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July 2, 2021
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
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).
THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL
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.
July 1, 2021
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 email@example.com for more information.
June 29, 2021
design build, idrive, pbc construction, restaurant, steel chef
The construction cost of the project will be between $2 million and $3 million and work is expected to begin in the fall, said Chuck Hobus, president of Orlando based Precision Building Construction.
The new food and retail venue, with 5,300 square feet of leasable space, will be attached to the front of the 119-room Travelodge By Windham Orlando, formerly the Heart of I-Drive Hotel, at 7200 International Drive. The facility will be named Steel Chef after one of its main tenants.
Steel Chef is a takeout restaurant concept. There will be a total of 26 leasable containers and they will be constructed where the three-story motor lodge’s front parking lot is located.
The project currently is in the design phase by Precision Building Construction and Scott Cormia Architects of Orlando. The target date for completion is summer of 2022.
“This new addition will provide a fresh, revitalized look for the property, and it will provide new shopping and dining options at a busy International Drive location,” noted Hobus.
Precision Building Construction is a major design/build firm with healthcare, retail, industrial and commercial projects throughout Central Florida.
June 16, 2021
We are extremely grateful to have made #11 on “The List” for Orlando Business Journal’s Central Florida Architectural Firms. Seeing our company next to other amazing names, after a crazy 2020 is such a blessing!
See the full list HERE.
June 4, 2021
We love how the new Floyd’s off Curry Ford turned out. It’s so fun for us to see completed projects!
May 21, 2021
Scott + Cormia Architecture and Interiors is seeking a Revit Specialist to join our team. The person in this position will work with a Project Architect on several projects and will be involved in all areas of work.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
- Production of design development documents.
- Production of construction documents.
- Technical Degree in Drafting preferred. Strong design and technical skills are a must.
- Minimum of 3 years of architectural experience, with a focus on drafting/modeling and detailing.
- Applicant must be experienced in the development of full sets of architectural documents using Revit.
- Experience in Multi-Family and Commercial projects preferred.
- The right candidate will be highly motivated, detail oriented, and will have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Submit your cover letter, resumé and work samples (PDF) or website link to your portfolio via email to PTurnbow@scottcormia.com. No phone calls please.
May 14, 2021
After no in-person conferences for more than a year, our team is venturing out and excited to see our retail clients without a zoom screen next week at the Retail Live Southeast 2021 Conference.
Members of the Scott + Cormia team will be at the Hyatt Grand Cypress to take part in the event, Thursday, May 20, 2021. With nearly 70 retailers exhibiting and several developers and service providers in the commercial real estate industry attending, it will be a whose who for the CRE industry and a chance for folks to talk shop without dialing into a zoom call.
If you would like to connect with our team during Retail Live, please reach out to one of the people below:
May 13, 2021
architecture, interiors, orlando, out of the closet, photography, retail
We’re really excited that Out of The Closet is complete and open to the public! It has been such a great addition to Orlando and fun to drive by and see on the corner of Mills Ave. Out of The Closet directly benefits those living with HIV and Aids. Be sure to check it out or donate clothes, if you haven’t already!
photos done by Harry Lim Photography
May 13, 2021
brewery, Community, orlando architecture, windermere
Congratulations to Windermere Brewing Company on the ground breaking of your new building. We’re thrilled you trusted us with something so near and dear to you and will strive to exceed your expectations.
“My hope is that this brewery will be the manifestation of that community — a place where we can all come together, a place where we can grow together” – Dr. Joe Ata, Co-founder
View full article HERE.
April 29, 2021
Members of the S+C team got to see ORRA’s vision take one more step toward becoming reality. Members of the community, local government, including the Orlando Economic Partnership, ORRA leadership, as well as representatives of the design-build team made up of Precision Building Construction and Scott + Cormia were in attendance to officially break ground on ORRA’s new home.
ORRA CEO Cliff long led the ceremony that took place on April 28th. It is expected that the project will be finished in late 2022.
S+C Partner Matt Cormia noted, “Being teamed with PBC and the talent and personalities that we were able to collaborate with on the design for this building, is part of what made this such a fun project, as an architect. I’m particularly proud of this design and feel it was a good match of exploration of shape, materiality, patterning and also being cost effective, while also being really nice.”
View full press release, here.
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