TCC Center for Innovation Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

February 6th, 2017

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We enjoyed attending TCC’s ribbon cutting ceremony at Kleman Plaza this morning for the grand opening of the college’s Center for Innovation. The AL+W design team, Rodney Lewis, Alana Taylor, and Ryan Sheplak were proud to celebrate with TCC’s Jim Murdaugh, Kim Moore and the entire Workforce Development team. This 10,000 SF renovation of the building’s Plaza Level took the existing 3-story atrium space and transformed it into a modern business center with a lush living wall (vertical garden), reception area, casual seating, multi-purpose event space, catering kitchen, flexible classrooms, and a Starbucks café. Special thanks to those who assisted in this project along the way, including Catherine Baker (Shelton Dean Designs), Max Thompson (Plants & Design), and Trey Kimbrel (TCC Facilities).

Office Field Trip to 201 E. Park Avenue

February 3rd, 2017

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The AL+W team had another great learning experience as we ventured out for an office field trip to check out 201 E. Park Avenue. The building is making great progress, and getting to observe it at different stages throughout construction has been a fantastic learning experience for everyone in our office (support staff included!). A big thanks to our Project Manager, Sean Morgan for leading the tour and answering all our questions.

FSU Dirac-Dittmer Plaza Project Completed

January 27th, 2017


Presenting the new FSU Dirac Dittmer Plaza, freshly updated by AL+W to provide a plaza with comfortable seating and a shaded patio area for Starbucks between the Dirac Science Library and Dittmer Chemistry building. With new landscaping and improved drainage and lighting, the space provides a great area for students, faculty and staff to study and mingle.

FSU Student Union Project Kicks-off!

January 25th, 2017

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It’s official! The AL+W/WORKSHOP DESIGN TEAM has just kicked-off the much anticipated FSU STUDENT UNION REPLACEMENT project. This week, we’re kicking off the master planning process by conducting social research, engaging with students, and interviewing faculty and staff. Stay tuned for more photos and updates as we kick this exciting project into high gear!

AL+W to Sponsor Tallahassee Chamber’s 2017 Economic Forecast Breakfast

January 25th, 2017

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AL+W is proud to be a gold sponsor of the Tallahassee Chamber’s upcoming 2017 Economic Forecast Breakfast on February 2. We’re looking forward to hearing what Amy Baker, Chief Economist for the Florida Legislature and Coordinator of the Florida Legislature’s Office of Economic & Demographic Research has to say about the current trends and indicators that are shaping Tallahassee’s economic forecast for the year ahead.

Come Join Our Talented Team!

January 12th, 2017

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Architects | Lewis + Whitlock is currently seeking a Project Architect to join our collaborative, high-energy studio where professional growth and client satisfaction are emphasized. The successful candidate must have 5+ years of design experience and a passion for creating innovative design solutions with a desire to grow and maintain client relationships. To submit your resume or request additional information, email

AL+W Supports KCCI Creative Endeavors

January 10th, 2017


AL+W is proud to support the local community and its creative endeavors as our designer, Ryan Sheplak begins his year as a 2017 KCCI catalyst. This year’s class will be tasked to develop one-of-a-kind outdoor art pieces that will raise awareness of Tallahassee’s diverse offerings to attract and retain recent graduates and young professionals. KCCI has been an underlying force in many of our community’s public spaces… Cascades Discovery Playground, the porch swings around Lake Ella, and the district murals around town. We can’t wait to see what this new group of catalysts contribute to our city’s creative community!

Making Great Progress on Architectural Registration Exams

January 9th, 2017

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Congrats to our designer, Alana Taylor for passing her second architectural registration exam: Programming, Planning and Practice! Passing these exams for professional licensing requires a tremendous amount of preparation, hard work and dedication. We’re so proud of this bright young talent!

Employee Spotlight: Rodney L. Lewis | January 2017

January 9th, 2017


As we celebrate our firm’s 17th anniversary this year, we are very excited to highlight each month some of our brightest and most committed staff. Rodney L Lewis, an AL+W founding Principal, is a recognized leader in commercial and residential design. His dedication to architectural excellence has set the pace for our firm’s challenging, innovative, and collaborative atmosphere for the past 17 years. Rodney has great rapport with everyone he serves – from family to employees to clients. He constantly encourages and teaches us skills to strengthen our independence and reach our goals. It is Rodney’s hands-on and personable approach that has defined our firm’s operational philosophy since its inception in 2000. Thank you for all you do Rodney. You’re an inspiration to work for!

Development Projects to Watch in 2017: Midtown Mixed-Use & More

January 2nd, 2017


Happy 2017 from Architects | Lewis + Whitlock! We were excited to kick-off the new year with front page headlines. The 1/1/17 Tallahassee Democrat featured a few of our upcoming projects, including GBGH Construction’s striking Midtown Mixed-Use Development, a 24-hour urban development planned for Tallahassee’s Midtown area, as well as the Ballard Building and Jim Moran Building coming soon in downtown Tallahassee.

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