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Faulkner Residence

The Story of an Architect, his Wife and their Mistress (a vintage Porsche racercar, relax!)

Architects are notorious. How do you design for yourself? We are trained to solve problems for clients. It’s a profession that allows us to wear many hats; that of a researcher, a psychologist, an analyst and mostly a creative force. Psychotherapists acknowledge that self reflection is one of the most difficult tasks.

A Collaboration…

The project is a new 1,800 square foot residence and 900 square foot detached garage for Marsha, Jason and their powder blue vintage Porsche. The main residence is a two story structure with living above and sleeping below. The detached garage includes a workshop for the car, a carport for covered parking and a design studio.

The site is a triangular plot of land with its northeast corner bordering a small community lake. The house is situated to provide views to the lake from the second story deck. The garage is located to the east of the main house and creates a gravel court between the structures.

Project Team: Jason Faulkner, Marsha Faulkner, Robert Blatter

Winston Family YMCA

Personal experience of Robert Blatter, AIA, while employed at Gresham Smith + Partners

The project consisted of a 8,500 square foot renovation and addition to the existing Winston Family YMCA in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, near Jacksonville.  The existing exercise and general fitness program spaces were renovated with the addition being a childcare area (shown in foreground).

The project team included Jason Faulkner, AIA.

Brooks Family YMCA

Personal experience of Robert Blatter, AIA, while employed at Gresham Smith + Partners

The Brooks Rehabilitation and Fitness Center is a 60,000 square foot facility located on 8.5 acres in the Southpoint Business Park area of Jacksonville bordering J. Turner Butler Boulevard.

The project program includes three separate fitness areas, a full service spa, an indoor basketball court, rehabilitation pools and an indoor Olympic swimming pool. The primary construction materials are a combination of concrete tilt-panels and concrete masonry with built up and metal standing seam roofing.

The facility was recently donated to YMCA of Florida’s First Coast. The primary elements of the facility remain intact except for the spa being changed to childcare.

Project team included Jason Faulkner, AIA, Karie Kovacocy, Jim Frey and Leigh Gunn