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William Hamilton Arthur Architect, Inc.  

251 Valencia Ave #5001 - Coral Gables, FL 33114
As a practitioner, William has produced designs in both commercial and residential projects throughout Florida for more than 10 years, often in collaboration with his family’s practice in architecture. In 2011, William graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida and earned the AIA Henry Adams Gold Medal.

William seeks to design from a perspective that is both Culturally and Historically-Minded. His work has been published in local magazines and sensitivity to existing construction

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Master's of Architecture with certificates in Latin-American Studies and Historic Preservation. Bachelor's of Design with a Minor in Urban and Regional Planning, summa cum laude.
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William H Arthur IV is a Summa Cum Laude Architect from the University of Florida and a 2011 AIA Henry Adams Gold Medal Recipient. William is a third-generation Architect and has produced designs in both commercial and residential projects throughout Florida, often in collaboration with his family’s practice in architecture.

William seeks to design from a perspective that is both culturally and historically minded. Since 2009, William began to collect and catalog his grandfather’s early works in South Florida and the Caribbean; familiarizing himself with his heritage of mid-century architecture and learning about his grandfather’s association with Igor B. Polevitzky- a prominent MiMo architect.

Finding merit not only the constructions that he studied, but also their impact on the people who utilize them, William developed a sense of obligation to Miami and the unique architecture that formed it. He subsequently resumed work in Miami after graduation, seeking to expound on his grandfa
Project Image 1 Residence in Shorecrest  

“The main concept for this 4,380 square-foot Shorecrest residence evolved around a 2-level stair atrium, open to the sky and flanked on all sides by the main living space and guest bedrooms.”

There is a privileged view too which organizes the building, that is the waterfront which organized the main living space in the house.

Located in the Shorecrest neighborhood of Miami, the owner recognized three examples from Jan Hochstim’s 2005 Rizzoli publication titled Florida Modern. Jan, having recently passed away, was a friend and neighbor of my grandfather, to whom I dedicate the design of the house. The house follows simple design principals and features several large cantilevered surfaces intended to provide both presence and shading in a previously vacant lot. It was important to the owner that the home be both simple and iconic in nature, and reflects the vernacular to the South Florida environment as well
Project Image 2 The Parasol House, Miami Beach  

Coined a “Parasol” by former Miami Beach zoning director William F. Cary, this two-level residence on Sunset IV Island makes use of a large concrete canopy to shade the primary residence below.

Designed as a speculation home on one of Miami Beach’s most walkable locations. Within several minutes to grocers, shops and restaurants, the residence benefits from being located on a waterway that allows full-sized sailboats to reach the Ocean without lowering their masts. More frequently, the waterway is utilized by twilight paddle-boarders.

The initial design strategy for the Parasol House came about during Professor Guy Peterson’s seminar at the University of Florida titled Florida Modern in 2009. For this project, I reexamined a case study of the course titled the Hiss Residence (Umbrella House) located in Sarasota, Florida. The Hiss Residence was designed by prominent mid-century architect Paul Rudolph in 1953. One of Rudolph’s earliest and most successful wor
Guy Peterson, FAIA
Ivan Smith Eminent Professor, University of Florida
Principal at Office For Architecture
“I had the privilege of working with William Arthur as his professor at the University of Florida. William was in one of my graduate design studios and in my graduate seminar on regional Florida modern architecture. William was one of those students who I suspect I learned as much from him as he did from me. William is a critical thinker, talented architect and perhaps most important, a young designer with a contagious personality and passion for the profession. In a short period of time, William has become an emerging leader for our profession and I am proud to call him a colleague.

John T. O’Connor
Editor-in-Chief Tropic Magazine
“William H Arthur IV pretty much has design in his blood.”

Allan T. Shulman FAIA, LEED AP
2013 AIA Miami President. Associate Professor, University of Miami School of Architecture & Principal at Shulman + Associates
“William Arthur IV and I have bee
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