Florence is an architectural designer, project manager, journalist, and design activist trained in architecture and mass media studies. She has orchestrated and was a core part of architecture, design-build construction and renovation projects that have garnered local and international press. She has also edited and written numerous articles that have been published in The (Brazosport) Facts, Houston Chronicle, Modern Luxury Texas Interiors, Texas Architect, The Architect’s Newspaper and Cite of the Rice Design Alliance.
Florence received her degrees from Trinity University in San Antonio and Rice University in Houston. She manages and designs small, medium and large Capital Expenditure and Centennial projects in-house for the Department of Design and Engineering of the Houston Zoo, a beloved cultural institution and leader among wildlife conservation.
A past project that she managed and led the design efforts is the Brooklyn Studio in New York for award-winning artist Sean Kenney who works with LEGO bricks. It was double awarded with AIA Houston Design Awards for Interior Architecture and Renovation/Restoration. As a young editor, she received an Honorable Mention Citation for editorial design from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors.
Florence is a community leader having served on the Executive Board of Directors of the Rice Design Alliance, Youth Leadership Council and Sunflower Mission, a grassroots nonprofit NGO, directing the communications and media campaign, helped raise more than $2 million dollars, built more than 114 classrooms, and awarded more than 8,000 scholarships to impoverished students. She is a Founding Member of Women in Architecture Houston and AIAH JE:DI. She is also a member of both AZA and AZFA.