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T I M U Q UA N A C O U N T RY C L U B FIRM OVERVIEW ELM is an integrated multi-disciplinary Environmental Design firm of experienced planners, architects, landscape architects, designers, and staff committed to making the world a better place. The power of strategic planning and good design makes our projects better, our clients more successful, and ultimately contributes to a better world. By practicing planning, architecture, and landscape architecture essentially as a single discipline ELM optimizes all aspects of design, creates efficiencies and economies, and unlocks the greatest possible value for our clientâ€™s projects. Serving clients nationally and internationally from its studio office in Jacksonville, Florida, the firm is recognized for its commitment to sustainable practice, innovative design excellence, and technical proficiency. ELMâ€™s work encompasses projects in natural, learning, cultural, resort, commercial, recreational, visual, urban, and living environments - from the earliest phases of conceptual and strategic planning through all phases of design and construction.
C APABILITIES ARCHITECTURE and LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE ELM provides comprehensive multi-disciplinary design services from Programming and Schematic Design through Construction Documents and Construction Administration in the disciplines of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The firm’s technically proficient staff works within a highly collaborative structure fully integrating building and site disciplines together through all phases of a project. This integrated approach and attention to detail reduces potential conflict, optimizes relationships, and has resulted in the creation of places of lasting value and enduring quality. COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DESIGN Drawing on decades of experience and knowledge, ELM offers an extensive depth of expertise in the successful programming, planning and design of residential communities in a variety of locations and geographies. ELM’s understanding of development issues, market influences, and financial consequences brings value to the companies and individuals the firm advises. This understanding has contributed to numerous projects that have respected regional and cultural values, been environmentally responsible, and achieved sustainable economic success. CLUB FACILITY AND RESORT PLANNING Club facilities, destination resorts, and community amenities share an intractable connection between site, building, landscape, context, environment, and culture. ELM brings decades of experience in the design and planning of dozens of noteworthy projects for high profile destination resorts, beach and golf clubs, and residential communities, and offers a strong knowledge and understanding of successful programming, design, and operational considerations. The firm’s multidisciplinary approach helps to create complete environments, grounded in the settings and context that make them special. PERMITTING AND ENTITLEMENTS ELM has extensive experience in securing approvals for projects of widely diverse scales and types, including working with various forms of permits, approvals, and entitlements through municipal, county, state, and federal agencies and departments. ELM’s success in permitting and securing entitlements is a result of the firm’s experience, creative approach to problem-solving, and commitment to building constructive relationships with local constituents and reviewing agencies and staff.
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TA M AYA Jacksonville, Florida CLIENT ICI Homes of Tamaya YEAR 2017 SERVICES PROVIDED Amenity Master Planning Amenity Design Architecture Community Landscape Architecture Entry Sequence Design Signage Construction Administration Tamaya is a large, infill mixed-use community comprised of nearly 800 acres midway between downtown Jacksonville, Florida, and the Atlantic beaches. The Residents Club, a grand classically-designed Mediterranean-inspired clubhouse, is positioned as the civic, social, and recreational heart of Tamaya. Designed to serve all of Tamayaâ€™s neighborhoods, the Residents Club was planned with a wide variety of amenities including a spectacular pool and aquatics facility with a Junior Olympic-size pool, interactive spray features, a dramatic splash plaza, and a beach-entry lagoon pool; a state-ofthe-art fitness/wellness center; four Har-Tru tennis courts; an adventure playground; and a large multi-purpose lawn, appropriate for informal gatherings, games, or programmed events. ELM | Ervin Lovett Miller created Tamayaâ€™s master plan, working with the community and city stakeholders to secure project approval. Additionally, ELM is the architect and landscape architect for the entire project, responsible for designing all community amenities, recreational and club buildings, pools, open spaces, parks, and signage.
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S H E A R WAT E R St. Johns, Florida CLIENT Freehold Communities YEAR 2016 SERVICES PROVIDED Community Master Planning Community Amenity Design Architecture Community Landscape Architecture Trail Planning & Design Entry Design Signage Design Located in an ecologically sensitive setting alongside the headwaters of Trout Creek, the 1,500-acre Shearwater community has been planned to integrate more than 600 acres of rich native landscape and to create an extensive network of trails and open spaces that create unique connections for people and nature. With a beautifully natural existing site, ELM designed Shearwater for a multigenerational population including active families. Shearwater embraces the qualities of ecological preservation and human activity – together. The heart of Shearwater is the Kayak Club, comprised of a robust aquatic amenity including a resort-style pool, lap pool, slide tower and lazy river. A fitness lodge, playground areas, sports fields and four lighted Har-Tru tennis courts have been designed to support a variety of activities for all residents of any age, emphasizing health, wellness, and social engagement. Together with the community’s extensive programmed amenities, Shearwater has been carefully woven into the native landscape, with parks, open spaces and trails that link communities with the property’s most impressive natural features.
AWARDS 2017 Aurora Award Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) Residential Housing Community of the Year — Masterplan 2017 Aurora Award Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) Best Recreational Facility 2017 Aurora Award Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) Best Community Site Plan 2017 Aurora Award Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) Best Interior Merchandising — Community Amenity or Clubhouse 2017 Excellence in Construction Eagle Award Florida First Coast Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Commercial Construction – $5-$10 million Category
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N O C AT E E Ponte Vedra, Florida
CLIENT The PARC Group Inc. YEAR 2010 SERVICES PROVIDED Community Amenity Design Architecture Landscape Architecture Signage Design Construction Observation ELM provided comprehensive programming, planning, architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and construction administration services for the Town of Nocatee’s primary community clubhouse, fitness center, concessions building and water park. The Nocatee “Splash” Water Park is the primary social and recreational amenity for the burgeoning community. As one of the largest aquatics parks in Northeast Florida, Splash includes a 53-foot slide tower, lazy river, a 9,500-sq. ft. zeroentry lagoon pool, and an interactive spray-ground with a shallow-access pool for children. The aquatics facility was designed to allow for expansion as the community continues to grow. Nocatee Splash Water Park includes additional recreational amenities such as cabanas for concessions and restrooms, sand volleyball courts, a formal event lawn, three activity lawns, a zip line, and a playground. The two-story Crosswater Hall clubhouse serves as a space for social and civic activities, community meetings and social functions, and includes an adjacent fitness center. Crosswater Hall features a ballroom, catering kitchen, resident services and administration offices.
AWARDS 2010 Aurora Award Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) Recreational Facility Special Amenity Facility “Splash” Water Park
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S AG E L O D G E Emigrant, Montana
CLIENT Joshua Green Corporation / Columbia Hospitality YEAR 2018 SERVICES PROVIDED Master Planning Landscape Architecture
Sage Lodge is a new resort and ecotourism destination in Montanaâ€™s Paradise Valley. Located along the Yellowstone River just 30 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, Sage Lodge is expected to become an international destination offering visitors an authentic Montana outdoor experience, and access to some of the worldâ€™s best fly fishing and recreational opportunities. Through a partnership with Sage, a world-class manufacturer of fly fishing rods and equipment, Sage Lodge offers guests the very best in fly fishing and outdoor experiences. The project features a 36-room main lodge, four lockoff cabins with four rooms each, restaurant and event center, separate spa facility, and a fish camp located on the Yellowstone River, all of which sit sensitively within 1,400 acres of restored natural Montana landscape with commanding views of Emigrant Peak. The project is not just for the fly-fishing community but for the entire family with accessible miles of hiking trails, scenic overlooks, outdoor hot tubs, and fire pits.
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CAPTURE BIG VIEW AT ARRIVAL AND DROP-OFF EXPAND OUTDOOR TERRACE FOR DINING AND CREATE BETTER EXTERIOR FUNCTION SPACE FOR GROUP/BANQUET DINING
CAST STONE FIRE POTS
FRAME VIEW WITH STONE COLUMNS AND CAST IRON FIRE BOWLS
DROP-OFF AND SHORT TERM PARKING
RESTAURANT AND EVENTS CENTER
SOFTEN ALIGNMENT OF ENTRY DRIVE
PATH MOWN PRAIRIE GRASS TRAIL
PRAIRIE GRASS MEADOW
MOWN OVERFLOW PARKING
MOVE ACCESS TO OVERFLOW PARKING TO MORE DISCREET LOCATION
REALIGN ENTRY DRIVE AND AUTO COURT
REALIGN PRIMARY PARKING
REVISE SPA DROPOFF, CLARIFY ARRIVAL AND CREATE ADEQUATE ROOM TO PARK AND CIRCULATE
JOSHUA GREEN GARDEN
ENTRY TO SPA
TERRACE HOT TUB
CAST STONE FIRE POTS LAWN
STEPS PRIMARY EVENT LAWN (UPPER)
HOT TUB FOR LODGE GUESTS (CAPACITY 16)
CAST STONE FIRE POTS
PRAIRIE GRASS MEADOW
TERRACE UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE TRAIL TO CABINS
SECONDARY EVENT LAWN (LOWER-LAKESIDE) PROTECT W. MAJOR WINDBREAK
L AT E R R A St. Augustine, Florida
CLIENT Hillman Properties SERVICES PROVIDED Master Planning Pool Design Spa & Courtyard Design Landscape Architecture
Laterra at World Golf Village is situated adjacent to the renowned King and Bear course and houses the village’s luxury resort spa. ELM’s master plan for this Old Town St. Augustine inspired condominium neighborhood organizes the buildings around a central courtyard and poolside garden oasis, also designed by ELM. The secluded retreat created by the pool and garden courtyard connects the architectural elements with the natural environment of the bordering lake to create one continuous space of relaxation. Within this lushly landscaped swimming pool court, visitors enjoy the shade of tropical palm trees and the calming whisper of dancing water displays as they unwind and rejuvenate within Laterra’s nearly 40-acre sanctuary of unspoiled nature.
5000 T O W N Jacksonville, Florida SERVICES PROVIDED Master Planning Landscape Architecture A series of courtyards, an intimate swimming pool that invites interaction, and a dynamic rooftop garden terrace provide a desirable urban amenity for the principal multi-family residential building in St. Johns Town Center. Faced with the challenge of a very constrained site and an absence of context, ELM created a series of landscaped courtyards, plazas and a rooftop terrace within the multi-family building to establish value for the buildings residential units and to create destinations for outdoor activity and social gatherings in a landscape and hardscape-rich environment. Connections were made between the site and the adjacent â€œrestaurant coreâ€? of St. Johns Town Center which help to seamlessly integrate the multi-family building into the retail-centric development pattern.
N E P T U N E B E AC H PL A Z A Neptune Beach, Florida
SERVICES PROVIDED Conceptual Planning Project Visioning Architectural Site Planning
Neptune Beach Plaza is an existing commercial development of approximately 18 acres in the Atlantic Beach Town Center area of the Jacksonville Beaches region. The site, proposed for redevelopment, would become a walkable, vibrant, mixed-use coastal village with multi-family homes, commercial shops, and restaurants with areas for parking. ELM provided conceptual architectural and site planning for the proposed development, including property studies to determine the highest and best use of the property, and developing connections to the historic beaches area development patterns that are currently in place.
V I L A N O B E AC H TOWNHOMES St. Augustine, Florida
CLIENT Vilano Springs Development SERVICES PROVIDED Conceptual Planning Schematic Architectural Design
An infill project in a coastal neighborhood outside of St. Augustine, Florida, this townhome community consists of four-story buildings with between three and eight units. Each unit features between three and four bedrooms with potential rooftop terraces and private elevators, ranging in size from 1,750 sq. ft.to 2,500 sq. ft, and designed to serve as either resort rental ELM is providing conceptual planning, schematic architectural design, and conceptual streetscapes in an architectural style that complements the neighborhoodâ€™s existing character and styles.
AU S T I N A PA R T M E N T S Austin, Texas
SERVICES PROVIDED Conceptual Site Planning Master Planning Conceptual Landscape Architecture Conceptual Architectural Design
ELM is creating site planning concepts for a 25-acre multifamily use site located in Austin, Texas. A collection of walk-up, three-story garden-style apartment buildings, the community will include private garages, covered parking, a clubhouse and on-site amenities, and a network of pedestrian connections and trails throughout the community and adjacent open park spaces. ELM is providing rough site planning concepts and multiple schemes and planning alternatives to ascertain the highest and best use of the 25-acre site.
PA L M E T T O A PA R T M E N T S Jacksonville, Florida
SERVICES PROVIDED Landscape Architecture
ELM provided landscape architectural design services for Palmetto at Oakleaf Plantation Apartments, a multi-family development in Duval County, Florida. The 24-acre site, part of the Oakleaf Plantation masterplanned community, consists of 330 garden-style apartments, as well as detached garages, a pool and clubhouse amenity center, a central lakefront park, pocket parks, a dog park, and gated entry. ELM provided schematic design solutions for the communityâ€™s landscape architecture and hardscape design in the common areas, principal park spaces, amenity and pool area, primary entrance, and typical building foundation planting.
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