Our February speaker will be Kevin Schweizer of the firm Schweizer-Waldroff
Architects, Inc of New Smyrna Beach. Using the Snowden residence
in New Smyrna Beach which he designed, Kevin will demonstrate energy
production and conservation as well as water reuse and preservation.
He will also discuss availability of state and federal assistance
for solar power.
Kevin is a second generation architect following his father into
the profession. He was awarded a Bachelor Degree in Design by the
University of Florida in 1981 and a Masters Degree in Architecture
by California Polytechnic State University in 1984. He is a recipient
of the Henry Adams Award for his thesis work.
Kevin began his career with his father?s firm, Schweizer Incorporated,
as an intern while in university then as an architect after graduation.
In 1988 he and two siblings formed Integrated Design Group. Kevin
was later joined by Scott Waldroff to form their present firm.
Kevin is the author of "The Ocean Resource Center" (copyright
1984) a floating research and recreation facility using OTEC, Ocean
Thermal Energy Conservation, as the power source to sustain and
build the project. Kevin's work has been featured in the Orlando
Sentinel, New Smyrna Beach News Journal, Orlando Metro Home Magazine
and Home Digest Magazine. His own home in New Smyrna Beach was displayed
on the 1994 Images Tour of Homes.
Mr. Schweizer is made available to Southeast Volusia Audubon as
part of the New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission Customer Outreach
Program. The presentation will be given in the DeBarry Room on the
third floor of the Utilities Commission Building, 200 Canal Street
in New Smyrna Beach. Parking will be available in the parking lot
behind the building and entry will be through the back door and
up the elevator. We are grateful to Ellen Mahle for making this
happen and for arranging the use of the Utilities Commission facility.