LET’S
BFRANK

The firm’s brand is its promise and its name.  To “BFrank” is “to be honest, sincere, and truthful; straight-forward in speech or attitude; and, open and avowed; undisguised.”  This promise extends to a commitment towards service and collaboration and to create projects that are reflect the values of the people and places they serve.

OUR HISTORY

BFrank Studio, LLC is a small, certified minority and woman-owned architectural firm based in Tampa Bay, Florida.  Led by Principals and Partners, Beverly Frank, AIA and Steve Carpenter, AIA, NCARB – the practice is engaged in a range of commercial and institutional projects at many scales.  The practice is founded on a portfolio of experience built while Steve and Beverly were Principal and Senior Associate/Senior Designer (respectively) with award-winning, national architecture firm Gould Evans.  During that time, Steve and Beverly were able to collaborate nationally with affiliate studios throughout the country and lead design, project management and construction administration for the Tampa Studio.  Although started by Beverly Frank in April, 2016 (and subsequently joined as partner by Steve Carpenter in January, 2017), the practice benefits from the team’s strong ties to the community and strong client relationships founded while delivering exceptional design and service while with Gould Evans.  Such clients as MacDill Air Force Base; Tampa Bay Lightning; the University of Florida University Athletic Association; Saint Leo University; the City of Largo Recreation, Parks & Art; the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and The Florida State University are counted among those that have successfully worked with Beverly and Steve and have graciously offered to provide references if contacted.

“DO IT ALL”

The BFrank Studio team members, having spent many years working on projects across the State of Florida, understands and have successfully demonstrated that failure to “DO IT ALL” is not an option. Our Studio’s philosophy is premised on the simple commitment of placing client service first. In order for projects to “DO IT ALL” you need a team that can provide innovative design solutions, that respond to budget and programmatic needs in unique ways, that enhance and bring added value and provide assurances that there will not be surprises at the end. In other words, you need a “TRUSTED PARTNER”. Here at BFrank Studio, WE LISTEN… One of the keys to solving the issues related to the questions of conflicts in documentation and in assuring compliance with standards, review comments, etc., is LISTENING and COMMUNICATING. These invaluable traits are supplemented by strong organizational skills, flexibility, and strict attention to detail.

“MY EXPERIENCE …
HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A FIRM MORE DEDICATED AND COMMITTED TO THEIR WORK.
IN ADDITION, THEY ARE TEAM PLAYERS AND WILLING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO PLEASE THEIR CLIENT AND MOVE THE PROJECT FORWARD.”

– Fred Rowe, Project Manager, University of Florida

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