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April 29, 2015
Daytona Beach, FL
April 28, 2015
We are working with Central Care Mission, an Orlando residential drug and alcohol program that helps men through recovery while living in a therapeutic Christian community. We were invited to design a flexible, multi-purpose building on their campus to serve as a gathering space for worship, dining, education, recreation and community events. Our design takes advantage of the Mission’s location on picturesque Lake Mann.
The one-story, 4,000 sf structure is sited for maximum views of the Lake from the building’s porch, a modern interpretation of the Florida porch. Its deep overhang protects the glass concourse from direct solar exposure in the summer while allowing indirect natural light inside the building year-round. Many other aspects of the building were designed with energy conservation in mind, including a sloped roof that captures and conserves abundant rainwater in above ground cisterns for use in vegetable garden plots. Inside, the building features classroom, office space, a multi-purpose room with stage, and a state-of-the-art kitchen for culinary education. HuntonBrady Architects is donating all architectural services for this important project.
Inspiration in Form
We designed the Garden of Miracles sculptures at Adventist University of Health Science in Orlando. Situated outside the new graduate building, the artwork is in keeping with the University’s emphasis on faith and wellness. The sculptures are inspired by the seven miracles of Jesus depicted in the Gospel of John. Seven pathways lead visitors toward separate multi-colored abstract glass sculptures 4′ x 10′ in size. A series of rhythmical cast concrete benches allow for rest at each sculpture. Their modern, colorful forms promote hope and optimism in an idyllic setting. The artwork can also be seen from Florida Hospital Orlando and the Orlando Museum of Art across the lake.