Hive Architects Inc. is excited to announce the relocation of their architectural practice to the revitalized Sarasota Rosemary District. The architectural practice of Joe Kelly, AIA, and Gwen Leroy-Kelly, AIA, occupies 1,500 square feet on the north west corner of the BOTA Center at 1570 Boulevard of the Arts in Sarasota. The mid-century building, formally known as the Baker Badcock Furniture Store and historically designated by the City of Sarasota in 2017, serves as a modern background for the architectural firm. Owner and developer Howard Davis of Latitude 27 hired Hive Architects Inc. in 2016 to renovate the building shell and consequently to provide architectural services for all tenant improvement work including AdRizer, iStage Homes, [STRANG] Architecture, as well as Hive Architects’ own studio space. The firm’s body of work includes residential architecture, interior design, and private commercial projects with a focus on regional modernism.
Founded in 2016 by Principal, Joe Kelly, AIA, hive architects inc. specializes in residential architecture, interior design and private commercial projects. Together with his wife and partner Gwen Leroy-Kelly, AIA, the principals have over 26 years of experience developing a broad range of architectural projects.
To obtain a deeper meaning in the experience of each project, the work of Hive Architects focuses on concept driven design. Our philosophy and approach to modernism is based on an analysis of the regional and climatic aspects of the site, the client’s programmatic and functional desires, and the crafted selection of materials and building systems. Through this investigation and the distillation of all project aspects, we strive to develop a concept, or organizing idea, that continues to influence and inspire our design process and decisions. With no preconceived notions of form, the resulting architecture embodies the character of its local environment, culture, and ultimately the human experience of its inhabitants.
From concept to completion, the work of Hive Architects is based upon a symbiotic interdisciplinary collaboration that includes our clients and consultants. The team’s continued interaction and communication of various perspectives results in a refined architectural solution.