Robert C. Broward
Robert C. Broward (born 1926) is an architect and author based in Jacksonville, Florida. He has had a 61-year professional career during which he has designed more than 500 projects. He was an adjunct Professor of Design at the University of Florida for more than four decades. He is known for his water effects including spilling effects with a decorative and sonic element, taking advantage of Florida's frequent rainstorms. His designs often included the work of local painters, sculptors, and mixed-media artists. His work includes small houses and chapels, large warehouses and office buildings, churches, art museums, movie theatres, and large high-rises.
Broward studied with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin during his architectural training at Georgia Tech. He has been widely published. He wrote a book about Henry John Klutho and The Prairie School in Jacksonville.
In 2011 he was selected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. An issue of a national architectural journal was devoted to his work and he was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2012.
- sharecroppers' chapel in West Georgia (completed at the age of 23)
- oceanfront residences and corporate headquarters for Southeast Toyota
- Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville (1965), named by Broward as his favorite of his Jacksonville buildings
- Charlie Patton, "Jacksonville architect Robert Broward finally chronicles family's long history in Florida", The Florida Times-Union, December 17, 2011.
- Robert C. Broward
- Lee Butcher, "Broward in his environment as an independent architect", Jacksonville Business Journal, May 23, 2005.
- "2011 FAIA Announcement", American Institute of Architects (accessed 2015-03-17).
- Jane Greer, "The church in the hill: Architect of Jacksonville, Fla., church wanted building to look like an extension of the land." UU World, Spring 2007.
- Unitarian Universalist Church, Florida Top 100 Building Survey, AIA Florida (accessed 2015-03-18).