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Architect , city official

Alf Otto Barth, American architect, city official.


Barth, Alf Otto was born on August 5, 1921 in Risor, Norway. Son of Haakon Hjalmar and Emilie (Evensen) Barth.


Bachelor of Architecture with honors, University Florida, 1953.


Architect, director school planning Polk County School, Florida, 1956—1960. Associate director school planning Dade County School, 1960—1964. Coordinating architect Orange County School, 1964—1965.

Architect in charge Charles W. Cole & Son, South Bend, Indiana, 1966. Chief architect Dade County, 1968—1979. Principal architect Metro Transit Authority, Dade, 1979—1981.

Chief building official Coral Gables, Florida, 1982—1985. Consultant architect structural design and planning, contract administration, since 1985. Consultant architect, since 1956.

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946, served with United States Army, 1947-1950.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Oakland Elementary School, Haines City, Florida, 1960, Sanctuary for Grace Lutheran Church, Winter Haven, Florida, 1960, educational building, 1967, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Miami Shores, Florida, 1961, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Tavernier, Florida, 1967, educational building, Concordia Lutheran Church, Miami, 1966.


Chairman Dade County Architectural Selection Committee, 1968—1974, Dade County Architectural Certification Committee, 1974—1979. Member South Florida Building Officials Council. Board directors Eastridge Retirement Village, Miami, 1963—1964.

Member Dade County Transit Advisory Committee, 1974—1979. Member of American Institute of Architects (director local chapter 1964), Gargoyle (historian), American Public Works Association, American Arbitration Association, National Council Architectural Registration Boards, Odd Fellows, Masons, Phi Kappa Phi (chairman trustees 1961-1965).


Married Mary Jayne Ingram Barth, April 28, 1951. Children: Kathleen Elizabeth, Paul Haakon.

Haakon Hjalmar Barth

Emilie (Evensen) Barth

Mary Jayne Ingram Barth

Kathleen Elizabeth Barth

Paul Haakon Barth