UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Michael Halflants is a tenured architecture professor at University of South Florida's Tampa campus. Since 2002, he has been teaching graduate design studios as well as seminars on tropical architecture and modern housing. He has led study abroad programs in Japan, Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, and the Yucatan. In 2010, he was recognized for his work as an educator with the McMinn Award from the Florida / Caribbean AIA.
10 X 10
The 10 x 10's are events intended to introduce a diverse group of leaders and creative minds to our community. Every few months, 10 speakers present 10 images of their work, interest, or inspiration. Slides automatically advance with brief introductions between speakers. It's intended as an informal and face paced event. Past speakers have included curators, painters, politicians, musicians, writers, and community activists. Michael Halflants has organized the event series since 2009.
John Pichette serves as a board member of the Construction Specification Institute. Since 2008, he has also served as treasurer of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Both firm principals have participated on design juries for out-of-state AIA chapters and have lectured at AIA state conventions. Michael Halflants is also a 2015 graduate of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program.