Traditional Meets Contemporary in Historic Urban Setting
The Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently re-located to their new office on the 1300 block of 7th avenue in historic Ybor City (near Tampa, Florida). There are many architects and building design professionals moving into this beautiful and rejuvenated community. The space is adaptive reuse of what was reportedly Ybor City’s first toy store owned by the Carrera family.
Goodwin was proud to be invited to work on this sustainably designed space. We supplied 252sf of River-Recovered® CLASSIC heartpine engineered flooring for the entryway of this chic and contemporary office. This is a prime example of how antique traditional wood can be incorporated to warm up a modern space – especially in urban areas:
Special thanks to this year’s Tampa Bay AIA president, architect Beverly Frank of BFRANK Studio, for including us in the material pallet. Beverly also specified Goodwin for the Hawkins Center and a project for the Amalie Arena (photos of this awe-inspiring project are soon to come….). EM Phillips Construction Co., LLC in Tampa were the project builders.