University: Florida Atlantic University
Current University Expertise:
Anthony Abbate joined the faculty in 1996. He is currently a member of the university graduate faculty and director of the Broward Community Design Collaborative. He teaches materials and technology courses and architectural design. A native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he received a Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from The Catholic University of America. His research examines historical and contemporary sustainable design and construction practices in the hot-humid climate zones of the tropics and subtropics at two scales: the macro/urban and the micro/detail. In connection with this line of inquiry, and in the context of the built environment of the contemporary city, the deeper unresolved tensions between globalization and regionalism are explored as they relate to sense of place and sustainability. He is serving an appointment to the Broward Cultural Council, the area's central coordinating agency for the arts, serving as liaison between cultural organizations, government agencies and the private sector. He also served as Vice-Chairman for State of Florida Department of Education Building Construction Advisory Committee, and is a past-president of the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He has also served on the Board of Adjustment for the City of Fort Lauderdale and is a member of the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Rotary.
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