AB Modern Residence – April Construction Update
April 8, 2014 – 9:30 am | No Comment

Wanted to share a quick update on one of our projects, the AB Modern House. Once finished it will be one of, if not the most envelope pushing structures along the first coast. Construction is …

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The Jacksonville Chamber
March 13, 2014 – 1:08 pm | No Comment
Jacksonville’s New Front Door

The JAXChamber is a non-profit organization dedicated to making Jacksonville a great place to work, live, and visit. As the main hub of the Greater Jacksonville Area Chamber, this facility needed to represent the new era and professional caliber that truly represents the 6th largest Chamber of Commerce in the country. The JAXChamber wanted more than just a face lift, they wanted Downtown’s “New Front Door” to be a catalyst for further improvement of the city. With this in mind, we made a few changes to the outside of the building, giving the square facade of the building a purposefully modern look while balancing with our landscape design partner Marquis Halback, to ensure a seamless approach to the final product. The exterior lighting now features color changing LED wall wash fixtures on the building, which will change throughout the year and for specific events.
For the interior, we designed the first floor to be very open, using as few opaque walls as possible; instead incorporating glass walls with strategic overlays showing rastorized photos of historic Jacksonville.  Thus showcasing the vibrant past of downtown Jacksonville in a modern day office environment. The unique wall system from DIRTT, allows for the reconfiguration of walls over time without the need for demolition and typical downtime associated with this sort of churn.  Throughout the project, there are a number of examples of this type of approach that were incorporated into the design to allow for growth and flexibility over time. Each floor really has its own identity based on the use of space, but the overall feel of the building is very much tied together with the use of color, material, lighting and general presence of the organization’s renewed energy that is now more available to guests of the Chamber.  Over 2,000 visitors frequent the space each month, and are now much more able to see the various departments on display, working for the business community of Jacksonville.  The project included a redesign for the new President and CEO, Daniel Davis, whose office now ties in some traditional elements, such as a print-makers desk made of reclaimed pine, period appropriate light fixtures, and a historic wall mural of Jacksonville.  The project team is working to finalize the LEED submission and expects to receive certification in 2014!

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Jacksonville’s Kings of Coffee
January 30, 2014 – 12:53 pm | No Comment
Jacksonville’s Kings of Coffee

The guys at Bold Bean Coffee Roasters have big plans for 2014, and we are lucky enough to be included in two of the projects. In Jax Beach they have taken over the space previously …

Happy Holidays!
December 23, 2013 – 1:17 pm | No Comment
Happy Holidays!

The end of the year post has the potential to be cheesy and lame and while we are none of those things, we still want to give a little recap and thank all our amazing …

one spark 2013
April 22, 2013 – 1:35 pm | No Comment
one spark 2013

If you’re like us, a huge part of your last few days would have included the One Spark festival in downtown Jacksonville. We’re not going to spend much time explaining what it was – …

the urban facelift project #17 (101 e bay street – bostwick)
December 7, 2012 – 3:37 pm | 7 Comments
the urban facelift project #17 (101 e bay street – bostwick)

You really didn’t think that we’d go all the way through 2012 without posting an urban facelift project did you? If you’re in Jacksonville, then you should be familiar with the “jaguar building” as …

roscoe nearing completion
October 8, 2012 – 1:07 pm | One Comment
roscoe nearing completion

In between the afternoon rain storms and the unusually humid October, the Roscoe house is nearing completion. It is all in the details now. As soon as the electrical inspection passes and the air conditioner …

the kona school and go skate day in hemming plaza
June 12, 2012 – 9:56 am | No Comment
the kona school and go skate day in hemming plaza

Grassroot efforts to bring excitement and events to activate downtown Jacksonville seems to be happening more and more, with the latest one happening this past weekend – Downtown’s First Food Truck Rally.  We were bummed …

skyway – southbank trip
April 30, 2012 – 9:20 am | One Comment
skyway – southbank trip

Okay, confession time.  As huge of a proponent as I am for mass transit and the screaming and kicking that I do for Jacksonville to get on the fixed rail bandwagon (especially streetcars), I have …

project update: the roscoe house
April 9, 2012 – 11:25 am | 2 Comments
project update: the roscoe house

We thought it was time to share some of the process on the Roscoe House here on the site, or course if you liked our facebook page, you would have seen a few images as …

coa approved by historic preservation commission for julie’s urban grocery
April 2, 2012 – 2:29 pm | No Comment
coa approved by historic preservation commission for julie’s urban grocery

We’re thrilled to both share some of the images that we presented in the Certificate of Appropriateness application for Julie’s Urban Grocery, our adaptive reuse (although it was originally a grocery when it was first …

JAX Chamber: Downtown’s New Front Door
January 20, 2012 – 11:06 am | No Comment
JAX Chamber: Downtown’s New Front Door

In the spring of 2011 we responded to a request for proposals from the JAX Chamber, titled Downtown’s New Front Door, a Project to Inspire Revitalization.  The Chamber knew that numerous building systems in their …