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Florida Modern Architecture- East vs West Coast 8/5

AIA Orlando is hosting this exciting panel presentation and audience Q&A as we explore the contrasting philosophies and methodologies of Florida Modernist Coastal architecture. Panelists include: • Will Miller, AIA – New Smyrna Beach • Guy Peterson, FAIA – Sarasota • Kevin Schweizer, AIA – New Smyrna Beach

Your ticket provides admission to the East End Market for a pre-panel cocktail reception (beer, wine, soda). Feel free to explore this recently re-purposed feat of architecture as you visit the market, produce garden, and courtyard. Then, join us upstairs in the community room for delicious appetizers, panel project presentations, and audience Q&A.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) East End Market, 3201 Corrine Dr. Orlando, FL 32803

Please thanks their sponsors: Graphisoft, Kebony, Sherwin Williams.

In this panel presentation three prominent Florida architects present samples of their work and discuss the contrasting philosophies and methodologies of Florida Modernist Coastal architecture. Here is a bit more on each of the panelists:

Guy Peterson, FAIA Sarasota, FL A modernist in his approach, the language of his architecture is honesty and simplicity. His work is poetic, human, evokes emotion, and comes from the heart. Through his use of color, indigenous materials, light and shadow, he has derived an aesthetic that results in a clean, sustainable and delightful architecture.

Kevin Schweizer, AIA New Smyrna Beach, FL Kevin is the author of “The Ocean Resource Center” – a floating research and recreation facility using OTEC, Ocean Thermal Energy Conservation, as the power source to sustain and build the project. His work has been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New Smyrna Beach News Journal, Orlando Metro Home Magazine and Home Digest Magazine. His own home in New Smyrna Beach was displayed on the 1994 Images Tour of Homes.

Will Miller, AIA New Smyrna Beach, FL Will’s design philosophy: architecture lives in harmony with the environment, sustainable, with passion in each individual surrounding, and without pretext, pretense, or affectation; an honest expression of the landscape and the owner. A building should have character. The inspiration for the character should come from the landscape and the individual owner, and in this way will have “a sense of place and being.” The process then allows the design to grow and evolve, and to have poetic results. Beginning with this respect for the landscape, the owner’s needs and desires, develop into shapes, materials, and spaces with reason and purpose. The process is exciting, and is to be enjoyed.

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