Anthony Abbate is Associate Provost at Florida Atlantic University and Graduate Professor of Architecture, and NCARB certified, USGBC accredited 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 two scales: macro (urban) and micro (detail). In the context of the built environment of the contemporary city, this inquiry exposes deeper unresolved tensions between globalization and regionalism related to sense of place, sustainability, and climate change. He co-chaired the 2011 and 2013 Subtropical Cities International Conferences, hosted by Florida Atlantic University and Queensland University of Technology, and edited the proceedings. Abbate authored theBroward 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 has presented at conferences in Australia, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, and the US.
Abbate received 22 design awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Arango Design Award (2000), Washington University’s Distinguished Alumni Award (1995), and Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects awards for Distinguished Service (1993), and Outstanding Architectural Education (2014).