A Note From Your Architectural Partner

To The Mediterranean South Board Members,

I love guiding clients to creating ideas of what can be. Buildings have a heart, and I seek to wake it up. This impacts the sense of community, the energy residents feel, and sparks excitement that may have been dormant.

To convey the ideas of what can be for the Mediterranean South community, I’m pleased to share with you some recent images from the work we’ve been doing together. My firm was appointed master plan and design architect in 2019, and our design scope is the open space along Linwood Avenue and Main Street, and then the amenity spaces on the first floor.

Together, the board and our architectural team started with a series of shared project goals. They included:

  • Differentiation of the property from its neighbors
  • New curb appeal
  • More surface parking
  • An enlarged role for the service entry
  • Repairs and refurbishments to the canopy and the convent wall

The relationship of an initial master plan to the finished project is rarely direct and automatic. Since design solutions follow their challenges, they often change if the challenges change. In this sense, the master plan is a living, working document that provides a framework for now and the future.

Aware of and adept at interpreting changing goals, we look forward to the opportunity to further impact the heart of your community by projecting your new visions into design revisions. Consider these current images, therefore, as a point in time.

For your inspiration, we have included a few links to other master plan assignments in our portfolio, plus some completed or in-progress solutions. Below, please find Mansion House (Tulsa, Oklahoma), The Ravel Hotel (Long Island City, New York), The Sky Garage (Manhattan, New York), and The Apogee (Cliffside Park, New Jersey).

We look forward to continuing to interpret your vision, and bring out the excitement of what can be, for Mediterranean South.

Steven Kratchman