magazine’s "Pace Setter" in 1954. On the centennial of Parker’s birth, you can get close to his designs at the opening of “The Discipline of Nature: Architect Alfred Browning Parker in Florida”
at HistoryMiami (101 W. Flagler St., Miami). With drawings, photos, furniture, and models, the exhibit celebrates Parker’s organic, tropicalist style and environmental sensibilities. Curators Allan Shulman and Randolph C. Henning and former University of Miami architecture dean Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk will hold a conversation at the reception. “As an architect deeply rooted in Florida, Parker designed and built singular works directed by a coherent system of values that directly address issues of place," Shulman says. “The Discipline of Nature” opens Saturday at 6 p.m. and runs through February 12, 2017. Admission to the reception costs $10 for museum members and $20 for nonmembers; museum admission costs $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Visit historymiami.org
to register for the reception, or call 305-375-1492.
Alfred Browning Parker (1916-2011) designed homes that mesh seamlessly into their surroundings, bringing indoor and outdoor space as close together as possible. During his 60-year career, the modernist architect took on more than 500 projects and dotted the map of Miami with masterworks such as the Parker Residence in Coconut Grove, which was named