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The Alfred Browning Parker Collection contains the papers and drawings of Alfred Browning Parker. Establishing his practice in the 1940s, Parker quickly gained fame for his visionary architecture and craftsmanship. Renowned for his environmentally friendly designs in the Modernist style, he has designed and built over 6,400 projects throughout his lifetime and won numerous awards. House Beautiful, the primary architecture magazine during the 1950s and 60s, named four of Parker's residences as "Pace Setter" houses, more than any other architect. In 1959 Frank Lloyd Wright recommended Parker as an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Fellow. An AIA Fellowship recognizes architects who have made a significant contribution to both architecture and the greater society, achieving a standard of excellence in architecture at both a local and national level. Parker was the only architect Wright recommended for the Fellowship.


Alfred Browning Parker Architecture Archives Endowment

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Alfred Browning Parker Architecture Archives Endowment, a new initiative intended to support and strengthen the Architecture Archives in the Libraries. The endowment is named in honor of Professor Emeritus Alfred Browning Parker, the distinguished Florida architect and UF alumnus. Additional information is available on the Parker Endowment home page.

For further information on the diverse Architecture Archives collections, please contact: John Nemmers, Archivist in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections, or Martha Kohen, professor in the School of Architecture.

 

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