It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our dear friend and long-time member, Peter J. Spillis, AIA Emeritus.
Born in Miami to Greek immigrants and early Miami settlers, John and Melpo Spillis, he graduated Miami High (’50) and studied architecture at University of Florida (’54), followed by service in the U.S. Army, Counter Intelligence Corp, during the Korean conflict (’56). Upon completing his service, Pete joined the pioneering architectural firm of Pancoast, Ferendino, Skeels & Burnham.
In 1970, the firm became Ferendino Grafton Spillis Candela, and in 1977, Spillis Candela & Partners. The firm grew to be one of the largest and most significant architectural and engineering firms in the U.S., with offices throughout Florida and in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York City and Los Angeles. It later merged into AECOM.
There is still time to renew your AIA membership. If you haven’t received an invoice, you can renew your AIA Florida membership through AIA National here. Renewal by Jan. 22 ensures your 2021 benefits, including being printed in the 2021 AIA Florida/Caribbean Firm and Membership Directory.
Permit applicants, are you ready to submit digitally signed and sealed plans?
Once Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 14-20 expires, scanned copies of signed and sealed plans accompanied by an affidavit will no longer be accepted. Plans submitted for review through the submission portal must be digitally signed and sealed. Your design professional will need to provide you with an electronic version of your plans that are digitally signed and sealed.
Talk to your design professional today! For more information on digitally signing and sealing plans, please visit our website or call 786-315-2100.