this
year's Spring Educational Conference
and it was an idea conceived to help
Florida architects deal with the ever-
increasing demands which are made on
their time, but are really peripheral to the
practice of architecture. These activities
are essential to the practice of architec-
ture, but they are not the profession's pri-
mary objectives. It is how to deal with these
demands on the architects's time that the
Conference lectures will deal.
Program Highlights
J. Michael Huey, FA/AIA General
Counsel, will provide a legislative update
discussing changes enacted by the 1984
Legislature ... and how they will impact
the time and operations of architects. A
better understanding of these govern-
mental forces will help attendees to plan
and react to them in an orderly and time-
saving manner.
Nora Lea Reefe owns a consulting
firm specializing in human resource man-
agement. Human resource management
is one of the most difficult, yet essential,
aspects of any profession or business.
Widely published, Reefe's knowledge of
human resource management and its re-
lationship to effective production and
marketing have made her a highly re-
spected management consultant.
Senator John Vogt will present an up-
date on the Threshold Building Law, one
of the latest intrusions into the practice of
architecture. Enacted by the 1983 Legis-
lature, Senator Vogt was the prime spon-
sor of the original bill. At the Conference,
he will appear on a panel to discuss the
law and any changes that are made to it
during the 1984 session.
Dwight Holmes, FAIA, will lead two
presentations with the assistance of his

partner Dean Rowe, AIA, on Project Man-
agement and Awards Submittals. The first
program will focus on successful project
management... or, how to save time by
managing the client. The second presen-
tation will highlight ways the Rowe Holmes
firm has found the time to enter design
competitions which have yielded numer-
ous awards in recent years.
Other program topics to help archi-
tects find "Time for Design" have been
selected by the Spring Conference Com-
mittee. One is a session to be led by an
architect on effective office management
The Conference Committee is also ne-
gotiating with a nationally known speaker
on Time Management and Effective Dele-
gating. These two presentations will show
you practical and useful ways to foil the
time bandit and learn to delegate, not
In addition to all of this, there will be
lots for the family to do. This year's confer-
ence, since it is taking place in mid-June,
was planned with the family in mind. There
is even going to be an ante-bellum "Gone
With The Wind" plantation picnic at Cy-
press Gardens.
"The Stressfulness of Spousefulness"
will be the topic of a very special presen-
tation by Dr. Susan Dellinger, a veteran
speaker on all phases of communications.
Dr. Dellinger will also make a luncheon
address on maximizing quality time in the
dual career marriage. The presentation
will focus on managing and minimizing
stress by the two career couple.
Arrangements have been made for
children ages 4-12 to enjoy a day at "Camp
Grenelefe" on Saturday. Pre-registration
for the children's program is a must.

1984 Unbuilt Design
Awards Program
The Second Annual FNAIA Unbuilt De-
sign Awards Program will top off the Spring
Education Conference. Redesigned to be
more educational in nature, the program
will feature a presentation of entries in
"school jury" format by the finalists at the
closing general session on Saturday af-
ternoon. The give-and-take between jur-
ists and finalists will be educational for all
The jurists will play a crucial role in
the program, and an outstanding panel
has been assembled under the direction
of Design Awards Committee Chairman
Henry Alexander, AIA.
Antoine Predock, FAIA, is Principal
and Sole Proprietor of Antoine Predock,
Architect, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ed-
ucated at Columbia and Harvard, Predock
was the recipient of both the Rome Prize
Advanced Design Fellowship in Rome
and the WiHliam Kinne Fellows Memorial
Traveling Fllowship from Columbia Uni-
versity in 1962.
Predock has held educational posi-
tions at a of universities, gives fre-
'ef i ha ._served on many
obwn the recipient
_a four time win-
of Record's "Record
mJnuary, he received a
I 1 P1togresitve Architec-

B. Mack Scogin, AIA, is a Managing
Principal in charge of design for Heery &
Heery, Architects and Engineers Inc. in
Atlanta. He has a Bachelor of Architec-
ture degree from Georgia Institute of
Scogih has. been the recipient of
rifny chapter and state design awards
and his work has been published in a
number of national magazines.
ogin t Heery & Heery
Since 1 9eltr.i he has been
' Involved &ffi si. i ln management
of a large za rity of the firm's major

' isJI a principal in
P international firm of
I,lnc, He is a recipient
of an national awards of
tb Currently a guest
li' .IUnkersity School of

His fi"rm' recent poiCts Include the
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jurors for the competition were Walter F. Wagner, Editor
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Top: The Master Plan for the New Town of Seaside, Walton County, Florida
was designed by Andres Buany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Architects.
The program calls for a new vacation resort of 350 dwellings to be located
on 80 acres with 2800 feet of beach front.
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program requirement was to design a typical unit layout, 1500 square feet,
to be repeated three times on a very narrow site.
Top right: Atlantis on Brickell in Miami was designed by Arquitectonica. It is
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levels. After reviewing the slides, jury members Mark Simon and Steven
Peterson felt that the project was clearly a winner. . Photo by Norman
Right: The Fanjul Residence in Coral Gables was designed by Spillis
Candela and Partners, Inc. Julio Grabiel, AIA, was the Principal in Charge.
This is a private residence which was renovated to meet the needs of the
current residents. Program requirements were a new master bedroom, total
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installation banquet at the Breakers Hotel.

Top: The Richard E Lindner Residence on Sailfish Point, Stuart, Florida was
designed by the West Palm Beach architectural firm of Peacock & Lewis. The
project was presented the Architects' Award for Excellence in Single Family
Dwellings. The house is 5,000 square feet elevated above the ground with large
interior rooms with extensive views of the ocean. The effect of the house is kept
rustic through the use of exposed structural wood framing and a shake roof
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recreational and social needs of the Village of North Palm Beach.
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Brosche & Nichols, Inc. of Lighthouse Point
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Dear Editor:
The January issue was a good one
and the editing of my article was well-done
except many items of importance had to
be cut and I was sorry that I did not per-
sonally have the ability to write it all in a
tighter vein to include observations that
may have had meaning for others. The
photos did little to explain my statements
about grammar wtihout being noted in
some way.
The photo of the rainspout was not
part of the Deerfield Building as noted in
the magazine but was part of the 350,000
S.F. Toyota Parts Warehouse in Jack-
sonville . the two buildings are quite
I gave you the wrong credit for the
Unitarian Church photo ... it should have
been Michael Dunlap instead of Belton
The magazine is looking very good.
The variety of articles gives differing view-
points equal time and that is good.
Best regards,
Robert C. Broward, AIA

Dear Editor:
I was impressed by the quality and the
heft of our magazine and just wanted to let
you know that I think it is "first class."

With all best wishes,
James J. Jennewein

Dear Editor:
Thank you for printing Bob Braun's
Firestone picture and Howard Means'
funny piece from the Orlando Sentinel. As
partner in charge of information, I'm always
gratified to see our name in print. But as
the talker in the office, I'm often credited
with more than my share. In this case,
Chalmers Yeilding was the project archi-
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