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Host Richard Reep will introduce the Parlor Series. Featured speakers Stephanie Ferrell, FAIA, Founder of Ferrell Redevelopment in Tampa and Maureen Kemp, Owner Kemp Realty Group in DeLand, will discuss the critical role of good architectural design in historic preservation.

The Casa Parlor Series is a sequence of lectures and performances and owes its name to the house's historic reputation as "Winter Park's Parlor." Sponsors include Wakefield Beasley Associates, a design firm based in Orlando, and Cónaithe, an art and design consultancy firm. The American Institute of Architects and Rollins College support the educational programming provided by this event.

• Free admission, donations are welcomed.

• Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Program will begin at 7 p.m. followed by questions and discussion. Limit is 75 attendees per program.

• To reserve your spot, call 407-628-8200 or email

The 2017 fall Parlor Series includes:

September 19 illustrates the impact of design on community, memory, and character. A global perspective on design by Stephen Withers, AIA, will be contrasted with Frank Lloyd Wright’s unique contributions to American architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright Scholar and Master Storyteller Tim Totten.

October 17 showcases Dr. Bruce Stephenson, Rollins College, who recently published the biography of gifted planner, John Nolan. Stephenson and Richard Reep, AIA, LEED-AP, will share planning insights into Winter Park’s place in Florida’s history.

November 14 presents how good design does not exist in a vacuum, but is the product of good government. City of Winter Park Architect Brooks Weiss will provide the city’s vision for its future.  The economics of government, and how it influences design, will be shared by Orange County Budget Administrator David Hardison.

Hosted by Casa Feliz board members Richard Reep and Rick Kilby.