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Our Story2018-12-12T18:13:06+00:00

OUR STORY IS
THEIR STORY

Over the past several years Beverly and Steve have been involved in a variety of services to UF for projects of limited scope. We bring a solid understanding of the University’s Committees; vision for its facilities; established design standards and construction practices; effective and collaborative relationships with representatives and stakeholders. We always start every project with complete analysis of as-built and site conditions; building the Revit model as a means to study existing conditions; and, a series of workshops to ensure the most interaction possible among stakeholders where goals, wants, facts and needs are uncovered and prioritized. We understand that personnel and needs change and remain flexible and adaptable to those needs throughout the project. Sometimes this necessitates changes during the design and construction process – requiring a thoughtful approach to ensure cost and schedule are well-managed.

DESIGN APPROACH

“DO IT ALL”

The BFrank Studio team members, having spent many years working on University Campuses 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”. This is the BFrank team, a proven and trusted partner at the University of Florida.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, attention to detail, and technological resources like UF Sharepoint, Microsoft Outlook and Revit.

LEED ASSOCIATION

At BFrank Studio our philosophy is rooted in sustainable design – a philosophy that we desire to share with each and
every consultant team member. Having worked several campuses, Beverly and Steve share the University’s goals of continually raising the bar relative to high performing buildings and sustainable environments. Beverly Frank, LEED AP since 2006 – brings her most recent, relevant experience
seeking LEED V4 Gold certification on the UF Otis Hawkins Center. Steve was involved in helping design the first LEED Gold Certified building in the state of Florida at the University of Florida’s Rinker Hall. Using a client-centric approach, we listen, literally and figuratively, to the Users and the Environment. We will approach our designs with sensitivity and care towards the existing historic fabric, what might happen in the
future, and the ways in which the designs might facilitate alternate uses. We believe this approach truly embodies the spirit of sustainability resulting in lower maintenance costs, lower operating costs, and an overall happier, healthier environment for students, faculty, and staff for
years to come.

“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