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Tim Miller named Partner Emeritus at ELM

The title honors Ervin Lovett Miller’s recently retired partner and memorializes his contributions to the firm.

 ELM Partners Russ Ervin, Tim Miller, and Steve Lovett at Miller's retirement celebration in March.

ELM Partners Russ Ervin, Tim Miller, and Steve Lovett at Miller's retirement celebration in March.

Tim Miller has been named Partner Emeritus of  ELM | Ervin Lovett Miller, following 17 years as one of the firm’s founding partners, together with Russ Ervin and Steve Lovett.

Mr. Miller, a registered architect, retired at the end of March after a 40-year career in Jacksonville, and is currently on a three-month sabbatical. Upon his return this summer, Miller will maintain a consulting role on a part-time basis to serve the firm’s expanding mix of clients and projects and will remain on the firm’s Board of Directors.

The Partner Emeritus title honors Miller’s leadership and contributions to the success of ELM over the past two decades.

“Tim has been a great partner and a strong leader,” said ELM partner Steve Lovett. “His warm outgoing personality and genuine nature helped to make the studio a fun place to work. He is well respected by employees and clients, and we are delighted to recognize Tim in this way, and to preserve his professional legacy.”

Miller received his Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida in 1981, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Auburn University in 1987. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the San Marco Preservation Society. He served on the City of Jacksonville’s Downtown Development Review Board for eight years, holding the position of Board Chairman for the last two years of his service.

ELM | Ervin Lovett Miller announces partnership change - poised for growth in 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville-based architecture, landscape architecture and planning firm ELM | Ervin Lovett Miller has announced that Tim Miller, one of the firm’s founding partners, will retire at the end of March.

A registered architect with more than 40 years of expertise, Miller has contributed his experience, expertise, and leadership to ELM for the past 17 years, helping to build the firm into one of the Southeast’s most respected multidisciplinary design practices.

“Tim is a hugely talented professional, but he’s an even better person,” said ELM partner Steve Lovett. “His design talents are matched by his outgoing personality, sense of humor and love of people. He’s helped to create a very positive office culture and to reinforce ELM’s commitment to service.”

Miller co-founded ELM with partners Russ Ervin and Steve Lovett in 2001, and has brought the combined talents of a gifted designer and proficient technician to hundreds of the firm’s multidisciplinary projects, primarily in the southeastern United States. He will remain on the ELM’s Board of Directors and, following a three-month sabbatical, will maintain a consulting role on a part-time basis to serve the firm’s expanding mix of clients and projects.

“2018 will be an exciting year for ELM. We are delighted for Tim’s next phase of life, and are pleased that he will remain a part of ELM’s Board of Directors for at least another five years,” said partner Russ Ervin. “His continued guidance will benefit the firm’s next generation of leadership and growth.”

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ELM has several high-profile projects in design and under construction throughout northeast Florida, the greater Southeast, Texas, Montana and the Pacific Northwest. These projects include urban design/redevelopment, mixed-use, multi-family, private club and hospitality and large-scale master planned communities and recreational amenities.

Miller received his Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida in 1981, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Auburn University in 1987. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the San Marco Preservation Society. He served on the City of Jacksonville’s Downtown Development Review Board for eight years, holding the position of Board Chairman for the last two years of his service.

ELM | Ervin Lovett Miller welcomes new Marketing Manager

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville-based Ervin Lovett Miller architecture, planning and design firm recently added a new member to its Jacksonville office in response to the firm’s growth and new project opportunities.

Erin Weinberg is ELM’s new marketing manager, leading the firm’s marketing, public relations, communication and community outreach initiatives. Ms. Weinberg brings to the firm a combined experience in marketing, public relations and design to broaden and amplify ELM’s market and community presence. For the past several years she has contributed her expertise in a marketing role with an environmental consulting firm in south Florida.

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“Erin’s background in marketing and design is unique. She understands the nuances of design and can articulate the added value in ELM’s multidisciplinary, client-oriented structure,” said ELM partner Steve Lovett. “We are excited for her to engage in the communities where we work, and amplify the firm’s value and benefits to our clients and those who experience our work.”

Ms. Weinberg, a recent transplant to Jacksonville from Tallahassee, earned her master’s degree in interior design from Florida State University and her undergraduate degree in geography from the University of Florida. Her unique background in marketing together with a strong literacy in design are well-aligned with ELM’s multidisciplinary firm structure and design process.

 

ELM | Ervin Lovett Miller team grows with new staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville-based Ervin Lovett Miller architecture, planning, and design firm recently added a new experienced member to its talented team.

Jason Tankersley is an experienced designer with more than a decade of professional experience spanning all phases of architectural project execution, from preliminary design to detailed design documents and construction administration. He brings extensive experience in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and a strong technical background, together with a collaborative spirit that will serve the firm well for the detailed coordination required among team members and consultants for the firm’s unique and often-complex multidisciplinary projects.

Jason earned his professional degree in architecture from Southern Polytechnic State University near Atlanta, Ga., and brings a diverse background of project types including hotel/resort, office, retail, government, industrial and more.

His passion for creative design extends beyond architecture to include film and digital photography as well as graphic design. He is also a member of the Jacksonville AIA Emerging Design Professionals.

Hurricane Irma Recovery

ELM's Jacksonville Studio experienced flood damage when high tides and storm surge from Hurricane Irma caused the nearby St. Johns River to flood Downtown Jacksonville and adjacent urban neighborhoods.

As you all know, Hurricane Irma affected virtually the entire state of Florida, bringing with it considerable destruction and loss of life and property. Jacksonville, in particular, suffered through an unprecedented flooding event that interrupted power for many and caused a great deal of loss of property. 

Thankfully, each member of the ELM Team is safe, however, our Jacksonville Studio in Downtown’s Southbank was not spared. The studio received flood damage from the St. Johns River’s high tides and storm surge that affected much of Downtown Jacksonville and adjacent urban neighborhoods. 

It will be several weeks before we are fully recovered and all building damage is repaired. However, staff has been relocated from the affected areas, and the office is essentially fully-functional. ELM is able to attend to the service of our clients and their work – our firm’s highest priority.

Despite this unexpected disruption to normal life and business, we will do our very best to remain responsive and accessible – and we ask for your forbearance in advance as we adapt through the next several weeks of repairs, ultimately with the hope to make the office higher-performing and more resilient to the effects of these types of ever-increasing events. 

Please feel free to reach out to our team via phone or e-mail if you have any questions. We hope this correspondence finds you safe and well. Collectively, we are grateful to be on the other side of this devastating storm.

Sincerely,

ELM Partners & Staff

Russ Ervin – rervin@elmplan.com
Steve Lovett – slovett@elmplan.com
Tim Miller – tmiller@elmplan.com

ELM Marketing Manager graduates from ULI Women’s Leadership Development Institute

Graduates are, from left, first row: Sarah Vidal-Finn, Gainesville CRA;  Jami Houston, Ervin Lovett Miller;  Autumn Martinage, city of Jacksonville;  second row: Melanie Kleehammer, Haskell; Rebecca Price, England-Thims & Miller; Suzanne Cortina, Meskel & Associates Engineering; third row: Lauren Langham, Smith, Hulsey & Busey; Hannah King, ULI North Florida; Amber Labagh, Haskell; top row: Holly Grimes, Wakefield Beasley & Associates; Jessica Hurst, Regency Centers; Sarah King, Prosser; and Meghan Dones, Regency Centers.

Jami Houston, ELM’s Marketing Manager, recently graduated from the Women’s Leadership Development Institute (WLDI) hosted by ULI (Urban Land Institute) North Florida.

WLDI is a program where up to 15 women complete a course of eight modules in five months. They have the opportunity to network with colleagues from different disciplines in real estate in a collaborative learning environment while interacting with (male and female) local business leaders, public officials, and national experts.

The WLDI module topics include: Leadership, Management, Team Building, Practical Leadership & Time Management, Effective Communication, Networking, Work/Life Balance, Negotiation, Assertiveness & Conflict Resolution, and Building Healthy Places in Real Estate.

The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) was launched by ULI, nationally, in early 2012, with the mission of raising the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry. The WLI committee for the ULI North Florida District Council delivers programs to help achieve the following objectives:

  • Promote the advancement of women, throughout their careers, as leaders in the real estate industry.
  • Increase the number of women who serve in leadership positions in the real estate industry and in ULI.
  • Increase the visibility of women leaders in the real estate industry and in ULI.
  • Increase the number of women who are active ULI Full members, and support the development of young women members as leaders in ULI and in their professions.

Click to view article in Jax Daily Record

 

ELM Principal Russ Ervin Presents at ULI Florida Summit

 Russell Ervin, LEED AP

Russell Ervin, LEED AP

Russ Ervin, one of ELM’s founding principals, was asked to speak on a panel at the 2017 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Florida Summit in Tampa, Florida. The session focused on evolving generational preferences and attitudes toward work, lifestyle and housing. The topic explored innovative design solutions that use the built environment to successfully integrate the changing needs and desires of multiple generations living within the same community.

Drawing on years of experience with retail/commercial redevelopment projects such as Sawgrass Village and new construction like Durbin Park, Russ was asked to provide a unique design perspective on how developers are rethinking the traditional shopping center. He highlighted the industry trends that are now moving more toward an entertainment-based model that prioritizes the visitor experience above all else, incorporating an active walkable lifestyle with easy access to shopping, services, healthcare, and entertainment.

The discussion also focused on multi-generational design within master planned communities and the amenities that serve as their social and recreational hub, a niche that ELM has been active in throughout the firm’s 16-year history. According to Russ, a well-designed amenity lays the foundation for inspiring social engagement and creating a sense of community for residents of all ages.

Other panelists included Diane Trees, Director, Metropolitan Center for Regional Studies, University of Central Florida, and Debra Wyatte, Vice President Lifestyle Services, CCMC

ULI Florida Summit

The annual ULI Florida Summit connects the top real estate professionals from throughout the state including developers, attorneys, engineers, architects, and land use planners, from both the private and public sector. From keynote addresses to conference sessions, the Summit focuses on today’s changing markets, trends, and opportunities, and features leading industry professionals. More than 700 ULI members and non-members who are interested in the progress and prosperity of Florida convene at the annual statewide Summit. It is hosted and produced jointly by the five ULI District Councils of Florida.

 

Presentation Excerpts

Sawgrass Village Case Study

ELM Participates in Corporate 5K

It was a true family affair as our ELM staff participated in the Montoya & Associates Corporate 5K Run/Walk. As a part of our firm's new health initiatives and as preparation for the race, the staff had begun a weekly walk/run along the Jacksonville Riverwalk located about two blocks from our beautiful studio in the Southbank/San Marco area.

After waiting out a few typical Florida thunderstorms on race day, ELM team members and their families gathered together to enjoy an active evening with friends and family as we juggled babies, strollers and a celebratory beverage at the finish line!

Click the photos below to experience the Corporate 5K Run/Walk through the eyes of our ELM team!