MEET YOUR ARCHITECT
Adriane René Orion RA, RID, AIA, M.Arch, NCARB, NCIDQ
Form & Light Architects LLC
Owner and Principal Architect
Florida Registered Architect AR100565
Florida Registered Interior Designer ID5690
Master of Architecture University of Florida
Bachelor of Interior Design Ringling College of Art and Design
Adjunct Professor of Advanced Digital Design, Ringling College of Art and Design
Assistant Professor of Engineering, University of Florida
Assistant Professor of Advanced Building Information Modeling, University of Florida
"I would rank Adriane in the top 2% of graduate students that I have taught in respect of her engineering abilities and grasp of advanced software. Overall, Adriane is highly intelligent and has good analytical skills."
"I have been impressed by her independence, motivation, professionalism and communication skills . Her rigorous work ethic and creative vision was key in meeting project goals."
"Adriane demonstrated both strong technical skills and professionalism. She also has a great enthusiasm for design research. I was impressed with Adriane's communication skills, creativity and work ethic."
"I am impressed with Adriane’s skills as a design professional. She has excellent communication skills and is a sophisticated researcher."
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Mrs. Orion, a local to Naples, grew up acutely observing a community, which is uniquely positioned in its interface between the current and future needs of the baby boomer generation and our built environment. Upon graduating from the world-renowned Ringling College of Art and Design, Mrs. Orion became interested in exploring questions around this observed interface and spent her early career working as a licensed interior designer on large scale institutional healthcare projects throughout southwest Florida. During this time, Mrs. Orion took on a leadership role within the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) as the City Center Director of the IIDA Sarasota, FL Chapter.
The intriguing tensions created between persons with current or potential future mobility issues and the ways in which they engage with the built environment is at the center of Mrs. Orion's research and study. After years of engaging Interior Design practice as the primary vehicle to conduct this research, Mrs. Orion continued her pursuit of knowledge at the University of Florida by earning her Master of Architecture degree.
As a graduate student at the University of Florida, Mrs. Orion identified emergency department design as the topic for her master’s thesis. Mrs. Orion was then invited to accept a prestigious architectural internship opportunity at the Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville, Florida Campus. While working at the Mayo Clinic, the leaders of their in-house architectural team bolstered Mrs. Orion's thesis research by providing access to interview opportunities with top healthcare workers from around the world. These interviews created a catalyst to identify and categorize the architectural and interior design implications at hand and then engage an iterative process to develop creative solutions with the design team.
While attending University of Florida Mrs. Orion worked for Dr. Nawari Nawari, P.E. as his graduate teaching assistant. In this leadership role, Mrs. Orion taught both UF’s structural engineering course and UF’s advanced architectural software and technology course. Additionally, Autodesk, the leading company in architectural software development, selected Mrs. Orion to be their liaison to the UF School of Architecture. In this leadership role, Mrs. Orion was the Autodesk North American Student Representative for a series of internationally attended software conferences held bi-annually around the country. At these conferences, Mrs. Orion was provided advanced training on new tech, participated in hackathons to help develop and identify new market software solutions and gave presentations centered on how designers can engage new tech to inform creative design solutions.
Immediately upon graduating from University of Florida Mrs. Orion accepted an architectural position and moved back to her hometown of Naples, Florida, to continue her research on the interface between the current and future needs of the baby boomer generation and our built environment. In Naples, Mrs. Orion has been on the project team for residential projects as well as local golf and country club projects. By deeply engaging with, testing and implementing the architectural articulation that is specific to this type of work, Mrs. Orion began to develop an architectural style that married her years of in depth study into human factors with the sophisticated architectural typology and vernacular of southwest Florida.
The next vehicle to be used to further Mrs. Orion's research and passion for the study of architecture and design is her private practice. Started in September of 2019, Mrs. Orion is the founder and Principal Architect at Form & Light Architects LLC (FLA). FLA engages 21st century technologies, vision and technical detail and is excited to bring the next generation of architecture to southwest Florida.