Albert J. Socol Papers
Scope and Content
The Albert J. Socol Papers includes architectural drawings, photographs, floor plans, and other material concerning architectural projects completed by Socol. Significant projects featured include the Royal Bank of Canada, the Courthouse Center, and Kislak Corporate Headquarters in Miami, FL. Also included is biographical information.
- Socol, Albert J. (Person)
The collection is open for research.
Born in Argentina, Albert J. Socol studied architecture, obtaining a Masters in Architecture with honors in 1965 at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), and worked as a Professor in its school of Architecture from 1966 to 1971.
In 1972 he moved to the United States to pursue a career in architecture. He worked for over 35 years on the design, development, management, and construction of major architectural projects in the State of Florida including the School of Architecture at the University of Florida, the James L. Knight Center, the Hyatt Hotel, Royal Bank of Canada, and the Courthouse Center in Miami, FL. He has also won several awards for his work, including the City Beautiful Award for his work in Coral Gables, FL; Outstanding Concrete Structure for the UF School of Architecture in Gainesville, FL; and the BOMA Award for best downtown high-rise building in Miami, FL.
Currently Socol is the Executive Vice President of WS Architecture and Planning, Inc. and he was named AIA NCARB Chair of the Committee of College of Design, Construction and Planning to help coordinate the addition to the UF College of Architecture.
.46 Linear Feet (2 Boxes)
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Architectural drawings, photographs, floor plans, and other papers of architect Albert S. Socol, who worked for over 35 years on the design, development, management, and construction of major architectural projects in the State of Florida including the School of Architecture at the University of Florida, the James L. Knight Center, the Hyatt Hotel, Royal Bank of Canada, and the Courthouse Center in Miami, FL.
Arranged alphabetically by project.
University of Florida Smathers Library Building
Donated by Albert J. Socol.
- A Guide to the Albert J. Socol Papers
- Finding aid created by Gerald Loyola
- May 2018
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- Description is written in English.
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