Residential architecture focuses on the design of residences, ranging from single family homes to apartment complexes. There are a number of concerns which are unique to residential architecture, and skilled residential architects can be in high demand.
Fundamentally, residential architecture is about designing and building homes which are functional and safe. Residential architects must think about prevailing building codes, safety issues, and functionality matters such as floor plans, placement of outlets, and other issues. They must also be able to work with their clients to develop homes which meet needs and expectations, and each client usually has a slightly different list of needs and requirements for a home.
Tuscan Style Home
Project Scope: 3,500 SF two story Tuscan style home Design Concept: The concept of an exterior courtyard as the organizing element into which all spaces lead, drove the design of this project. Beginning at the entrance, one experiences the courtyard space through out the full extent of the house. Flanking the sides and connected by a monumental stair are the master suite and kitchen. The large kitchen and courtyard space blend together through three arches allowing an informal dining room and gathering spaces for many social events. Multiple interior and exterior balconies ritually lead the occupants outward to experience the spaces as a whole. Program Features: An open flowing plan with natural light throughout Private outside-air courtyards, interfacing with the living spaces, functioning as living extensions to the home. Two-car garage that is not a visual focus from the street, or living areas. Spacious 12’ ceilings on the first floor and 10 ‘ceilings on the second floor. Maximizing design opportunities such as balconies viewing to the backyard, and stairway vistas to interior spaces. Guest bedroom and private bath Master bedroom and private bath Two bedrooms with a shared bathroom. Half bath minimum downstairs Exercise room, laundry, closets,AV accommodations, and family room Pool and accessory functions Well appointed kitchen
Indian Rocks Home
Project Description: Located in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. The site dimensions determined the geometry and the concept of the residence. Since the site is very long and narrow, openness, transparency and spatial connections were very important to the design. A terrace effect was developed, encouraging exterior circulation between spaces; from the elevated pool deck and social gathering spaces to the top master suit. The terracing helps create a boundary at the public side of the house “street” and a more transparent façade at the beach side. The terraces also provide a transition to public (lower level) to private (upper lever).
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Approaching the home from the driveway, passing glass garage doors, the concrete entry steps cross diagonally over a natural pond gaining relief from the elements via a large suspended glass covered overhang. The double-height entrance provides an unencumbered and direct view to the six foot tall waterfall feature in the backyard pool, guided by the 10’ wide continuous wood ceiling from outside to inside to back outside. Once in the residence, natural light floods the upstairs and downstairs from the eighty linear feet of continuous clerestory windows. In addition, buillt-in aluminum pergolas allow filtered sunlight along both the front and rear spacious terraces providing a dancing array of sunshine and shadows. The roof contains the capacity for up to 70,000 watts of photo-voltaic panels which feed directly back into the power grid to achieve a net-zero energy annual reading. The continuity of material and datum in the home blends modern lines with warm earth elements. This contrast facilitates a contemporary, yet traditionally comfortable home.
Gulf Coast Residence
Project Description: A four story, residential project located on the Gulf. Key design concerns included maximizing views and addressing flood zone issues, as well as dockage and outdoor living spaces.
Project Description: Approximately 6,500 SF conditioned, two-story old world, European style estate with approximately 1200 SF of porches/balconies, plus a four car garage located on a 14 acre site at Trotting Down Drive. A new complimentary horse barn of approximately 5,000 SF, will be located adjacent to the residence, and connected via, a promenade and connecting bridge. Program Elements: Minor and major courtyards Main Living / Family area Main Formal Dining area Media room / Library Master suite with large closets Large office Kitchen, with eat-in & bar, with coffee area, gas double window wall oven, cold storage, dry storage, and butlers pantry Four bathrooms, mud room, and laundry area Retreat sanctuary, in private setting Mother-in-law suite, with living area, kitchenette, bathroom, and elevator access Wine cellar with elevator access and wine room transition spaces Balconies, terraces, and promenade connection to barn Secret passageways to “get-away” spaces Fireplaces, elevators, laundry chutes, public stairs and private stairs Observatory with “Star Gazing”, night wind ows/views Exercise Room Craft Room 4 Bedrooms
Project Description: A new 3,500 SF two-story bungalow style home with approximately 650 SF of porches/balconies and detached two car garage Program Elements: Maximizing design opportunities, such as balconies viewing to the backyard and breezeway between garage and main house. Increase size of front porch areas. Develop unique front entrance area. Detached two car garage with living space above, connected to main house at second floor level. 10’ ceilings on the first floor and second floor. Master bedroom and private bath/closets Two bedrooms with a shared bathroom One bedroom with private bath Full bath minimum at first floor and Laundry room Pool and accessory exterior functions Well appointed kitchen, family room, formal living room, formal dining room and den/bedroom on first floor. Develop mechanical and plumbing chases.
Bimini Bay Prototype
Program Description: Design of a prototype for Bimini Bay Estates with Three significant options. These options were utilized to include the same Core floor plan with multiple add-on options and exterior characteristics.
- Seating for 100 seats. Kitchen to serve 400 meals a day (Spanish Fork City, UT)
- Seating for 50 seats. Kitchen to serve 200 meals a day (Lafayette Hill, NC)
- 3,000 SF coffee house (St. Petersburg, FL)
- 2,500 SF with 25 seats (St. Petersburg, FL)
Tallahassee Civic Center
- 5,000 SF commercial kitchen serving 14,000 seats, and 1,000 table ballroom (Tallahassee, FL)
- Commercial Kitchen for K-12 school and 1,200 seat auditorium, 150 meals per day (Tallahassee, FL)
Jefferson Christian Academy
- Commercial kitchen for K-12 school, 400 meals per day (Birmingham, AL)
- 75 seat restaurant (Clearwater, FL) Charley's Steak House
- 60 set outdoor food and bar area w/ 2-story brick fireplace and 250 SF storage (Tampa, FL)
United Methodist Church
- Commercial kitchen for 300 meals and 628 seat auditorium (Seffner, FL)
- Neuroscience Hospital
- 2,000 SF commercial kitchen, seating 80, serving 300 (Chapel Hill, NC)
- Women and Children Hospital
- 3,000 SF commercial kitchen, seating 120, serving 400 (Chapel Hill, NC)
Memorial Hospital - West
- 2,500 SF commercial kitchen with seating for 60, serving 150 (Pembrooke Pines, FL)
River Crest Community Center
- 12,000 SF center with 300 seat banquet, 50 seat private dining and 20 seat bar (Riverview, FL)
Bay Pines Hospital Kitchen Renovation
- Redesigned wash line at main hospital, 1,500 meals oper day (Bay Pines, FL)
- 50 seat small scale for corporate lunch room
North Florida Academy School
- Commercial kitchen serving 200 meals per day for K-12 (Jacksonville, FL)
HFC Corporate Headquarters
- 125 seat corporate breakfast and lunch center (Brandon, FL)
Ramos Day Care
- 10 seat food center and 75 seat serving kitchen (Tampa, FL)