ICSC Food for Thought

Last night, ICSC held a discussion in Tampa about the changing landscape of food and beverage in the retail real estate industry. BDG Architects’ Deighton Babis, AIA, serves on the committee that organized this event. Thank you to the engaging panelists… Read more…

Great American Teach-In

BDG Architects associate Asa Santa Cruz volunteered her time last week to inspire students at Woodbridge Elementary School during the Great American Teach-In. This group of bright young fifth graders loved seeing how initial design sketches turn into real buildings and… Read more…

Remedy Riverwalk Opening

Our outdoor waterfront restaurant project Remedy makes its debut this week! Located at the base of Rivergate Tower outside Malios Prime Steakhouse, it features contemporary and sophisticated finishes with a variety of seating options to enjoy the scenic views of The University of Tampa and Kiley… Read more…

Recent Client Testimonial

“I have found that BDG (Architects) is a little different animal from the typical architectural firms in the area in that they come from a Developer/Owner perspective in thinking about design and construction. I’ve seen first-hand that they are definitely… Read more…

NeoCon 2018

Interior designer Liz Borecky represented BDG Architects at NeoCon, the largest commercial interiors show in North America. She visited 72 different showrooms at Chicago’s 4-million square foot Merchandise Mart as well as the exhibit hall with several hundred manufacturers’ booths…. Read more…

The Last Straw

One of BDG Architects’ Core Values is to provide a better sustainable, healthy, and thoughtful building environment. We are proud that our client Delaware North is taking steps towards sustainability by reducing plastic waste at three of our restaurant projects at Tampa International… Read more…

IIDA Stitched 2018

Last night was the IIDA Central Florida Stitched Fashion Show. Eleven architecture and design firms were paired with product manufacturers to create fashions based on Tim Burton movies. This event benefits “Donated Designs,” a non-profit organization in Tampa that provides… Read more…

Ribbon Cuttings at Tampa International Airport

Two of our concessions projects at Tampa International Airport held their ribbon cuttings yesterday – PDQ at Airside C and The Cafe by Mise En Place at Airside F. The airport updates include a mix of local and nationally branded restaurants for travelers to enjoy.

Remedy Riverwalk

Here is a sneak peak of our project “Remedy,” an outdoor waterfront restaurant located adjacent to Kiley Garden outside Malios Prime Steakhouse. It features contemporary and sophisticated finishes with a variety of seating options to enjoy the scenic views of The University of Tampa. The… Read more…

Suffolk Smart Lab Grand Opening

Shortly after BDG Architects designed the interiors for national building contractor Suffolk Construction’s office at Channelside Bay Plaza, Tampa, we collaborated again to create the infrastructure for their brand-new “Smart Lab” addition. This expansion features a technology-driven environment where their team can… Read more…

Habitat for Humanity

BDG Architects associates Asa Santa Cruz and Jordan Ruzicka spent last Saturday volunteering for Habitat for Humanity with USGBC Central Florida. Not only did they gain hands-on architecture experience installing windows and doors, but they helped the deserving Ms. Morris-Tucker get closer to… Read more…

YMCA Regions 2018 Community Impact Dinner

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BDG Architects attended last night’s annual YMCA Regions Community Impact Dinner at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre. Our President, Chris Kirschner, serves on the Greater Tampa YMCA board of directors, so this annual event is especially significant to our team. The 2018… Read more…

Urban Excellence Award Winners

Congratulations to all the Tampa Downtown Partnership Urban Excellence Awards winners! We’re especially excited for Art of the Brick Tampa, the “Private Sector Project” winner. BDG Architects worked with Strategic Property Partners to transform a historic warehouse into the world’s largest LEGO… Read more…

The Power of Public Art

BDG Architects’ Chief Marketing Officer, and Board Chair of the Tampa Downtown Partnership, Mickey Jacob, FAIA, NCARB, will moderate an upcoming conversation on the Power of Public Art on Tuesday, October 31st at Maestro’s at the the Straz Center. Come learn… Read more…

NeoCon 2017 Recap

NeoCon continued many trends from the past few years with sit-to-stand desks, collaboration areas with various screening and privacy options, and wool and felt textures. There were bold primary colors being used as well as pale pinks and deep wine… Read more…

Palms of Pinellas Breaks Ground

Norstar Development held the groundbreaking this morning for Palms of Pinellas. This 92-unit housing development in Largo, Florida will offer 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartment homes at mixed-income levels. We look forward to seeing the progress as our project takes… Read more…

Architecture in Education

Our associates Asa Santa Cruz and Khai Grubbs are volunteers again for Architecture in Education, an 8-week program that teaches students basics about design, structure, and sustainability. This week’s assignment was to build the tallest possible spaghetti tower that could… Read more…

NeoCon 2016

Amy Torbert & Teresita Muller-Karger from our interior design team attended NeoCon this year to experience the latest innovations in commercial design. According to Amy, “color is back and nature is in…” Many of the manufacturers emphasized the hospitality lifestyle and sleek… Read more…

BDG Interiors

The BDG Interiors team is proud to be a part of the design team for the newest Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911! Looking forward to it’s debut in the Fall 2015!

Architect Jacob joins HART board

A local architect who has traveled the world and experienced, first hand, some of the globe’s most impressive transportation systems, has joined the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit board. Michael “Mickey” Jacob, 57, joins the HART board at what many consider a challenging time for the county as it embarks on plans to draw more job seekers and employers here. Part of the plan to do that is to devise a transportation plan to unclog crowded roadways and in some instances, make a car optional with a better bus system and the addition of light rail. Read more.

NRN names 2014 Hot Concepts

Nation’s Restaurant News has selected five emerging foodservice brands as its 2014 Hot Concepts award recipients. BDG Architects is the lead designer and project manager for the new “Hot Concept” PDQ! There are a total of 58 locations to date in seven states across the Southeast. To read the full Nation’s Restaurants News article, please click here.

Tampa

Tampa, FL-based BDG Architects has acquired Birmingham’s PKA Architects, giving the combined firm a stronger regional presence and expanding into the Midwest and Texas.