Sustainable Design Blog

Design challenge: Creating a facility that symbolizes Hope

Posted by Wed, Jan 21, 2015

Tags: green, architecture, lakewood ranch, wellness

This project was done in 2011 but the story of the design challenge is timeless!

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TB Rays' hire CSA/PRA to develop Interior Design & Sustainability Guidelines

Posted by Thu, Aug 15, 2013

Tags: green, carlson, baseball, partnership, tampa bay, rays, pra

Carlson Studio Architecture and Plunkett Raysich Architects are pleased announce the latest project, Design Guidelines Development for the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field!

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

Posted by Tue, Mar 05, 2013

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

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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Carlson Studio selected to design the Glasser-Schoenbaum Children's Clinic

Posted by Thu, Feb 28, 2013

Tags: green, clinic, health, modern

Carlson Studio Architceture has been choosen to design the newest addtion to the Glasser-Schoenbaum Health and Human Services campus. The new "Sally and Sam Shaprio Babies & Children's Medical Center" is a 12,000 SF clinic that will treat over 60 under privliged children each day. The facility will be run the Sarasota County Health department and feature health care for newborns to teenagers, plans also include to add a new Family Practice provider that can treat the parents of the children when they help.

   
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Sun N Fun Featured in SRQ Magazine

Posted by Mon, Jan 14, 2013

Tags: green, sarasota, LEED AP, pool, fitness, Jedd Heap, gold LEED

Sun N Fun's Lifestyle Wellness Building made a splash this month when it was featured in the Janruary 2013 issue of SRQ Magazine. The project earned LEED-NC Gold last year and has been featured in both local and national publications.

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Sarasota Military Academy breaks ground on a new Classroom Building

Posted by Fri, Nov 30, 2012

Tags: green, carlson, sarasota, school, high school, military

November 29th, 2012
Sarasota, Florida

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Carlson Studio and Sarasota County highlighted as local leaders in sustainability by the AIA

Posted by Tue, Apr 10, 2012

Tags: green, LEED, sarasota, aia, sustainability, leader

Local Leaders in Sustainability: Green Incentive Trends is a joint effort with the National Association of Counties (NACo) to help local government officials incentivize green construction in their communities. State and local government green building incentives range from options that are virtually cost-free to those that involve more investment. The most attractive incentives are tax incentives, density/floor area ratio bonuses, and expedited permitting. The findings show that communities should select incentives based on their financial situation and desired impact on the construction industry. The simpler the policy, the more likely it is to be implemented successfully.

This Local Leaders report focuses on five key areas of green incentives: financial costs, oversight structure, local political and cultural environment, limits to power, and industry engagement. Green Incentive Trends analyzes initiatives instituted by localities across the country in recent years to provide in-depth best practice examples and a focused analysis on strategies that work well for different communities. The report also highlights innovative green architecture and interviews with the architects and local officials that are making it possible. Green building market transformation is accelerating, and these incentives are useful tools to help communities shift toward a sustainable future.
 

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Sun N Fun Lifestyle Wellness Center, new Landmark!

Posted by Wed, Mar 14, 2012

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

by Harold Bubil
HeraldTribune, Real Estate Editor

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

Posted by Mon, Jan 09, 2012

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

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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KASHI'S "BY THE RIVER" SHARES THEIR SUCCESS

Posted by Fri, Dec 16, 2011

Tags: green, architecture, wellness, Sustainable, Michael Carlson

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