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Robert C. Broward


Broward’s 61 years of architectural in Florida have produced a of nationally recognized architecture. As a and mentor, he inspired the careers of two of noted architects. His consistent to learning, absorbing, and developing the applied throughout his life’s began in 1949 at the age of 21 with his with Frank Lloyd at Taliesin, midway through his training at Georgia Tech.

His has always reflected a reverence and for Nature. It has been guided by a understanding of locale, methods of and materials used, site orientation to the sun, direction of winds, frequency and intensity of rain, snow, and other phenomena. As an example, Broward designed innovative ways to rainwater and create spilling as a decorative and sonic element celebrated the frequent event of in Florida.

His final designs always from a thorough understanding of a desires and resources. He always personal information to assist in the successful, creative, and cost-conscious

A hallmark of his work has been of involving other artists in the of his vision. Broward has frequently local painters, sculptors, and artists to include their as artistic focal points in his designs.

Broward has had a broad spectrum of of all income and life experiences, a sharecroppers’ chapel in West at the age of 23 to multi-million dollar oceanfront and corporate headquarters for Southeast His diversity of designs has included houses and chapels, large and office buildings, churches, art movie theatres, and large His design solution for a North country club incorporated two but outdated 1920s buildings, a contemporary connecting central and ultimately transforming the entire into a cohesive, modern, and destination that has been successful.

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Broward taught in academia, as as in his office/studio from 1958 2000. He was Adjunct Professor of at the University of Florida for over decades, attending many exhibiting his work, and giving lectures.

As a scholar, he has published a and second edition on the life and of Henry John Klutho, The School in Jacksonville. Broward’s has been published in numerous hard-cover books, and newspapers. An issue of a national architectural was devoted to his life’s work. He has many essays on architecture for and newspapers. His latest book is a acclaimed volume published by the Historical Society, The Broward from France to Florida: to 2011.

He has been at the forefront of Jacksonville’s preservation movement, as a longtime of conserving Duval County’s buildings. He has personally guided the of numerous nationally significant buildings and served on Jacksonville’s Landmarks Commission. He has consistently involved in community work, in better civic architecture and a enhanced by creative planning.

Broward has received over 40 and honor awards both and nationally, including three of Time awards. In 2012 he was as a Fellow of the American Institute of his profession’s highest status.

His philosophy is summarized in this quote in a national architectural The most sensual, sensitive and buildings are those whose have been deeply by a love affair with and who have loved and respected in all its myriad states.

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