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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: July-August 1985
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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ily/August, 1985
olume 32, Number 4

Reinterpreting Classical Forms
Ray Reynolds

Water, Water Everywhere
Three New Pools in Pensacola
Diane D. Greer

Conferring In A Soft, Serene Setting
The Florida State Conference Center

A Formidable Facade
Yields to Multi-Level Living
The Atrium Condominiums
Maggie McPherson

John Howey Associates: Where Preconceived
Ideas Give Way to Diverse Designs
Diane D. Greer

The 1985 FA/AIA Unbuilt Design Awards


Member News

Cover, The Atrium, condominiums in Tallahassee designed by Doyle Stafford, AIA.
Photo by Bob Martin.

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Florida Association of the
American Institute of Architects
104 East Jefferson Street
Post Office Box 10388
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
Publisher/Executive Vice President
George A. Allen, CAE
Diane Greer
Assistant Publisher
Director of Advertising
Carolyn Maryland
Design and Production
Creative Services
Editorial Board
Bruce Balk, AIA
Commission on Public Relations
& Communications
Ivan Johnson, AIA, Chairman
Charles King, FAIA
illiam Graves, AIA
ohn Totty, AIA
Peter Rumpel, FAIA
Mike Bier, AIA
Mark Jaroszewicz, FAIA
University of Florida
college of Architecture
331 Architecture Building
Gainesville, Florida 32611
Vice President/President-elect
James J. Jennewein, AIA
101 S. Franklin St.
Suite 202
rampa, Florida 33602
John Ehrig, AIA
1 333 E. Bay Drive
uite 221
Clearwater, Florida 33546
John Barley, AIA
P. O. Box 4850
Jacksonville, Florida 32201
Past President
James H. Anstis, AIA
233 Southern Boulevard
est Palm Beach, Florida 33405
regional Directors
lenn A. Buff, FAIA
105A Laguna Drive
iami, Florida 33134
oward B. Bochiardy, FAIA
ost Office Box 8006
rlando, Florida 32806
general Counsel
J. Michael Huey, Esquire
Suite 510, Lewis State Bank
Post Office Box 1794
allahassee, Florida 32202
lorida Architect, Official Journal of the
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pinions expressed by contributors are
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12.00. Third class postage.

66W HAT DOES AN ARCHITECT DO?" That was the question
Asked of Mrs. Kizer's first grade class in Palm Beach a few
weeks ago, pursuant to a talk they heard from Palm Beach archi-
tect Larry Schneider, AIA. Schneider addressed the class,
showed them slides, demonstrated some tools of the trade and ex-
plained what architects do in language the children could under-
stand. Response was good and questions were abundant. For
many of the kids, this was their first formal introduction to archi-
tecture as a profession. This has been a goal of the AIA in recent
years to adopt a program of architectural education for use in
the public school system. Still in its infant state, it is programs
such as the one Larry Schneider put on that are a step in the right
direction. First, get them interested by whatever means it takes,
i.e. haunted houses, skyscrapers, glass boxes. Then talk to them
about the way buildings look and the way our cities look and what
it's like to live in them.
After Schneider's talk, each child, including his son, Michael,
wrote him a letter giving their opinion of "What Architects Do."
Their letters are worth noting, misspellings and all.
Architects design "manchins," "draw Epcot," work with
"tooels," design "belldens," design "sky skrapers," show
"slidse," etc.
Thanks, Mr. Schneider, for the good PR.

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medical emergency which
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Treatment requires up to
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blood chemistry, respira-
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mation may be associ-

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ment of Reye Syndrome.
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should avoid the use of
such medications until
they have consulted their
child's physician. Your
doctor is aware of this
possible complication
and will advise you
For more information
about Reye Syndrome
and the possible link
with aspirin, consult
your physician.

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Medical Association on
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Currie Stubbins
Schneider Places
Second in

or their contemporary design
for the Newport News, Vir-
ginia Cultural Arts Pavilion, Cur-
rie Stubbins Schneider AIA/PA
Architects Planners and Interior
Designers won second place in
an international competition
which was held in two phases.
CSS was one of seven finalists
chosen from more than 275 firms
that entered the competition
from the U.S. and several conti-
nents. The Pavilion is a $15 mil-
lion, 70,000-square-foot cultural
arts center in the heart of New-

port Centre, the extensive rede-
velopment project in downtown
Newport News. The Cultural
Arts Pavilion establishes New-
port News as the cultural heart
of the Virginia peninsula.
The criteria for the design of
the center included the creation
of a major performance center
for the arts in Virginia. The sec-
ond phase of the competition
narrowed the competing firms
to three and Currie Stubbins
Schneider tied seven times with
the ultimate winner, Daget-Say-
lor Architects in Pennsylvania.

The Pavilion, as conceived by
CSS was to be an integral part
of the revitalization of Newport
News, thus connecting the bus-
iness and industrial center of the
community with the social and
residential axis. Their open de-
sign created a gateway that

symbolized the crossroads be
tween business, residential, cul
tural and social activities. Th(
proposed design encouraged the
city to extend a sophisticated
welcome to the local and inter
national communities. Visua
pedestrian linkages between
the spaces were created to re-
inforce the sense of vitality anc
spontaneity inherent in live
theatre. The visual linkage ol
the outdoors encouraged the
enjoyment of panoramic views
of the city, shipyards and busy


Governor's Design

Awards Presented

for 1985

n May 2, on the 22nd floor of
the State Capitol, Governor
Bob Graham announced the win-
ners of this year's Governor's
Design Awards, a program to
recognize excellence in state

RUDAT Team to

Survey Historic

Section of


Team of urban specialists gath-
ered from all parts of the coun-
try joined forces in Jacksonville
in June and launched an inten-
sive whirlwind study of historic
Springfield and its problems.
The campaign included all plan-
ning and coordination necessary
to stage a large-scale military
Designated a R/UDAT or Re-
gional/Urban Design Assistance
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ists were flown into Jacksonville
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Members of this year's awards
jury were Chairman Thomas
Regan, Dean of the School of
Architecture at the University
of Miami; Mark Jaroszewicz,
FAIA, President of the FA/
AIA; Charles Cook of Tallahas-
see representing the Florida En-
gineering Society; Jeff Dawson,
Florida Chapter President of the
American Society of Landscape
Architects; Virginia Courtenay,

AIA as a public service of its Ur-
ban Design and Planning Com-
mittee. Each R/UDAT team is
assembled from an AIA pool of
volunteers which includes people
from all areas related to archi-
tecture including law, growth
management and sociology.
The Springfield R/UDAT is
sponsored nationally by the AIA
and locally by the Jacksonville
Chapter of the AIA.

Three Firms Join

In Giant Merger

The Design Arts Group, an
architectural firm formed
March 27, 1985, through the
merger of MJSH, Incorporated
and Rowe Holmes Associates
Architects of Tampa, has added
the Orlando firm of Hunton,
Shivers Brady Associates Ar-

President of the South Florida
Chapter of the ASID; James
Sowerbrower, President of
Thompson Construction Com-
pany representing the Florida
Associated General Contractors
Honored this year in the Edu-
cational Category was the South
Fork High School Phase I in
Martin County designed by Ra-
non, Bentler and Partners, Inc.
and the Florida State Conference
Center in Tallahassee designed

Design Arts will operate from
offices in both Tampa and Or-
lando with a total staff of ap-
proximately 125 people. The
combined operation became ef-
fective June 1, 1985.
The merger of the three firms
establishes The Design Arts
Group as one of Florida's largest
full-service architectural entity
ties. "Full-service" indicateS
in-house capabilities in archi-
tecture, engineering, planning,
landscape architecture and inter-
ior design.
Principals in the new firm in-
clude: George McElvy, AIA,
and Dean Rowe, FAIA, Chair-
men of the Board, John Stefany,
FAIA, President, Pete Taglia-
rini, AIA, Executive Vice Pres-
ident, Pete Gottschalk, AIA,
Dwight Holmes, FAIA, Tom
Hunton, AIA and Clyde Brady,
AIA, Senior Vice Presidents,
William Rast, P.E., Vice Presi-
dent and Maynard Lemke, AIA,

by William Morgan Architects,
P.A. The City Municipal Parking
Garage in Ft. Lauderdale, de-
signed by Donald Singer, FAIA,
won in the Transportation cate-
gory as well as the General Avi-
ation Terminal at the Tampa In-
ternational Airport designed by
Rowe Holmes Associates, Tam-
pa. The restoration of the Tampa
Theatre was recognized in the
restoration and recycling cate-
gory and was designed by city
architect Donna Dewhirst-Gillis.

The General Aviation Terminal at Tampa International Airport was designed by Rowe Holmes Associates Architects with RastAssociates,
Inc. and Ossi Consulting Engineers,Inc. Thomas Balsley, ASLA, was landscape architect. Photo by Gordon H. Schenck, Jr.


Member News

Robert M. Swedroe, AIA/PA
has designed Portsview, the
14-floor condominium tower at
the Waterways, a new yacht club
community. Singh Associates,
Inc. has been awarded a design
contract by the U.S. Army Se-
curity Assistance Center to pre-
pare high-tech designs for their
facilities in Alexandria, Virginia
and New Cumberland, Pennsyl-
vania. Schwab & Twitty Archi-
tects, Inc. have been commis-
sioned to design a new village of
patio homes for Mariner Sands,
the 720-acre community near
Stuart. Winter Park landscape
architects Wallis, Baker & Asso-
ciates has completed the land-
scape design at the new Olin Li-
brary on the campus of Rollins
College. The Haskell Company
has completed the second phase
of the Courtyard Shoppes in
Clearwater for the Mitchell Com-
pany. Hunton, Shivers, Brady,
Associates, Architects, P.A. has
moved its office to the First
Banker's Building in downtown
Orlando. The firm designed the
building in 1982.
MK Development Company
announced that its Winter Park
development project, Temple
Trail Village, will be the new
headquarters site for Fugleberg
Koch Architects. They are also
project architects for the Village,
a five-acre, mixed-use develop-
ment currently under construc-
tion. Peacock & Lewis Architects
and Planners will design an addi-
tional West Palm Beach Sales
Service Office for Cater's Fur-
niture. Gee and Jensen, Inc. have
been named landscape architects
for Lighthouse Point, a resort
condominium on Longboat Key.
Kenneth R. Smith AIA Archi-
tects Inc. will restore the historic
Greenleaf-Crosby Building in
Jacksonville for the Bos Group
and a local law firm. Smith was
project manager for the restora-
tion of the old State Capitol in
Tallahassee. Renovation is un-
derway on the new corporate
headquarters for Studio One in
Winter Park. The firm plans to

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Portsview, at the Waterways by Robert M. Swedroe, AIA, PA.

be in the new Comstock Avenue
office by early summer.
Yeckes-Luchner Architects,
P.A. will design the Seminole
Professional Office Building in
Juno Beach. The building will
provide 40,000 square feet of of-
fice space and will include a bank
with drive-in teller windows.
Carol Ann Colbert, IBD and
Patricia D. Purcell will head the
interiors department of Fleisch-
man-Garcia Architects-Planners-
Interior Designers, AIA, PA.
Sheldon Cohen, AIA, has been
elected to the Board of Directors
of Connell Associates, Inc. in
Coral Gables. David M. Harper,
AIA, was lead speaker for the
Fifth National Conference on
Promotion Programs for Design
Firms which was held in Chicago
in April. Harper & Buzinec was
recently listed in INC magazine
as one of the country's fastest
growing private companies.
The Evans Group will design
The Carriage Homes of Winship
Farms, an equestrian-themed
community of cluster homes to
be built on the former site of a
Cobb County, Georgia horse
farm. Shoup/McKinley Archi-
tects and Planners Inc. has been
commissioned by the First Bap-
tist Church of Boca Raton to pre-
pare the church's new master
plan and design the required fa-
cilities. Masao Yamade, AIA, has

joined The Stewart Corporation
as Director of Design. He is a
former Senior Designer and Sen-
ior Vice President of Hellmuth,
Obata & Kassabaum. Claudio J.
Noriega, AIA, has joined The
Smith, Korach, Hayet, Haynie
Partnership as Chief of Archi-
tectural Design.
Winter Park architect Oru
Bose will design a series of proj-
ects to reshape coastal and urban
areas in the state of Tamilnadu
in India in a unique joint venture
of government and private en-
terprise. Investors are joining
with the state government to de-
velop an international resort on
the Bay of Bengal as well as a
six-acre multi-project center in
downtown Madras, the capital
of Tamilnadu. Schwab & Twitty
Architects Inc. won three Flor-
ida Achievement in Marketing
Excellence "FAME" Awards,
sweeping the multi-family over
$200,000 category. Slattery and
Root Architects designed New
River Plantation to be built in
Sunrise. The project will consist
of 328 efficiency condominium
homes in a total of 41, two-story
buildings. The firm has also been
chosen to design a freestand-
ing hospice in Boca Raton, only
the second hospice in the coun-
try. The privately-funded proj-
ect will begin construction in

Larry Schneider, AIA, haE
joined the Delray Beach firm ol
Currie/Stubbins and the new
firm name is Currie Stubbins
Schneider, AIA/PA Architects
Planners and Interior Designers.
Gresham, Smith and Partners,
has expanded the staff of its Or-
lando office to include William
L. Jordan, AIA, as Associate and
Principal of the Orlando office.
Robert N. Sherrof and William
G. Morthland have been named
project architects. The design
work of Miami architect Jorge
Trelles and his brother, Luis, was

Aerial view of Maitland Colon-
nades by Hunton Shivers Brady


exhibited recently in the Hartell
Gallery of Cornell University in
Ithaca, New York. Jorge Trelles
is an architectural designer with
Wolfberg/Alvarez & Associates
in Miami. Wolfberg/Alvarez has
been selected by the Veteran's
Administration as the general
architectural and engineering
firm for the $180 million medical
center to be constructed in Palm
Beach County. The center will
feature a 650-bed medical, sur-
gical and psychiatric facility as
well as a 250-bed nursing home.
Ground was broken in April for
Morley Properties' new office
building, Maitland Colonnades
on Lake Lucerne, designed by
Hunton Shivers Brady Associates.
The symmetrical, two-winged
building will offer 252,000 square
feet of rentable space and will en-
compass 15 acres.
Jeffery W. Smith, AIA, has
been elected President of Obst
Associates, Architects/Planners,
Inc. Smith has been with Obst
since 1978. William Morgan
Architects' design of the West-
inghouse Headquarters in Or-
lando was one of eight winners
of the 1984 Outstanding Con-
crete Structures Award. This is
the firm's fourth Award of Ex-
cellence from the Concrete In-
stitute of Florida. In addition,
the firm was listed as the 79th
giant in Corporate Design's 1984
Architectural Giant Listing of

top architectural firms, based
on dollar volume of work in prog-
ress. The Prestressed Concrete
Institute presented William
Morgan Architects with a special
jury award for the design of the
Water Street Substation in Jack-
sonville in the 1984 PCI Awards
program. Professional Builder
magazine featured The Halifax
River Residence designed by
Studio One in its March, 1985 is-
sue. The Greens at the Califor-
nia Club, designed by Robert M.
Swedroe, AIA, is planned for late
1985 occupancy. The Haskell
Company will design and con-
struct Oceanside Villas at Wild
Dunes Beach and Racquet Club
in Isle of Palms, South Carolina.
Fugleberg Koch Architects with
offices in Orlando and Dallas,
is opening a third office in
Melbourne. Merging with FKA
for the Melbourne operation is
the firm of Craig A. Suman,
AIA. Stanley L. Loper, AIA, has
been promoted to Associate with
Fleischman-Garcia Architect-
Planners-Interior Designers. Oli-
ver & Glidden Architects Inc. will
design a new fire station for the
City of West Palm Beach so that
construction can begin during
the summer of 1985. Construc-
tion began in April on Seminole
Plaza which Oliver & Glidden
designed as a retail and office


Dear Editor:
I feel that Justice McDonald
stated his case quite succinctly
as did the dissenting opinions.
When will our legislative rep-
resentatives and counsel put
a stop to the use of the word
Also, the Consultants Com-
petitive Negotiation Act should
be further amended to include
the word "qualified" and small
business (less than five employ-
ees), otherwise the entire pro-
cess is a farce.

E. "Manny" Abraben

Note: The "case" to which Mr.
Abraben referred in his letter
was referenced in a news item
which appeared in the April 22,
1985, Legislative Report under
the heading "Building Officals
Not Liable for Negligence .
Supreme Court." That item is re-
printed in part below.
The Florida Supreme Court
came out with a decision dur-
ing the first week of the session
which in effect killed several
bills and placed in jeopardy an
issue which could have reduced
architects liability.
The case involved the Trianon
Park Condominium Associa-
tion vs. the City of Hialeah. The
condominium owners alleged
the City ofHialeah building in-
spectors were negligent in their
inspections during construction
which caused severe roof leak-
age and other building defects.
A lower court found the City
liable but the Supreme Court re-
versed the finding by voting 4-3
in favor of the City retaining its
sovereign immunity from suit
and therefore free of liability in
the case.
"We find that the enactment
of a statute giving a governmen-
tal entity the power to enforce
compliance with the law does
not, in and of itself, give individ-
Suals a new right of action that

previously never existed," wrote
the Court.
"Governments must be able to
enact and enforce laws without
creating new duties of care and
corresponding tort liabilities
that would, in effect, make the
governments and their taxpay-
ers virtual insurers of the activ-
ities regulated," the prevailing
side maintained.
Justice McDonald concurred
but added if a governmental ac-
tivity directly caused an injury,
he felt the governmental entity
should be held liable.
The three dissenting opinions
felt that if a private person is lia-
ble to an injured party in accord-
ance with the laws of the state,
then the governmental entity is
"If an architect is negligent
in his supervision of construc-
tion of a building and such neg-
ligence is the proximate cause of
another's injury or damage, he
is clearly liable .. ", Justice
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Johnson/Peterson: Reinterpreting Classical Forms
by Ray Reynolds

F ive years ago, Ivan Johnson
and Guy Peterson decided to
open their own shop and practice
a different kind of architecture
in Tallahassee.
"We saw an opportunity for a
firm a little out of the main-
stream," Peterson recalls, "a
need for a firm that was more
progressive, that tried to rein-
vent the wheel on every project."
Five years later, Johnson and
Peterson, both AIA, have be-
come Tallahassee's most excit-
i.l ing architects. They have rein-
vented the wheel several times.
They have also reinterpreted
other classical shapes and forms
with a distinctive, contemporary
You could call them Tallahas-
see's Post-Modernists.
But they'd rather you not.
Their work has many of the
characteristics of Post-Modern
architecture. It alludes to his-


torical elements, with liberal
use of arches, columns and high-
pitched roofs. Often it is splashed
with brilliant colors.
But Johnson and Peterson say
they are not attempting to be
stylish. Rather, they want to
create exciting architecture that
evokes a strong emotional reac-
tion whether positive or not.
And above all, they want to do
high-quality design work.
Soon after they formed John-
son/Peterson Architects in 1980,
they were struggling along on a
few small government projects
and a renovation here and there.
Then they learned through the
grapevine that the city was
planning a new fire station.
Johnson and Peterson im-
mersed themselves in books and
articles about fire stations.
They talked with the fire chief.
They checked the topography of
the site. And when a decision
was made, they were the archi-
tects for not one, but three new
fire stations in Tallahassee.

The striking design for the
first fire station, and for a coastal
research facility they designed
about the same time on the gulf
in Apalachicola, brought John-
son and Peterson their first hint
of notoriety. For those projects,
they won two of the twelve
awards in the FA/AIA's First
Unbuilt Design Awards Compe-
tition in 1983.
Inevitably, their architectural
ambitions interfered with their
financial success. Just as they
were being recognized for doing
things differently, they were of-
fered the opportunity to design
a Williamsburg-style office park
in Tallahassee. Many people in
Tallahassee like to pretend they
are in Williamsburg, and some
architects are willing to play
Not Johnson and Peterson.
They wanted the commission,
but they didn't want to bow to "a
fake, Disney World type of proj-
ect." They insisted on a more
contemporary design.
The client insisted on another
They lost that much-needed
commission. Another potential
project soon after that also went
the way of Williamsburg. But
they renewed their determina-
tion to explore new ground and
set new standards for Tallahas-
see architecture.

Opposite page top and left,
Tallahassee's Fire Station No. 6.
This was Johnson/Peterson's first
major project and Peterson calls
it a fast-food fire station. The city
demanded the economy of a metal
building, so J/P created efficiency
from the one-story garage by
tucking in lofts, dayrooms and
bunks. This page, top, the arch-
itects revamped the Commons at
Florida A&M University in the
image of a courtyard. A skylight
tops the dining area. The "garden
gate" is at the back and behind
that a "hedge" encloses a more
intimate dining area. The
classical lines of the exteriorfit
well into the FAMU campus,
which encompasses a number of
significant traditional buildings.
Photos by Judy Davis.


Since that turning point in
1983, Johnson and Peterson have
increased the size of their firm
to nine people. They have
moved into new offices with
columns and checkerboard tile
and brightly colored walls on
the first floor of a new suburban
office building they designed for
Xerox Corporation. And they
have contributed a distinctive
and well-designed body of work
to the Tallahassee streetscape.
Now Johnson and Peterson
have decided to expand their ac-
tivities to include development
as well as design. And as with
their design work, their devel-
opment of a small student con-
dominium complex is quite dif-
ferent from the other condos
and apartments that surround
They wanted the project to be
youthful and fun. So they added
pink columns and aqua balconies.
They planted a pool and a com-
mon area in the center that looks
like a Florida fantasy. They
saved all of the massive oak trees
that towered on the site. And
they dubbed it the Meanwhile

Johnson and Peterson got into
the development business for a
predictable reason. They found
they were designing innovative
projects, but that somebody else
was making most of the deci-
sions and nearly all of the money.
So while they wanted their
condo project to be playful, they
also wanted, like most develop-
ers, to take maximum advan-
tage of the site. They designed
24 two-bedroom condominiums
on a sloping site of slightly less
than one acre. And they came
away with a greater apprecia-
tion of the problems developers
Johnson and Peterson are now
turning their attention to a res-
toration project the restora-
tion of Tallahassee's finest art
deco building, the old county jail,
into a state office building. What
will happen when Johnson and
Peterson merge their modern
playfulness with a historic deco
One thing is certain: It will
be adventurous.

Ray Reynolds is a contributing
editor to Florida Architect.


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Opposite, the Apalachicola River
and Bay National Estaurine Sanc-
tuary is in the coastal town of Apa-
lachicola. Its scale, materials and
colors contribute to its unassuming
presence in this historic fishing vil-
lage. The design sets it apart from
a nearby square-box regulatory
agency to underscore the point that
the sanctuary is run by the "good
guys." Axiometric courtesy of the
architects. Photo by Judy Davis.
This page, top left and right, Mean-
while Ranch. Johnson/Peterson's
designfor 24 condominiums mar-
ries the colors and the spirit of tropi-
cal Florida with a protective oak
canopyfrom the Panhandle. Town-
houses on the top two floors have
balconies, those on the firstfloor,

patios. Photos by Joan Fregly.
Right, The Musical Moon, a night-
club/music hall/recording studio
was recently completed in Talla-
hassee. The job was to transform an
abandoned A&P grocery into a sleek
night spot. The exterior is not com-
pletely successful owing to the own-
er's refusal to paint the red brick.
Inside, the interior design is eccen-
tric, but the architecture provides
uniformly good sight lines,flawless
acoustics and wide rni. t.i ,:, i,,,
housing events of many sizes. Photo
by Bob Martin. Below, J/P render-
ingfor the new Florida Computer
Center, an addition to and renova-
tion of the 1936 art deco style Leon
County Jail.




Water, Water Everywhere
by Diane D. Greer

Pensacola Municipal
Swimming Pool
Architect: John M. Senkarik,
Owner: City of Pensacola
Consultants: FTL Associates
Civil and Structural Engineers:
Johnson, Creekmore, Fabre,
Electrical, Mechanical,
Plumbing: Humber, Almond,
Blythe, Ft. Walton Beach
General Contractor: Zac Smith
and Co., Inc.
Fabric Manufacturer and
Installer: ODC, Inc.,
Norcross, GA

These pages, Pensacola Municipal
Pool designed by John Senkarik,
AIA. This unique structure is sited
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covered with 7,000 s.f. offtbric
manufactured by ODC. Photos left
and top by Beswick International
Inc. Photo right by William A.

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The new Municipal Swimming
Pool in Pensacola is wedged
between two heavily-traveled
stretches of Interstate 110 on a
grassy V-shaped slice of land
near downtown Pensacola. The
site location and program com-
manded a response from Archi-
tect John Senkarik to produce
something that would serve as a
visual gate to the City. Because
the site is physically restricted
by elevated segments of the in-
terstate, observation from mov-
ing vehicles became a primary
concern as the best vantage point
from which to view the building.
In addition to scale and other
sensitive design issues, the own-
ers expressed concern for lim-
ited maintenance.
In response to a design re-
quirement that the project relate
visually to both elevated traffic
and ground level users, it was
determined by the architect that
a focusing element was needed
whose symbolic nature could
easily be recognized. In this
case, a tent seemed to accommo-
date the functions of supplying a
sunscreen and a strong vertical
element as well as providing an
excellent symbolic reference to
fairs and other leisure time
For the pool covering, 7,000
square feet of VESTAR 402/
mast-supported tension struc-
ture was used. The fabric was
manufactured, engineered and
installed by ODC, Inc., a sub-
sidiary of Dow Corning Corpo-
ration. Averaging less than
half a pound per square foot,
VESTAR architectural fabrics
weigh a small fraction of conven-
tional roofing materials while
meeting the stringent require-
ments for classification as a per-
manent construction material.
The fabric is also resistant to ul-
traviolet degradation tempera-
ture extremes, moisture and
most chemicals, making it an ex-
cellent choice of covering for the
pool facility.
The pool itself was designed
with dimensions of 25 yards by
25 meters and a maximum depth
of six feet. The pool is heated

and features water level and
lane markers, a stainless steel
gutter system and a computer
controlled chlorinator.
The white tent soaring into
the air over brightly colored
blue and yellow stripes and tiles
makes the entire pool project a
festive addition to the area in
which it is located.


Aviation Survival
Training Facility
Naval Air Station,
Architect: The Bullock Associ-
ates, Architects & Planners, Inc.
Structural Engineers: The
Bullock Associates, Pensacola
Electrical and Mechanical
Engineers: Klocke-McLaughlin
& Associates, Pensacola
Landscape Architect: Diversified
Environmental Planning,
General Contractor: Zac Smith
& Company, Inc.

Top, interior of A aviation Survival
Training Facility and right, aerial
view showing position on site and
main entrance. Color photo by Bob
Braun. Aerial photo by David Ber-
nard. Opposite page, top left, inter-
ior of natatori um and right, exterior
showing elevated roof over diving
platform. Sections courtesy of Bar-
rett Daffin and Carlan, Inc. Photos
by David Bernard.

The function of the pool in an
Aviation Survival Training
Facility is to train pilots how to
survive in water with full flight
gear a la "An Officer and A
Gentleman" for those who re-
member an unnerving scene in-
volving just such an activity.
The nature of the project and
the demands of the Navy neces-
sitated the architects' inclusion
of such features as a diving tower
to simulate impact during a par-
achute drop, equipment drying
areas for flight gear, active solar
heating of pool water, movable
bulkheads to expand or contract
the size of pool instruction areas,
a system of deepening the pool
transversely due to the special
nature of its use, special humid-
ity control (a two degree water/
air temperature differential) to
prevent condensation on sur-
faces in the humid pool environ-
ment and indirect metal halide
lighting for high quality light
with less glare which is supple-
mented with natural daylight.
The high water table at the con-
struction site required a well
point system with foundation.
Based on the merits of their
past performances with Navy
and Department of Defense
projects, the Pensacola firm of
The Bullock Associates received
the commission for this unique
pool project. The pool is ori-
ented to the south to accommo-
date an extensive array of roof
mounted solar collectors for both
pool water and domestic hot
water heating. The diving tow-
ers are functionally expressed
within the building form as are
the pool maintenance and build-
ing and equipment areas which
require direct access from the
The primary design require-
ment which the architects faced
was to consolidate into one fa-
cility the many diverse pro-
grams and activities of an avia-
tion school which was scattered
throughout a military base.
The program response for this
highly specialized facility con-

sciously addressed a balance of
function and aesthetics. In ad-
dition to the survival training
pool, the facility includes a com-
plete gymnasium, locker facili-
ties and school and administra-
tive offices. The site is located
next to an existing training/
recreational facility, but the
building is sited to use a large
grove of live oak trees as a back-
drop for the structure.



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Natatorium, University of
West Florida, Pensacola
Architect: Barrett Daffin and
Carlan, Inc.
Owner: State of Florida, Board
of Regents
Engineers: Barrett Daffin and
Carlan, Inc.
Also in Pensacola is the new
Natatorium at the University
of West Florida. The university
building committee requested of
Pensacola architects Barrett
Daffin and Carlan that the firm
S design additions to assimilate the
existing facilities, integrate the
t envelope with the existing nata-
.- -- torium and provide pedestrian
circulation between the new and
the old. The client also wanted
maximum utilization of natural
J light and a voluminous feeling in-
side the building. Budget was, as
always, a major restraint, there
being just a little over a million
" '\ dollars for the pool enclosure.
S\ These requests intensified the
problem of meeting state energy
\ requirements since covering the
pool demanded heating the wa-
-- ter year round.
The architects utilized similar
materials and colors to relate the
old building to the new. The roof
was elevated at the diving plat-
form and lowered over the gene-
ral swimming area, thereby re-
ducing the volume of enclosure
and construction cost concur-
rently. This transition was ex-
- pressed in the east and west
Facades of the building. The pe-
destrian circulation paths were
so numerous that a "people
Space" was created to accommo-
date the multitude of students.
An open clear span steel struc-
ture aided in providing the spa-
cious feeling that the client
*r wanted on the interior. Fixed
and operable windows and sky-
lights were employed to provide
natural light and ventilation and
solar angles determined roof
overhang requirements for win-
dows and orientation of sky-
lights. Solar collectors and land-
scaped earth berms were utilized
to meet Florida Energy Code




Conferring In A Soft, Serene Setting
The Florida State Conference Center, Tallahassee

Architect: William Morgan
Owner: State of Florida, Depart-
ment of General Services
Structural Engineer: Haley W.
Keister Associates
Mechanical and Electrical
Engineers: Roy Turknett
Landscaping: Diversified
Environmental Planning
Graphics: Dave Meyer &
Acoustical: Jaffe Acoustics

The Florida State Conference
Center in Tallahassee is lo-
cated on a site that just a few
years ago would have been con-
sidered an undesirable neigh-
borhood consisting mainly of
single family and student houses
which had fallen into disrepair.
In recent years, however, Flor-
ida State University has ex-
panded in all directions, clearing
out whole blocks of land as it
headed for the very fringe of
downtown Tallahassee. Today,
the 3.1 acre site which the Con-
ference Center occupies is just
southeast of the main campus.
bordered by four busy streets,
near the FSU Law School and
bounded on the east by the Tal-
lahassee/Leon County Civic
Center and parking area. The
site on which the Center sits is '
heavily wooded and gently slop-: .
ing and it offers a visual re-
prieve from t he huge paved area
just to the south.
The owner of the property re-
quired a conference center in-
cluding a three hundred seat
auditorium, dining-conference
room, large meeting room divis-
ible into two smaller spaces,
seminar rooms, administrative
offices, registration areas and
support facilities including two
truck docks.

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In order to determine program
requirements, the architect and
owner visited several compar-
able facilities and based on these
visitations, several things be-
came apparent: the center should
have an ambience of informal-
ity, it should provide a relaxed
area for exchanging ideas and
learning and institutional for-
mality should be avoided.
Before beginning design, a
team was assembled with the
view of addressing the unique
architectural requirements of
this particular facility and site.
These discussions addressed
everything from site planning to
cost control.
As a result of the design ob-
jectives, a laminated wood beam
structure with cedar siding
evolved around a central court-
yard that serves to orient con-
ference attendees. Trellised
walkways were introduced along
the south elevation to protect
windows from the sun and to in-
vite strolling and conversation.
Informal exterior meeting areas
were arranged to provide an
option for meeting in seminar
rooms. Fireplaces were intro-
duced in registration and dining
areas to enhance the atmosphere
of informality. The building's
masses were articulated to re-
duce their scales, and the facil-
ity was partly recessed into the
hillside to reduce its impact on
the residential neighborhood.
Wood is used throughout the
project to impart a welcoming,
non-institutional character.
Paired wood columns and beams
organize the building's architec-
tural and engineering systems.
Alternating major and minor
bays bring order to the plan on
the east to west axis and these
vary in span from north to south
according to spatial require-
ments. The entrance canopy
leads through the north court-
yard to the two-story registra-
tion area with its view of the
courtyard; and major corridors
lead west to the auditorium,
meeting rooms and conference-
dining room, and east to semi-
nar rooms and administrative


A fireplace in the registration area
enhances the feeling of informality
inside the Center. Photo by Steven
Brooke. Site plan courtesy of William
Morgan Architects.


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A Formidable Facade Yields to Multi-Level Living
by Maggie McPherson

The Atrium
Architect: Doyle L. Stafford,
Project Team: Doyle Stafford,
Tony Benton, Barry Gardebled
Developer/Owner: The Mason
Contractor: Advanced Con-
struction and Development
Corporation, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Patrick
Hodges, LA

On a site so restrictive that it
defied creativity, Tallahassee
architect Doyle Stafford de-
signed a package of sixteen con-
dominiums that are tucked so
neatly onto their sliver of land
that it's easy to miss them if
you're not looking. Facing busy
Pensacola Street on the eastern
edge of Florida State University
sit The Atrium Condominiums,
as different from the buildings
around them as night from day.
Presenting a solid, geometric fa-
cade to the street that is virtual-
ly unpierced or unbroken, they
seem at once formidable and clas-
sic. Inside, behind the solid ge-
ometry of triangles and squares
is a most inviting and exciting
The site the condos occupy is
150 feet by 165 feet and the sur-
rounding neighborhood is pri-
marily student housing of a far
older vintage, including some
rather dilapidated single family
housing and modest commercial
enterprises. It is, for all the
world, a student neighborhood,
comfortable and run down. The
Atrium seems to rise from the
debris and neglect like a little
concrete gem.
The design of the sixteen
townhouse condominiums called
for inclusion of two bedrooms
with private bath and private
parking in each. The necessity
for private parking for each unit
added further to the architects'
problem of where to put every-
thing with little available space.

As the design ultimately
evolved, the living space in each
unit is stacked atop the parking
garage with entry to each unit
directly from the garage.
The units were designed to be
marketed to students and young
professionals. Other amenities
include easy access from the
street and an abundance of out-
door common space. The budget
of $34.00 per square foot in-
cluded all unit construction,
common areas and site work.

Top, entrance to courtyard from
north. Right, public rooms on first
and second levels of each unit, and
opposite, courtyard showing indi-
vidual units. All photos by Bob


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landscaped entry courtyard
which acts as both a pedestrian
entry to the units and a major
outdoor social space. This court- A
yard is entered through another
large outdoor social space which
is surrounded by a screen wall/
trellis and provides a visual and
pedestrian link to Pensacola
Street. This space is also impor-
tant for providing a feeling of
protection and enclosure for the
courtyard and the units. Vehic-
ular traffic enters from Pensa-
cola Street via the building pe- -
rimeter which allows access to
both private and guest parking. -
This was viewed as especially e,
desirable to allow complete unit
Inside the units, the two-level
living and dining areas interact
with the stair tower to give a
sense of spaciousness to the
main living area. The upper
sleeping level is designed to al-
low complete privacy and each '
bedroom has a private bath. In
addition, the skylighted bridge -
provides a vertical link to the
living area below.

Maggie McPherson is afreelance -A .
writer living in Tallahassee.

Site plan courtesy of Doyle Stafford
Architect. Right, view of individual
unit from courtyard. Photo by Bob

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John Howey Associates: Where Preconceived

Ideas Give Way to Diverse Designs
by Diane D. Greer

John Howey is on the National AIA Design Committee, the FAIAIA Design Awards Committee and
has been a member of many state and local design award juries. He has also won a lot of awards.
Despite all of this, Howey says he "is still searching for an architecture appropriate to our way of life."

Tampa architect John Howey's
search for an architecture ap-
propriate to our way of life is
manifested in his many award-
winning projects. But, he con-
stantly observes that as life
changes, construction materials
change and it logically follows
that architecture must change.
Howey first observed the con-
trast between old and new ar-
chitecture while he was still in
school in Boston. There he was
exposed to Alvar Aalto's recent-
ly completed MIT dormitory and
a Marcel Breuer house tucked
in among many historical New
England buildings. Later, How-
ey's drawing skills led to Geor-
gia Tech and to John Portman,
who was one of his design critics
in the School of Architecture.
After receiving his architecture
degree, Howey traveled and
looked at architecture and ob-
served all he could ... and set-
tled in Tampa where he contin-
ues his search.
"Space is the medium to work
in, whether the building is wood,
steel, plastic or concrete,"
Howey says. For him, it begins
with the site and the client.
From there, the design concept
emerges from an approach to
the site, its neighbors, sun, view
and breezes and is finalized with
an interior/exterior space re-
sponse. Howey thinks adven-
turesome clients are important
to this process and he admits
he's had the good luck to have -
openminded partners in most of
his design searches.


Opposite page, top, Village Pres-
byterian Church, Tampa. Steel
frames in a cross pattern fbrm the
ceiling and roof structure for the
sanctuary, the plan of which evolved
from a centrum seating concept.
Left, cross-section of sanctuary,
Sll classrooms and existing section of
I'l original building. This page, top,
City Hall Plaza, Tampa. A brick
topographyfor pedestrians links
Ithe 1915 City Hall with the newer
SCity Administration Building.
Photos by George Cott.


FLORIDA ARCHITECT July/August 1985 31

Howey rejects preconceived
formalistic ideas (architectural
styles, so called) in favor of a
spontaneous, inventive, creative
awareness in the design process.
His solutions to design problems
show a great deal of variety and
"Straightforward functional-
ism, great geometrical presence,
sculptural topography, re-
strained awareness, a touch of
fantasy, and sensitivity of treat-
ment," are some of the critical
comments that jury members
have made about Howey's work.
There is a consistency that is
present in all of Howey's work.
It evidences itself in his use of
forms as a theme to express the
inside and outside of the build-
ing contrasted with voids such
as open spaces or glass. Geome-

try often plays a strong role and
whatever the building theme, it
can be seen down to the last de-
tail. His buildings are three-
dimensional and involve the use
of materials, colors and textures
to produce a total design theme.
Concern for the human being
is foremost in Howey's designs.
He feels that too often the mate-
rial world dominates the human
world. "Careful thought," he
says, "should be given to elimi-
nating inhuman items such as
glare, noise, excessive heat or
A completed project should
give the feeling of permanency.
"Hopefully the best architec-
ture built with lasting materials
will endure." Howey hopes to be
around many more years to con-
tinue his search.


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Opposite page, John Howey Asso-
ciates .r .. ... . ... : ,,. i... A
system of round storage columns
and a curved reception unit make
up the radial theme which relates to
the arched brick window openings
in this renovated 1890's brick ware-
house. Photos by George Cott. This
page, drawing fbr the Kennedy
Residence, Wesser, North Carolina.
This house, ,, ,. ri., ,i ...
struction, has been dubbed "Dia-
monds on the Hill" by the locals.
The house is composed ofstructural
wood triangles on concrete piers on
a 45 degree rock slope. A man-made
pond is planned br the front.
Drawing courtesy of Howey


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t *,. I: i i'*. i'Ir the Samuel P. Harn
Museum at the University of Flor-
ida, Gainesville. Thefirm's presen-
tation placed seventh out of 240
entries earning them a $1,000 Com-
mendation Award. Photo, top,
Lehmkuhl Residence, Tampa. A
two-level wood and glass house set
at 45 degrees on its corner site to
preserve existing oaks. Photo by
Steven Brooke. Left, Bay Villa
Place Townhomes, Tampa. Six
condominium split-level units have
sloping roofs. This angularity con-
tinues inside where ceilings fold into
the stairs. Howey and hisj i. /lii
reside here. Photos by George Cott.




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Michael Kerwin
Eduardo Lamas
Rolando Llanes
Alberto Rivas
Structural Engineer: Disimone
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The 1985 Unbuilt Design Awards
by Renee Garrison

n a tiny conference room in
Tampa's Lincoln Hotel, three
jury members spent two days
sorting through submittals in
the third annual Unbuilt Design
Awards program.
"I was immediately struck
by the high quality of entries
and their diversity," said
Harold Roth, FAIA. "The issue
of regionalism never entered
my mind because there was
such diversity you've got the
ocean, the bay, the wooded
areas of the north and the trop-
ics of the south. That really pro-
duces an enormous variety of
"I was particularly struck by
the larger urban design entries;
Rowe Holmes & Associates'
Miami Lakes Main Street and
Spillis Candela's two projects in
Coral Gables. They were all
wonderfully rich and lively."
Juror Imre Halasz concurred.
"It was also impressive in terms
of how some of the submittals
went way beyond the commer-
cial aspects or demands of archi-

tecture and tried to incorporate
poetic thoughts and new experi-
ments in lifting architecture out
of the egalitarian to represent
more of an art form," he said.
"There was a very high level
of graphics and the quality of the
drawings and presentation was
extremely impressive. The one
which impressed me most was
the radio station in Orange
County by Helman, Hurley,
Charvat & Peacock. There was a
great simplicity without affecta-
tion and yet it was very eloquent
in using simple, straightforward
architectural vocabulary to ex-
press an idea and combine it into
more than a building into a
Halasz also had a suggestion
for submissions in future compe-
titions. "I would suggest that
although good, old-fashioned
renderings show up and are ex-
tremely impressive to clients,
projects for an architectural
competition could be better sup-
ported with more explicit draw-
ings and better information as to

the built process. Drawings pre-
pared for a practice, transferred
to an architectural competition
for professionals, are sometimes
not as useful."
Sarah Harkness is also a firm
believer in quality of presenta-
tions. "It makes an awful lot of
difference when the presenta-
tions are good and, actually, I
think it's an indication of how
the architecture itself is going to
turn out," she said.
Harkness, who says she's been
an architect "practically for-
ever," had not served on a jury
in Florida in a number of years.
"It has changed my view of Flor-
ida to see so many city-scale
buildings, and to see so much
imagination in the designs," she
said. "Florida architects cer-
tainly are up-to-date. Every-
body is concerned about style,
nowadays, but I would say Flor-
ida is using that concern very
Harkness, like her fellow jur-
ors, was pleasantly surprised at
the caliber of entries in the re-

cent competition. "We were get-
ting our standards raised all the
time," she said.
"For that reason, more work
needs to be published," Harold
Roth said firmly. "On the basis
of the work we've seen in this
competition, I would certainly
encourage it."
According to Imre Halasz,
"Florida architecture is less vis-
ible than architecture in other
parts of the country. Very little
is being heard from Florida on a
national level at the moment, al-
though the state has a great tra-
dition. Some of the more impor-
tant architectural trends were
generated from here which
we are all aware of. I don't think
the lack of visibility has any-
thing to do with the reality of
talent here, but more with its

Renee Garrison is Architecture
Critic for the Tampa Tribune.

The Jury
Harold Roth,FAIA
Partner, Roth and Moore
Architects in New Haven, Con-
necticut. Master ofArchitec-
ture, Yale University School of
Architecture. Who's Who in
America. Visiting Critic, Yale,
Cornell, Harvard. Board of
Trustees, Connecticut Trust
for Historic Preservation.
Fellow, American Institute of

Sara Pillsbury Harkness, FAIA
Vice President and Principal of
the Architects Collaborative,
Inc. Master of Architecture,
Smith College Graduate School
of Architecture and Landscape
Architecture. Visiting Critic,
Harvard Graduate School of
Design, 1973, 74. Vice President
of the American Institute ofAr-
chitects, 1978 and current Pres-
ident of the Boston Society of
Architects. Recent work in-
cludes the Olin Arts Center at
Bates College in Maine and the
TVA Headquarters in Chatta-
nooga, Tennessee.

Imre Halasz
President, Imre and Anthony
Halasz, Inc., Boston. Educa-
tion includes College ofFine
and Applied Arts, Budapest,
Academic Des Beaux Arts,
Paris and University ofLeiden,
Holland. Professor ofArchitec-
ture, MIT and Visiting Profes-
sor, Harvard. Fulbright Fellow,
1963 and Rockefeller Fellow,
1957. Work featured in many
magazines and books including
The Cultural Resources of
Boston and Architecture in


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Sarasota, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
Structural Engineer: William
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Owner: Kress Associates, Inc.
Contractor: Cosentino
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Lladro Collector's Society
New York, New York
South Miami, Florida
Owner: SenorJose Lladro


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Casey Key, Florida
The Jan Abell Kenneth Garcia
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Tampa, Florida
Structural and Civil Engineer:
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Landscaper: Robert Neal
Owner: Dr. and Mrs. Sidney
Contractor: Perrone
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Carriage House for
Michael Hartley, III
Tampa, Florida
Michael Rahal & Karl Thorne
Associates, Inc., Gainesville,
Consulting Engineer: Bill Rast
Owner: Michael Hartley, III
Contractor: Michael Hartley, III


A Residence for
Jim and Dorothy Baker
Anna Maria Island, Florida
Michael Shepherd Architect,
AIA, Sarasota, Florida
Structural Engineer: A. L.
Conyers, P.E.
Owner: Jim Baker
Contractor: Pierce Contractor,

Miami Lakes Main Street,
Phase I
Miami Lakes, Florida
Rowe Holmes Associates
Architects, Inc., Tampa, Florida
Design Architect: H. Dean Rowe,
Project Architect: S. Keith
Bailey, AIA
Team Critic: D. E. Holmes,
Structural Engineer: Rast Asso-
ciates, Inc.
Stinson and Martinez
Owner: The Sengra Corporation
Contractor: Stobs BrothersU
Construction Co.


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Coral Gables, Florida
Spillis Candela & Partners,
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Grabiel, AIA
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Lucy Castello
Michael Kerwin
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Picking A Successor Requires Thoughtful Planning
by Norman S. Rachlin, C.P.A.

Whether we admit it or not,
those of us who have started
our own business and nurtured it
through good times and bad de-
velop a sentimental attachment
to our creation. The thought of
letting go turning manage-
ment over to a second genera-
tion of leaders is not a thought
that comes easily.
Yet change is inevitable and
the time comes when retirement
is in your best interest and that
of your company. Failure to ad-
mit this and to plan accordingly
can cause serious problems. In
fact, one of the reasons why 70
percent of all family businesses
don't survive beyond the foun-
der's tenure is that the founder
refuses to turn over the reins to
an appropriate successor in time-
ly fashion. This is the case not
only with accounting firms but
also with many other professions
and businesses.
Ideally, the transfer of au-
thority should occur while the
founder is still in full possession
of all his faculties. It is unwise to
procrastinate until ill health re-
quires abrupt action.
If a family member would not
make a suitable successor, con-
sider tapping someone who al-
ready works for the company
before broadening your search
beyond your present staff. An
independent consultant may
well be of assistance in helping
you identify a successor within
your organization or outside it.
We at Rachlin & Cohen have ad-
vised clients on the need for a
successor and the methods of se-
lecting and training one. At
times, we have even made sug-
gestions as to who that person
might be.
Transferring control of your
business, either during your
lifetime or after your death, also
is a key facet of estate planning.
You should be concerned about
three financial essentials: the
continued health of your com-
pany, your personal financial
and tax needs, and the needs of
your family.

By addressing the succession
issue on a timely basis, a transi-
tion can be structured which en-
sures the continuation of the
business while providing for the
founder's retirement. These ob-
jectives could be accomplished,
for example, by selling the busi-
ness to heirs or employees in
installments. With proper cor-
porate and personal financial
planning, the undesirable pros-
pect of being forced to sell the
family business to pay estate
taxes can be avoided.
A number of years before re-
tirement, give some serious
thought to choosing new leader-
ship. Identifying a logical suc-
cessor should be a top priority,
no matter how difficult that may
be for you emotionally. You also
must accept that he or she will
have a different managerial style
than yours, even if you have
worked together for many years.
If you wish to turn over the fam-
ily business to an heir, ask your-
self whether your son or daugh-
ter really wants to follow in your
footsteps and, if so, whether he
or she is qualified for the job.
When choosing a successor,
be sure to draft a clear state-
ment of responsibilities govern-
ing the transition period. Spell
out the duties to be transferred
to your successor, the responsi-
bilities to be retained by you and
the timetable for turning over
those remaining duties. Long
arrived, the company could
work out a deferred compensa-
tion program or a stock redemp-
tion plan for its retiring execu-
tives. Pension and profit-sharing
plans also are very desirable.
It is particularly important to
transfer adequate authority to
the new chief. Responsibility
without authority doesn't work.
Though there may be times
when you are tempted to step
back in and seize the reins again,
curb that impulse. Trust your
decision designating your suc-
cessor and convey that trust to
the organization.

Keep in mind the notion of self-
fulfilling prophesies. If you dis-
play a lack of confidence in your
designated successor and try to
undercut his or her authority,
you could undermine all your
planning efforts. If, on the other
hand, you bow out gracefully,
you will strengthen your succes-
sor's ability to perpetuate the
business you created.
As in all business planning,
your plan to turn over control
should put the humanistic ele-
ments ahead of financial consid-
erations. Even when the subject
is a money matter, the human
equation should be part of your
calculations. Sometimes an out-
side consultant can be of help
here as well.
Perhaps a client is determined
to expand his business to maxi-
mize profits. Normally, his ad-
visers would prepare financial
projections to measure the re-
sources required in relation to
the anticipated profits. As coun-
selors, we would do that, too,

but we would go one step fur-
ther. We would ask ourselves
and our client whether this is
the right move at this time in his
or her life. If the children are
grown and doing well on their
own, and if the founder or spouse
is in failing health, it may be the
wrong time to expand. Better
courses of action might be to let
a successor take charge of the
proposed expansion effort, or to
shelve the expansion plan in fa-
vor of a concerted effort to sell
the business.

Norman S. Rachelin is the found-
er of Rachlin & Cohen, a 30-
year-old independent certified
public accounting firm with of-
fices in Miami and Ft. Lauder-
dale. Nationally known in the
accounting profession, Mr.
Rachlin is the author of the
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A possible link be-
tween the use of aspirin
to treat children with
influenza (flu) or chicken
pox and the occurrence
of Reye Syndrome has
been recognized by the
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Serv-
ices. The physicians of
Florida want you to be
informed about this po-
tentially dangerous asso-
ciation and to advise you
that Reye Syndrome is a
medical emergency which
requires immediate medi-
cal attention.
Reye Syndrome is a
rare acute condition
which may develop when
a child is recovering
from the flu, chicken
pox or other viral illness-
es. It occurs most often
in flu season, from
October to March, in
infants, children and
teens. Symptoms appear
when the child should be
recuperating from the flu
or other illness. The first
sign is persistent vomit-
ing, severe headaches
and lethargy. Within half
a day, the child can be-
come very disoriented
and distressed.
If your child exhibits
these symptoms, seek
medical attention imme-
diately. Reye Syndrome,
if left untreated, can
cause coma, permanent
brain damage and death.
Treatment requires up to
10 days of hospitaliza-
tion for appropriate care
and monitoring. Patients
must be watched closely

and are considered out
of danger only when
blood chemistry, respira-
tion and other signs have
been stable for 48 hours.
Recent studies have
indicated that the use of
aspirin and salicyclates -
compounds used in
medications to lessen
pain, fever and inflam-
mation may be associ-

ated with the develop-
ment of Reye Syndrome.
Fortunately, most child-
hood Illnesses are minor
and will fade away with-
out treatment so parents
should avoid the use of
such medications until
they have consulted their
child's physician. Your
doctor is aware of this
possible complication
and will advise you
For more Information
about Reye Syndrome
and the possible link
with aspirin, consult
your physician.

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Medical Association on
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Florida printed as a
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