Karl Thorne, Architect

Karl Seymore Thorne - 1941



Clarendon College, Jamaica

1969 - Bachelor of Architecture, University of Illinois, Ubana Champaign, Illinois

1970 - Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,                             Pennsylvania

Academic Appointments:

1978 - Professor of Architecture School of Architecture, University of Florida,                     Gainesville, Florida

Visiting Professor, University of Florida's Institute of Architecture, Vicenza, Italy               


Wilson Chong Architect, Jamaica

Giller & Giller Architects, Miami Beach, Florida

1963 - Office of Alfred Easton Poor now Swanke Hayden Connell, New York City,              New York

1980 - Karl Thorne Architects, Gainesville, Florida



Mentored by Louis Khan while at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,      Pennsylvania


Professional Affiliations:

President Gargoyle Society, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1987 - Vice President, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida                                    North Chapter

1988 - 1990 - Treasurer, National Organization of Minority Architects,                                 Washington, D.C.

1988 - President, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida North Chapter        1989 - Jamaican Institute of Architects, Jury Chair for Governor General Awards

1992 - 1994 - Vice President, Design Awards Committee (AIA)           

1995 - American Institute of Architects (AIA) Puerto Rico

1996 - American Institute of Architects (AIA) Tampa, FL

1990 - 1994 - American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Committees:                                    Minority Resources Committee

1990 - Caribbean Student Housing Competition Chair

1996 - 2004 - Florida Building Commission, Appointed by Governor of Florida,                            Jeb  Bush

1998 - American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows



1988 - Excellence in Architecture Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA)                 Florida North Chapter, Pheo Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida,

1991 - Excellence in Architecture Award, National Organization of Minority                       Architects, Coleman Library Addition and Renovation, Florida A&M,                       Tallahassee, Florida

2002 - Florida Unbuilt Design Award for the Conservancy, American Institute of                 Architects (AIA) Florida North Chapter 

2006 - Gold Medal Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida North                 Chapter

2009 - William McMinn Educator Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA)                  Florida North Chapter


Notable Works:

1978 - Carnegie Library Addition, Florida A&M University, 111 Main Street,                       Tallahassee Florida

1983 - George C. Kirkpatrick Jr. Criminal Justice Training Center, Santa Fe                          College, 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, Florida

1986 - Frederick Humphries Science and Research Center, Florida A&M                             University, 309 Pershing Street, Tallahassee, Florida

1981 - Journalism & Graphic Communication Building, Florida A&M University,               510 Orr Drive, Tallahassee, Florida

1997 - Thorne Residence, Maple Hill Neighborhood, Gainesville, Florida


Karl Thorne, Architect


1997 - Thorne Residence,

Maple Hill Neighborhood,

Gainesville, Florida