Robert C. Broward

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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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[2][3]

In 2011 he was selected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.[4] 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.[2]


  • 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[3][5][6]