Happy New Year to our team, friends, and families! With the start of a new year, our office reflects on the previous year.
There is so much to be thankful for, even with all the tribulations that came with 2021. We got to work every day with a team that loves what they do, and continued to grow as both individuals and as a team. We expanded our office and worked on some very exciting projects shown below.
Some of our favorite projects include the pop of color that comes with Out of the Closet and the Orlando Slingshot and FreeFall that opened at the start of 2022.
With the holidays over, we are excited to be back at the office ready for a great year!
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:
Aventon Belle Isle marks the third groundbreaking for Aventon in Orlando since mid-2020. Via Multifamily Executive
Aventon is developing Aventon Belle Isle in partnership with Boston-based CrossHarbor Capital Partners. Scott + Cormia Architects designed the community’s buildings, while Design Environments arranged the interior design.
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 email@example.com if you would like to find out more about any of the positions listed.
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.
The Art of Infusing the Dynamics of Design + Business
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.