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BFBS Architects is an architectural leader, achieving the needs of our community through quality design and superior services. We are fortunate that this ethos is shared with our qualified consulting engineers and team of architectural professionals—all of whom are committed to excellence in architecture and engineering services within our community.


We invite you to review our distinguished portfolio of work over the last four decades and welcome requests to see more specific industry projects upon request.



The City of Tallahassee Kleman Plaza is a centrally located, underground garage system providing a beautiful and welcoming space for visitors to the downtown area. Ground level is a park-like plaza accenting the urban environment with outdoor exhibits, fountains, cafes, bandshell, and performance stage with stadium seating. Below is a five story post-tensioned concrete underground garage. The plaza contains an exhibit garden and pathway leading to the Capitol and Florida Supreme Court buildings.






A beloved Florida landmark, the historic Gibson Inn in Apalachicola was originally constructed in 1907. This was a monumental project as the hotel had undergone significant alteration, deterioration and settlement shifting as it aged. Strategic communication with State and National Historic Preservation Offices were carefully conducted to ensure site integrity and safety for guests and staff. New mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems were incorporated to preserve the original fabric and turn of the century character. Reminiscent of early Florida, guest rooms were planned within the original configuration as well as a restaurant and bar adjacent to the lobby and separated by a louvered partition. This project won the Florida North Central Chapter American Institute of Architects Award for Excellence in Architecture and the Tallahassee/Leon County Historic Preservation Award.



The replication of a North Florida historic plantation, the Goodwood Carriage House was restored and opened for public access after Hurricane Kate caused significant damage. Early studies to turn this private foundation to self sustaining indicated reconstruction would generate revenue to support the larger mission of the foundation’s twenty building complex. Built on the original footprint and retaining the appearance of a turn of the century barn and stables; the new facility was designed to host large gatherings with a catering kitchen, bride’s suite and large conference space while retaining the original 1911 appearance. This project won the 2009 AIA Florida/Caribbean Award of Excellence in Architecture for Renovations/Additions.



The original Seaboard Freight Station is one of the oldest Florida railroad buildings constructed in 1858 and one of only three surviving railroad depots in the state built prior to the Civil War. The BFBS Architects team was tasked to reconstruct and redesign the interior and exterior site while preserving this historic building. Alongside Leon County Government and Visit Tallahassee, a division of tourism, the renovation included updates to the station facade, parking area, roundabout and landscaping. The interior redesign highlights exposed beams, barn doors and brick walls. Reconstruction continues under a service contract that envisions a dynamic Visitor’s Center to include memorable experiences with new technology and a look back at the City's rich heritage.

AIA Honor Award for Historic Renovation



The FSU Academic Center and University Center is one of the premier facilities on the Florida State University Campus. Locating academic facilities around the existing stadium structure allow football and university functions to share elevators, parking, and other facilities. The new buildings contain offices, classrooms, lecture halls, food court, retail shops, skyboxes, media center, Varsity Club, training center, locker rooms, commercial kitchen, and a private social and dining club. While reminiscent of the classic collegiate style found on the historic campus, the Center uses colosseum, religious, and fortress elements to create a tempered contemporary campus entrance. It is the first impression of Florida State University that visitors receive when arriving from the Tallahassee Regional Airport and is regularly featured during National Football Telecasts. The initial phases were carried out in a joint venture with The Architects Collaborative. Completed in phases, the budget exceeded $100 million and contains over 600,000 sf of multi use space.



Under an architectural contract with Leon County, the Apalachee Regional Park Cross Country complex was designed and constructed in preparation for the 2021 NCAA National Championship. The monumental task required a focused team to gather statistics, perform site analysis, and alongside county staff seek recurrent feedback from citizens and stakeholders to identify opportunities for the venue. Construction commenced at the end of the 2019 cross country season and included a permanent building featuring a working space for the support staff and media. The venue includes a fixed awards stage and finish line arch, positioning the park as the premier cross country venue in the world.



This new 101,000 sq.ft. structure was designed as a Courthouse to meet the current and future needs of the judicial system. The grand appearance and chosen aesthetic expresses the importance of its role in the community, while remaining functional and user friendly. The new facility designed in conjunction with AECOM includes state of the art technology and security features, is ADA compliant and achieves LEED Gold Certification.


The structure includes two Courtrooms, 18 Judicial Suites, Offices for the Clerk of the Court, Offices for the Marshall and his support staff, a Law Library, Court Support Spaces, Facility Support Spaces, a Multi-purpose Room and Secure Basement Parking for the Judges, the Clerk and the Marshal, including a Technology Courtroom providing the ability to hold meetings and hearings throughout the State of Florida. The site selected is a former pasture-land, adjacent to an existing state office complex with good transportation connections and adjacencies. All existing vegetation and oak trees were carefully protected.



Tallahassee Community College and Barnett Fronczak Barlowe & Shuler Architects worked together on the design of the TCC Wakulla Environmental Institute, Building One in Crawfordville, Florida. The completed project is a reflection on southern vernacular (Florida Cracker Style) architecture while also demonstrating the principles of energy efficiency and sustainability. The building supports the educational mission of the College and effectively incorporates appropriate educational technology. This net-zero building’s features include a Community Room, multi-purpose classroom space, lab space, and administrative offices.



The main objective of the Florida Health Care Association Project was to create a space for the Associations meetings of its Board of Directors and its members within the footprint of its existing building. The space had to accommodate at least 100 seats in a Board Meeting configuration, 120 seats in a Seminar Configuration and a capacity of 350 for Receptions. A catering kitchen was also desired as well as a covered exterior areas that could be used by the Public. All areas had to be wired for technology and multi-media presentations.

Barnett Fronczak Barlowe & Shuler Architects utilized the existing configuration of the building to meet the desires of the Association, creating a dramatic two story meeting room with views to downtown Tallahassee. The addition seamlessly attaches itself to the existing structure as well as offering a new entry to the public. A covered rooftop terrace offers views of Tallahassee’s Historic Capitol and adds an amenity that has proven to be one of the most distinctive spaces in the region.



Architectural design and management will be at the forefront of your project so we stay two steps ahead— looking beyond to perfect every square foot.

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