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New Pensacola YMCA spurs downtown revitalization, earns architecture award

“Any community that has a strong Y is a stronger community,” said Bill Seedes, executive director of the Bear Levin Studer YMCA in Pensacola, Fla.

A bold statement, but one that proves more accurate each day since the new downtown Pensacola Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA opened its doors. The $16 million, 52,000-square-foot building was recently honored by the American Institute of Architecture Northwest Florida Chapter with a Merit Award of Excellence for New Work.

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RS&H’s New Buildings Design-Build Practitioner Brings More Than Experience

Accomplished architect and senior design-build (D/B) practitioner Rob Smedley joined RS&H this February, bringing with him more than 30 years of experience on diverse projects for both public and private clients. As a member of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), serving as both National and Florida Region Membership Chair, he also carries a substantial amount of industry clout with him.Continue Reading →

RS&H-designed YMCA exceeding expectations

New Culinary Arts Facility Brings Flavor to Downtown Jacksonville

Florida State College at Jacksonville recently opened the doors to its new 5,400-square-foot Culinary Arts and Hospitality facility, located at its downtown campus. While the space is new, the structure itself didn’t start as a blank canvas.

In fact, RS&H designed the facility from what was previously a welding lab.

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