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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Florida/Caribbean Architect - Winter 2014

President’s Perspective / Nathan Butler, AIA, LEED AP
Editorial / Diane D. Greer
The Geometer’s Tower at 25
3-D Laser Scanning: A Snapshot in Time
The Call-Collins House Restoration
The Conservation of Preservation
Lakeland Service Center for Joe G. Tedder, Tax Collector
Poker Room for Jacksonville Greyhound Racing
A Word from Your 2014 Florida/ Caribbean Associate Directors
Mosaic Salon
Advertisers Index

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