Florida/Caribbean Architect - Summer 2015 - (Page 12)
Mark Hampton, FAIA, 1923-2015
One of the last great members of
the Sarasota School of Architecture
died in February 2015. Mark Hampton
will be remembered and missed by
his friends, fellow architects and
students of architectural history.
Mark was a Fellow of the American
Institute of Architects and recipient
of the Florida Association's Medal
of Honor for Design. In 2010, The
University of Miami School of
Architecture held a retrospective of
his work. But these honors don't begin
to speak to the truly outstanding and
exemplary quality of his professional
career and his immeasurable
contributions to the profession.
Two people who knew and worked
with Mark sent material to be used in
this tribute. Dwight E. Holmes, FAIA,
and Steven Brooke, photographer and
Adjunct Professor in the University of
Miami School of Archtiecture, both
worked with Mark, albeit in different
capacities. For Dwight Holmes, Mark
was a mentor during the first 10 years
of his career and a lifelong friend.
Renowned photographer Steven Brooke
photographed many of Mark's projects,
producing beautiful black and white and
color images, several of which have graced
the cover and pages of this magazine.
Please read their thoughts and words
and enjoy the photos included here.
"Mark Hampton began his architecture
career in the Sarasota office of Twitchell
& Rudolph in 1951 and he has since been
recognized as one of the major architects
in the now-famous Sarasota School. His
work has won numerous awards and been
widely published. In every sense of the
word, Mark's career was distinguished.
I had the privilege of working for
and with Mark for the first years of my
career and as my mentor, he instilled in
me many of the most important axioms
I have used throughout my professional
career. Foremost among those was
the challenge to always do the best
job possible regardless of any and all
obstacles. Mark's office was located in
PHOTO BY STEVEN BROOKE.
Wolf Residence, Miami, 1980.
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Mark Hampton, FAIA
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