Philippi Design-Build AIA Award
The recently completed design-build project was awarded the top residential award from the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The house sits on the banks of Philippi Creek in on a triangular shaped lot. The expansive design takes full advantage of Florida's agreeable climate. The three wings of the house together form a private courtyard around the pool, shielding the owners from both the street and the public waterway. The living room wing runs along the creek and opens to the long views over the small body of water. An exterior shaded gallery is part of the entry sequence and is on axis with a grand oak on the river’s bank. A west facing balcony perched over the entrance offers a viewing platform to catch views of the setting sun and to reconnect the house with the neighborhood.