Category Archives: Urban Design

Park [ing] Day Orlando

Swing by College Park this Friday, September 16th, and check out the pop-up parks lining the street until 7 PM. This annual event by the City of Orlando converts parking spaces along the street into miniature Parks for one day, bringing attention … Continue reading

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LMN Architects Lecture Thursday 9/28

AIA Orlando’s Annual Meeting and Elections will take place first, followed by a presentation from LMN Architecture. LMN Architecture is 2016 AIA National Firm of the year, they are an innovative and exciting firm that will be sure to inspire. … Continue reading

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Central Florida Architecture Guide in Development

Scheduled for release at the end of 2016, check back here from time to time for more info on this full color book currently being compiled. The Orlando Foundation for Architecture is working hard on completing –An Architectural Guide to Central … Continue reading

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Bridge District a New I-4 Vision

The City of Orlando is brainstorming a new park under the I-4 corridor downtown, when the highway expansion project is finished. An opportunity to reconnect both halves of downtown from the Amway Center to Creative Village. Bruce Stephenson, an Urban … Continue reading

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The Yard At Virginia and Orange

The Yard is a mixed use complex ready to break ground any day. It will stretch from Virginia, north, almost to Lake Formosa along the east side of the SunRail tracks, and relocate Alden Road. Its 7 story apartment façade will … Continue reading

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New mixed-use tower coming near downtown’s Church Street

Plans for Tremont Tower include 8,239 square feet of retail and lobby space, 586 spaces in 10 levels of structured parking, 206,584 square feet in seven levels of office space and an eight-story, 180-room Hyatt Place hotel on top, along … Continue reading

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First Court Case Rules in Favor of Contentious College Park Apartments

The plans for the complex originally included five stories with 226 units. The complex now will be three stories tall with 206 units. Poole & Poole Architecture LLC are the design firm, They also designed Steelhouse in downtown Orlando for … Continue reading

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City of Orlando Pursuing ‘Complete Streets’ Concept

The Daily City just shared news of a new program the City of Orlando is pursuing. Orlando is establishing a formalized design guidebook and corridor selection for the implementation of Complete Streets in the City of Orlando, which will address the unbalanced … Continue reading

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Historic Cameo Theater Gets AIA Florida Award

If you haven’t noticed, the Cameo Theater at 1013 East Colonial Drive has been restored and is the new home of the Snap! Orlando Photography Gallery. It also just received the AIA Florida 2015 Honor Award for Historic Preservation/Restoration. Originally … Continue reading

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Opposition to Condo Proposal to Build on Lake Eola Park

The plans, for a new condominium tower at the corner of Rosalind and Central in Downtown Orlando, call for demolition of two 1920’s era buildings that are on private property next to the park. Historic preservationists are critical of the … Continue reading

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