Karl Thorne, Architect

Updated: Jan 22

Karl Seymore Thorne - 1941-


Education:

Clarendon College, Jamaica

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

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

President Gargoyl Society


Academic Appointments:

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

Visiting professor at University of Florida's Institute of Architecture in Vicenza, Italy


Firms:

Wilson Chong Architect, Jamaica

Giller & Giller Architects, Miami Beach, Florida

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

1980 - Karl Thorne Architects, Gainesville, FL


Influences:

Mentored by Louis Khan while at the University of Pennsylvania


Professional Affiliations:

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

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

1988 - President, American Institute of Architects (AIA) North Florida Chapter

1989 - Jamaican Institute of Architects, Jury Chair for Governor General Awards

1992 - 1994 - Vice President, Florida Association Design

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


Honors:

1988 - Excellence in Architecture Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA) North Florida 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, FL

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

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

2009 - William McMinn Educator Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA) North Florida 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 at Santa Fe State 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



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

Karl Thorne

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