“Imagine … a Place called Home” UF Bateman Team Mount Campaign About Housing Issues

The team have taken Home Matters as their client in order to promote issues central to housing; affordability, health and safety. Visit the Home Imagined Website, and check out the article in the Sun for some great photos.

Team Members include: Elliot Levy, Valeria Yulee, Karilla Dyer, Andrea Cepeda and Trisha Tucker. Go Team!

We gave them a little hand with some ideas for turning a shipping container office into something else. UF’s Catalysts for Change organization assembled and adjusted the kit to fit.

Home...Imagined, Sun



Out of Pocket – Italy

There will be fewer postings to the MWBa blog for the next few months as Stephen will be teaching architecture in Vicenza Italy with the University of Florida Vicenza Institute of Architecture. If you would like to follow along send a request and he will add you to Google+.


Map of Vicenza

U14 is Back on the Drawing Board

Aerial View

Aerial View

Last summer MWBa ran a student design competition for the proposed development at the corner of University Avenue and 14th Street. The competition was a success but SC Ventures purchase of the property fell through. Shortly afterward, chef and restauranteur, Meir Zuchman bought the property. MWBa has recently begun design of the renovation for Mr. Zuchman. Construction is scheduled to begin in November 2013 and complete in May 2013.

When renovated the 8000 square foot building will contain up to 7 suites for restaurant or retail tenants. Interested? See Seth or Nick about the listing at Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group.

Renderings by MWBa with intern Yufeng Zheng.

Bean Tree Pediatric Dentistry Opens July 2013


Bean Tree Pediatric Dentistry
2008 Riverside Avenue, Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Completed July 2013

In February MWBa began drawings for owners of Bean Sprout, LLC, Dr. Jodi and Arlo Mason. The project is the renovation of a 2800 sf suite in a historic Riverside neighborhood building near 5 Points in Jacksonville. The suite has become a new pediatric dentistry office run by Dr. Jodi. The project completed July 2013, and the office is seeing new patients. Use Arlo’s excellent interweb interface to book your tot for some great chomper maintenance! Bean Tree website.
Thanks for the pictures Jodi!






June 12, 2013

 Newberry Animal Hospital South Main Street Ribbon Cutting Today at 5pm

2013-06-11 10.24.04

1609 s main street from 5pm – 7pm Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New Project Under Construction – South Main Street Location for Newberry Animal Hospital


The addition of new entrance and waiting room and renovation of the facade unifies the two existing buildings

Our client, Dr. Lance Baltzley, Newberry Animal Hospital, has taken ownership of the two Gainesville Aalatash Animal Hospital locations; NW 39th Avenue and South Main Street. The South Main Street location is currently under renovation. The renovated hospital will have . . .

  • new naturally lit waiting room
  • separate cat and dog waiting areas
  • double the amount of exam space
  • double the amount of treatment space
  • more accessible reception and restrooms
  • pleasant landscape
  • large, open yard for boarding guests

Project Location (911):
1609 South Main Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601

Design-Build Contractor: Mandese White Construction, Inc.

Before :-(

Before… showing two separate buildings and dismal street presence.