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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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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CSA and PSH Healthcare Consultant join forces to design Hospice projects

Posted by Mon, Oct 31, 2011

Tags: carlson, wellness, LEED, healthcare, hospice, horstman

Peter S. Horstman (PSH), a leader in Hospice design in Florida, and Carlson Studio Architecture, one of the state’s leading green design firms, have joined together to deliver state of the art hospice design throughout Florida.  The combination or Mr. Horstman’s 10 years of experience in the design of over a dozen hospice projects and Carlson Studio’s 15 year history of award winning and sustainable design throughout Florida,  create a winning group of professionals with expertise, creativity, and rock solid project delivery.

PSH/Carlson Studio Architecture has the experience to provide a complete range of design services for your hospice related projects:

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Sarasota Magazine deams Cancer Support Community "Instant Landmark"

Posted by Thu, Sep 01, 2011

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

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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Cancer Support Community Achieves LEED Gold Designation from U.S. Green Building Council

Posted by Wed, Jun 01, 2011

Tags: green, architecture, carlson, usgbc, wellness, cancer, LEED, Michael, Sustainable, sarasota, healthcare, award, florida

May 27, 2011     Sarasota, FL – When it opened last fall, the Cancer Support Community Florida Suncoast’s new facility turned heads with unique architectural elements like the reclaimed 150-year-old Florida pine entry pillars and environmentally-friendly building design.  The 11,142-square-foot building nestled on 2.2 acres of landscaped grounds surrounded by a nature preserve is home to a unique mission: providing free psycho-social support services to anyone affected by cancer.  Now the Sarasota nonprofit and those it serves have new cause for celebration: the building is the first health facility in Sarasota County to earn LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Cancer Support Community: a place to heal

Posted by Mon, Nov 15, 2010

Tags: green, architecture, usgbc, lakewood ranch, wellness, cancer, LEED, healthy building

By WALKER MEADE Correspondent
Herald Tribune

There is no better evidence of the great change in our attitude toward breast cancer than the pink-ribboned bumper stickers that we see all over town: "Save the Ta-ta's."
A decade ago, lightheartedness about such a serious subject would not have been possible. A breast cancer diagnosis then was experienced as a death sentence. Now, medicine has achieved a five-year survival rate of close to 90 percent for those diagnosed with stage one cancer, and the support system for those suffering from cancer is vast. An organization in Southwest Florida that has been dedicated since 1996 to helping women get healthy again is The Wellness Community Southwest Florida, now called The Cancer Support Community Florida Suncoast after merging with Gilda's Club last summer. Its mission is "to help people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in a professional program of support, education and hope."

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ABC 7 covers the Cancer Support Community's Grand Opening

Posted by Wed, Oct 20, 2010

Tags: carlson, wellness, cancer, Michael

by ABC 7, www.mysuncoast.com

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Support system: The Cancer Support Community's new building

Posted by Mon, Oct 18, 2010

Tags: green, architecture, carlson, usgbc, lakewood ranch, wellness, LEED, Michael, sarasota, healthy building

By Harold Bubil, Herald Tribune

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Cancer Support Community to Open

Posted by Tue, Oct 12, 2010

Tags: green, architecture, carlson, usgbc, wellness, cancer, LEED, Michael, sarasota, community center, jedd, heap

The Cancer Support Community's "Building Hope" will officially open next Tuesday October 19th, 2010. The $6.1-million facility is located on five acres in north Sarasota County just east of I-75 in Lakewood Ranch. It will be run by the Cancer Support Community Florida Suncoast, the new name for the Wellness Community of Southwest Florida. The new center will include an 11,142-square-foot building and 2.2 acres of landscaped gardens. The facility is being designed to support people whose immune systems have been compromised.

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