Beautiful Things Happen When Lightning Strikes
Tampa Bay Lightning fans can enjoy an even more enhanced experience at the newly remodeled Lexus Lounge at the Amalie Arena. Goodwin supplied nearly 3000sf of 3-1/4″ vertical and character grade River-Recovered® Heart Cypress in an 80%/20% mix to the project. Dan Peterson, Heritage Wood Finishing Company, finished the wood with Diamond 7, a beautiful and durable finish he formulated exclusively for Goodwin.
The patterned placement of the cypress on the bar fronts, walls and ceilings is designed to be reminiscent of lightning strikes and fulgurites (“Fulgur” is Latin for lightning).
“Every tree has a story to tell, and we are extremely proud to be able to include the tremendous story of this River-Recovered® Heart Cypress wood from Goodwin in our Lexus Lounge. The detail and craftsmanship are stunningly beautiful. This wood adds the perfect ‘pop’ to this world-class space.” – Mike O’Donnell, senior facilities project manager, Amalie Arena – Home of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Words cannot describe the breathtaking experience of walking into the arena surrounded by beautiful and sustainable antique wood on either side.
The lounge is contemporary, modern and sleek. Its bright glow is warmed and complemented by the antique heart cypress appointments. The bald cypress is native to Florida and would have grown in great stands all around Tampa Bay; reaching 100ft. in height and 2000-3000 years old.
Goodwin partnered with architect Beverly Frank, (Gould Evans Architects) now principal at BFRANK Studio in Tampa, Florida; Mike O’Donnell, senior facilities project manager for Amalie Arena; and Bryan Curry of Curry Cabinetry in Tampa.
Photos by Native House Photography
Goodwin was proud to work with Fred Bayrami of WB Woodworking in New York on this beautiful cypress sauna for a home in Southampton. We provided River-Recovered® Heart Cypress Vertical and it is absolutely GORGEOUS! The sauna was designed by Stelle, Lomont, Rouhani Architects.
Check out the progression of these beautiful tongue and groove River-Recovered® Heart Pine walls. Chris Webb of CW Interiors, Inc. / CWEBB Designs in Tampa, Florida has been installing these in a home in Tampa, Florida and they are just gorgeous. Chris, a true craftsman and stickler for detail, first fashioned a large room divider/shelving unit using Goodwin’s LEGACY™ (building reclaimed) Heart Pine and River-Recovered Heart Cypress. Next, he tackled the walls, paneling them with even more LEGACY heart pine. Traditional materials meet modern design in this latest Chris Webb creation. See what you think:
University of Florida president, Dr. Kent Fuchs, and wife Linda graciously hosted an evening BBQ this past Wednesday, June 10th, in appreciation of all of the contractors and trades people who worked so diligently to complete the UF Dasburg president’s house. During the event, Dr. Fuchs thanked everyone for their hard work and effort. He also noted all of those companies that had made generous donations to the appointment of the Dasburg house. Goodwin was proud to be among the recognized businesses. Dr. Fuchs then announced that for the rest of the evening the Dasburg would be completely opened and that all were free to roam the house and admire their and other’s handiwork. What a great surprise! We were able to capture some additional photos of the home and the flooring we provided. Enjoy!
Congratulations to Tenna Florian of Lake | Flato Architects for being named one of the “Seven to Watch”. Goodwin worked closely with her on the Naples Botanical Gardens project. Tenna is not only tops in her field, but she is also dedicated to promoting sustainability in her work and industry as a whole. Congratulations, Tenna! We look forward to working with you again in the future.
If you will be in the Richmond, Virgina area in early November, Goodwin will be exhibiting at the Architectural Exchange East. We invite you to join us on Friday, November 7th from 10am-2pm. Just download the PDF pass for complimentary admission at that time.
You can find Goodwin wood everywhere! The 2013 National AIA (American Institute of Architects) Twenty-five Year Award winner is the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. Goodwin was proud to provide over 36,000 LF of Vertical Clear Heart Cypress to replace the deteriorating second-growth originally used in the structure. Jim McReynolds of McReynolds Architects of Houston […]
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