ELM: Tamaya Project Portfolio Book
Tamaya is a large, infill mixed-use community comprised of nearly 800 acres midway between downtown Jacksonville, Florida, and the Atlantic beaches. Once completed, the community will have approximately 2,400 homesites, a mixed-use Town Center with more than 500,000 square feet of commercial and retail space, multi-family residential development, senior living, and an extensive park and open space system providing bike and pedestrian connections to Tamaya’s individual neighborhoods and villages.
The Residents Club, a grand classically-designed Mediterranean-inspired clubhouse, is positioned as the civic, social, and recreational heart of Tamaya.
Designed to serve all of Tamaya’s neighborhoods, the Residents Club was planned with a wide variety of amenities including a spectacular pool and aquatics facility with a Junior Olympic-size pool, interactive spray features, a dramatic splash plaza, and a beach-entry lagoon pool; a state-of-the-art fitness/wellness center; four Har-Tru tennis courts; an adventure playground; and a large multi-purpose lawn, appropriate for informal gatherings, games, or programmed events.
Ecologically-sensitive areas were preserved as part of Tamaya’s master plan, preserving wetlands and providing an inspiring natural setting and beautiful landscape backdrop for the community.
Integration of the natural landscape within the community and intentional connections to trails and open spaces help make Tamaya a special place. The Residents Club fully expresses the community’s rich commitment to quality of life, recreation, design, and planning. This is further evident at the project’s arrival where grand fountains frame the existing natural landscape and gracious and elegant signage is engaged with nature to introduce Tamaya’s story - reinforced from the entry throughout each neighborhood village.
ELM | Ervin Lovett Miller created Tamaya’s master plan, working with the community and city stakeholders to secure project approval. Additionally, ELM is the architect and landscape architect for the entire project, responsible for designing all community amenities, recreational and club buildings, pools, open spaces, parks, and signage.
ICI Homes of Tamaya
Amenity Master Planning
Community Landscape Architecture
Entry Sequence Design
ELM Project Leadership
ELM — Planner (Amenity), Architect & Landscape Architect
Powell & Hinkle Engineering — Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing Engineer
G.M. Hill Engineering, Inc. — Structural Engineer
Ansana Interior Design — Interior Designer
North American Aquatic Design Inc. — Aquatic Engineer
Dicky Smith & Company, Inc. — General Contractor