Robert C. Broward: A Designer of Enduring Landmarks That Give Us a Sense of Orientation
Architect and Jacksonville native Robert C. Broward died Sunday at the age of 89.
He is survived by two daughters, Kristanna Broward Barnes of Jacksonville and Elizabeth Nichole Broward Sousa of Denver, and five grandchildren.
Broward designed more than 515 projects in his lifetime, and his commitment to environmental stewardship and quality of life are evident in the organic designs of his buildings.
Robert C. Broward’s Signature Designs:
• Wesley Manor Retirement Village (1960)
• The Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville (1965)
• The Jacksonville Art Museum (1965)
• The Southeast Toyota Deerfield Beach office building (1970)
• The Koger Gallery of Oriental Art (1972)
• The Calderon residence (1972)
• The Sawgrass Deer Run Condominiums (1972)
• Dake Chateau (1973)
• The Sawgrass Racquet Club (1972)
• Dake residence (1973)
Robert C. Broward has brought many unique landmark buildings into fruition during his lifetime.
Ed McMahon’s talk “Where am I? The power of uniqueness” creates a compelling argument for the economic, psychological and social value of uniqueness. Ed McMahon believes that Place is more than just a location on a map. Place is the unique collection of qualities and characteristics — visual, cultural, social, environmental — that provide meaning to a location. A sense of place… is what makes one city or town different from another, but it is also what makes our physical surroundings worth caring about.
Ed McMahon, holds the Charles E. Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C.
Tweetable: “All of us have a fundamental need for a sense of orientation.”
Author: Becka Lee Gruber