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Sally & Sam Shapiro Babies & Children's Medical Center Breaks Ground

On February 23rd the Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center broke ground on their newest addtion to the campus, a 12,000 sf Children's Clinic. The clinic will be built on city owned land and run by the Sarasota County Health Deparment. 

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Topics: green, architecture, community center, City of Sarasota, architect, clinic

Sun N Fun's "Green" Lifestyle Wellness Center on SNN6

By Thomas Becnel
Herald Tribune

Sun-N-Fun, the huge RV resort east of Interstate 75, draws camping fans from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.
Wait — make that from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast.
More than 1,500 Midwestern and Canadian snowbirds visit the Sarasota park each winter. The Fruitville Road facility offers everything from tennis and golf — well, disc golf — to swimming and volleyball, shuffleboard and lawn bowling.
Now the two-time "Mega-Resort of the Year" is about to open a $5.5-million indoor pool and health club.
"We're looking forward to the gym," said JoAnn Boehlke of Ontario. "They've got something for everyone."
Boehlke is a 63-year-old retiree, which people find hard to believe, because she looks like a 43-year-old gymnast. She used to play volleyball and tennis — she won a Florida Senior Games singles title — but a rotator cuff injury sent her to the pool.

"Now I'm up to swimming half a mile," she says, "and doing water aerobics."

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Topics: green, architecture, usgbc, wellness, LEED, Sustainable, community center, pool, Jedd Heap, architect, Michael Carlson

Public Housing Project Experiences Green Rebirth

October 12, 2010 (Sarasota, FL)  Like a phoenix, a Sarasota housing project that had fallen into disrepair has been given a new, green lease on life. The Community Center at Janie’s Gardens recently received news that the project has earned LEED-NC Silver Certification from GBCI/U.S. Green Building Council.  A dedication ceremony is being planned for later this fall.

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Topics: green, carlson, usgbc, LEED, Michael, sarasota, community center, multi-family

Cancer Support Community to Open

The Cancer Support Community's "Building Hope" will officially open next Tuesday October 19th, 2010. The $6.1-million facility is located on five acres in north Sarasota County just east of I-75 in Lakewood Ranch. It will be run by the Cancer Support Community Florida Suncoast, the new name for the Wellness Community of Southwest Florida. The new center will include an 11,142-square-foot building and 2.2 acres of landscaped gardens. The facility is being designed to support people whose immune systems have been compromised.

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Topics: green, architecture, carlson, usgbc, wellness, cancer, LEED, Michael, sarasota, community center, jedd, heap

Bridge of Hope: LWR structure symbolizes support for families fighting cancer


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Topics: green, carlson, usgbc, lakewood ranch, LEED, Michael, sarasota, healthcare, community center, award

Carlson Studio Architecture & Eco-Consulting is the only firm in the region to have six projects successfully achieve LEED Certification.

Carlson Studio Architecture & Eco-Consulting is the only firm in the region to have six projects successfully achieve LEED Certification. What does that mean for you? Letting someone else learn the ropes at your expense is costly.  Carlson Studio Architecture delivers your new green building or green renovation on time and on budget without drama!
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Topics: green, architecture, usgbc, LEED, sarasota, community center, tampa, LEED-CI

Residents of Janie's Garden Open their Community Center

Janie's Garden, an 86-unit, garden-style community in North Sarasota opened yesterday. The apartment community replaces the former Janie Poe public housing complex and features both apartment flats and townhomes and a 4,800-square-foot community center. The community building is seeking LEED-NC certification and will help educate the community on sustainability and the environment.
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Topics: green, LEED, sarasota, community center


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