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Creative Activism

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Creative Activism

Chris Flagg’s award-winning watercolors shape a vision for our city

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Architectural Design & Build Projects 2020

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Architectural Design & Build Projects 2020

Arbus Magazine’s 24th Annual Architectural Design & Build issue. Since architecture and design are both an art and a business, it feels like a seamless fit. Arbus takes great pride in serving as the platform for so many of the region’s best architects, designers, and builders to promote their work. Read to discover this year’s most exciting changes to our built environment. 

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The History of Riverside Avondale

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The History of  Riverside Avondale

From Dell’s Bluff to A Great American Neighborhood

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Razing Jacksonville

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Razing Jacksonville

Buildings that rose from the ashes of Jacksonville’s Great Fire of 1901 are now in danger of being destroyed.

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How Design Will Shape a Post Pandemic Future

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How Design Will Shape a Post Pandemic Future

Since the worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed systemic changes to our behavior and how we interact with one other. These new norms present challenges in how we approach the design of spaces. All the places we take for granted today, such as restaurants, shops, malls, offices, churches, hotels, and bars may look differently in the future. 

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Making Light Of It

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Making Light Of It

Most of us take lighting for granted. The lighting we live with and have accepted without question usually doesn’t contribute much to our living space. A few changes can improve the situation by adding drama, excitement, and great functionality. The immediate result? A better quality of life.

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Building Hope for Hope Town

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Building Hope for Hope Town

Jacksonville Beach construction firm FaverGray has a thirty-year connection with Hope Town, Elbow Cay. Since the late ’80s, FaverGray co-founders James Gray and Keith Faver, along with The Bailey Group’s President and CEO, Mark Bailey, have traveled to Hope Town, creating “cherished memories with the heart and soul of the island – the people,” says Gray. The trio shares a home on the island and has built long-lasting friendships with 6th generation Bahamians. 

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A New Door To Care

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A New Door To Care

Baptist and Wolfson Children’s cutting-edge new building will also be the campus’ new front door.

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Creating Jacksonville’s Emerald Necklace    

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Creating Jacksonville’s Emerald Necklace    

The Emerald Necklace was envisioned by architect Henry Klutho in the early 20th century to describe a series of parks, trails, greenspace and creeks forming a necklace around downtown. It has been just an idea for more than a century, but now the Jacksonville City Council has adopted a plan presented by Groundwork Jacksonville to build the Necklace, renamed the Emerald Trail, within the next ten years.

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The Case for Beauty

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The Case for Beauty

Donald H. Ruggles, AIA, NCARB, ICAA, presents in his book, Beauty, Neuroscience & Architecture, the scientific forces behind the emotional impact of beauty. Ruggles will visit Jacksonville during AIA Jacksonville’s Architecture Week, April 29 through May 3, to give a lecture, scheduled for May 2, on his book’s premise.

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