Fox Container Residence on First Coast News


Tom’s shipping container home is in the news again! Check out the coverage at


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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.

Cade Museum Foundation Museum Architecture Design Competition

MWBender Architecture teamed up with SsD (Single speed Design, Boston, founded by my Harvard friend and roommate, John Hong and his partner Jinhee Park) for the Cade Museum Foundation Museum design competition.

25 teams submitted qualifications and six were selected. We are one! Check out the news here. Check out the other firms at this page. Be sure to check out the foundation’s mission, goals, summer lab offerings and the 3rd annual Cade Prize. And, of course, don’t be shy; support the Cade!

Official posting of shortlisted firms is here.
The Gainesville Sun featured a short article on the shortlist Saturday, August 4, find it here.


Fox Res – link to TV20 News

Thinking Inside the Box: Innovative Construction in Gainesville

An unexpected story ran on the Fox Residence yesterday as a result of some collateral research being done by the City of Gainesville  into using shipping containers to house homeless. The research was being done by  Theresa Lowe,  Director of the Office on Homelessness.