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About the Florida Foundation for Architecture

The Florida Foundation for Architecture is a non-profit organization that exists to advocate the value of architecture to audiences beyond the profession.

The Foundation shall facilitate its purpose through the solicitation and expenditure of gifts, grants, and legacies. It may establish and fund scholarships and educational programs to recognize meritorious work and distribute information of advantage to the profession in a manner that will have a positive influence toward the goal of enhancing public perception of the value of architecture.

The Foundation welcomes gifts of monies, property, or legacies in order to support the growth of its long term Endowment fund. The Foundation relies on the generous support of the AIA membership, allied professionals and private citizens who may share concern for the quality of the built environment and support the avid stewardship of architecture and architectural research.

For a printable brochure with information about the Foundation, CLICK HERE.


      2012 - Adaptive Reuse:  Strengthening Florida's Communities

      With the goal to strengthen Florida?s communities through adaptive reuse, and to position them for sustainable growth for the next 100 years, the Florida Foundation for Architecture is embarking on a design competition program to explore the concept of re-purposing existing facilities and properties throughout the state to meet essential infrastructure needs in Florida?s communities.

      The lingering effects of global economic recession have resulted in the closure or abandonment of many existing commercial and industrial facilities, leaving voids in the fabric of Florida?s communities. Through this competition, the Foundation is determined to advance a collective effort that brings the energy and ingenuity of the architectural profession to the forefront. Addressing this critical issue is, in our view, essential to sustainable economic recovery and growth for the next 100 years. With this in mind, we seek answers in the form of design solutions from Florida?s students, young architects and emerging professionals.

      CLICK HERE to enter the competition today!

      2011 - CSH/Florida - Sustainability by necessity

      With the goal to re-define the notion of the ?Florida House? for the 21st century, the Florida Foundation for Architecture embarked on a design competition program to explore the concept of integrating affordability and sustainability in the design of single family infill housing for neighborhoods and communities throughout Florida.

      The Winners:

      1st Place - Eric Holtgard, Assoc. AIA ? University of South Florida

      2nd Place - Christian MacCarroll, Assoc. AIA ? HKS

      3rd Place - Kim Headland, AIA; Eric Rice, AIA; Eric Gebo, Assoc. AIA; John Thompson, AIA ? Wilder Architecture



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