Jacksonville architect Ted Pappas designs a building to be of its site, not on it. He brings the outside inside. Much of his work focuses on spaces of contemplation such as libraries and churches.
Influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as Mid-Century Modern architects and proponents of Brutalism, Pappas often unites ancient tradition with contemporary vision.
In addition to creating innovative new buildings, Ted Pappas has repurposed or rehabilitated historic structures in Jacksonville’s urban core including the oldest historically black college in Florida, the state’s oldest musical organization, the city’s oldest library, oldest private club building, oldest school building, and oldest church structure.
Tim Gilmore is an author of books about the history of Jacksonville, and writes non-fiction stories for his website jaxpsychogeo.com. He is an English professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
Mark Pappas is the son of Ted Pappas, and works in his father’s architectural business. Mark is the business development manager for PBV Architecture in Jacksonville.