The Florida Architecture & Landscape Design Collection focuses on architecture, with holdings in landscape design and urban design, from Florida and the Caribbean. The Florida Architecture & Landscape Design Collection includes many materials from the Architecture Archives at the University of Florida.
Establishing his practice in the 1940s, Parker quickly gained fame for his visionary architecture and craftsmanship. Renowned for his environmentally friendly designs in the Modernist style, he has designed and built over 6,400 projects throughout his lifetime and won numerous awards. House Beautiful, the primary architecture magazine during the 1950s and 60s, named four of Parker's residences as "Pace Setter" houses, more than any other architect. In 1959 Frank Lloyd Wright recommended Parker as an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Fellow. An AIA Fellowship recognizes architects who have made a significant contribution to both architecture and the greater society, achieving a standard of excellence in architecture at both a local and national level. Parker was the only architect Wright recommended for the Fellowship.
Alfred Browning Parker
University of Florida Architecture Archives
In collaboration with Flagler College, this collection-in-planning will include dozens of architectural drawings from the 1880s-1920s for the Ponce de Leon Hotel (now Flagler College), the Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine, and select others by Carrere & Hastings, the Beaux-Arts architecture firm of John Merven Carrère and Thomas Hastings.
Carrère and Hastings
Florida Institute of Architects Publications
Kenneth Treister Collection