TAB Planning Project: The Ocean Club at Flamingo Bay

TAB Planning Project: The Ocean Club at Flamingo Bay
After completion, The Ocean Club will be a hot spot for summer travel in Costa Rica.

Here at TAB Associates, we have a great enthusiasm for architecture planning services, and we feel it shows in one of our past projects, The Ocean Club at Flamingo Bay in Costa Rica. This is one of our master planning projects, and we are proud to be on lead design. We have teamed up with Ossenbach, Pendones & Bonilla S.A. for construction administration, documentation, and further development.

The club, once completed, will have 300,000 square feet of luxury living and vacationing, with 126 condos and villas, infinity edge pools, cabanas, a clubhouse, and ample dual-level parking, leaving many vacationers reluctant to leave. Comfort and beauty are tantamount elements for this project, but the efficient use of space has not been neglected.

The floor plans — two bedrooms and four bedrooms — all include a study, and are designed to maximize comfort and privacy. Additionally, they are practical, with en suite bath for each bedroom.

When it comes to architecture planning services, here at TAB Associates, we enjoy working with the surrounding local landscape to build incredible structures that fit in with the scenery yet stand out for their true merits in design and construction.

Fine Artist Spotlight: Nancy Cawdrey

Fine Artist Spotlight: Nancy Cawdrey
Nancy Cawdrey is popular known for her artistic works featuring the American West.

The spirit of the American West is alive and well today, embodied in the work of American artists such as the fine artist Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey.

Cawdrey brings a great deal of life into her work, dealing with all kinds of media — oils, acrylics, silk, watercolors, pastels, and mixed media — within her scope. Her most popular works include her western and western landscape pieces, done in vivid detail that makes each piece come alive to the viewer.

Currently, Nancy’s favorite media is dye on silk, as it brings out the richest colors, and her theme is Painting The West On Silk. Her love of creating fine art started 35 years ago, and her love of the West began 22 years ago with her move to Bigfork on Fox Creek Slough near Flathead Lake in Montana. She often visits the Southwest, as well, to inspire her work, and paints on-site rather than from memory.

TAB Associates has a great appreciation for American artists whose work embodies the spirit of the American West, and we believe that Cawdrey is one of the finest artists to represent that embodiment.

TAB Associates Resort Spotlight: McCoy Peak Lodge

TAB Associates Resort Spotlight: McCoy Peak Lodge
McCoy Peak Lodge is a prime example of one of TAB’s past resort projects.

Colorado offers beautiful landscapes and numerous outdoor activities during spring and summer seasons, spectacular scenery during the fall and challenging snow covered mountain slopes in the winter. These reasons, alone, make resort architecture in Colorado a competitive business as more and more visitors make their way to the to the state to enjoy extraordinary vacations, weekend getaways or as a retirement destinations.

McCoy Peak Lodge is a fine example of the type of outstanding architecture that draws visitors to Colorado. The 160,000 sq. ft. lodge is family-friendly with 36 luxury condominium units, underground parking and stunning views.

Tab Bonidy utilized his 16 years of experience to capture the essence of what a luxury resort should entail in design, construction and budget while optimizing the mountain landscape of Beaver Creek. The project exemplifies Tab’s ability to create a vision with a positive impact while keeping all elements of the project in balance.

When the best in design, creativity and architectural balance is needed to develop a complete plan for a luxury resort from start to finish, contact TAB Associates, Inc. and let the experienced architects be the visionaries of your next project.

What Are the Latest Trends In Bathroom Plumbing Fixtures?

At TAB Associates, part of our philosophy is to bring the very best to our clients, and that includes presenting the very latest innovative bathroom plumbing fixtures.

What Are the Latest Trends In Bathroom Plumbing Fixtures?
Form and function are married in 2013’s latest bathroom plumbing fixtures.

When it comes to bathroom plumbing, function is extremely important, but that doesn’t mean that form has to be sacrificed. To this end, we’ve noted the latest trends which are about a successful marriage of the two key aspects of plumbing fixtures — form and function. Here are the top three trends we’ve seen developing this year:

  • Freestanding bathtubs. Not only is this a triumph of design for spatial use, it’s sheer practical elegance.
  • High-functioning showerheads. This trend poses that the more a showerhead can do, the better. Intense massage, rain shower drenches, and pulses are just the beginning for a pleasant shower experience.
  • Touch-sensitive faucets. You no longer have to worry about shutting off the faucet with wet hands; simply touch the faucet anywhere on the Delta Touch20®, and you can keep your faucet clean while shutting off the water.

We believe that the most innovative bathroom plumbing fixtures, however, are what our clients want to see in their own custom designed buildings, and we assist based not only upon what’s trendy or popular, but what works best for the individual’s needs.

To learn more about how TAB Associates can help meet your architecture and planning needs, call us at 970.766.1470.

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Tab is Involved With Communities in Eagle and Lake County

Architects in Vail Valley do their part in serving the community and TAB Associates, Inc. is no exception. Founder and President of TAB Associates, Tab Bonidy, is a perfect example of someone who gives back to the community by providing monetary contributions, time and services to important educational and environmental projects.

Habitat for Humanity is one of  several local organizations to benefit from TAB's community involvement.
Habitat for Humanity is one of several organizations to benefit from TAB’s active community involvement.

Tab has contributed to an important program at Avon Elementary, allowing students to be involved in quality programs at Gore Range Natural Science School.

The Committee for Our Kids Future also had the benefit of Mr. Bonidy’s time and commitment in bringing to the forefront the need for new schools, renovating existing buildings, raising teacher’s salaries, and upgrading each school’s involvement with computer technology. Through the committees endeavors, a school bond issue was put forth and approved for these improvements.

Greg Macik, a member of the TAB team, does his part for the community as well by contributing his time, energy and resources with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Historical Society of Eagle Valley.

Further, TAB Associates, Inc. has worked with Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties by providing architectural services, at no cost, since 2004.

To learn more about TAB’s projects in the area, check out our Community Involvement page!

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TAB Associates is Prepared to Handle Your Architecture Needs

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TAB Associates can handle architecture projects both small and large, as per your request.

One of the best architecture firms in Colorado for complete balance and attention to detail when creating a client’s vision is TAB Associates, Inc., currently located in Edwards. Founder and President, Tab Bonidy, has shared his architectural expertise with his clients for over 35 years.

With this extensive knowledge, he has come to understand that his goal is always to create a client’s vision without overriding it with his own. Maintaining balance in all things related to a project to include client needs, budget, planning, and requirement is his, and his design team’s, goal from beginning to the end result.

TAB Associates, Inc. focuses on all aspects of architecture design from room and building additions to new residences and commercial buildings. Along with creating the plans and building a single or multi-room structure, business, or resort, the professional staff is fully experienced in interior and exterior renovations and remodeling.

As a company that strives to serve its clients in all areas, the team takes your vision and works with you to implement what you need. TAB specializes in log homes, vacation homes, townhomes, and residential properties as well as resorts, commercial businesses, and educational and medical facilities maintaining a perfect balance regardless of the size of the project.

To speak with a professional at TAB Associates, Inc., call 970.766.1470 today!

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What to Expect at the AIA 2013 National Convention

Every discipline and study, typically, has a board of highly-trained professionals and members of academia that set base standards for the practice; Architecture is one of them. The upcoming AIA National Convention will be offering an array of informative keynote speakers, tours, and educational seminars.

Colin Powell will round out AIA 2013 with a speech on leadership.
Colin Powell will round out AIA 2013 with a speech on leadership and facing challenges.

If you’ve been wondering who will be gracing the stage at this year’s AIA National Convention, here is a brief preview of a few of the speakers and seminars to expect.

Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS, is the opening keynote speaker who will address entrepreneurial leadership focusing on humanitarianism. His concept of giving a pair of shoes to in-need children for every pair of his brand sold turned from a singular concept to a global movement.

Cameron Sinclair will speak about the architectural profession, as a whole, and how those in the profession can make a difference by taking on global projects and ensuring the results have a long-lasting and positive effect on the future.

Leadership will be the focus of General Colin Powell in the closing keynote speech. General Powell will reflect on the challenges and benefits of being a leader.

Guests will have access to approximately 160 seminars to choose from as well as preconvention workshops and self-guided educational tours.

Staying current with trending styles in modern architecture is an on-going responsibility of architects. Such is the case with the team at TAB Associates, Inc. whose goal is to always be in the forefront with the latest information available regarding trends in Colorado architecture as well as providing up-to-date options for planning and interior designs.

LEED Gold Project Spotlight: Navarro-Wear Residence

Picture above, The Navarro Wear Residence is one of the LEED Gold projects completed by TAB.
Picture above, The Navarro Wear Residence is one of the  certified LEED Gold projects completed by TAB.

Here at TAB Associates, we specialize in The Architectural Balance and catering projects of our clients’ needs. One such example of our versatility in planning and customization is the is the Navarro-Wear residence project, which is LEED Gold Certified.

The LEED – Leadership in Energy and Design – rating system was first developed in 1998. The rating system sets the bar for homes, neighborhoods, and green buildings in terms of construction, performance, design and operation.

There are four levels of LEED achievement: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each level has a required number of points that can be earned from five categories in various sustainability categories.

The Navarro-Wear residence is a prime example of incorporating green options such as rooftop photovoltaic collectors, solar thermal collectors, exceptional insulation using R-30+ and R-50+ for walls and roof, and a continuous flow of fresh air via air-to-air heat exchangers.

With the LEED gold certification, the Navarro-Wear project became part of an elite group of certified buildings that include the illustrious Empire State Building.

If you have any questions about custom architecture and planning, please contact TAB Associates, Inc. at (970) 766-1470 today!

Call on TAB Associates, Inc. for Your Architectural Needs

When it comes to Colorado architecture firms that can efficiently handle new residential and commercial structures, renovations, additions, and interior design by offering the utmost in attention to detail, style and vision,  the professionals at TAB Associates, Inc.can turn your dreams into reality.

Call on TAB Associates, Inc.for Your Architectural Needs
TAB Associates should be your first stop for residential and commercial architectural needs.

With more than 30 years experience, the architects at TAB Associates understand the importance of maintaining a positive balance for each client in terms of budget, requirements, and the initial vision the client wants reflected in the project. At TAB, the goal isn’t to create what the architect wants but ideally to design and implement the original concept of the client.

TAB architects undertake many types of projects from master planning, from the mid-rise complex of villas at The Ocean Club in Flamingo Bay, Costa Rica, to the addition of a 2-bay garage for Eagle-Vail Metro District Pumphouse which is used for storage and equipment.

Staff also provide interior services providing a wealth of expertise in interior remodeling and renovation options such as those used in the Marcus townhome project, where two townhomes were combined into one dwelling.

TAB Associates, Inc. is located at 0056 Edwards Village Boulevard, Suite 210 in Edwards, approximately a two-hour drive west of Denver.

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Fine Art Spotlight: Carrie Fell

A refreshing inspiration to the world of art can be found in the artwork by Carrie Fell. Her attention to expressive details complimented by a harmony  of colors evoke thought provoking and visually appealing pieces that satisfy both the mind and spirit.

Fine Art Spotlight: Carrie Fell
Inspire yourself with the artwork of Carrie Fell.

Fell’s Wisdom Bringers collection is a prime example of her focus and ability to tap into the history of the west and bring the elements of nature along with the spirit of the people and wisdom of the animals that made, and still make, our journey one of meaning.

In her artwork, you will see strong influences of Native Americans, western cattle ranchers and cowboys, landscapes, horses and buffaloes in an original and imaginative manner that present themselves clearly to the observer. Each piece speaks volumes without being garish or overdone and sends a message of peace, serenity and understanding.

To see a sampling of Fell’s work, visit Carriefell.com for a preview of originals and limited editions available for purchase.

If you are planning to upgrade or renovate your home or office or redo the interior to reflect a newly acquired piece of artwork, consider using the architectural services of TAB Associates, Inc. whose professional staff will turn your vision into a stunning reality.