platt street cafe restaurant/bar/club/cafe

SLG  (2009)


USCIS tampa-- Hoover Development

SOHO parking garage/cafe building

south howard avenue/tampa


USCIS, St Thomas, USVI

Hoover Properties

under construction

Kids Community College charter school

tampa (2010)

Tucson USCIS

Tucson, Arizonia

Hoover Properties (2010)

ashley street cafe row
ybor city brew pub (1994)
dollar rent a car- orlando (1999)
domino's building, downtown tampa (2007)
bradenton financial center, bradenton (1986)


custom house

Longboat Key, Florida 

Modern Tampa Bay Homes

McGinnis house

New Canaan, Ct.(2011)

moncrief pool house (2011)
urban dwellinig unit (U/o first building 1985)
Tuula's house (2000)
condo proposal, downtown sarasota (2007)
elberon house 1
bay haven house (2008)
elberon house 3 (1990)
elberon house 6

see also residential and commercial 


5006 South Elberon Street

Tampa, Florida 33611

Phone: 813.832.5557

Email: jtoph@tampabay.rr.com




header artwork: Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (Le Corbusier) 1886-1965

URBANoRDER/tampa flickr photo site:


sketch at right:  Casa das Canoas (Canoes House) 1954, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012)

Influences and inspirations

Le Corbusier... was one of the best and most preeminent architects of all time.  He poineered modern architecture designing some of the most significant and extraordinary buildings ever built.  

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer was a student and colleague of Corbu's and created the "tropical modern" style that became prevasive throughout South America and the tropical world in the 1950s and 1960s.

Burle Marx.. was a Brazilian landscape architect that designed the beautiful Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro and worked with Neimeyer on the design of Brasilia creating impressive urban/tropical/civic outdoor spaces and gardens.

richard meier
Rem Koolhaas
Sarasota School
Louis Barragan
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