Alfred Browning Parker Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science in Architect with honors, University Florida, 1939. Postgraduate, Royal Academy, Stockholm, Sweden, 1939. Doctor of Fine Arts honoris causa, International Fine Arts College, Miami, Florida, 1978.
He gained fame for his highly published modern houses in the region around Miami, Florida. Parker began his practice in Miami in 1946. He experimented with lower cost housing, included the "Tropex-pansible Home", which was constructed with high quality but modular parts.
Alfred Browning Parker designed well over 500 projects in his 60-year career. Other works include the renovation of the Coconut Grove Playhouse (1954). In 1952 he designed the George Washington Carver Middle School.
Parker also served as a professor emeritus at the University of Florida School of Architecture. The University of Florida is the repository of the architectural papers and drawings of Parker. In 2008 the University of Florida announced the creation of the Alfred Browning Parker Architecture Archives Endowment to support and strengthen this effort to preserve the architectural history of Florida.
Bal Harbour Yacht Club. 1953. Miami Beach. Residence. Owner: Mr. and Mrs. Graham Miller.
Coconut Grove, FL. 1959 House Beautiful Pacesetter
Residence. Owner: Mr. Ewing. Coconut Grove, FL.
Residence. Owner: Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Marco.
Coconut Grove, FL.
Residence. Owner: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Titelman. Miami, FL.
Owner: Mr. and Mrs. Clifford J. Rice. Miami, FL.
Residence. Owner: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mass.
Palm Beach, FL.
Residence. Owner: Bert Friedman. 1957 Coconut Grove, FL.
Owner: Alfred Browning Parker. Coconut Grove, FL. 1954 House Beautiful Pacesetter. Flagler Federal Savings & Loan Association of Miami.
1961. Miami. Alliance Machine Company. 1952. Coconut Grove. George Washington Carver High School. Coconut Grove. Residence.
Owner: Mr. and Mrs. Barillet Clement. South Miami, FL
Parker, Alfred Browning (1965). You and Architecture.
New York: Delacorte Press. Henning, Randolph C. (2011). The Architecture of Alfred Browning Parker, Miami's Maverick Modernist.
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida.
Charter member Coconut Grove Citizens Committee Slum Clearance, since 1947. Served to lieutenant (senior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Fellow American Institute of Architects (president S. Florida 1949, Regional architectural award 1954, 55, 56, 57, 58, National award of merit 1959, Honor award 1965, Honor award Florida Association 1967, 70).
Member National Council Architectural Registration Boards, Guild Religious Architecture, Florida Association Architects, Zoological Society Florida (president 1959), Association Cuban Architects in Exile, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Delta Psi, Beta Theta Pi, Gargoyle, Blue Key.
Married Martha Gifford, September 17, 1942 (divorced March 1956). Children– Derek Browning, Gifford, Robin Zachary, Jules Graham, Quentin Dart. Married Jane Britt, June 13, 1959 (deceased July 1971).
1 child, Lebritia Browning. Married Shirley Goldin, May 25, 1980. (divorced November 1984).
Married Euphrosyne Pantelis Nittis, February 7, 1992.
- James Arden Parker
- Jewel (Fry) Parker
- Shirley Goldin
- Euphrosyne Pantelis Nittis
- Jane Britt
- Martha Gifford
- Robin Zachary Parker
- Derek Browning Parker
- Gifford Parker
- Lebritia Browning Parker
- Quentin Dart Parker
- Jules Graham Parker
1940 - 1946
Silver Medal award Florida South chapter American Institute of Architects, 1976. Distinguished Architecture Alumnus award College Architecture, University Florida, 1992. Exchange scholar American-Scandinavian Foundation, 1939.
Pan American travel fellow Mexico, 1940.