We are off to a great 2017 at HuntonBrady Architects. Some exciting projects the firm is working on will open later this year, including United Technologies Center for Intelligent Buildings in Palm Beach Gardens, both Avalon and  Carver Middle Schools for Orange County Public Schools, a freestanding Emergency Center for Orlando Health at Horizons West, a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital for Florida Hospital Wauchula NASA Central Campus Headquarters Building , and Delray Medical Center Patient Tower in Delray Beach, pictured above. And we are working on much more. 

I recently spoke with the Orlando Business Journal about my advice for other companies heading into the New Year, and people were foremost on my mind. The high design caliber of our projects would not be possible without our talented group of 88 architects, interior designers, administrators, Revit technicians and support staff. HuntonBrady Architects' most valuable asset is our people, so 2017 means investing in their success...and ultimately better offices, hospitals, laboratories, schools, and worship facilities for you. What is your company's most valuable asset?

We made it to the top floor of the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children and placed the final external beam - an event called a topping out in the design and construction industries. When complete in Spring 2018, the eight-story, $275 million project will be home to a 33 bed pediatric emergency department, private suites for labor and delivery, Polk County's only Level III neonatal intensive care unit, 32 mother-baby units that allow women and their newborns to room together, pediatric intensive care units, a Nemours Children's Health System Pediatric Specialty Clinic, a cafeteria, chapel and state-of-the-art auditorium for community outreach. In every step of design, the needs of women and children were foremost at the top of our mind. We can't wait to show you the finished product.

The Emeril Lagasse Kitchen House & Garden is almost complete at Orlando Junior Academy and we couldn't be more excited. Read more about it in Orlando Bungalower.
We recently completed a full interior renovation of a four-story 70,000 SF office for the world headquarters of an international skincare and nutritional products company in Lake Mary. The client requested a mix of collaborative and private workspaces for its corporate employees, and a headquarters building that would serve as an international showcase and training facility for the company's 600,000 distributors worldwide. The Orlando Business Journal named Jeunesse one of Central Florida's Coolest Offices 2017.
Design Principal  Maurizio Maso, AIA, is on our blog with an in-depth article about electrochromic glass and its use in architecture. We specified e-glass in United Technology's new  Center for Intelligent Buildings  in West Palm Beach, which will open by November 2017. T he 224,000 SF CIB headquarters building will be a showcase for building innovations by Carrier, Otis, Automated Logi, Chubb technologies and many others. It will feature displays of new concepts in sustainability in a/c systems, security and fire safety systems, elevators and energy and security monitoring.

Paul Macheske, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP  and Greg Braithwaite, AIA, ACHA have both been promoted to Vice President of Healthcare Design/Practice Leaders. Both Paul and Greg are American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) board certified and their longevity of leadership with the firm goes back nearly two decades. Together they will lead our award-winning national healthcare design practice, overseeing the design of both large and small scale projects across the U.S.
Paul Macheske, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP
Greg Braithwaite, AIA, ACHA
Join us in congratulating the following employees on their recent promotions:
Associate, Project Manager
Associate, Design Architect
Associate, Project Manager
Drew Krecicki, AIA
Senior Project Manager
Bryce Denker
Senior Project Coordinator