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Carlson Studio Architecture Celebrates it's 15 year Anniversary!

On this day in 1997 Carlson Studio Architecture opened for business. Known then as "Cardinal, Carlson, Parks Architects" the firm has evolved into the regions leading sustainable design firm, completing 8 LEED certified projects including the LEED Platinum Learning Gate Community School & HGTV 2009 Green Home. Most recently Carlson Studio Architecture completed the LEED Gold certified Cancer Support Center's Building Hope project and is currently working on a LEED seeking indoor pool building for Sun N Fun RV Resort.  
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Topics: carlson, Announcements, anniversary, 15

Michael Carlson has been appointed to the Sarasota Housing Authority Board of Directors


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Topics: architecture, carlson, Michael, sarasota, studio, Announcements, housing

Students Learn “Real Life” Environmental Lessons in Green Classrooms

August 16, 2010 (Sarasota, FL)  Learning Gate Community School, a charter school in Hillsborough County with a curriculum that emphasizes nature, agriculture and environmental responsibility, became the first public school in the United States to earn LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  The project, 3 new buildings, consisting of 10 classrooms and an 8,000-square-foot addition to the middle school campus, was designed by Carlson Studio Architecture.

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Topics: architecture, carlson, usgbc, LEED, school, award, tampa, heap, platinum, Announcements

Michael Carlson, AIA, LEED AP Earns USGBC Leadership Award

The Florida Gulfcoast Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council awarded its highest honor, Chapter Leadership Award, to Michael Carlson of Carlson Studio Architecture during the group's annual award program December 8 in St. Petersburg.  The annual award recognizes the chapter member who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, active involvement and service to the organization and has helped to advance the green building/design profession.

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Topics: green, architecture, carlson, usgbc, LEED, Michael, usbgc, award, Announcements

ASID Designer Resource Show, November 5th

This Thursday - November 5th - ASID Designer Resource Show go to website for details, or contact our office at 941-378-9964.

Michael Carlson, AIA, LEED AP will be presenting the HGTV 2009 Green Home at 3pm. Also, stop by and see us during the trade show (1pm-7pm) at our Booth #47.

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Topics: green, architecture, carlson, LEED, Michael, sarasota, Announcements, home, HGTV, asid

Building the HGTV Green home featured in Residential Design & Build

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Topics: architecture, carlson, LEED, Announcements

Michael Carlson interviewed in Sarasota Magazine

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Topics: architecture, Announcements

Carlson Studio's Jedd Heap Wins State AIA Award

The American Institute of Architects for the state of Florida has awarded Jedd Heap, Associate AIA, LEED AP of Carlson Studio Architecture the Associate Member Individual Honor Award. The annual award recognizes one individual in the state who demonstrates exceptional leadership, active involvement and service to the organization and profession. Heap will receive his Honor Award in July during the AIA State Convention in Tampa.

Heap has been an active AIA member since 2002 and is also a LEED Accredited Professional. There were a number of Heap's accomplishments that contributed to him being deserving of the award including initiating a mentoring program between students and professionals, increasing membership, revitalizing and improving programs to better meet member concerns, creating community recognition events for the chapter, producing the annual Emerging Professional's conference that resulted in record-breaking attendance, and volunteering his time and professional design skills in support of several non-profit agencies.

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Topics: architecture, award, aia, Announcements, associate


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