Florida Southern College Usonian House Progress Update

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Glass installation has begun ... won't be finished soon

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Ken Berman of The Glass Onion is on site and installing the first of nearly 5,000 inserts. Stay tuned to the website for progress updates.

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Michael,
Any word on when it will be officially open to the public?
Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

Tom
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Post by Tom »

Ha! I'd forgotten about these.

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Glass Inserts

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The website has been updated with our interview with Ken Berman who is installing the glass inserts and an accompanying "explainer" from Ron Bearer, who fabricated them.

See it at: http://www.buildingtheusonianhouse.com/glass.html

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(Anybody know what software the architects for this project use to make their 3 dimensional drawings? Is it AutoCAD or a BIM program like Revit?)

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Thanks. Cool shots.
I should have been more specific. I am referring to the isometrics in their construction drawings that we get peeks of here and there in the website galleries.

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Post by dtc »

How many sq. feet in this building?

Do we know the cost per sq. ft.?

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(From Jeff Baker on the Maguire website in Jan 2012: They did the entire house in 3dAutoCAD. There are 16, 30 x 42 sheets just for the concrete block. Pretty cool.)

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Last Lap

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

The website has been updated and revised to include the DeMoss workshop videos and nearly 300 images taken during October!

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So nice! http://02f7a98.netsolhost.com/OctoberGa ... ge-21.html

Almost looks like a Schindler house (or is it the telephone wires with palm trees which are taking me back to Hollywood?...)

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Wow.
The attention to detail and the level of craftsmanship seen on this project is exemplary, and unfortunately, too rare.
All involved, from the architects of record, to the craftspeople, to the laborers should be congratulated. FSC and its board, certainly is owed our gratitude for taking this on and seeing it through what has been a long, and I'm sure expensive, process.

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Sure would like to know what this is costing per square foot?

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Post by DRN »

In an earlier thread, I recall a source quoted the project at $2 million, which likely includes all of the soft costs (architecture, engineering, bonds, permits, legal expenses, etc.) as well as the renovation of the adjacent bungalow. That figure works out to just over $1000/SF. Not knowing what the soft costs total, the cost of the bungalow work, or if union/prevailing wage pay rates are applied, a precise hard construction number would be just a guess. Based on the size of the house, its complexity, the intricacy of the components, time, and effort expended, I can't imagine the Usonian costing less than $500/SF.

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Post by SDR »

I'd like to see the detail employed at the edge of the roof(s). This house, and the restored Jacobs I, may be the only Usonians extant which have no visible flashing (added) to the top of the roof fascia . . . ?

Mr Wright (at least) would be very pleased. It surely looks good.

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