FL AR0017464: Architect Sarasota, Florida

Urbanite Theatre in the news

Added on by Todd Yeomans.

Construction on the new Urbanite Theatre is coming along well and we're all looking forward to the next party later this month to tour the shell of the space. We should have roof trusses and a roof deck up by the end of the month!

Summer Wallace touring the construction site.

Summer Wallace touring the construction site.

Co-directors Summer Wallace and Brandon Ragan have been doing a great job of getting the word out in the local media. Here are a few links in case you missed one:

Urbanite in the Press

SNN: New Theater Under Construction in Downtown Sarasota

Herald Tribune: Urbanite Theatre leaders slowly building support for new venture

Bradenton Times: FSU/Asolo Conservatory Grads Break Ground on New Local Theater Space

WSRQ - The Mezz: September 20th 2014 (Segment at 33:12)

Rendering of the new black box theater I designed recently. The strong pattern to the right is a placeholder for a future wall mural currently in the design phase.

Rendering of the new black box theater I designed recently. The strong pattern to the right is a placeholder for a future wall mural currently in the design phase.

Past Projects for Sale

Added on by Todd Yeomans.

I love to see past projects I've worked on show up on a realtor's website. As the project architect, I already know every nook and cranny of these houses, but I enjoy seeing how the interior has changed, or been redecorated, and I get a thrill at the thought of someone else making it their own in the future. Imagine my surprise this morning to find not one, but two of them on MichaelSaunders.com ! One is listed at almost $11 Million and the other at almost $7 Million... and they are literally 3 minutes away from each other on Siesta Key. 

Simple Modern Trellis

Added on by Todd Yeomans.

Clients with a double-width lot wanted a simple outdoor trellis space to enjoy shady afternoons. I sought to design a space that provided a clean solution that doesn't compete with the existing structure and without the "frills" usually associated with the notion of a trellis. In order to avoid the typical cross-bracing diagonals and the multiple layers of framing members resting one on top of the other, my structural engineer and I worked carefully through the details in order to create two simple planes stepping down from the house to the site.  

Shade and shadows shown here are based on Sarasota's latitude and longitude, as they will appear on a summer day at 1:30pm.

Shade and shadows shown here are based on Sarasota's latitude and longitude, as they will appear on a summer day at 1:30pm.

Schematic design renderings:

Construction progress photos:

Concrete Sink Formwork

Added on by Todd Yeomans.

The formwork for the concrete sink is taking shape now. The "negative space" of the sink was made as a box, then needed to be patched and sanded to create a smooth form. The shape is being laid out on an enormous piece of glass to provide a smooth surface when it is released from the mould.

The wedge-shaped box will create the void of the concrete sink.

The wedge-shaped box will create the void of the concrete sink.

The sink void has been patched and sanded. The edges of the sink formwork are securely clamped to a giant sheet of glass to create perfectly straight and square edges and provide a very smooth surface from the beginning.

The sink void has been patched and sanded. The edges of the sink formwork are securely clamped to a giant sheet of glass to create perfectly straight and square edges and provide a very smooth surface from the beginning.