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OUR JUDGES

Returning for its second year, SRQ Magazine presents the winners of the 4WALLS Visionary Design Competition recognizing buildings in five categories— commercial building, residential building, mixed-use building, public space or structure and future building. Four adjoining walls may make a space habitable, but after evolving through the design process realized buildings become activated with purpose and narrative. Celebrating the most impressive recent multi-unit and multi-story projects, the 4WALLS Visionary Design Competition recognizes the Sarasota and Bradenton Area region’s built portfolio with the 4WALLS Platinum, Gold and Silver awards selected by our judges.

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MATTHEW D. EMERSON

AIBC, MRAIC,NCARB, LEED AP HDR | VANCOUVER, BC

An architect with global experience, over the past 15 years Matthew has enjoyed living and working in numerous cities, including Philadelphia, Washington DC and London. Finding a home in Vancouver BC, his focus is on designing public-sector works meeting the vision and needs of clients and communities. He enjoys working on projects of various scales, delivering sustainably-oriented, high-design projects. Matthew is an Associate Vice President with HDR, responsible for the Education practice in Western Canada.


KEITH NELSON

STEPHEN CHARLES SMITH

Keith Nelson brings to TruexCullins a keen understanding of the design, project management and construction process with a focus on resorts and hospitality. He has served as project architect and designer for resort and hospitality projects, corporate office buildings, commercial development, private residences, academic institutions, and master planning projects. Keith’s strengths lie in client relations, management procedures and construction coordination. He is an effective and communicative leader and is a valuable member of any team.

Stephen Charles Smith is an Architecture Faculty at University of Hartford, Practitioner in Residence at the University of New Haven - Department of Art & Design, and principal of Stephen Charles Smith Architects, founded in 2017. He has also previously taught Architecture at Barnard College and has been an invited design critic at Pratt Institute. Stephen earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech in 2009 and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in 2017. He is a Registered Architect in Connecticut and Rhode Island, a LEED AP, and has been an active member of the AIA community. At AIA CT, Stephen was Chair of the Emerging Architectural Community Committee, served on the Intern Task Force, and was a member of the Board of Directors from 2010-2011.

LEED, AP TRUEXCULLINS | BURLINGTON, VT

NCARB, STEPHEN CHARLES SMITH ARCHITECTS | HARTFORD, CT

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Residential Building

RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN GREENSBORO HALL STUDENT HOUSING FACILITY PLATINUM

WI LLI S A. SMI T H CO NST RU CT I ON

The Greensboro Hall Student Housing Facility is a new state-of-the-art five-story dormitory building located in the heart of the Ringling College of Art + Design campus. The facility includes 75 suites with 271 beds, 13 student lounges, four study rooms and a large collaborative project area. The facility was designed as a contemporary 21st-century facility with mid-century modern interior styling and decor. Interior finishes include luxury vinyl tile, terrazzo, encaustic tile, polished concrete, Italian porcelain tile, architectural wood cabinetry, custom wood paneling, Moz metal panels and Arktura Atmosphera wood ceilings. Building systems include energy-efficient LED lighting, emergency generator backup power, high-speed wireless Internet mesh networking, centrally located gas water heaters, chilled water fan cooling units and advanced energy recovery ventilation fully optimized through an enhanced independent commissioning process. The facility was built as a high-performance green building and received USGBC LEED Silver Certification.

Architect: Ayers Saint Gross Architects Contractor: Willis A. Smith Construction Interior Design: Ayers Saint Gross Architects Structural Engineer: Snell Engineering Consultants Mechanical Engineer: TLC Engineering, Inc. Landscape Architect: David W Johnston Associates Inc. Flooring: ProFloors, LLC and Creative Terrazzo Systems

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Residential Building

RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN THE BRIDGE STUDENT HOUSING FACILITY GOLD

WI LLI S A. SMI T H CON ST RU CT I ON

Architect: Ayers Saint Gross Architects. Contractor: Willis A. Smith Construction. Interior Design: Ayers Saint Gross Architects. Structural Engineer: Snell Engineering Consultant. Mechanical Engineer: TLC Engineering, Inc. Landscape Architect: David W. Johnston Associates, Inc. Flooring: ProFloors, LLC and Creative Terrazzo System. Photographer: Ryan Gamma.

The new Bridge Student Housing Facility is a three-story structure overlooking Whitaker Bayou. The facility will include 50 student apartments, for a total of 185 beds. Also included are laundry facilities, a project room and six study spaces. The structure is of masonry and hollow core planks on pile foundations. The exterior is finished with stucco and paint. There is a membrane roof system and insulated impact storefront glass. The flooring is a combination of LVT and terrazzo. There is a chilled water HVAC system and an underground stormwater vault. The facility received USGBC LEED Certification.

Residential Building

GOLD

Architect: Fawley Bryant Architecture. Contractor: Tandem Construction. Interior Design: Fawley Bryant Architecture. Structural Engineer: TRC Worldwide Engineering. Mechanical Engineer: TLC Engineering Solutions. Landscape Architect: Stantec. Photography by Gamma Photography.

ATLANTA BRAVES PLAYER ACADEMY FA W L E Y B R YA N T ARCHITECTURE

The Atlanta Braves continue to develop their campus in North Port as a player development destination for their organization. The latest component to that is the Braves Player Academy. Nestled in the center of the training facilities, the player academy is a 45,627-squarefoot dormitory for minor-league advancement. The overall design of the building was driven by three core elements: function, flow and flexibility. Addressing the function of the facility, the building needed to be an on-site home for athletes being developed by the Atlanta Braves. The interconnectivity and placement of each space was designed to create a transitional flow that follows the daily routine of an athlete in training. The final component of the facility was to design spaces that were flexible and able to serve multiple functions strategically. The dining hall can easily be converted into a meeting space. An open floorplan places the recreation area next to teaching spaces and includes removable partitions. The Atlanta Braves wanted the Academy entrance to be visible upon entering the parking lots of CoolToday Park. Metal detailing on the front of the building complement design elements located in the park, helping to create a cohesive campus aesthetic. Color selections, graphics and imagery all celebrate the heritage of the Atlanta Braves baseball organization.

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Commercial Building

ART OVATION HOTEL SO LST I CE P LANNIN G A N D A RC HI T ECT U R E

PLATINUM The Art Ovation Hotel is positioned in a central location in downtown Sarasota, serving as a connector between cultural institutions, restaurants and locally-owned shops. The challenge for the design of this boutique hotel was to create a space that would appeal to local residents and travelers in search of an authentic Sarasota experience while also enhancing a vibrant public streetscape. Recognizing the vibrancy and cultural identity inherent in Sarasota, the architect envisioned a hotel completely dedicated to the arts that would extend the artistic experience. It’s evident from the moment guests walk into the art-filled lobby lounge that Art Ovation captures the infectious creative spirit of the city center. This all-day space is designed for both comfort and aesthetic appeal, where guests can mingle and enjoy food and beverages, live entertainment, and the hotel’s original art collection and curated gallery exhibitions. Sustainability was a key component in the design and construction of Art Ovation Hotel. The path of the sun was studied to bring natural daylight into rooms, hallways and the main lobby. Energy-efficient windows and doors were installed. Low-flow plumbing fixtures save water. Rainwater is collected from the rooftop “urban park” and directed into a 100,000-gallon subterranean water cistern located beneath the skybridge. The result is a true reflection of the Sarasota experience, embracing art and connecting travelers to the local community.

Architect: Jonathan Parks, AIA, SOLSTICE Planning and Architecture. Contractor and Developer: Prime Group. Structural Engineer: Karins Engineering Group. Mechanical Engineer: JLRD. Landscape Architect: Kimley-Horn. Photography: DJWC Photography.

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Commercial Building

GOLD

W E S T C O A S T B L A C K T H E AT R E T R O U P E - L I V E T H E AT E R A N D A D M I N I S T R AT I O N B U I L D I N G W I L L I S A . S M I T H CO N ST RU CT I O N Architect: C. Alan Anderson Architect, P.A. Contractor: Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. Interior Design: C. Alan Anderson Architect, P.A. Structural Engineer: Wilson Structural Consultants, Inc. Mechanical Engineer: ATP Engineering South, PL. Flooring: Floor Source of Florida, LLC. Photographer: Odell Photos

The renovations for the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe began with the renovation and restoration of the historic 18,000-squarefoot Binz Building. The WBTT wanted to preserve the historical aspects of the exterior of the building while modernizing the interior to create space for on-site education, an entertainment space and administration offices. The rooftop can be utilized for group events. The second phase of the project included the entire renovation of the theatre building. The Donelly Theatre is the mainstage for the company with cushioned, fixed seating to accommodate 205, and the smaller Howard J. Millman Theatre, which will be used for rehearsals and special-event programs. The new stage is wider and deeper with extra height allowing more room for sets and drops to be raised and lowered. In addition, the project featured a new lobby entrance, concession area, larger restrooms, upgraded dressing rooms and rehearsal space for cast members, and improved parking facilities for all. New HVAC, lighting and sound equipment was included, as well as renovations to the stage areas. These renovations enhance patrons’ theatergoing experience and actors’ working conditions.

Mixed Use Building

R O S E M A RY S Q U A R E S O L ST I C E P L A N N I N G A N D A RC H I T ECT U R E

PLATINUM

The Rosemary District, adjacent to downtown Sarasota, isknown as the Cultural Capital of Florida. The vision for Rosemary Square was to create a “living room” for the neighborhood, which had become rundown over recent decades and without any form of public park. From the beginning, the goal was to bring arts organizations into the project. In order to keep the rents down and more accessible for nonprofits, the architect embraced an industrial aesthetic—combining functionality with design. Concrete blocks and galvanized metal purposely evoke the feeling of a city warehouse district. Vivid colors accent walls and outdoor hallways, inspired by the practice of the École des Beaux-Arts to paint bold colors through their building sections. Rosemary Square features numerous green aspects. The project color palette is mostly white (walls and roof) to reduce the amount of solar radiation and heat absorption. Building forms were designed and composed to create natural cross-ventilation in the courtyard—with breezes present even in the middle of summer. With the project’s completion, the surrounding neighborhood exploded with activity, including 1,500 new housing units within walking distance of Rosemary Square. The result is a new hub for not only the surrounding district but the city of Sarasota.

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Architect: Jonathan Parks AIA, SOLSTICE Planning and Architecture. Contractor: Gilbane Building Company. Developer: Rosemary Square LLC / Mark Kaufman. Interior Design: SOLSTICE Planning and Architecture. Structural Engineer: Snell Engineering Consultants. Mechanical Engineer: Global Sanchex, Inc. Landscape Architect: KimleyHorn & Associates. Overton Contractor: Ritz Construction Corp. Sarasota Ballet School Contractor: Firmo Construction. Photography: Dylan Jon Wade Cox, Andrea Hillebrand, INSTUDIO E Photo, Ryan Gamma.


Architect: Sweet Sparkman Architecture & Interiors. Contractor: Tandem Construction. Interior Design: Sweet Sparkman Architecture & Interiors.. Structural Engineer: Snell Engineering. Mechanical Engineer: TLC Engineering. Landscape Architect: DWJA. Renderings: Sweet Sparkman.

Future Project

PLATINUM

ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE EXPANSION OF THE ROBERT AND BEVERLY KOSKI PRODUCTION CENTER SWE E T SPAR K MAN A RC HI T ECTS

For more than 60 years, Asolo Repertory Theatre has been a cultural pillar in Sarasota County. What began as a small summer festival in 1959 has evolved into a nationally recognized theatre that employs hundreds of people and presents a full season of extraordinary productions. This notoriety has built a demand for larger spaces to expand programming. Asolo Repertory has recently purchased the parcels adjacent to its existing rehearsal and production facility. This new facility will build on Asolo Repertory’s reputation as a center for creating world-class theatre. Expanding production facilities will provide exemplary, state-of-the-art facilities and make it possible to launch new work and national tours from Asolo Rep. With the ability to produce intricate theatrical work, Asolo Rep will be able to create unique, Broadway-bound masterpieces. The new Super Rehearsal Hall will allow Asolo Rep to rehearse full productions on-site. The space will feature sprung dance floors and mirrors, and will be 26 feet in height to accommodate all choreographic and set needs. The signature exterior architectural element of the Koski Production Center will be the new entry and gathering Trellis, featured prominently at the main entrance to the building. This unique architectural feature provides a prominent entry facade and entry pathway. The new Koski Production Center will be a model for sustainable development in the southwest Florida region. At the heart of the project’s sustainability is reusing and repurposing 24,000-square-feet of existing buildings. Through careful planning and design, a majority of the existing building materials and exterior finishes will be reused, which will significantly reduce the new facility’s overall embedded carbon footprint. Through master planning and architecture, the Robert and Beverly Koski Production Center will have state-of-the-art sustainable facilities that are unified by a cohesive aesthetic. The new Robert and Beverly Koski Production Center will enable Asolo Repertory Theatre to flourish and achieve the next level of professional and community success.

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Public Building

SARASOTA ART MUSEUM OF RINGLING COLLEGE ART + DESIGN PLATINUM

WILLIS A. SMITH CONSTRUCTION AND LAWSON GROUP ARCHITECTS

The restoration of the original 62,000-square-foot Gothic-style 1926 Sarasota High School building began with a full exterior restoration that included tuck pointing of the entire brick facade, replacement of the windows, and repairing and replacement of decorative terra-cotta. Careful attention was paid to keep the original aesthetic appeal of the building. Interior finishes included restoration and replacement of existing terrazzo flooring, new interior partition walls, joists and windows. The existing tower is utilized as a 30-foot clerestory via skylight. A loading dock was being added and new elevators were installed in existing stair shafts and a new cast-in-place decorative concrete shaft. The first floor houses classrooms, gallery spaces, an auditorium and a gift shop. The second floor features the museum of contemporary art for both traveling and temporary exhibits. The third floor encompasses additional galleries as well as support offices for continuing education and museum staff. During the design phase, the Sarasota County School Board turned over a 25,000-square-foot Paul Rudolph–designed single-story building to Ringling College to be incorporated into the design. This building originally housed the School’s technical classes, including auto repair and shop classes. True to the College’s vision, the building offers continuing education spaces to those curious to learn about the arts and a contemporary art museum with rotating exhibits to allow local art lovers to keep a fresh perspective on new practices and techniques. As stated by Dr. Larry Thompson, president of Ringling College, “The Ringling College Museum campus is intended to act as a creative cluster in this region. The experiences offered will enable visitors not only to redevelop their creativity, but also to become part of a community involved in dialogue that stretches their thinking.”

Architect: Lawson Group Architects, Inc. Contractor: Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. Interior Design: Lawson Group Architects, Inc.. Structural Engineer: Wilson Structural Consultants, Inc.. Mechanical Engineer: AM Engineering, Inc. Landscape Architect: David W. Johnston Associates. Flooring: The Wood Floor Store. Photographer: Ryan Gamma Photography. Museum Design Consultant: Keenan & Riley Architects.

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Public Building

BRADENTON CITY CENTRE PARKING GARAGE GOLD

FAWLE Y BRYANT ARC HI T ECT U R E

The downtown Bradenton area is an emerging epicenter for young professionals, families and residents of all ages along the Gulf Coast of Florida. An iconic 182,867-square-foot structure, the parking facility offers more than 500 spaces across four levels. One of the most intriguing challenges faced in this design was the question of how to bridge the aesthetic gap between the historical context of Old Main Street with the contemporary design of the new Mosaic Backyard Universe addition of The Bishop Museum. The design team was able to achieve this objective by focusing on the use of art along the transitional facades. The north facade displays an enchanting mosaic art piece depicting the story of Bradenton, while the southern facade along 3rd Street utilizes sculptural metal screens that peel away from the building, peeking out toward both the historic and new architecture of the city. The design aesthetic of the garage evolves along 3rd Street, with the more traditional face of Main Street reflected in the west-facing facade, while the east-facing facade embodies the more modern aesthetic of The Bishop Museum’s Mosaic Backyard Universe expansion. The colors utilized in the design reflect the warm and welcoming tones of Bradenton, dubbed “the friendly city” by its residents. While parking remains the primary function of the City Centre Parking Garage, the opportunities to incorporate the Chamber of Commerce and retail spaces help blur the line between garage and commercial building. In the short time since its opening, the Bradenton City Centre Parking Garage has become an iconic piece of the Bradenton riverfront skyline and urban fabric. Contractor: Fawley Bryant Architecture. Construction: NDC Construction. Interior Design: Fawley Bryant Architecture. Structural Engineer: TRC Worldwide Engineering Mechanical Engineer: TLC Engineering Solutions. Landscape Architect: 7NS Engineering. Photographer: Gamma Photography / Bayside Media.

Public Building

SARASOTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM RENOVATION SO LST I CE P LANNI NG A N D A RC HI T ECT U R E

SILVER The Sarasota Municipal Auditorium is one of less than a handful of historic Art Deco buildings that remain in Sarasota. It was built as a public gathering place with funding from President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Work Progress Administration (WPA) program in 1937. With a $500,000 historical preservation grant from the State of Florida, the new architect was hired to update and restore the structure while also making it ADA-compliant. It was important to honor the existing architecture and strengthen it for decades of future use. New historically accurate windows on the second floor were reproduced by a local metal fabricator to match the original 1938 design. Great care was taken to re-stucco the facade. All the original glass blocks were resecured, repointed and cleaned. Entrances were reimagined to be more universally accessible, adding ramps, stainless steel railings and doorways with easier egresses. The careful renovation was completed over a one-year period and has updated this iconic structure for future generations. The result is a stunning restoration that is sensitively executed in a manner true to Thomas Reed Martin and Clarence A. Martin’s original design. Architect: Jonathan Parks AIA. Contractor: DM Constructors, LLC, Rep Chuck Evans. Developer: City of Sarasota. Structural Engineer: Hees & Associates. Mechanical Engineer: Crawford Williams Engineering, Inc. Photographer: After photos by Ryan Gamma. Before photos by Jonathan Parks.

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