Ronald Scalisi Architects, P.A. is a full service design firm providing architecture and planning. Our one goal: Provide functional and aesthetically pleasing architecture that's durable and maintainable, meeting clients' timetable, budget and desires.
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.
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.
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.