August 19, 2010 — Coral Gables — WHAT: The University of Miami School of Architecture presents the Mark Hampton Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) Exhibition. Hampton is a renowned architect from the Tampa area known for pioneering sustainable tropical houses, which were simple, concrete and designed to catch the tropical breezes. Hampton’s style is characterized by a remarkable awareness of space and meticulous attention to both interior and the exterior design.
WHEN: From Friday, August 20 to Thursday, September 30. Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
WHERE: In the Irvin Korach Gallery, at the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center, UM School of Architecture, 1215 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables campus.
WHO: Mark Hampton was born in 1923 in Tampa, Florida and received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1949, where he taught the following year. Hampton opened his own Tampa firm during the 1950s and was associated with the Sarasota School of Architects, who were well known designers at the time. His notable buildings include the Amaryllis Park Primary School, now part of the Booker School campus, the McIntosh Student Center Middle School in Sarasota, Galloway’s Furniture Showroom, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, the Laura Hampton Residence and the Webb Residence in Tampa. In Miami, Mark Hampton renovated the Wolfsonian building on Washington Ave in Miami Beach and designed the Bal Harbour Shops. He was made a fellow by the American Institute of Architects and received the AIA Florida/Caribbean Region Honor Award. In 1974, Hampton opened a private practice in Coconut Grove, Florida.
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