Beacon College Launches $10-Million Capital Campaign to Build New Academic Center

We are proud to have been a part of the “Kicks For Bricks” Gala hosted by Beacon College on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at Lake Receptions in Mount Dora, Florida. The event was a fundraiser for the school’s capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art academic center and raise scholarship funds. To give the audience a glimpse of the campaign’s vision, the school commissioned our team to produce a 3D fly-by/walk-through animation of the proposed design we have developed for the project, which was unveiled during the evening.

Our sincerest gratitude to Beacon College for continuing to put their faith in our team and for allowing us to be a part of their expansion to better serve their students and community. We would also like to thank all the sponsors of the event for your generosity towards such a significant cause. To learn more about the school’s capital campaign “Continuing The Journey,” please visit https://www.beaconcollege.edu/giving/capital-campaign/

For more information on the event, please visit: https://www.beaconcollege.edu/…/event/kicks-for-bricks-gala/

(Video link: https://youtu.be/JdtxTCkBtHA)

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Keiser University’s New Residence Hall

We would like to thank Sodexo for giving us the opportunity to design Keiser University’s newest student housing. The four-story, 51,000 square foot facility will be built alongside the lake between the student life center and Dalby Commons buildings at the campus on North Military Trail. The dormitory is scheduled to open in the Fall semester of 2020.

Fly-By/Walk-Through Rendering

For more information, you may see the coverage from multiple news outlets regarding the project’s groundbreaking ceremony:

Keiser University holds groundbreaking for new residence hall: https://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/west-palm-beach/keiser-university-holds-groundbreaking-for-new-residence-hall

Sodexo and Keiser University Break Ground on New 51,000 Sq.-Ft., 208- Bed Residence Hall Today: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sodexo-and-keiser-university-break-ground-on-new-51-000-sq-ft-208–bed-residence-hall-today-300831536.html

Keiser University in West Palm Beach given $10 million for dorm: https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20181031/keiser-university-in-west-palm-beach-given-10-million-for-dorm

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Beacon College Opens Its Newest Student Housing

It has been a truly remarkable and fulfilling experience designing Beacon College’s Resnick Alpern Plung (RAP) Hall.  Located in Leesburg, Florida, the new dormitory will provide plenty of much needed rooms for their growing student population.  The building’s dedication was held on May 4, 2018.  To view images of the event, click the following link:

RAP Residence Hall

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Centerstone of Florida Open Its Remodel of the Crisis Center

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Centerstone of Florida’s Crisis Center was held in June 21, 2017, and a select group of people were invited for the occassion to take a preview of the additional wing.  Many thanks to Centerstone for entrusting us with this endeavor and for allowing us to be a part of their efforts to expand their services to the community!


For the coverage on the Bradenton Herald, click here: http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article157708354.html

To view the project information and images, click here: https://shumakearchitecture.net/projects/centerstone-of-florida-crisis-center/



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Centerstone of Florida: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Expansion Unit

Centerstone FL Ribbon Cutting

It was a privilege to be a part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Centerstone of Florida for the opening of the psychiatric unit expansion.  In attendance included the CEO of Centerstone of Florida, Mary Quiz, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Florida, state Rep. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, and a representative for state Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton.

We would like to thank Centerstone of Florida for the opportunity to work on this project!

Follow this link to view the article on the Brandenton Herald about the event: http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article105968927.html
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RePurpose: Furnitures That Tell A Story

Shumake_Repurpose1Repurposing items or materials that have served their original purpose does not have to mean covering up its wear and tear.  As a matter of fact, maintaining their original character is one way to add another layer of design complexity and history.  Here in our office, we have a couple of repurposed projects that still display much of their original use.  In a way, they don’t just merely serve their current function; they also tell a story.

At the top of the image is salvaged wood from the late 1800’s repurposed as a bench in our conference room. Still evident are holes from the wood nails used to anchor it and indicative of the construction method of the time.  At the bottom are glass samples collected over the years from previous projects, repurposed as glass accent panels.  On the glass panels are labels with information of the projects we worked on.  They not only serve as decorative and functional pieces, but also reflective of work we have done over the years.

We are working on adding some more pieces soon to add to our collection of repurposed furnitures and accent pieces.  Please check back soon for updates!


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Centerstone of Florida: Psychiatric Unit Expansion

(August 22, 2016)We are pleased to be a part of Centerstone of Florida’s ongoing growth.  Among their efforts to improve the center is the expansion of their psychiatric unit, which recently wrapped up construction.  Bradenton Herald wrote a story on this development.

Bradenton Herald:Manatee’s Centerstone becoming ‘lighter, warmer, softer

Click here to view the project.

Centerstone Final Pics Blog Post

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LifeStream Behavioral Center’s Drop-In Center Opens Its Doors

We began work in 2014 on LifeStream Behavioral Center’s Open Door Drop-In Center in Eustis, Florida. On January 28, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate its opening. We are grateful and proud of our work for Lifestream over the years, and shall strive to continue providing excellent service to our clients.


Click the following link to read the article on the Orlando Sentinal’s website:


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Preserving History: University of Tampa- Plant Hall (Formerly “Tampa Bay Hotel”)

blog_UTplanthall_20Shumake Architecture has been involved in the continual effort to restore and preserve the University of Tampa’s Plant Hall (formerly “Tampa Bay Hotel”).  In 2014, we were given the task to survey the entire building to help with planned improvement projects for the building and to check for any deterioration or damage that needs attention.  Built between 1888 and 1891 by railroad magnate Henry B. Plant, the building covers 6 acres and spans a quarter mile long.*  It was one of the eight hotels built to anchor Mr. Plant’s rail line.  However, the elite hotel was closed in 1930 as tourism suffered from the Great Depression.*  Currently, the building is mainly used for classroom and administrative purposes, but the entire south wing houses the Henry B. Plant Museum.

Our work started with the painstaking task of surveying the entire structure, starting from the basement.  Structural problems were discovered from our survey, including the music room floor, which we re-designed in conjunction with the preservation committee.  Our survey also made way for other work to be done, such as improving the mechanical system of the building.  Portions of the building’s HVAC system had components designed for residential use, making them impractical for Plant Hall.  Our redesign of the mechanical system made for a more energy efficient and permanent solution for the building.

The task of preserving a historic building such as Plant Hall is not only important for the university, but also for the city of Tampa, which considers it one of its architectural crown jewels.  We are proud to have been a part of this undertaking, and we hope to continue our great relationship with the University of Tampa for many more years to come.

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_B._Plant_Museum

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