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Carlson Studio Project featured in Washington DC exhibit

Carlson Studio Architecture’s design of the newly completed Lifestyle and Wellness Center, located at the Sun N Fun Resort in Sarasota was featured by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).  The annual exhibition is presented at AIA National’s headquarters, the American Center for Architecture, in Washington, DC. The exhibition is on display from February through April 2013, and was viewed by over 700 attendees in conjunction with the annual AIA Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference.  The American Institute of Architects, Center for Emerging Professionals sponsors this annual exhibition of architectural work, art, and designs of emerging architectural professionals across North America.  

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Topics: LEED, Sustainable, Jedd Heap, aia, architect, sun-n-fun

Carlson Studio Architecture announces strategic alliance

Carlson Studio Architecture of Sarasota and Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP of Milwaukee and Madison, WI, today announced the formation of a strategic partnership, which will build upon the unique industry expertise found in each firm: healthcare, education, long-term care, religious architecture, and multi-family housing.

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Topics: carlson, architect, pra, joint venture

Sally & Sam Shapiro Babies & Children's Medical Center Breaks Ground

On February 23rd the Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center broke ground on their newest addtion to the campus, a 12,000 sf Children's Clinic. The clinic will be built on city owned land and run by the Sarasota County Health Deparment. 

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Topics: green, architecture, community center, City of Sarasota, architect, clinic

LEED Gold 'Sun N Fun' featured on the Cover of Modern Steel Construction

Featured on the cover of nationaly circulated Modern Steel Construction Magazine is Carlson Studio's very own Sun N Fun Lifestyle Wellness Center. An article co-writen by CSA's Jedd W. Heap, AIA, LEED AP and Hees & Assocaites owner Karl Hees, P.E., S.I., F.ASCE describes the steel and wood structural system from concept to completion. Click the link below to read more.

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Topics: architecture, carlson, usgbc, LEED, LEED AP, Jedd Heap, architect, sustainability

Sun N Fun Lifestyle Wellness Center, new Landmark!

by Harold Bubil
HeraldTribune, Real Estate Editor

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Topics: green, usgbc, LEED, Sustainable, sarasota, Jedd Heap, architect, project architect, Michael Carlson

Sun N Fun's "Green" Lifestyle Wellness Center on SNN6

By Thomas Becnel
Herald Tribune

Sun-N-Fun, the huge RV resort east of Interstate 75, draws camping fans from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.
Wait — make that from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast.
More than 1,500 Midwestern and Canadian snowbirds visit the Sarasota park each winter. The Fruitville Road facility offers everything from tennis and golf — well, disc golf — to swimming and volleyball, shuffleboard and lawn bowling.
Now the two-time "Mega-Resort of the Year" is about to open a $5.5-million indoor pool and health club.
"We're looking forward to the gym," said JoAnn Boehlke of Ontario. "They've got something for everyone."
Boehlke is a 63-year-old retiree, which people find hard to believe, because she looks like a 43-year-old gymnast. She used to play volleyball and tennis — she won a Florida Senior Games singles title — but a rotator cuff injury sent her to the pool.

"Now I'm up to swimming half a mile," she says, "and doing water aerobics."

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Topics: green, architecture, usgbc, wellness, LEED, Sustainable, community center, pool, Jedd Heap, architect, Michael Carlson

Case study of Learning Gate Community School is being featured on the USGBC website

As part of its hands-on, nature-based curriculum, Learning Gate School has chosen to build all future additions to its campus in an environmentally friendly way. Learning Gate required additional classroom space for its growing student body and for this project, they chose to achieve LEED for Schools Platinum status. The students have become ambassadors for the project and have absorbed the principles within their daily routines.

This LEED project encompasses three structures connected by a covered walkway with spaces including four restrooms and ten classrooms. One classroom was set aside for green and public education and will be available for use after hours and on weekends. This classroom highlights the technical and material features of the building. more at
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Topics: usgbc, green building, LEED AP, school, tampa, architect, florida

Sarasota Magazine deams Cancer Support Community "Instant Landmark"

In the recent Chariety Register issue of Sarasota Magazine, the Cancer Support Community's new home was described as an Instant Landmark.

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Topics: green, usgbc, wellness, cancer, LEED, Sustainable, sarasota, healthcare, architect

Carlson Studio Architecture’s Jedd W. Heap Earns Florida License

Carlson Studio Architecture (CSA), a Florida-based sustainable design firm, proudly announces that Jedd W. Heap, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, earned his Architecture License from Florida’s Board of Architecture and Interior Design, as well as the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB).

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Topics: LEED AP, Jedd Heap, aia, architect, project architect, license

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