4M Design Group PA
The regional headquarters for Farmers & Merchants Bank, this three-story steel-frame building features a neo-classical design with rusticated brick, operable shutters, large windows, and wide overhangs. Classical Georgian detailing is carried into the Bank's interior, which features a barrel-vaulted ceiling in the lobby & interior glass storefronts which separate the banking lobby from the officers' suites.
Located in the Bull Run development, this 11,000 square-foot retail center houses shops & restaurants serving the local community. Design elements including louvered awnings, fabric awnings, street trees, and generous glass storefronts give the building a tailored urban presence.
This entry for the Tallahassee/Star Metro 2006 Bus Shelter Design Competition features a simple elegant design with exposed painted steel structure and curving corrugated metal roof. The design met the challenge of creating an icon for Tallahassee's public transit system which was both accessible and low-maintenance.
This small shelter for the Tallahassee Star Metro Public Transit System is located in the heart of SouthWood's business district, and creates a much-needed public tranporation hub for the community. Design features include an exposed steel structure, architectural louvers, and custom seating for transit riders.
Winner of both a Tallahassee Historic Preservation Award and a Florida Trust for Historic Preservation statewide design award, the rehabilitation of the historic Simon Towle House, circa 1854 is the conversion of one of Tallahassee's most significant historic homes. Renovated to the Secretary of Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation, the structure now serves as the law offices of Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, PA.
The historic Hays-Hood house, circa 1910 was restored to its original condition and converted to the statewide headquarters for the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in 2007. The home, one of only a few remaining Queen Anne vernacular structures, is one of the most significant contributing properties in the Magnolia Heights Special Character District of Tallahassee. The project was completed in collaboration with QGA Architects.
This exclusive bar and lounge was created as a reclaimation of three former storefront properties in the historic Odd Fellows Building in the heart of Downtown Tallahassee, the home of the Governor's Club since 1985. By removing a center demising wall the three former spaces were combined to create an elegant lounge for Governor's Club members. Interior Design by Mateo Design Group.
Located in SummerCamp on St. James Island, this small pavilion overlooks the Gulf of Mexico, integral to the boardwalk and Beach Club. Housing canoes, kayaks, and equipment for SummerCamp residents, this playful open-air structure creates a unique amenity for the community. Design features include exposed framing, corrugated metal siding, and galvanized X-bracing.
Designed in collaboration with nationally-ranked medical design firm OMS Architects, our firm was engaged, as Town Architect for the Bull Run PUD, to design the facility's exterior to comply with the Bull Run Design Guidelines and the highly themed aesthetics of the building. 4M also acted as Construction Administator for the project and provided additional interior design/detailing where required to complete the project.
Completed as part of a Campus Master Planning effort to close the quadrangle of the PreK-8 Episcopal School's campus, our firm worked with the school's Long Range Planning Committee to develop the building's location and projected 15-year buildout for future expansion. The building includes a gymnasium, designed to Florida High School Activities Association standards, capable of seating 300 fans and conversion into an 800 seat auditorium. The facility also includes music and art classrooms, coaches offices, locker rooms, and concession spaces.
The first and only Catholic High School in the Eastern Deanery of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, the school has a current capacity of 360 students housed in three principal buildings. The Classroom Building contains specialized classroom environments for Biology and Chemistry, Music, Art, and general classrooms, as well as student services, bookstore, and media center. The Athletic Center houses FHSAA Basketball and Volleyball, locker rooms, and coaches offices. The Chapel, donated by the Bishop, has a seating capacity of 150.
Representing the third element in the SouthWood Education Village Master Plan, Creative Child houses a secure indoor and outdor learning environment for day-care and pre-elementary school classes. Completed in collaboration with Synalovski Gutierrez Architects, Inc., our firm was engaged to design the building's exterior to complement SouthWood's Pattern Book & Design Guidelines. Design elements include roof monitors, exposed framing, and bracketed eaves.
The Corporate Headquarters for Signature Flight Support, located in Orlando Florida, was designed by 4M Principal Mark Tarmey as the Director of Facilities Planning for the world's largest aviation support entity. The project occupies the 11th and 12th floors of the Signature Tower in downtown Orlando. Designed in collaboration with production architect CKS Architecture of Maitland Florida, the project won the prestigious Downtown Orlando Partnership "Golden Brick" award, as well as an AIA design award for interior architecture.
Designed by Principal Mark Tarmey under the auspices of Strollo Architects, Inc. in 1993, This project required an innovative design approach for the 160-bed (male) housing, 32-bed (female) housing, 8 isolation cells, and 4-bed quarantine-capable medical treatment ward. The facility also includes a full kitchen, booking, storage for inmate belongings, visitation, and secure sally port with evidence locker. Located in historic downtown Live Oak, the facility maintains the sense of community by being integrated into the downtown at a scale that is compatible with the existing urban fabric.
Designed as a general aviation & private aircraft handling prototype for Signature Flight Support, these two facilities located in Hartford CT and McCarran Field in Las Vegas also house United Technologies aircraft handling, fueling, and maintenance services. Other projects for Signature Flight include Louisville KY, prototype designs for Detroit Metro, Columbus GA, and a retrofit of the historic Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia International Airport in New York.
Located in Phase I of WaterColor, this residence features 2,800 square feet of living space with connected outdoor living on three sides. Custom design elements include bracketed eaves, mahogany bahama shutters, and a third-floor loft accessible by a steel spiral stair. The tower element is aligned on axis with the WaterColor Inn and demarks the entrance into the Lake District in the Community Master Plan.
Situated in Phase III of WaterSound, this residence features 2,300 square feet of living space with stacked screened porches and an enclosed detached carport. Design elements such as shake siding, curved sloping roof, and eyebrow dormer pay homage to the Architecture of Nantucket and Cape Cod. Interior design elements include an open plan, exposed heavy-timber trusses, and custom built-ins.
Located in Phase II of WaterColor, this 3,500 square-foot residence features 2 full floors of living space with a cupola light monitor illuminating the second floor circulation space. Design features include an open plan, bunkroom with attached playroom, stacked screened porches with outdoor fireplaces, and ground-level terrace with shade trellis.
Located in Anastasia Dunes off of Scenic Hwy A1A in St. Augustine, this 1-1/2 story residence includes 2,800 square feet of living space with covered porches & private courtyard. The house was designed around a beautiful live oak, giving the footprint a unique shape. This feature, along with vaulted ceilings @ varied heights, dormers, and the use of materials give the house a playful presence.
A modernist design approach and the opposition of ordered-grid / free-form geometry are explored in this conceptual design for a residence. A rigid grid of exposed structure is interrupted by curving elements, while expanses of glass take advantage of views. Program elements include living spaces, art studio, and integral outdoor areas.
This classic 1,740 square-foot English Tudor Revival residence is located in the historic Los Robles Community of Tallahassee. The house was completely modernized with new mechanical and electrical systems, and a 2,000 square-foot two-floor addition. The addition included new bedrooms and baths, and the interior of the historic house was re-designed to facilitate flow and connectivity of old and new spaces.
The adaptive reuse of the former Martin Street Apartments complex, this small 12 unit complex, located in one of Tallahassee's oldest and most sought-after areas, was originally built in the early 1960's. The project included complete re-wiring of electrical systems, re-plumbing, and new doors and windows. Small balconies were also added to all second floor units for both egress and architectural interest. The new courtyard was designed to seperate the exterior spaces of the dwelling units from parking.
Located on the site of the historic Willis Dairy Farm, this multi-purpose building was designed as a barn, workshop, and event space for the Willis family, who have owned the property for nearly 100 years. The barn recalls old-world craftsmanship & post-and-beam construction techniques while integrating modern day conveniences. Design features include dynamic spatial volumes, exposed heavy-timber framing, custom steel beam-to-column connections, and a third-floor loft accessible by a steel spiral stair.
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