A new Instagram account called Toilets of Orlando (Instagram) is twelve toilets deep in documenting porcelain thrones across the City Beautiful. The tagline for the endeavor is" "unlimited, unmasked, unashamed." Be sure to email [email protected] to submit a toilet that you think...
I Wish This Was is a monthly series that transforms ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of. This series is made possible by our partnership with Interstruct Inc., a leading design...
SPONSORED: This custom-built, Charleston-inspired pool home is tucked away in the heart of College Park, just north of beautiful Lake Adaire, at 1312 N. Westmoreland Drive . The lucky owner would be only a leisurely stroll away from some...
Acclaimed architect Sir David Adjaye will host a public discussion on Tuesday, June 20, in regards to the Winter Park Public Library and Events Center project. The event will be held at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center at 1050...
The City of Orlando will install a Florida Historical Marker at the site of the former home of past Nobel Peace Prize-winner John Raleigh Mott. The home was torn down in 2013 to expand Lake Eola Park. Four historic homes were...
There will be a special edition of What's Up Downtown on the evening of June 1 at the Downtown Snap gallery, at 420 E. Church Street . The focus of the night will be "creative placemaking" which is a practice...
Minnesota-based advocacy group, Strong Towns (Facebook | Website) visited Baldwin Park recently, a performed an audit of sorts, on its over-all design and functionality. Strong Towns seeks to challenge the discourse around American cities, and shine spotlights on those municipalities...
The City of Winter Park has named the design team for their new 50,000 SF library development; Adjaye Associates and Hunton-Brady Architects. Adjaye Associates will serve as the design leads while Hunton-Brady will serve as the executive architects. Adjaye Associates' principal...
The Antioch21 Church at the corner of Bumby Avenue and East Robinson Street will be replaced by a new mixed-use concept this summer. The warehouse has already been gutted, painted, and is currently in the process of being thoroughly renovated...
This Arts-Based Placemaking webinar was presented in July, 2015, by Project for Public Spaces Senior Vice President and Creative Placemaking expert, Cynthia Nikitin. Arts-Based Placemaking creates opportunities for communities to reclaim and reinvigorate public spaces through and Arts and Culture...
UPDATE: A representative of the Canin Family Foundation has informed us that the webinar is not  a prerequisite of the in-person workshop.  The Pine Hills Neighborhood Improvement District is partnering with the Incremental Development Alliance and Canin Family Foundation on...
Mural Arts Philadelphia (Website) is hosting a revolutionary event in the fall of 2017, called Monument Lab; a participatory, city-wide project that asks residents for their vision of a monument that best represents Philadelphia. In 2015, the Monument Lab team collected over 400...
First Green Bank filed paperwork seeking approval for a series of facade improvements on their new building Downtown, located at 250 N. Orange Avenue . The Appearance Review Board (APB) was requested to grant a Major Certificate of Appearance Approval...
According to Paul Brinkmann of the Orlando Sentinel, Boston-based firm, Northland Paramount LLC, has purchased the 16-story Paramount on Lake Eola building for approximately $65.2 M. The purchase included 266 units, along with the spaces that house Publix, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, and...
Mather’s Social Gathering (Website), the new library/speakeasy/watering hole we wrote about in January HERE, will soft open on Friday, May 12 at 9 p.m. The new venue is an effort by Team Market Group, the people behind Red Mug Diner, and...
This three bedroom, three bath home is located in the heart of the Lake Eola Heights historic district, but was built in 2007. It sits at 1,904 SF and features wood floors, an over-sized two-car garage, granite counter tops, and...
CityLab Orlando (Website) is an off-campus program run by the University of Florida, in their Graduate School of Architecture, and is located in Downtown Orlando. The three-year program teaches students about architecture and urban theory, and allows for individual research...
Two years after the designs were submitted to the City for approval, the new sign has been installed at the new Downtown Walgreens. The smaller signs on the exterior were installed earlier in the month. The larger blade sign was fabricated...
EDIT: THIS POSTING HAS SINCE BEEN REMOVED FROM CRAIGSLIST.  A tiny house with modern design elements is listed for sale on Craigslist for 38,000. The home, on wheels, is only a year old and is equipped with LED lighting, new AC,...
As we wrote HERE in January, Citrus Restaurant will be replaced by a new Mexican concept. That new concept, Reyes Mezcaleria (Facebook | Website), will soft open on Monday, May 1, if all goes well with the City. Jason Chin, the...
A 13-story multi-family residential tower is being proposed for 108 E. Livingston Street , called Magnolia Rose. The property has been affectionately labeled as "The Wedge," for years in urban planning forums. The proposed 320 unit development would also include...
The local branch of AIA Orlando, the American Institute of Architects, has released a first run of a book on local architecture, the Architectural Guide to Central Florida. The new book gives a comprehensive look at the region's "outstanding buildings" that span...
  I Wish This Was is a monthly series that transforms ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of. This series is made possible by our partnership with Interstruct Inc., a leading design...
The Municipal Planning Board has approved new plans for the Broadstone Lakehouse project, to be located on the northern shore of Lake Ivanhoe. The proposed residential tower will replace the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home with its historic rooftop neon sign. The...
Architect Magazine (Website) recently wrote an article on Downtown Orlando called, "Assume There’s No Magic Kingdom for Five Minutes," which looked at Orlando's changing urban fabric. Highlights of the article include: A nod to Orlando's car-centric design grid that led to...