November 5, 1932 - November 18, 2021
ROBERT JEROME FILER, FAIA 11/5/32 to 11/18/2021 Experience: Jerome Filer started the firm in 1962, as the President and sole proprietor. The firm has undergone several name changes over the years and ended up as Filer and Hammond Architects, Inc. He has been a designer, quality control plans reviewer, plans processor, specification writer, performed contract administration and field inspections and prepared reports, and handled client contact for the duration of the firm's existence. He has served on the Miami Dade Construction Trades Licensing Board for 17 years. Jerome Filer's service to the profession and his design work have also been featured on numerous other occasions including in the Miami Herald, Contact and the So. Fl. C.S.I. Newsletter. He has received the highest award for an architect by being recognized as a Fellow of The American Institute Of Architects. Education: Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, University of Miami, 1958. Minor in Mathematics, Minor in Physics. Graduate work in Mathematics, University of Miami, 1959. Member PHI ETA SIGMA, Freshman Honor Society, Member of Engineering Honor Society, University of Miami, 1957 Awards, Honors, Recognition: Jerome Filer has received numerous honors, medals, awards, and certificates over the years for service and design. 2003 Induction into National Upjohn Fellowship AIA National For outstanding service on the National Board of Directors as a Regional Director for the Florida/Caribbean Region from 2001 to 2003. 2002 Component Excellence Award AIA National for outstanding individual contribution in public affairs and communication with the “All About Architecture” Television series. 2002 President’s Award AIA Florida for service to the profession with “All About Architecture” Television series. 2001 Gold Medal Award AIA Florida Highest Honor Award for a Career of for extended leadership and outstanding service to the profession of Architecture. 2001 Meritorious Service Award AIA Miami In appreciation of your valuable time, effort, and leadership on behalf of our Chapter, our Community, and our Profession, by your service to this Chapter. 2000 Induction into National College of Fellows AIA National One of the highest National Honors in the Profession. 2000 Induction into Hall of Fame for Services AIA Miami In recognition of his Service and Dedication to the Profession and the Community over an extended period of time. 2000 Outstanding Architect of the Year Award AIA Miami For special contribution to the Profession through excellence in service to the Chapter in raising Public Awareness of the role of Architecture in the Community. 2000 Meritorious Service Award AIA Miami In appreciation of your valuable time, effort, and leadership on behalf of our Chapter, our Community, and our Profession, by your service to this Chapter. 1999 Meritorious Service Award AIA Miami In Appreciation of Your Valuable Time, Effort and Leadership on Behalf of Our Chapter and Profession by Your Service to This Chapter. 1999 Public Service Award AIA Miami for Notable and Extended Public Service by a Member. 1999 Certificate Award Univ. of Miami in recognition for valued friendship and support University of Miami, School of Architecture. 1998 Public Service Award AIA Miami for Notable and Extended Public Service by a Member. 1998 Meritorious Service Award AIA Miami In Appreciation of Your Valuable Time, Effort and Leadership on Behalf of Our Chapter and Profession by Your Service to This Chapter. 1998 Certificate of Achievement State of Fla. Florida State Department of Community Affairs for Hurricane Evacuation Shelter Evaluation Guidance. 1998 Certificate of Appreciation Dade Co. Schools Shenandoah Middle School - for Being a Role Model and Guest Speaker, presented by Principal Laurel Dehpoka, a public service award. 1996 Hilliard T. Smith Silver Medal AIA Florida This medal was an Honor Award presented "For distinguished leadership and service to the AIA Florida" 1996 President's Award AIA Miami Presented in appreciation "For your time, effort and leadership on behalf of our Chapter and our profession, in your involvement in the membership committee". 1996 Certificate of Appreciation AIA Florida Florida Foundation for Architecture Awarded for exemplary service to the Foundation as a Trustee. 1995 President's Award AIA Miami For your Time, Effort and Leadership on Behalf of our Chapter and our Profession, in your Involvement in the Membership Committee. 1995 Appreciation for Your Service to Alumni Association Univ of Miami University of Miami Alumni Association In Appreciation of your Service to the Association as Vice President. 1995 Recognized as Member of Thousand Friends Architecture Univ. of Miami University of Miami School of Architecture for Valued Support of Architectural Education 1993 Certificate of Appreciation AIA Florida In Appreciation of His Service and Devotion as President. 1992 President's Award AIA Miami Presented "For outstanding contributions to the Miami Chapter/AIA and the South Florida Community in the Hurricane Andrew recovery efforts." 1992 "Outstanding Alumni of the Year" Univ. of Miami By the University of Miami School of Architecture awarded for Outstanding Service to the Alumni Association 1991 Certificate of Appreciation AIA Florida Presented by the Association "For his service as Chairman of the Minuteman Committee" 1990 Certificate of Merit for Design City of Coral Gables Awarded for excellence in the renovation of El Pollo Supermo presented by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. 1989 Anthony C. Pullara Award AIA Florida This individual Honor Award was given by the Florida State association of architects for leadership and professional service, presented "for involvement, dedication and outstanding service to his community, his chapter, and AIA Florida." 1989 City Beautiful Award - Honorable Mention City of Coral Gables by Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce; Presented for the renovation of an abandoned restaurant into a new restaurant. 1988 Certificate of Appreciation AIA Florida Presentation by the Association's Commission on Professional Society for years of service as Vice-president. 1986 Award of Service AIA Miami Presented "For all the years of dedication and service as Chairman of the Cultured Flea Market, which has benefitted the Chapter and the Metropolitan Museum School." 1985 Silver Medal Award AIA Miami The Chapter’s highest Honor Award bestowed by the Chapter (not always given each year) presented "To recognize an individual architect for his accomplishments in his practice, his works of architecture, and his leadership and service to the profession over an extended period of time, and by his example he has advanced the cause of good architecture, the profession and provided an inspiration to his fellow architects. This recognition of an individual must be for outstanding work, leadership and service that extended over a period of not less than ten years." (Of almost five hundred members, this award has been presented to only twenty individuals) 1985 Certificate of Appreciation: Board of Architects City of Coral Gables by the City of Coral Gables; Given to express that "the City is most grateful for the excellent service and splendid co-operation you have rendered in serving on this Board." 1984 Selected Delegate (service to the program) AIA Florida Pan American Congress of Architects, Panama City, Panama The South Florida Chapter, as a component with a substantial Latin American population, was the only U.S. Chapter invited to send a delegate to the Pan-American Congress. Jerome was selected from among the Chapter's five-hundred members, and along with representatives from National AIA, championed the interests of American architects. 1984 Certificado de Participacion Pan Amer. Arch. Congress presented by Presidente Octavio Mendez Guadia de 17 Congresso Panamericano de Arquitectos. 1984 Service Recognition Certificate AIA Miami The first such plaque ever presented by the Miami Chapter to a past president "In honor of and with deep appreciation for distinguished and unselfish service given to the Chapter and the profession of architecture while serving with outstanding leadership, vision and ability." 1982 Certificate of Appreciation: Board of Architects City of Coral Gables by the City of Coral Gables; Given to express that "the City is most grateful for the excellent service and splendid co-operation you have rendered in serving on this Board." 1981 Award of Service AIA Miami Recognition afforded to the Nominee "for unselfish dedication through monumental effort, beneficial to all within this organization." 1980 Certificate of Appreciation AIA Miami Presented "for his outstanding work on behalf of the Chapter as Chairman of the Florida South Chapter (now AIA Miami) Cultured Flea Market for Service to the profession. 1980 Selected Designer B.A.S.F. by Builders Association of South Florida; The nominee was the selected finalist from among some twenty-five architects to design a home to showcase the many products of vendors, suppliers, and member builders; the showcase home was exhibited for one year and was then sold with proceeds benefitting the Builders Association. A design award for the BASF home of the ‘80s. 1974 Award of Merit for Design City of Coral Gables for 250 Catalonia Office building presented by Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. 1971 City Beautiful Award City of Coral Gables by Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce; presented for the design of a multi-story atrium office building constructed at 250 Catalonia Avenue. A design award Television, Magazines, Newspapers: Jerome Filer FAIA, has appeared in or been recognized by 144 television programs, magazine and newspaper articles reflecting his extended involvement in the profession. He also did a series named “All About Architecture”.
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