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.


Gainesville Sun features our U14 project 08 10 2012

Winning Entry by Elaina Berkowitz and Roland Faust. Check out the Gainesville Sun story by clicking the picture.

View the MWBa competition blog with all the results here. MW Bender Architecture, LLC, organized and ran the University at 14th Design Competition, sponsored by SC Ventures I LLC, and Gainesville Real Estate Management Company, Inc. The goal of the competition was to challenge University of Florida School of Architecture students to engage with the space and activity surrounding the campus by offering the unique opportunity to design, develop, fabricate, manage and build their design under the supervision of an architect. Nine entries were received. Winners were announced May 24, 2012.