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The PRA Prize in Architecture and Community Design

at University of South Florida’s College of The Arts/School of Architecture and Community Design (SACD)

Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee’s School of Architecture and Community Design are excited to announce the $5,000 PRA Prize and included offer of a 2023 paid summer internship at the PRA Sarasota Office.

Details are outlined below:

  • The PRA Prize in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded to a student in recognition of architectural design that displays exceptional creativity and technical mastery.
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Trinity Woods: Intergenerational Housing

Where Generations Meet

For millennia, people have lived together across many generations.  Indeed, living with one’s grandparents, or town elders, was a commonplace and even honored tradition in the 19th and early 20th century of many cultures.  The explosion of residential development and wide acceptance of automobile-based planning in the postwar era provided unmitigated prosperity, with a reduction in mixed generations and cohousing. The reduction of generations living together is an unintended consequence of the post-war era prosperity,

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Banking Advancements

Branch Transformation and the Customer Experience

Consumer banking in the 21st-century certainly looks and feels different than it did in previous generations. A weekly or monthly trip to one’s local branch was once as routine as the subsequent trip to the grocery or department store. The dawn of an interconnected and technologically savvy society has ushered in a new approach to how consumers access financial services. This, in turn, has a lasting impact on the physical architecture of brick and mortar locations.

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PRA’s FL Office Has Moved Locations!

“Same great people, just a new home,” says John Holz Partner of PRA’s Sarasota Office. After 3 years at 1900 Main Street, Suite 309, Sarasota Florida, Plunkett Raysich Architects’ Sarasota outgrew its office and has moved one minute away into the historic Crisp Building at 1970 Main Street, Suite 201 Sarasota, Florida 34236.

This new move comes with an abundance of benefits not only for the employees at PRA but their clients as well.

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Project Review: Forest Park Middle School

Where Design Meets Curriculum

Traditional school design lacks the flexibility needed for today’s curriculum and often limits student exposure to opportunities outside of core subjects. In the past two decades, our perspective on school design has evolved to be more student-centered and promote collaboration and more personalized learning opportunities. School buildings are no longer simple places we send our children to receive direct instruction for nine months of the year. Instead, they are tools used to enhance learning and provide access to discovery. 

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Five Things You Need To Create A Highly Successful Career As An Architect

Design is always a product of its time. Buildings are the result of the influences that have acted upon the designers. What will be the design vocabulary of the 2000s? I am curious and intellectually excited to see how design evolves because of these influences.” – Michael Bahr

PRA’s Michael Bahr had a chance to sit down with Medium to discuss the architecture industry. Follow the link to the article where you will learn more about Mr.

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Plunkett Raysich Architects Announce New Partners

MILWAUKEE, WI – Leading architecture and interior design firm Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP (PRA) announced Mr. Mike Bahr and Mr. Devin Kack have been named as Partners and join the ownership of the firm.

“We continue to evolve our culture to focus on client-centered innovation and care.  We welcome Devin and Mike to our leadership team to continue their work championing the impact that design, project process, and communication have upon creating successful projects,” said PRA Managing Partner Scott Kramer.

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Retail Healthcare: The Future of Healthcare?

Walgreens, CVS Health, Walmart, and Amazon, what do they all have in common? They are all large retail stores that have chain stores or a vast market reach across the United States and are trying their hand at the healthcare industry. These new entries to the industry are challenging traditional healthcare providers and shifting how we view medical care. Not only are they making services more widely available, but they also provide transparent, affordable pricing that is lacking in today’s healthcare industry.

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