Haldeman Creek House on Architecture top 100 list

April 4th, 2012 Comments Off on Haldeman Creek House on Architecture top 100 list

David Corban, RA, a 1989 graduate, recently received a great honor.  The home that he designed and built for his family in 2007 has landed on the list of Top 100 buildings in Florida in the last 100 years. The event is part of the 100th anniversary of the Florida Chapter of the AIA.

The Florida AIA website states:
“Since Haldeman Creek House is built over a boat basin carved out of a water way, it is appropriate that it takes cues from old Florida fish camps found in the 10,000 islands and Pine Island Sound and from local marinas built upon the settling of Collier County. The home is built largely from old growth cypress, reclaimed from the boathouse that previously occupied the site.  With numerous operable sliders, a “shotgun” configuration and venting skylights, the home takes full advantage of the microclimate formed by cooling breezes passing over the waterway.”

Buildings around the state were nominated by chapter presidents, and from hundreds nominated, the top 100 were chosen.  Most of the list includes historical buildings with very few being finished in the last 15 years.

Other buildings on the list include Mara Lago, Fontainebleau Hotel, and The Breakers. Other architects who made the list include FLW, Richard Meier, Paul Rudolf, IM Pei, Arquitectonica, Addison Mizner, Herzog and De Meuron, and Victor Lundy and DPZ.

Vist at the Florida AIA website for more information.

The home will also be featured in an upcoming book, Dream Houses of Florida.

(Photos by Ed Chappell)

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