DSA Promotions 2017

Design Styles Architecture is pleased to announce the promotion of two employees, Jenny Callahan and Mike Faulkner. Jenny Callahan has been with Design Styles Architecture since 2007, due to her hard work and dedication she has been promoted to Director of Architecture. During her time with Design Styles Architecture she has been …

Design Styles Architecture Wins Three 2017 Aurora Awards

Design Styles Architecture is proud to announce that we are the recipient of three 2017 Aurora Awards from the 36th Annual Southeast Building Conference Aurora Awards. Established in 1979, AURORA Awards are presented annually to outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, interior merchandisers and other housing-related professionals. Residential and Commercial …

West Grant Street Townhomes Construction

Design Styles Architecture is underway with overseeing construction on the West Grant Street Townhomes in Orlando for ICON Residential. Work is nearly complete for Building 1 of the 6 Building complex. The electrical work is finishing up and drywall will begin shortly on the 6-unit building. The townhomes are currently …

Design Styles Architecture Announces 2016 Promotions and Hires

Design Styles Architecture is pleased to announce the promotion of two employees and the addition of two new employees. DSA values hard work and our team has some of the hardest working, most talented individuals in the architecture industry. That’s what makes DSA successful in residential, commercial, and interior design. …

Design Styles Architecture Wins Multiple Awards

Design Styles Architecture is proud to announce that it has won three honors in the 35th Annual Southeast Building Conference Aurora Awards. Established in 1979, AURORA Awards are presented annually to outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, interior merchandisers and other housing-related professionals. Residential and Commercial construction professionals actively involved …

Construction Begins on Palm Apartments Phase II

The University of Tampa has started construction on the second and final phase of the Palm Apartments residence hall. This phase of the project will more than double the square footage and bed-count of the first phase, totaling more than 600 student beds. Design Styles Architecture proudly provided full architectural …

2016 Parade of Homes Awards Banquet

The Tampa Bay Builders Association (TBBA) will be holding their annual awards banquet on April 14th from 6pm-8pm at the Floridian Hotel in downtown Tampa at 905 Florida Avenue… A fun evening is ahead… We’ve got our tickets and are looking forward to putting on our “cocktail attire” and spending …

DSA Makes the Cover of DuPont Registry

Design Styles Architecture is proud to announce that it has made the cover of this year’s “DuPont Registry – 2016 Annual Real Estate Issue.” The Gulf Blvd project was selected to be on the cover of this year’s real estate issue, which showcases some of the most exclusive real estate …

Renovations Begin at UT for McKay Hall

McKay Hall is one of the oldest dormitory buildings on the University of Tampa’s campus and is undergoing an extensive renovation.  Design Styles Architecture is providing design and contract administration services for the project on a fast track timeline.  It currently houses 194 students and has excellent views of downtown Tampa, the Riverwalk, …

DSA in Running for 2015 Small Business of the Year Award

Each year The Greater Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding companies for their achievements in financial success, community involvement and ethical business practices through their Small Business of the Year Award. The selection process is thorough, taking place over 4 months with 3 separate stages to evaluate companies on …

Buildings Alive! Ybor 2015

Every year the Ybor City Museum Society organizes an event that invites people to get a sneak peek into the rich history of Ybor City’s oldest buildings.  The event is called Buildings Alive! Ybor and thanks to all the great people that attended – this year’s Buildings Alive event was …

Reconfiguring Columbus Drive

It seems that every major roadway in the core of Tampa is under construction these days. From the major I-275 reconfiguration to the Crosstown/I-4 connector – Tampa is starting to feel like a completely different place. There is some action being taken to improve some of the auxiliary roads as well, …

University of Tampa – Palm Apartments Phase I

Phase I of the Palm Apartments at the University of Tampa is now complete. Students began moving into the newest dormitory for the spring 2015 semester. Phase I of the project replaced the original Res Com building’s C wing – which housed 87 students – with beds for over 200 …

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Hotel Zamora Featured In Boutique Design Magazine

The Hotel Zamora has been featured in the November 2014 issue of “Boutique Design Magazine.”  See the Article HERE The Hotel Zamora is the first major hotel to go up on St. Pete Beach in more than 20 years. Hotel Zamora is a 50-room boutique hotel combining a hip South …

DSA Wins USGBC LEEDership Award

Design Styles Architecture has received the U.S. Green Building Council – Florida Gulf Coast Chapter’s “Outstanding Project of the Year” Award for the Design Styles Architecture Headquarters located in Ybor City, Tampa Florida.  The project was recognized for achieving both a LEED Gold Certification as well as an Historic Property designation. …

UT Unveils Rendering for Palm Apartments

The University of Tampa has released a rendering, created by Design Styles Architecture, of the new Palm Apartments.  Now under construction, the building’s first phase is scheduled to open in late January 2015 and house 209 students.  This is the latest construction project on campus and is expected to maintain …

Hess Opens Concept Store in Largo

Design Styles Architecture has been working with Hess to create and launch a new look for their stores. This concept store is a renovated existing Hess gas station. It’s meant to serve as the basis for all of their existing and future store layouts using a brighter, cleaner, and more …

Shephard’s Beach Resort Completes Major Renovation

Design Styles Architecture had the privilege to work with the iconic Shephard’s Beach Resort in a major remodel of their facilities which included a complete redesign and re-branding of their restaurant and bar.  The newly named Ocean Flame Interactive Dining restaurant and the adjacent Salt Bar create a unique experience …

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UT Breaks Ground on Palm Apartments

From the University of Tampa website (www.ut.edu): “The University of Tampa has broken ground on a new, seven-story residence hall on the site of a recently demolished residence hall. The southern wing of ResCom, which faced North A Street on campus, was demolished last week. ResCom, which was built in …

DSA to Present at the NAWIC Meeting in August

Design Styles Architecture is honored to be the presenter at the August meeting of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). Kristina Novisk and Nichole Goulet will show how DSA transformed an abandoned grocery store originally from 1930 in Ybor City to house our headquarters.  See the announcement here: …

Hotel Zamora Opens in St. Pete Beach

The Hotel Zamora is the first major hotel to go up on St. Pete Beach in more than 20 years. Hotel Zamora is a 50-room boutique hotel combining a hip South Beach look and accents you’d find in an old Spanish Castle. The hotel features a rooftop patio, suites with glass …

DSA Headquarters Receives LEED Gold Certification

Design Styles Architecture’s headquarters has received a LEED Gold Certification.  This is in addition to the Historic Property designation. Key Project Sustainability Achievements Energy Use Reduction* 32% (As compared to ASHRAE 90.1‐2007) Water Use Reduction 26% (Using efficient restroom fixtures) Construction Waste Reduction 53% (Construction waste diverted from landfill) Irrigation …

Grand Palm Community Center Opens to Residents

The Grand Palm community center, known as the Palm House, is now open to residents of Neal Communities’ ambitious Grand Palm community in Venice, Florida. It serves more than 1,900 homes with spacious fitness center, community room, and resort style pools complete with water slide.  VIEW THE PROJECT HERE From …