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HANKE HALL, FLAGLER COLLEGE, st. augustine, florida
KENNETH SMITH ARCHITECTS, INC., jacksonville, florida
Hanke Hall, northwest corner and west elevation, main entrance.
must be located on the street frontage,
the width of the main building cannot
exceed the lesser of 80 percent of the
frontage or 40 feet and only a percentage
of the lot can be covered by the structure.
Moreover, the City of St. Augustine has
architectural guidelines requiring "that all
new structures must reproduce designs
reflecting one of the three distinctive
colonial periods and conform to certain
well-established design characteristics."
Hanke Hall, named for Col. G.F. Robert
Hanke, a great-grandson of Henry M.
Flagler, pledged funds to assist with
construction of the building. Architect
Ken Smith's design response was a twoand-a-half story, L-shaped, building with
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ALL PHOTOS BY KEN SMITH.
For the reasons stated, designing a
building for the Flagler campus has
interesting constraints including required
archeological investigation. The site is
located east of the Ponce de León Hotel,
now Ponce de León Hall, on the western
boundary of St. Augustine's colonial city.
City ordinances for historic preservation
districts govern setting, design and
construction. Buildings are limited to
a height of 35 feet, the main building
ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE ARCHITECT.
Adding new structures to an historic
campus has long proven a challenge for
architects. Whether to design a very
contemporary building or one that
"blends" with existing structures without
seeming to copy them is a decision
architects and clients must make. Since
New York architects Carrère and Hastings'
designed the Ponce de León Hotel for
Henry M. Flagler in 1888, the entire
campus of what would become Flagler
College has been listed on the National
Register of Historic Places. The original
"Spanish Renaissance Revival" hotel is a
United States Historic Landmark.
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Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, Phase 2
Hanke Hall, Flagler College
NorthView Student Housing, University of Central Florida
Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center, Polk State College
Valencia College at Lake Nona, Academic Building
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Florida/Caribbean Architect - Spring 2014