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Mark G. Hampton Papers

Identifier: MSS 0376

Scope and Content

The Hampton Papers include architectural drawings, project files, project photos, and materials relating to Hampton's life and career such as news clippings, videos, and memorabilia. The collection spans 1923 to 2016, but the bulk of the materials relate to his professional career and date from 1950 to 2004. The project files, project photos and drawings are primarily arranged alphabetically, although the drawings are first grouped as residential and commercial projects. Many of Hampton's designs are documented comprehensively with plans, photos, publications and correspondence, but it should be noted that some projects lack full documentation. Also included in the collection are memorabilia from Hampton's childhood, his service during World War II, and his professional career. The collection also includes objects and publications used in an exhibition honoring Hampton, which was created by the University of Miami School of Architecture in 2010.


  • Creation: 1923-2015
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1950-2004



The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

Architect Mark Garrison Hampton, FAIA, was born in Tampa, Florida on July 17, 1923. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II, and following the war he received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1949. After a brief period working in Atlanta, Hampton moved back to Florida in 1950 to become an employee of the influential Twitchell and Rudolph firm. When the firm disbanded in 1951, Hampton relocated to Tampa and started his own practice, which he operated for thirteen years. In 1966, he relocated to Miami and partnered with the firm of Herbert H. Johnson and Associates. He started his own firm in Coconut Grove in 1974.

Hampton was one of the Florida modernists who were collectively known as the Sarasota School of Architecture. He and the other Sarasota modernists were heavily influenced by the Bauhaus movement and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and their designs were adapted to the climate, landscape and vernacular architecture of Florida. Hampton received multiple awards from the American Institute of Architects and the Florida AIA throughout his career was recognized as a Fellow of the AIA in 1967. Notable projects include Galloway's Furniture Showroom in Tampa, the Lannan Museum in Lake Worth, FL, two science buildings for the University of South Florida, and Wolfsonian Museum in Miami. His residential designs included the Horizon House in Tampa, which received a National Design Award, and the Jordan Residence in Lake Wales, FL, which received a Test of Time Award. He lived in Coconut Grove until his death on February 28, 2015.


16.5 Linear feet (30 boxes and 137 Items)

Language of Materials



Architectural drawings, photos, project files and other papers of architect Mark G. Hampton, who worked for approximately 60 years in Sarasota, Tampa, Miami, and other cities in Florida.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

The Hampton Papers were donated by the Estate of Mark G. Hampton in 2015. Acquisition of the collection was made possible through the efforts of Mark Hampton's niece, Sharon Blanchard, and his colleague, architect Suzanne Martinson.

Related Material

The University of Florida also holds John Howey's Sarasota School of Architecture Collection, which includes some materials pertaining to Hampton.

A Guide to the Mark G. Hampton Papers
Finding aid created by Anzhelika Arbatskaya and John R. Hampton, Jr.
February 2017
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Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America