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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


Services Provided

Amenity Master Planning

Amenity Design


Community Landscape Architecture

Entry Sequence Design


Construction Administration





The amenity center is the physical and recreational centerpiece of this remarkable community. ELM and Ansana are two of the most respected design firms in the country. They are creating a design that provides special surroundings for the residents of Tamaya.
— David Haas, Chief Development Officer, ICI Homes of Tamaya
This will be a place – unlike any other in Jacksonville – where people can live, work and play in a single, familial community. Tamaya will offer in-town living, with a Florida-European flair that focuses on walkability, ease of living, comfort and style. This is truly something new for Jacksonville.
— Mori Hosseini, Principal, ICI Homes of Tamaya


What’s Up Jacksonville

Tamaya Residents Enjoying Amenity-Rich Lifestyle


Tampa Bay Newswire

ICI Homes at Tamaya Celebrates Grand Unveiling of Residents Club


Jax Daily Record

Developers planning neighborhoods around lifestyles


ICI Homes of Tamaya

Architect and Interior Designer Selected for Amenity Center at Tamaya


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