Sarasota Herald Tribune

Approximately 30,000 SF, on three floors, in a 30-year-old building – this renovation project in Sarasota, Florida included the demolition and removal of original dropped ceilings, office partitions, lighting fixtures and flooring. The bright new office space features a mix of open and dropped ceilings, open and private offices, informal collaboration spaces, and expansive city views.

The Mark

The Mark is an 800,000 SF mixed-use development in Downtown Sarasota, Florida. This project encompasses two city blocks of commercial, retail, and residential space. The 13-story building will service well-known national retailers and restaurants in the downtown area. In addition, 157 condominium units and over 800 parking spaces are included in this project, and State Street will become a vibrant pedestrian arcade and new spatial experience for Sarasota.

Aloft Sarasota

As the first new hotel in the downtown core in over 75 years, the Client’s expectations were clear: provide a contemporary and vibrant experience that has not been seen in the city of Sarasota, Florida. Located on the corner of Ringling Boulevard and Palm Avenue within the HOYT Architects-designed One Palm tower, the Aloft Sarasota hotel is a hotspot for locals and tourists exploring downtown. 

Instead of a traditional, closed-off lobby, project designers opted for a more open, lounge-like floor plan with an attached outdoor patio and urban courtyard. This open concept incorporates flexible interior spaces which can be adapted based on time of day and activities; allowing the space to serve as a laid-back coffee shop in the morning or an energized cocktail bar after hours. The outdoor patio area is open to the public during bar hours and includes two fire pits, several seating areas, and a large white wall for laser light shows and movie screenings.

All of the Aloft Sarasota's prominent design features- from the bold and expressive color combinations, to its hip and savvy custom furnishings - work together to create a fun and wholly unique experience for visitors and hotel guests.

Palm Tower

This 7-story, 1925 building was originally constructed as a downtown hotel in Sarasota, Florida. Low ceilings and years of low-quality improvements presented challenges for new office designs. Both floors were stripped to the shell. On the 3rd floor, now home to the HUB Incubator, the exposed structural ceiling, glass partitions, and super graphics create the perfect setting for this start up incubator. A more traditional approach was implemented on the 4th floor – dropped ceilings, carpet and a simple color scheme. But the crisp finishes and glass partitions make for a very modern feel here as well.

Patriot Plaza

Patriot Plaza at the Sarasota, Florida National Cemetery serves as a “first of its kind” public-private partnership model and inspiration for communities across the country. For the first time in U.S. history, a private philanthropy partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to develop a symbolic amphitheater plaza space filled with military representations.

Key features include over $2 million in commissioned artwork, an 80-foot-tall stainless steel flagpole, a rostrum that is large enough to accommodate a 55-piece orchestra, and a covered amphitheater seating area for up to 2,800 people. Patriot Plaza presents a heartfelt display of patriotism that recognizes the service and selfless sacrifice of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Hyatt Regency

The Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, Florida hotel expansion included integrating a 6,000 SF “L-shaped" ballroom into the existing 10,000 SF rectangular ballroom. The new space is connected to the main hotel lobby to create a smooth flow of circulation throughout the hotel. The pre-function area features a modern, curvilinear ceiling, upgraded bathrooms, and a new drop-off area that improves traffic circulation.

Sansara

Sansara is a 10-story tower in Sarasota, Florida that features 17 unique residential units, a condominium amenity level, and ground-level interior parking. The building’s Zen-inspired architectural elements create a peaceful refuge within the vibrancy of city life.

The Sansara residences include 16 half-floor units and a single full-floor penthouse. The penthouse connects a minimalist interior to an outside framed Zen garden which overlooks the Sarasota Bay. A raised pool/amenity deck – featuring a swimming pool, spa, cabanas, and a fitness center – provide an “urban oasis,” well above the busy intersection below. The common amenities utilize natural elements; including woods, bamboo, water features, natural stone, and a thoughtful selection of native plant species.