Alfred Browning Parker: Inside the Homes of Miami's Regional Modernist (Sat)

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South Florida is home to a distinct form of local modernism pioneered by Architect Alfred Browning Parker. Establishing his practice in the 1940s, Parker gained international attention by incorporating South Florida's unique geology into Modernist architecture and, at times, through the hands of his own personal craftsmanship. Participants will walk at least four of the most-intact Parker homes still standing, including what was once Miami-Dade County's largest waterfront property (the 1951 Caudle Residence) and an active construction site (the 1951 Baros Residence) to see an on-going restoration efforts. During the tour, participants will learn first-hand how local geologic material had been implemented into South Florida’s stringent building standards throughout the midcentury. This tour will include the home of Alfred Browning Parker's son, Robin Parker.
The tour will be led by William Hamilton Arthur IV, AIA, NCARB, a third-generation architect in the city of Coral Gables and Principal Architect of WHAA.  

Bus Tour (Bus will pick up from the Mayfair House Hotel)

Saturday June 1, 1:30–5:00pm 


All tours will be submitted for AIA credits. 


A special Thursday evening event will include a tour of the interior and exterior of Alfred Browning Parker's Woodsong and a reception.