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RS&H Relay Teams Beat the Heat at BFAST Triathlon

Participating in a sprint triathlon in the middle of July in Florida is no easy feat. Convincing five other people to join in might be even more difficult.

But, always the motivator, that’s just what RS&H architect and senior design-build practitioner Rob Smedley managed to do. Smedley rallied five coworkers to join him in participating in the Beaches Fine Arts Sprint Triathlon (BFAST) in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., in July.

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Community-minded I-95/I-10 Interchange Project Wins FICE Award

Interstates 95 and 10 are two of the longest highways in the U.S., stretching over 4,000 miles. As expansive as they are, the 3-mile corridor where they intersect in Jacksonville presents cramped, sometimes chaotic, challenges.

When the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) set out to update the I-10/I-95 interchange and surrounding 3-mile stretch, the motorists scattering in all directions through a series of ramps weren’t the only stakeholders to keep in mind. The residents from the urban corridor around the project needed top-of-mind attention, too.

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Stair Climbing to Support Lung Disease

Preston Keefe recently participated in a very physically challenging event to help the Respiratory Health Association raise funds to help fight lung disease.

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Mayo Clinic Opens Doors to Academy of Architecture for Health

As the Jacksonville chapter of the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) approaches its one-year anniversary in June, it seems only fitting that its most recent meeting at the Mayo Clinic J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center also be its most successful.

Using RS&H’s working relationship with the Mayo Clinic’s Campus Planning & Design group, Michael Compton, AIA, founding chair of the Jacksonville AAH, facilitated the educational tour for several AAH members and clinicians from across our region.

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Brandon Pourch named R. Ray Goode Community Volunteer of the Year

RS&H architect Brandon Pourch knows how easy it is to take his design and architectural skills for granted. In a firm like RS&H, those talents are everywhere you look.

Outside these walls, those skills can be a little harder to come by, which is why Pourch volunteers his time and talents to help so many people and organizations in Jacksonville. From constructing decorations for events at the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art to designing and helping construct a new community garden in the city’s Riverside-Avondale neighborhoods, Pourch’s fingerprints are all over the First Coast.

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