Anthony Abbate

Director and Professor, School of Architecture, Florida Atlantic University

Anthony Abbate, AIA, NCARB, is associate provost at Florida Atlantic University, and director and professor at the School of Architecture. He is a registered architect with a master of architecture from Washington University and a bachelor of science in architecture from the Catholic University of America. His research examines historical and contemporary design and construction practices in the hot-humid climate zones of the tropics and subtropics at the macro (urban) and micro (detail) scales, exposing deeper unresolved tensions between global and local understandings of sense of place, sustainability, and climate change. Abbate co-chaired the 2011 and 2013 Subtropical Cities International Conferences, hosted by Florida Atlantic University and Queensland University of Technology, and served as design team captain of multidisciplinary South Florida Resilient Redesign workshops for the Southeast Florida Climate Change Compact in 2014, 2015, and 2016. He published work includes the Broward County County-wide Community Design Guidebook, Subtropical Sustainable: A Context Sensitive Design Approach to Redevelopment in Broward County, and a chapter in Miami Modern Metropolis: Mid-century Architecture and Urbanism in the Tropics, edited by Allan Shulman. Abbate received 22 design awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Arango Design Award, Washington University’s Distinguished Alumni Award, and AIA Florida awards for Distinguished Service, and Outstanding Architectural Education.