Originally constructed in the 1940s as a simple outbuilding for a local hardware store, the building sat vacant for many years prior to its purchase in 2004. ELM renovated and expanded the building in 2005 into a two-story design studio, and this renovation has since inspired growth and renewal of numerous other historic buildings in the district.
Inside the building, studios and workspaces are organized without walls, promoting an open collegial environment for the exchange of ideas, service to clients and a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.
The large north-facing garage doors have been replaced with high-performance glass, continuing to the second floor, providing all workspaces with abundant natural light, and a foreground view of the downtown Jacksonville skyline. Since its renovation, ELM Studio has hosted numerous gatherings and social events for clients, professional organizations and non-profit groups and agencies.
ELM | Ervin Lovett Miller
Signage and Entry Design
Creative adaptive reuse
Catalyst for neighborhood renewal
High-quality studio work environment
Second-floor terrace creates exterior people space
Emphasizes collaborative work environment
2006 Grand Aurora Award
Southeast Building Conference (SEBC)
Remodeling, Rehabilitation or Historic Restoration
ELM StudioJacksonville, Florida
2006 Aurora Award
Southeast Building Conference (SEBC)Remodeling, Rehabilitation or Historic Restoration
ELM Project Leadership
ELM — Client, Planner, Architect, Landscape Architect & Urban Designer
Atlantic Engineering — Structural Engineer
EnVision Design + Engineering — Civil Engineering
Contractor — Auld & White