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Mildred Helms Elementary School Completed

Re-Roofing: Torch-applied SBS modified roofing over tapered and rigid insulation system and gypsum deck board; new internal roof drains and drain leaders; roof-to-roof ladders and stairs; custom flashing and sheet metal; internal and external gutters and downspouts; asbestos abatement; and solar reflective roof coatings.

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Multiple Sites (Dover E.S., Lincoln E.S., Springhead E.S. & Wilson E.S.) Finished

Re-Roofing: SBS modified roofing over tapered and rigid insulation systems; roof drain replacement; roof-to-roof ladders; custom flashing and sheet metal; and external gutters and downspouts. Dover Elem. 55,552 sq. ft.; Lincoln Elem. 35,193 sq. ft.; Springhead 13,580 sq.ft.; Wilson Elem. 9,259 sq. ft.

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Multiple Sites (Memorial Middle, Mort Elem. & Van Buren Elem.) Completed

Re-Roofing: Torch-applied SBS modified roofing over tapered and rigid insulation system over gypsum deck board; roof drain repairs; roof-to-roof ladders; custom flashing and sheet metal; and external gutters and downspouts. Van Buren Middle School: 28,614 sq. ft.; Memorial Middle School: 8,975 sq. ft.; Mort Elementary School: 18,928 sq. ft.

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Completed work on Girls Club

Posted by: Glavovic Studio | Sep, 23rd

Project: Girls Club

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Young Circle ArtsPark Finished

Posted by: Glavovic Studio | Sep, 23rd

Project: Young Circle ArtsPark

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Shelter for Abused Women of Collier County Completed

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Paul Mitchell The School of Orlando Completed

Posted by: Window Interiors | Sep, 23rd

Project: Paul Mitchell The School of Orlando

Window Interiors, an industry-leading window treatment solutions company, recently completed window coverings for Paul Mitchell The School located in Oviedo Mall. Window Interiors, in partnership with Tint by Masters, supplied vibrant vinyl window graphics for eight large storefront windows at the 15,600-square-foot cosmetology school. The project, led by Business Development Manager Jason White, was completed in less than a week, just in time for the grand opening celebration in October.  

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Young at Art | Museum and Broward County Library Completed

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Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing Headquarters Finished

The Headquarters is an 16,500 square foot facility (expandable to 100,000 square feet) for the agency responsible in bringing business, sports and tourism development into Polk County. This facility will host dignitaries, elected officials and Fortune 500 executives thru seminars, outings and promotional activities. The building will house offices, seminar rooms and the Florida Sports Hall of Fame. The building will act as a catalyst for economic growth of business and development within the entire county.

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Polk Nature Discovery Center Finished

The new Environmental Education Center is a joint project of Southwest Florida Water Management District and the Polk County Natural resources Department. Composed of Four (4) buildings, the complex provides multiple activities for the public. The project was designed in the style of “Old Florida” and located in a pristine 1,200 acre nature preserve. Traffic flow, varied uses and multiple age groups are all accommodated in this accessible, natural setting.

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Saint Leo Universtiy School of Business Completed

This is the first new academic building in the last 40 years on the campus and Saint Leo University has entrusted Lunz Prebor Fowler Architects with the programming and design of this 45,000 square foot, four story building. The project embraces the University’s core values of excellence, community, personal development, respect, integrity and responsible stewardship by relating them back to the spaces the architecture creates. The building embraces the pedagogies of collaborative education and distance learning by creating diverse learning spaces. The building provides SLU with classrooms, seminar rooms, and executive lecture hall all with integrated technology providing cutting edge and state of the art facilities. Creating enlarged corridors that the formal learning spaces are arranged around provide a variety of small areas for spontaneous meetings between the students and faculty is another key element to the building. These informal spaces to gather and share ideas increase receptiveness and promotes free exchange. The goal for the interiors is to highlight the availability of the technology remaining respectful to the traditional nature of the campus while placing emphasis on information exchange and student/faculty interaction. Slated to be completed for Fall 2011, the New School of Business is planned to be a minimum of LEED Silver certification by USGBC.

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Professional Office Building for The Davidson Companies Finished

The new two-story 17,000 square foot headquarters for Davidson Realty Company and Davidson Development Company is designed with a great deal of influence and elements from the Arts and Crafts period.  The frequent hard Florida rains and harsh summer sun also contributed to the development of a building with broad overhangs and covered entries.  Of the prominent building features, one major element is the partially enclosed patio garden at the center of the building on axis with the main entry and flanked by three balconies, one at each side, on the second floor.  The patio garden is designed as a quiet place for business discussions and rest from the day's activities as well as an entertainment space with a large outdoor fireplace and fountains.  All of the primary building spaces look onto the patio garden.  The architectural elements of the Davidson Companies Building suggest strong ties to residential architecture emphasizing the primary services of the realty and development groups.  

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Finished work for Ortega Landing

Posted by: Rink Design Partnership, Inc. | Sep, 23rd

Project: Ortega Landing

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Finished work for Pier Point

Posted by: Rink Design Partnership, Inc. | Sep, 23rd

Project: Pier Point

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Southpoint Community Church Completed

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Daytona Beach Housing Authority Office Building Renovation Completed

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Summit Professional Plaza Phase II Completed

The Owner asked us to design a second Professional Office Building with 40,000 square feet on three stories for the expanding practices in the first building we designed in years prior.  Summit Professional Plaza Phase II was designed to compliment the exterior features of the Phase I building.  The building features a tilt-up concrete structure with steel framed floors and roof and metal roofing to conceal roof-top equipment.  Most tenant improvement work was done commensurate with the building to include an Outpatient Imaging Center and Urgent Care center on the first floor and several physician suites on the upper floors.    

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Finished work for Trulucks

Posted by: Alumitech | Sep, 23rd

Project: Trulucks

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Finished work for Eldorado

Posted by: Alumitech | Sep, 23rd

Project: Eldorado

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Finished work for Noel Residence

Posted by: JONATHAN PARKS ARCHITECT | Sep, 23rd

Project: Noel Residence

Achieving the perfect balance of openness and intimacy…  Situated on two-plus acres, this 3,200 SF Sarasota residence was designed to reflect the Client’s desire for a minimalist home they could equally live in and entertain. The concept of the layout was to create a separation of these functions with architectural elements but to tie the design together with light, form, and repetition. The floor plan reflects these considerations with a distinct delineation between public and private areas. The uncluttered design and palette of simple finishes creates a sense of interior and exterior space that is wide open without ignoring privacy. Further addressing the Client’s request for seclusion, the home intentionally faces away from the busy street and onto an open pool terrace. Through the use of non-traditional building materials the Owner’s request for an energy-efficient home was achieved. The result is a home that has been awarded the Florida Power and Light Gold Star certification for energy efficiency.

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Mumford Pool House Finished

Posted by: JONATHAN PARKS ARCHITECT | Sep, 23rd

Project: Mumford Pool House

This project centered on creating an elegant backyard living space in which the Owners could live and entertain. Both design professionals, they requested a new pool house, pool and landscape layout that embraced modern design and expanded living space. The main challenge for the Architect was to create a comfortable living space within a compact urban backyard. To achieve this, the unembellished design of the Pool House and patio blurs the boundaries between inside and outside. The interior/exterior flow of space is achieved with the use of eight-foot high disappearing glass doors and unfinished concrete floors continuing onto the exterior patio.  Glass mosaics are used in the shower, the main living space and pool area to continue the aesthetic cohesion between the indoors and outdoors.  LED lights in the pool animate the space, allowing for subtle changes depending on the occasion.  Inside the Pool House, traditional Japanese Shoji screens, glass block, and exposed ventilation merge to create an inviting space with an artistic edge while a door from the shower opens directly to the pool outdoors.  Further increasing functionality, the 625-square-foot Pool House simultaneously serves as a pool house, guest house, home office and hurricane-safe house. Through the use of detailed design elements and simplicity the modern backyard Pool House and patio extends living space with artistic continuity. The design blurs the lines between inside and out to create a backyard space that effortlessly flows and enhances the way the Owners live and entertain. Architect: Mr. Jonathan Parks AIA, JONATHAN PARKS ARCHITECT, Interior Design by JONATHAN PARKS ARCHITECT and Owner, Production Designer: Mr. Aristarco Montiel, Concept Designer: Ms. Yukiko Okada, Landscape Architect: Site Concepts International, Builder: David Bailey, Inc., Photography: The Greg Wilson Group    

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Morales Medical Building Finished

Posted by: MLM-Martin Architects, Inc. | Sep, 23rd

Project: Morales Medical Building

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Janie Poe Community Center Finished

The Janie Poe Property Management & Residential Services Building is designed to provide community service functions for the residents of the new Janie Poe Public Housing development. The multi phase project will bring new affordable rental and both market & below market rate housing units to Sarasota's Housing and Urban Development facilities. The PMRS building contains property management offices, a multipurpose space, computer labs, a media center, maintenance garage, and exercise room. The design incorporates deep porches for community gatherings as well as informal meeting spaces for the residents. The east side faces out on to an extensive green space that includes a children's play area and picnic facilities. Seeking a LEED-NC Silver certification, the PMRS building features high efficient HVAC, solar hot water production, the use of reclaimed water for toilet flushing, insulated glass, and clerestory windows on the north facade for natural daylighting.

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Twin Lakes Office Complex Completed

Posted by: Carlson Studio Architecture | Sep, 23rd

Project: Twin Lakes Office Complex

When the Sarasota County government decided to renovate and expand the Twin Lakes Park Office Complex in Sarasota, FL, they chose to build “green”. The complex reached a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) NC 2.0 Gold certification, a level of achievement in “green” building that recognizes buildings and grounds as environmentally responsible, profitable, and a healthy place to live and work.The builders of the Twin Lakes complex took many environmental factors into consideration, including erosion and sedimentation, run-off reduction and storm water management on-site, and minimal site disturbance. Bicycle racks were installed outside of the buildings, and showers inside, to encourage employees to choose an alternative method of transportation for their commute to work, such as walking or riding their bike. The complex was constructed with a number of energy-efficiency features that have led to lighting cost reductions of 40 to 60 percent, and it also features a 10 kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system to provide solar electricity along with a solar water heating system.Photo of interior, Twin Lakes Park Office ComplexKey "Green" Features:    * Encourages alternative transportation with bike racks and showers inside    * Low-flow plumbing fixtures and waterless urinals    * Rainwater used to supply 28,000 gallon cistern for toilets    * Metal roof with large overhangs to shade windows    * Building orientation maximizes cool northern sunlight    * Automated lighting controls    * 10 kW photovoltaic system    * Solar hot water heating system    * CO2 monitors    * Low-VOC materials    * Recycled materials used throughout construction    * Insulated, low-emittance, impact-resistant windows    * Geothermal heating and cooling system    * Motion-sensor sink faucets

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HGTV 2009 Green Home Finished

Posted by: Carlson Studio Architecture | Sep, 23rd

Project: HGTV 2009 Green Home

This 3 bedroom, 3 bath 2500-square-foot home, which earned LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council, is loaded with sustainable features beginning with mindful building orientation to maximize north / south exposures for optimum shading and protect interiors from sun exposure. Natural day light is captured throughout the house with distinctive clerestory windows above the main open living area and solar tube skylights in the hallway and kitchen.  The changing daylight in the house also creates a sense of time and connection to nature. Modern roofing technologies such as high solar reflecting materials and a roof garden create a cool, comfortable patio space.  Even though the metal roof appears dark in color with its terracotta red finish, the technology of the painting system is actually highly reflective and prevents unwanted heat gain. Solar photo voltaic (PV) cells provide power to the home producing renewable energy that helps lower electricity use in addition to the solar hot water heater. Healthy materials without toxic chemicals were liberally incorporated in the home's interior to provide superior indoor air quality.  Many materials also have recycled content.  The concrete foundation and glass tiles in the bathrooms are some examples of this. Water saving plumbing fixtures and rainwater collection for irrigation reduce the house's water demands. Highly insulated, solid concrete wall system offers unparalleled storm protection and energy savings. 

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Meyers-Labenz House Finished

Posted by: Thomas J. Mnich, PA, AIA | Sep, 23rd

Project: Meyers-Labenz House

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Little Beach House Completed

Posted by: Geoffrey Mouen Architects | Sep, 23rd

Project: Little Beach House

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Enders Park Community Center Completed

Winner: 2004 Palladio AwardsCommercial & Civic ArchitectureNew Design & Construction

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Ponte Vedra United Methodist Church Finished

The first of two buildings for which the five acre site was master planned, the new Church facility includes a Sanctuary, Administrative offices, classrooms and a kitchen.

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Finished work for Torreya Farm

Posted by: GUTIERREZ + URIBE | Sep, 23rd

Project: Torreya Farm

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Maxville Branch Public Library Finished

As part of the City's "Better Jacksonville Plan", the facility is surrounded by an undulating pond and field of native swaying Bahia grass to emphasize the Prairie Style Architecture.  The building has large overhangs and other detailing consistent with the architectural style which maintains the character even in the furniture and fixtures throughout.  The grand space includes an adult reading area, with stacks and technology areas, raised clerestory roof and major window assembly capturing the strong views toward the tree hammock.  

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Commons at Swain Completed

Posted by: GUTIERREZ + URIBE | Sep, 23rd

Project: Commons at Swain

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Maragoudakis Residence Finished

Posted by: GUTIERREZ + URIBE | Sep, 23rd

Project: Maragoudakis Residence

The Maragoudakis residence is a single family home located on a grid lot within a gated community offering a private escape within it's context. The homes program is composed of three bedrooms, four baths, living, dinning, kitchen, home theater, office space, terraces, pool, two car garage with a golf cart space and a car port. With the use of new building components as layers, spacious living areas were defined to provide views within and beyond the properties borders while maintaining privacy. Building materials were utilized to distinguish the various layers that define the living spaces. With layers creating borders and transitions within the property and layers functioning as shells enclosing different spaces the Maragoudakis residence is a balance of privacy, natural lighting, ventilation and functionality.      

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2008 Tradewinds Show Home Completed

Posted by: Geoffrey Mouen Architects | Sep, 23rd

Project: 2008 Tradewinds Show Home

Built by Charles Clayton Construction with Builder Magazine Florida Green Building Commission Certified Florida Green Home; Winner: 2008 Gold & Best in State (Florida) Aurora Awards; Winner: 2008 Bala Awards for Best One-of-Kind Spec Home (6501 sqft and over) Project website: http://www.twshowhome.com/

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Palm Plaza Professional Office Completed

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Eagle Creek Golf Club House Completed

When golfers wrap up a long day at Eagle Creek Golf Course, they find a haven for rejuvenating body, mind and appetite within its European-style golf club house.Set on the naturally flat expanse of Orlando, the golf club house has an elevated front entry, creating an impressive experience upon arrival. While the overarching theme of the house is European, other elements deftly weave in a New England ambience. Within the lobby, intricate, custom-designed wood moulding graces the high ceilings of this formal space, which is defined by its dark-stained natural wood elements; granite pieces and marble floors also lend to its intelligent expressions.   Contributing to the versatility and aesthetically pleasing aspects of this facility, conference rooms, showering facilities and a full-service pro shop are available to golfers and local residents alike. Rather than housing the more than 90 golf carts outside the main building in a stand-alone facility, they are conveniently kept within the structure next to the pro shop. Another defining element of this golf club house is its two-story integrated rotunda: The first floor houses the pro shop, and the second offers a serene locale for fine dining. Not only does the restaurant provide 180-degree views of the lake and triumphant golfers as they approach the 18th hole, but the bar’s Dakota red granite top has an interesting story of its own—it was salvaged from the former Orlando City Hall building before it was imploded to make space for the new one. As a testament to its remarkable design and appealing ambience, elements of the golf club house have trickled into surrounding neighborhoods and retail developments. Streetscapes, pavered streets, stone elements and tile roofs bring architectural harmony to the Eagle Creek community and all reflect back to the notable designs of its appealing golf club house.  

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Park Place Professional Office Building Completed

This Professional Office is a 4-Story 48,000 SF Building located at Park Place in Lake Mary, Florida; a Metro Orlando City.  This development also features other work by Bock & Partners Architecture, Inc. such as a 3-Story Professional Office Building, Applebees Restaurant and an Euro-Asian Restaurant.  Contact: Robert Thomas Bock, AIA at 407.838.0500.

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Boizao Brazillian Steakhouse Finished

Posted by: ROJO Architecture | Sep, 23rd

Project: Boizao Brazillian Steakhouse

A cutting edge concept with cutting edge architecture! rojo Architecture converted an existing retail shell into Boizao, an exclusive Brazillian Steakhouse. The urban design features a custom designed bar, wine cellar, center sculpture, entry features and logo wall. The resulting space is a true delivery of concept, from the plan layout to bathroom finishes. rojo Architecture captures the essences of earth, fire and water into a unique dining experience. The design was a collaboration from the entire rojo team and the owners, without whose concept and trust none of this would have been possible.

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ISPC Corporate Offices Completed

Posted by: ROJO Architecture | Sep, 23rd

Project: ISPC Corporate Offices

The design process of ISPC’s new building was an exploration of business, image, and (of course) budget. Through a series of programming exercises, ROJO came to understand management, workflows, corporate image and the diverse personalities that make up the ISPC team. What resulted is a working machine. Unabridged with fuel, gears and drive-shaft, the building purrs like a corporate hotrod. Departments were analyzed and allocated space within the building early, allowing a large atrium space to generate and serve as a central meeting point. The front face of ISPC is comprised of bold modern lines, highlighted with deep blues and a visually anchoring copper entry canopy. Behind this corporate face, the atrium expands and acts as the heart of the building. The design rotated around this atrium and allowed the back façade of the building to contrast the front. Nestled in trees, the asymmetrical rear embraces parking, providing a much-appreciated green space for the ISPC team. As the design evolved, it was clear that the project had become more than a building, but an opportunity to create something special. What was originally intended to house a financing company had turned into a corporate image and a project that would surely affect the surrounding community. Building systems and interior materials were analyzed for their sustainability while Florida-friendly landscaping and solar powered exterior lights were incorporated into the design. Natural lighting was important to the managers and was a priority in the organization of windows and indirect lighting. The building’s sustainability became a practice that ISPC had been preaching for 25 years with their solar water heating products and associated financing solutions. The placement of the building also allowed a large number of trees on the site to be saved, creating a canopy of trees in the back for the employees’ green space. The interiors of the building were designed by ROJO’s sister company, Red Décor Interiors. The in-house interiors firm worked closely with ROJO’s architects to bring the design of the exterior to the materiality and feel of the inside. Warm woods contrasted with milled metals to convey a high-tech look which was softened through color. Bold accents are surprisingly appropriate in this corporate environment. It succeeds in invigorating business. Departments were defined by palette with common denominators of tone and pattern. The contemporary artwork was also coordinated and specified by Red Décor Interiors. The culminating moment happens in the atrium, where wood panels and custom light features accent the ROJO designed mobile hanging just off-center. The piece, locally built by the craftsmen at Stack Design, introduces human scale to the 35’ high ceilings and brings breath to the space. Bollenback Builders came into the process early and contributed cost-saving ideas and scheduling solutions. They were at the design table and were key players in the finalization of the look and detailing of the building. This collaboration paired with Bollenback’s understanding of the design evolution was a key factor in the success of the project. “We treated them just like any other designer,” said project manager Swapnali Salunkhe “they brought a unique expertise and were a great contribution to the process.”

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Hillsborough High School Renovation Finished

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