The Edge at USF Perfectly Incorporates Antique Wood in a Contemporary Space
The Edge at USF
Goodwin company was proud to partner again with our good friend, architect, Beverly Frank of BFrank Studio in Tampa to help update the student commons at the University of South Florida – St. Pete. The Edge – formerly referred to as the Coquina Club – was built during the 1970s. The original design was very boxy and institutional, and not very user-friendly.
BFrank Studio updated this dated space into a modern and trendy student common area. They incorporated Goodwin’s River-Recovered® Heart Cypress in several ways throughout the site:
- The interior boasts a heart cypress feature wall and ceiling adorned with 3-1/4″ LED light panels.
- Heart cypress is the face of the receptionist desk face with trimmed corners and edges.
- A gorgeous study table crafted from a River-Recovered heart cypress slab sits to the side.
- On the exterior 3-1/4″ heart cypress wraps the columns and overhanging ceilings.
- BFrank Studio’s attention to detail even included an exterior accent wall routed with inspirational text and applied into an alcove bench.
- The antique wood is a 50/50 mix of vertical heart cypress and character heart cypress.
The interior material was finished by Heritage Wood Finish Company with Diamond 7 coating and the exterior material was finished on site with an exterior oil by Willis-Smith.
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