About the Book
An inside look at the Ruskin House designed and built by Mike Calvino, architect. This book presents the project as a series of detail images, the design/construction process, and images of the completed building and spaces. There is a foreword by the architect as well as a few anecdotes of events during the construction of the project. Also included are some reproduced excerpts of the original, free-hand, ink-on-mylar drawing sheets, a section on the auxiliary building ("storage building"), some of the machines and tools designed, modified and/or fabricated, a time line, and a bibliography.
Mike Calvino received his architectural education at the University of Florida acquiring a Bachelor of Design in 1992 and a Master of Architecture in 1994. Calvino also earned his Florida Architect's license in 1999, received his NCARB certification in 2002 and a Certified General Contractor's license in 2000. He opened his own design studio in January of 1998 and continues to design and build projects at a variety of scales, from drink coasters to furniture, residences to auto showrooms/museums.