Myakka River - Lakewood Ranch Cancer Support Community

  • 24 Feb 2011
  • 5:30 PM
  • Cancer Support Center - 5481 Communication Parkway - Sarasota, FL 34240


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February Meeting

Presentation: Tour of new Lakewood Ranch Cancer Support Community

Sponsored By:

Designed in collaboration with Ringling College of Art and Design, this new facility for Cancer Support Community - Florida Suncoast (fomerly The Wellness Community of Southwest Florida) will enable the regional nonprofit agency to better fulfill its mission of providing free support, education and hope to anyone affected by cancer.

The facility has already become an international model for serving as an optimal healing environment that integrates art, architecture, interior design and sustainability. As a high performance building, the client will realize long term savings in operating costs.

Speaker Bio:  Michael R. Carlson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Michael's interest and study in sustainable design principles began in the early 80's as an architecture student at Ball State's College of Architecture & Planning and The Center for Energy Research/Education/Service.

His Sarasota-based firm, Carlson Studio Architecture, focuses on high performance design with every project the firm undertakes - from government facilities and educational facilities to residential design, office buildings, non-profit organizations, restaurants, interior tenant build outs and healthcare facilities, as well as religious architecture. Michael is the architect for the HGTV Green Home for 2009.  He has completed successful projects throughout Florida and holds the distinction for having a project that was the highest scoring LEED project in the state of Florida from 2005-2009.

Michael is a founding board member of the USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter and continues as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chapter, he is currently President.  In 2009 he established the Sarasota/Manatee Branch of the USGBC Chapter and served as the founding Chairman.  Michael serves as Chairman of the Green Business Leadership Council for the Greater Sarasota Area Chamber of Commerce.  In 2010 Michael was appointed to the Sarasota Housing Authority Board of Directors.

Location : Cancer Support Center - 5481 Communication Parkway - Sarasota, FL 34240

Thursday, Feb 24th

Registration from 5:30-6PM       Meeting : 6 -7:30 PM

Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided and a cash bar is available.

Members: $10    Non-members: $15

click here to visit Carlson Studio website

USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, c/o Florida Atlantic University, College of Engineering and Computer Science,
777 Glades Road, Room EE 329, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991, / 561-373-7367
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