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Join Our Team!

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Our team is growing! If you or someone you know wants to be apart of a hardworking but fun team, please send your resume and cover letter to pturnbow@scottcormia.com.

Come join the family!

The Evolving Role of Restaurants in Retail

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The Evolving Role of Restaurants in Retail

When you are looking at an existing space, there are several things you have to look at to determine if it’s worth doing a tenant improvement (TI) project or if you need to tear down and rebuild. Are there existing grease traps? Can you get your seat count and equipment in the current layout? How old is any existing equipment?

If the space wasn’t already a restaurant, then you may have to look to your civil engineer early on and assess if a change of use is needed and how the parking requirements may differ. Additionally, things like what’s available for HVAC can be very different from a standard retail space to what’s needed for a restaurant. The fresh air and exhaust requirements will have to be taken into consideration and of course placement of grease traps will have to be looked at too. Once those items are accounted for then the design team can begin to combine our client’s vision with the logistics of the space.

One thing we’ve seen a bit more of, in addition to requests for more patio areas or indoor/outdoor bars, have been for wipeable surfaces. While this may seem easy to accommodate, that brings up the issue of acoustics. Many of the materials that are easily cleaned don’t absorb sound in the same way that carpet or drapes might. We’ve even done some spaces where we used various types of artwork to help absorb sound and keep the noise levels in line with the needs of the restaurant.

Both our architecture and interior teams enjoy working on various kinds of restaurant projects. Here are a few of our most recent projects:





Open Positions at S+C

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Our multifamily and high rise teams are growing. If you have experience in either of these sectors, we would like to talk to you. Currently we are looking for production positions, as well as, Project Coordinator and Project Manager. Being REVIT savvy is a plus, but not required.

Please email your resume to pturnbow@scottcormia.com if you would like to find out more about any of the positions listed.

Pair of apartment projects in the works near Disney

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Via Orlando Business Journal

By   –  Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal

Two multifamily developments may rise near Walt Disney World, adding more than 1,200 apartments to an area that’s bouncing back from the pandemic.

Combined, the projects may cost in excess of $240 million to build, based on industry standards, and will create jobs as well as opportunities for subcontractors and vendors. Orlando’s fast-growing population and its low apartment complex vacancy rates continue to drive demand to build new residential space.

 308 apartments are in the works on 12.4 acres near State Road 417 and State Road 535, Orange County records show. Raleigh, North Carolina-based Kimley-Horn & Associates is the project applicant, and Poinciana FW LLC — an entity related to Orlando-based Intram Investments Inc. — is the property owner.

Orlando-based Scott + Cormia is the project architect, and Innovations Design Group is the project’s landscape architect.

Project representatives weren’t available for comment. Poinciana FW LLC bought the property in March 2018 for $2.5 million or roughly $201,612 an acre, Orange County records show.

The project, called Poinciana Phase II (Alaira II), would rise next to Aventon Alaira at 8072 Poinciana Blvd. The new project will feature a dog area, bike parking, pool, clubhouse and more.

Read the full article HERE.

Happy 4th from S+C!

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We are honored to work in an industry that has the opportunity to, both literally and figuratively, influence the building blocks of history. We can only hope that our buildings might have a chance to stand for something great.

As we prepare to gather with our families and watch the fireworks, we’d also like to look back at buildings that have become synonymous with our country’s history.

Building Blocks of Independence


Via Architectural Digest – Click to view full article.

It can be argued that Independence Hall is the most important building in the founding of the United States of America. Completed in 1756, and originally used as the Pennsylvania State House, it was outfitted in red brick by Edmund Woolley in a Georgian-style architecture.

The building was the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence (1776), the ratification of the Articles of Confederation (1781), and the development of the U.S. Constitution during the Constitutional Convention (1787).


Via Architectural Digest – Click to view full article.

Completed in 1922, Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial was built in the style of the ancient Greek temple, the Parthenon. Rising 30 feet off the memorial floor is a marble statue of Abraham Lincoln, a keystone that architect Henry Bacon thought would be appropriate for a president who defended democracy.

Since then, it has been an attraction for students and tourists, and a site for civil rights demonstrations and events. In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the memorial before a crowd of thousands.

Our Team Is Expanding!

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We’ve welcomed some new faces, recently here at Scott + Cormia. Raymund Vista, Taylor Persickitti and Jolie Supan have joined the S+C Multi-Family Team and Lori Jackson is a new addition to our Construction Administration Department.

We’re still looking to add a few more select positions. If you know anyone who may be interested, please have them email pturnbow@scottcormia.com for more information.

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    When entering Ray’s office, it is clear that he is a passionate collector of art. Ray Scott’s appreciation of fine art is evident in many of his projects and works. The more colorful and bold, the better. A hint of the unexpected is revealed in every piece of the Scott + Cormia corporate art collection, which is obvious in Ray’s methodology and architectural style. Experiencing the S+C headquarters is like stepping into an urban Pacific Northwest gallery setting.