Karl Thorne, Architect

Kark Thorne, Architect

Karl Thorne, Architect

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

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             

Firms:

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

Influences:

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

Honors:

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

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