Plein Air Sketch: Architecture

Small group outdoor sketching class with instruction in the architectural styles of the area of focus.  We will meet at a the gazebo at Plaza De La Constitucion and start with a brief architectural history of the area and/or Building(s) we will be looking at.  We will also discuss selecting the composition(s).  Students will then be given approx. 45 minutes to sketch the first composition.  The group will move to a second location, receive relevant architectural information, and commence on a second sketch.  Afterward we will take the sketches back to a central location and have a group discussion with question and answer period.

Friday, October 27, 2017
1:30 – 5:00 PM

Fee: $25
$10 Students
3.5 AIA CEU’s 

RSVP: lane@flclassicist.org

Flyer (003)

Matthew M. Swaim  (Matt)

Studio-Swaim, Inc.

4872 Northford Place W

Jacksonville, FL 32257

t: 904.338.9105

e: matt@studioswaim.com






Ensayo Cujae Papers: Havana and Recent Urban Design Projects


Saturday October 28, 2017
2-4 PM

Markland House
Flagler College
St Augustine,  Florida 32084

Event is free to the public.  RSVP: lane@flclassicist.org

Jorge Trelles

Baroque Urban Design in the Late 20th Century – Havana, Cuba

Jorge Trelles was born in Havana, Cuba in 1958 and grew up in Miami, Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Cornell University. He is a principal of Trelles Cabarrocas Architects, established in Miami in 1986. The work of Trelles Cabarrocas Architects has been published in a monograph by ACAM Ediciones, Casas Internacionales and others. The firm has also be honoured with awards from the American Institute of Architects and the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. Jorge Trelles is a lecturer at the University of Miami and a visiting professor at University of Notre Dame, where he has been focused teaching on Cuba. Jorge Trelles is currently working on “Cien años de arquitectura,” an exhibit on the work of the three generations of Cabarrocas architects for the Oficina del historiador and the Centro hispano-americano de cultura in Havana.

Luis Trelles

Notre Dame Cuba Talleres de Arquitectura

Luis Trelles was born in Havana, Cuba in 1956 and grew up in Miami, Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Cornell University. Alongside his brother, he is a principal of Trelles Cabarrocas Architects, established in Miami in 1986. The work of the office has been widely published. Luis Trelles has taught at the University of MiamiCornell University and to date teaches at University of Notre Dame. Luis travels with his Notre Dame students to Cuba and teaches studios on the architecture of Havana.

Rafael Fornés

Studies of La Habana: La confección de mapas de ciudades con herencia cubana

Rafael Fornés is a Cuban architect currently residing in Miami. He received a degree from the Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echevarría in Havana, as well as from Budapest Technical University. Fornés has worked at the Architecture and Town Planning Metropolitan Offices of both Havana and Budapest, the Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales, as well as at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. in Miami. He has taught at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana and currently teaches at the University of Miami and University of Notre Dame. Fornés is also involved with the Cuban National Heritage organization and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

Ricardo López and Chris Mader

H.A.B.S. Historic American Building Survey

Ricardo Lopez has been teaching at the University of Miami School of Architecture since 2004 in the areas of graphics, design, and historic preservation for both undergraduate and graduate students. He has also participated in traveling courses such as the Open City Studio in Tokyo and the Grand Tour of Europe with an emphasis on ancient Greek architecture. His courses on Documenting Historic Architecture have yielded national Peterson Prize awards for both the Gesu Church and the Shoreland Arcade. Upcoming submissions to the Library of Congress include the Coral Gables City Hall, Miami Beach Community Church, and the Residency at Harbour Island, which was conducted in conjunction with the Antiquities, Monuments, and Museum Corporation of the Bahamas. In 2015 Mr. Lopez was appointed Assistant Director to the Center for Urban and Community Design where he has engaged local communities in the surveying and documentation of historic places, including Coconut Grove, Overtown, Little Havana, and Coral Gables. University of Miami B.Arch 2000, M.Arch 2007.

Chris Mader is the Director of Software Engineering at the University of Miami Center for Computational Science. He and his team have been collaborating with the University of Miami School of Architecture to apply new and emerging techniques in photogrammetry and image processing to mapping and documenting informal settlements in Latin America, as well as to support documentation efforts of historical buildings.

These efforts include the application of low altitude aerial photography (using drones) to create point clouds (3d models), composite aerial photos (orthophotos) and maps.

Lecture Sponsors:


University of Miami School of Architecture

University of Notre Dame School of Architecture

Cornell University College of Architecture, Art & Planning

Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Florida Chapter

Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co.


Buzon Pedestals U.S.A

Cronk Duch Architecture

Trelles Cabarrocas Architects

Flagler College






Sixth Annual Mizner Medal

The Addison Mizner Medal
For Excellence in Classical and Traditional Architecture
The Florida Chapter of the ICAA
Call for Entries

Deadline for 2018 Addison Mizner Awards
Due to Hurricane Irma the  Deadline for the AMA Submissions has been Extended to November 6, 2017.


The Florida Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to announce the annual Addison Mizner Medal for Excellence in Classical and Traditional Architecture. The awards program is intended to celebrate individuals and design firms who excel in the advancement and promotion of the ideals of classicism and traditional design in architecture, urbanism and the allied arts. The awards are named for Addison Mizner, the architect whose civic and domestic works defined the standards of excellence in composition and craftsmanship for classical and traditional design in the early years of urban development in Florida. Addison Mizner’s introduction of the Spanish Colonial and Mediterranean style left an indelible mark on the architecture and urban cultural history of Florida and, to this day, delights those who visit his buildings and urban places.

The awards will recognize built work in the following categories: Residential less than 5,000 sq ft., Residential greater than 5,000 sq ft., Residential Estate over 10,000 sq ft, Multi-Family Residential, Commercial, Civic , Institutional, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture, Folly, Residential Interior Design, Commercial Interior Design, One Room Interior Design, Addition , Renovation, Urbanism , Craftsmanship, Fine Arts, Research and Documentation, Pedagogy and Patronage. In addition, an un-built student project will be awarded under the Emerging Classicist category.

Any work, regardless of location, completed by members of the Florida Chapter of the ICAA is eligible for consideration. National and International members are eligible to submit projects built in Florida and the Caribbean. Projects must have been completed within the past ten years. Individuals and firms may join the Florida Chapter of the ICAA at any time by visiting www.flclassicist.org or www.classicist.org.

The jury consists of three jurors selected from among architects, designers and academics recognized for their knowledge of and experience in the practice and theory of classical and traditional architecture. The jurors will convene on Saturday, November 11th in the city of Miami, Florida, for deliberation.
Jury results will be announced on October 1st and winning entries will be recognized at an evening ceremony held on February 24th, in Palm Beach, Florida.  The winning entries will be displayed on the ICAA Florida Chapter website (www.classicist.org).

Submission Requirements
Each entry should be submitted in a three-ring binder with end pockets. The entry form and submission fee should be enclosed in an unsealed envelope and inserted into the front binder pocket. Nothing should be added to the binder that identifies the firm or individual making the submission. Entrants must include a prepaid return envelope inserted in the back pocket of the binder so the submission can be returned.
The submission fee is $150 for the first submission and $100 for subsequent submissions.
The binder submission should include a two page Project Statement summarizing the theoretical and conceptual content of the project, compositional elements and references as well as prominent features of the site, materials and methods of construction, project administration and any other information necessary to convey the significance of the project to the jury.
A maximum of six drawings and twenty photographs can be submitted. Each drawing and photograph should include a caption on the reverse side of the page explaining the image to the jury. Similar explanatory information and images should be provided for interior design, urbanism, the emerging classicist award and craftsmanship.
A one page list of key products, materials, and suppliers as well as a one page list of key contractors, sub-contractors, and craftsmen and women must also be included.
A Power Point file of the submission on a CD at 300 DPI resolutions is also required and should be inserted in the front binder pocket.

The binder and fee must be received by 5:00 PM Monday, November 6th, 2017 and should be submitted to the following address:
DLGV Architects and Urbanists
Attn: Philip Rhea
224 Valencia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

If you have any questions, please call 305-444-6363

Click here for a downloadable PDF of the official Entry Form.  Please include a completed version of this form with each submission.