Architecture in Our City by the River: 25 Years in the Past, the Present, and the Promise of the Future
To celebrate our 25th annual Art & Architecture issue, we asked some of Jacksonville’s most prominent architects and professionals involved in downtown development about their thoughts regarding our city’s architecture in the past 25 years, the present, and what we can expect in the next 25 years.
Born out of a desire to create a unique identity that connects us, the Jacksonville chapter of the American Institute of Architects has a vision … to use our greatest asset as a catalyst for connectivity, entertainment, education, and enjoyment.
Click here to read AIA Jacksonville members’ answer to this question:Jacksonville has lost many of its historic buildings in recent years. Which remaining buildings (historic or recently built) do you think will or should survive for the next 50 years and why? Click below to view this year’s amazing design and build projects. HaskellNorwegian Cruise Line Terminal B Miami, Florida ...
Southern Grounds is purposefully airy and bright, no dark corners here. “We wanted the whole place to be energetic and full of life and convey that sense of hospitality as well,” says Janasik. “We are very grateful to Group 4 Design in San Marco. Leigh Gunn and her team have done an amazing job with aesthetics, color, artwork, and tile selection. Everything that makes us who we are, they enhance by the architectural design.”
Whether you are downtown, on the Westside, in Durkeeville, or out at the beaches, Jacksonville’s public art offerings have expanded tremendously, with murals as the anchor to provide a positive impact and help foster a cultural identity for the city. Considering that the majority of the city’s murals have only materialized within the past five years, it’s easy to take for granted that Jacksonville’s urban core is as colorful as it is today.
Take in Jacksonville’s outdoor galleries using our pedestrian-friendly neighborhood maps. Five maps in total will show you where to find murals in Downtown; Brooklyn/Riverside; Avondale/Murray Hill; Eastside/LaVilla/Springfield; and San Marco.