Local Resources

Association of the American Institute of Architects -AIA Florida

The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects). AIA Florida involves members in a statewide proactive, organized, unified effort to benefit the profession. To accomplish its mission to "unite, educate and position architects to lead the shaping of Florida's future" the state association: Is Well Organized. Headed by a 50-person board of directors representing the 13 chapters in Florida, a staff of eight professional executives and staff support personnel keeps the organization operating and responding to member needs. 104 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Telephone 850.222.7590 Facsimile 850.224.8048

AIA Fort Lauderdale
227 SW 2nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-728-9690
Fax: 954-728-9790
E-mail: aiaflc@gate.net  Web: www.aiafla.org

Broward Design Collaborative

Advocates for the intelligent design and re-development of Broward County’s built environment. It will focus on the most advanced and creative thinking for public space, public realms, community livability issues and ecological connections. The Collaborative advances the knowledge on issues related to urban for in South Florida  by creating a forum for urban design oriented solutions multiple scale, with the objective to help build healthy communities in Broward county that are walkable, equitable, and livable. Links the creative talents of Florida Atlantic University faculty, students, design and urban professionals and Broward citizens who are seeking objective advice for the future of the built environment.

Broward Design Collaborative Department Urban and Regional Planning
FAU/BCC Higher Education Complex
111 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Email: info@browarddesigncollaborative.com

Broward Trust for Historic Preservation

Dedicated to identifying, preserving, restoring and maintaining the architectural heritage of Broward County. The Trust believes in preserving the County’s historic resources and sites to enhance its identity, economy and quality of life. To preserve, restore and enhance the historic character of Broward County and support education and research with regards to historic preservation; To advocate historic designation of significant buildings and districts throughout the County and work for that status on local and, where appropriate, national levels.

Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions (CUES)

At FAU (formerly the Joint Center) has remained dedicated to helping communities and decision makers resolve urban and environmental issues through partnerships, education, and research. CUES's mission is to work with policy-makers and the public in their pursuit of options for managing growth while preserving natural systems, promoting a strong economy and planning livable communities. Local governments, state agencies, civic and business groups, academics, and professionals are part of the broad constituency that supports, motivates, and benefits from our activities.

The Florida Public Officials Design Institute at Abacoa

The Institute is an initiative of the Abacoa Project at FAU's Catanese Center for Environmental Solutions and a team of community professionals. The Institute is dedicated to improving Florida’s towns and cities and offers elected officials options and design tools for addressing specific problem sites in their communities. The Institute offers elected officials unique training in urban design. The officials who participate in this innovative program select a specific site in their community for study. A team of special consultants is brought in to address the design and planning challenges. After visits to the sites, lectures on design and smart growth, and analyses of the project areas, each official leaves with an enhanced understanding of the urban design opportunities available and is provided with a short and long range set of actions for design of his or her project site. The Design Institute has two objectives: to instill an appreciation for the significance of design of the public realm and to emphasize the importance of integrating social, economic, and environmental considerations into design. The Institute assists officials in realizing the potential that exists within their communities for creating exemplary public spaces.

Marie York, AICP Associate Director
CUES Florida Atlantic University
5353 Parkside Dr,
SR 231 Jupiter,
Florida 33458
Phone: 561.799.8689
Fax: 561.799.8590
Email: myork@fau.edu

The South Florida Regional Resource Center

An innovative institutional approach to increasing the abilities of South Florida’s residents and neighborhoods to influence and shape public policy issues at a regional level. It combines, on a regional level, elements of a community-building intermediary, a partnership and collaborative for concerted action, and a community design center to solve neighborhood-based problems and to connect residents and neighborhoods to regional opportunities and resources. Partners in the Regional Resource Center include the Collins Center for Public Policy, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting creative solutions to major private and public issues, and two planning and public policy agencies that serve the South Florida region, the South Florida and Treasure Coast Regional Planning Councils. The Catanese Center serves as administrator of the Resource Center.

South Florida Regional Planning Council

The Council's mission is to identify the long-term challenges and opportunities facing Southeast Florida and assist the Region's leaders in developing and implementing creative strategies that result in more prosperous and equitable communities, a healthier and cleaner environment, and a more vibrant economy. The Council is a planning and public policy agency. Activities respond to statutory requirements as well as the needs of member units of local government. 3440 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 140, Hollywood, FL  33021,(954) 985-4416, (954) 985-4417 FAX