Group 4 Design, Inc. is happy to announce the addition of Jack Braxtan as Project Architect to the team to help develop the upcoming Multi-Family projects. Jack graduated from Auburn University and holds an architecture license in the state of Florida. He comes to us with over 6 years of project management experience in the corporate and education markets. He is looking forward to tackling the new and exciting projects here at Group 4 Design.
Group 4 Design is proud to be giving back to our community. We recently have joined in to support the “K9S for Warriors” project. K9S for Warriors provides service canines to warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries as a result of injuries they received during wars and conflicts since 9/11. Their goal is to empower them to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. 95% of all K9s trained come from rescue shelters. We encourage our friends and visitors to learn more about this honorable cause that supports those who have fought for us by visiting their website www.K9sforwarriors.org or contact the organization’s president Ms. Shari Duval at 904.686.1956 or shariduval@K9forwarriors.org
What is a charette?
The G4 team of Karie Kovacocy and Joey Rivera are at work on the design of a contemporary ocean front residence located in Vilano Beach at Porpoise Point.
This presentation prepared for the client is a perfect example of a typical design charette at G4 – defined as a short term intense and focused period of work by one person or a team. Thought to originate from the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the 19th century, the word charrette is from the French for "cart" or "chariot" – a vehicle to reach the ultimate design solution!
Group 4 Design is excited to have completed the Bid documents for two projects. The Hacienda Club, a 300 unit rental community designed in the Spanish Revival style that was popularized in the first half of the 20th century mainly in the states of California and Florida. The Hacienda Club includes an 8,400 sq. ft. Clubhouse with fitness area, business cyber café and open air terraces overlooking a pool deck.
The second project is Evander Square at Celebration, FL. Evander Square is a 400 unit rental community that boasts two clubhouses, and other exciting amenities. Evander Square was designed in the traditional style typical of the town of celebration. The main clubhouse was conceived as a Town Home gathering place and includes fitness areas, Cyber café, a game room and a media room. The second Clubhouse is smaller and has a more rustic feel to it. It was conceived as a River home complete with exposed rafter ceilings and metal roofs.
Group 4 Design is thrilled and honored to have Lori Avampato join our firm as a Senior Interior Designer and Project Manager. Lori comes to us with 30 years of experience in the business of Interior Design. An alumni from University of Florida and a registered Interior Designer in the state of Florida, Lori has provided comprehensive interior design services for both commercial and residential project types during her career. Her extensive portfolio consists of varied experience including corporate, hospitality, education, restaurant and healthcare. She has a proven track record for project success with a focus on meeting and exceeding client goals through excellence in design.
Phase one of The Legacy at St. Johns located in St. Johns County, FL will be opening July 2012. The project designed by Group 4 Design is a 38,000 sq.ft. Assisted Living Facility with 99 resident units at full build-out, dining, activity and community spaces. The project is located along Bartram Trail, taking advantage of the pristine natural surroundings with nature trails and outdoor amenities keeping the residents young at heart.
The preparations are complete!
Don’t miss the fun tonight…
Artwalk will be THE place to be and we are THE official afterparty. Pop into the galleries at 315 East Bay (aka THE WAREHOUSE/ ART Solutions) and grab a bite and a bottle at Olio.The fun starts at 5:00 and the afterparty gets going at 8:00pm.
bWik makes her Jacksonville debut and you won’t want to miss it!
Group 4 Design, Inc. is happy to announce the addition of Andrea Colbert as Project Designer to our team. Andrea will be helping us mainly in our Interior Design projects. Andrea earned a degree in Interior Design from the University of Florida and comes to us with over 6 years of experience in Residential, Multi-Family and Commercial projects.
Group 4 Design, Inc. recently completed the design for Cabana Club, a 252 unit rental community located at 9A and Baymeadows in Jacksonville. The Project also includes a 6,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse with fitness area, summer kitchen and a cyber café. The project is finalizing construction and is slated to open in June 2012. Visit www.cabanaclub.com
We are happy to announce that Zahn Sallee will join our team as Project Manager and help us develop our upcoming projects in the Multi-Family residential area. Zahn comes to us with 15 years of experience mainly in single family and multi-family residential projects. He also has experience in commercial and mixed-use projects. We have had the pleasure of working previously with Zahn for many years and are excited to welcome him in this new venture.