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Carl Abbott Architect

Carl Abbott Architect
Modern Architecture Florida
Contemporary Architecture Florida

If you are looking for a modern architect in Florida, Carl Abbott might just be the man. Carl Abbott specializes in the creation of beautiful modern homes, some call it contemporary architecture, others call it modern architecture but we all agree, everything is beautiful! Working closely with the client, the goal of Carl Abbott's office is to design functional, creative buildings which enhance the highest vision of the client. Each project is specifically designed to support and enrich the lives of those who use the buildings. Nature and natural light are dominant factors in determining the form of the Architecture. The firm's work has a very strong sense of being tied with nature.

Humanistic qualities are the emphasis of Carl Abbott’s Architecture… Beautifully executed buildings which create supportive and inspiring environments. Architecture which has both a sense of place and sense of time.

Throughout the country and internationally, the firm has received numerous design awards for public and private projects. For the past three decades, the firm has been recognized as one of
the most highly awarded firms in Florida. Nationally, through the category of Design, Carl was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. The University of Florida honored him as a Distinguished Architectural Alumnus. The Florida / Caribbean AIA awarded Carl the highest design award for “high quality and originality of work over an extended period of time” - - the Medal of Honor for Design. Recently the firm received the Florida/Caribbean AIA Firm Honor Award, the most prestigious honor given to an architectural office. A book on the firm’s work is in progress.

Carl Abbott received his Master’s from Yale, where he studied under Paul Rudolph and Louis Kahn. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, cum laude. He has worked in Hawaii, in New York with I.M. Pei, and in London with Yale classmates Lord Richard Rogers and Lord Norman Foster. Carl has taught and lectured at universities in America and Europe. Recently, he taught a design studio in Architecture and Planning at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. The office has been based in Sarasota for over 35 years. During this period the firm has been widely recognized for its high quality of design and for outstanding level of professional services to its clients and the community. With a strong and continuous series of commissions, Carl Abbott’s office builds on the legacy of previous works and continues to be committed to the spirit of Winston Churchill’s quote, “We shape our buildings; thereafter
they shape us.”