Broward architect builds success by placing people first
Portfolio includes Fort Lauderdale airport, Miramar City Hall
By Marcia Heroux Pounds and Robert Nolin, Sun Sentinel
7:30 p.m. EDT, April 17, 2014
If you've ever sauntered through Broward College's art gallery, rushed around Fort Lauderdale's airport, paid a bill at Miramar City Hall, or picked up your kids at a Palm Beach County school, you've likely experienced Mario Cartaya's life's work.
And it was you the architect had in mind when he designed those structures.
"A building is a place for people," said Cartaya, 62. "They need to work in it, pray in it, live in it, study in it. … If you understand people, you become a better architect."
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