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Volume 3                                                    January 2015
Defining Details with CMSA
Welcome to our third edition of Defining Details with CMSA! We hope you have enjoyed our 2014 newsletters and are having a wonderful start to the New Year! We would like to also say thank you for your support over the years, as we move forward into 2015!

This editions primary focus will be showing you our latest renovations and architectural work done. Many thanks to John Proctor of  Southern Cross Contracting as well as David Young of  DWY Landscaping for their work done on 330 John Ringling Blvd! We would also like to thank Ronald Johnson, Owner of Mountain Lake residence in Lake Wales, Florida for letting us showcase the recent renovation to his home. 


Spotlight News!

On January 17, 2015, Clifford M. Scholz Architects was awarded Best of Houzz Design for the 3rd time!


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330 John Ringling Blvd, St. Armand's Circle

The existing commercial building at 330 John Ringling Blvd. on St. Armand's Circle in Sarasota, Florida had been vacant for a period of a time. Clifford Scholz first worked on renovating this commercial location 25 years ago with the previous owner's father. The previous renovations included adding a commercial elevator for the property, connecting the lower floor dining/restaurant facilities, and the upper floor terrace dining facilities.


Since then, the owner's son has taken over the property and the renovations of the building was tackled as a complete design with the basis to move forward. After many tenants in this location, it was decided that in order to get a sustainable tenant, the renovation would have to be complete and perhaps a dichotomy of what the previous designs have been.


A contemporary motif was selected and the CMSA Team turned their design directions to providing a new and contemporary look for the facade of the building.  The building fits into St. Armand's very well, and actually complements the adjacent property which was originally designed by CMSA Architects 20 years ago. 


Click on the Link to view the Before & After Images






Mountain Lake, Lake Wales Florida 

Ron Johnson of Lake Wales, Florida asked Clifford Scholz to come over and take a look at an existing house that he had just purchased for possible ideas of renovation. The residence had been constructed in the early mid 70's in the prestigious development know as Mountain Lake, Lake Wales.


Upon review of the residence, Clifford Scholz indicated that it would be a perfect candidate for remodeling. The house had significant ceiling heights as well as proportions that were very acceptable, but detailing and window placements among other things were out of proportion. With Ron Johnson and Cliff Scholz working together they were able to put together a simple remodeling design that turned the house into an up to date residence that mirrored the prestigious development.


The interior designer Christian Lee, of Lake Wales Florida, did the interiors along with CMSA doing the architectural work. The combination resulted in a fabulous but simplified residence that takes on the feel of a turn of the century home.


Ron Johnson, who is a very involved client, was responsible for the renovation of the gardens, landscaping, and the pool area.
 Click on the Link to view the Before & After Photos 





2014-2015 Art Lecture: RCLA Lecture

February 18th, 2015


Cliff Speaks at Ringling College Library Association:


Did you just purchase a property? Is the property vacant, or does it have a house nestled on top of it?  The lingering question that comes to mind is, Should I hire an Architect? or even, Why should I hire an Architect?  

Cliff Scholz of Clifford M. Scholz Architects, spear heads these questions and more at the RCLA Lecture on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 from 10-11am with questions from the audience to follow afterwards. Cliff will discuss and present several residential design projects that his Sarasota, Florida architectural firm has designed over the last 23 years. The presentation will depict the many different approaches to residential design problem solving that his firm has embraced in their projects.

Refreshments will begin at 9:30am and the program will begin promptly at 10:00am. Seating will be limited so make sure you reserve your seating.   
If you would like to know more information:
Ringling College
Library Association
3178 Regatta Circle
Sarasota, FL 34231
Contact - 941-925-1343

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                                                     300 South Orange Avenue
                                                  Sarasota, FL 34236