October 18, 2013 – Phil Kean Design Group chosen by readers as the Best Architecture Firm in the Orlando Business Journal’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards for the second year in a row:
OBJ readers selected Winter Park-based Phil Kean Design Group as best architecture firm. Owner Phil Kean is this year’s president of the Master Custom Builder Council and the firm was on OBJ’s Golden 100 list of the region’s largest privately held companies in Central Florida. The company – which does architecture, construction and interior design – was the builder of the 2012 New American Home show home for the International Builders Show in Orlando last year.
May 30, 2013 – Phil Kean Design Group introduces its first multi-family project: Luxé Urban Town Homes in Winter Park, Florida to be built at 125 S. Interlachen Avenue. Featuring modern architecture and warm, open interiors by award-winning Phil Kean Design Group, 125 S. Interlachen represents luxurious comfort in a spacious and private sanctuary only steps from Park Avenue’s shoppes, cafes and trendy boutiques. This 6 unit urban town home is currently under development with a target completion date of Spring 2015. For more information, please visit the landing page at http://125interlachen.com.
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January 21, 2013 - Houzz.com is the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design. “Best of’” winners are professionals recognized by the Houzz.com community of homeowners and home design enthusiasts for delivering exceptional customer service and results, and for creating the most inspiring and innovative residential designs in the past year,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Houzz. See PKD’s Houzz page and “Best Of” logo here: http://www.houzz.com/pro/philkean.
December 15, 2012 – PHIL KEAN INTRODUCES WAYCOOL HOMES
Experiencing a Phil Kean home is like discovering a unique piece of art. Each one-of-a-kind home has amazingly strong character and is full of inspiring details and surprises.
Chosen by the National Association of Homebuilders, Phil Kean Designs was the Architect, Builder, and Interior Designer for “The 2012 New American Home”, an international showcase home located in upscale Winter Park, Florida. In addition to this honor, Phil Kean Designs has been recognized with numerous awards including the 2012 Americas Property Award and 2012 Best in American Living “Home of the Year”.
Designing for clients all over the world, Phil differentiates his work with his thoughtful, innovative design approach. He is sought out for his signature indoor/outdoor spaces that take livability to the next level. From modern to traditional, Spanish-Mediterranean to island-inspired designs, the warmth and drama Phil creates in each style exceed his clients’ expectations.
Taking on an exciting new venture, Phil is proud to introduce a new architectural line based on his award-winning designs, WAYCOOL Homes. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian concept of bringing great, affordable architecture to everyone, Phil’s mission is to bring innovative and functional designs to connoisseurs of fine architecture beyond the custom market.
Committed to thoughtful architecture, sustainable design, and exclusive product lines, WAYCOOL Home Designs are brought to fruition by authorized builders across the country. In addition to featuring Phil’s distinctive, award-winning architecture, WAYCOOL Homes offers WAYCOOL Interior Design and Interior Merchandising services.
With a vision of bringing stimulating architecture to everyday living, WAYCOOL Home Designs introduce an elevated lifestyle to those who might otherwise settle for ordinary.
November 8, 2012 – “His award-winning architecture/custom home construction/interior design firm not only succeeded against difficult odds during the most challenging housing downturn imaginable, but also grew to become Central Florida’s largest Custom Home Builder.”, Orlando Business Journal.
JULY 28, 2012 – The 34th Annual Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) finished this weekend with a bang when it announced the GOLDEN Aurora Award at the Gala/Spectacular. Phil Kean of Phil Kean Designs took his 3rd Golden Award, this year for The 2012 New American Home. Team members include: Two Trails, Inc.; Redmon Design; Zio; Brad Grosberg, Principal, and Rob Turner, President of Interior Design at Phil Kean Designs.
Phil Kean also won “Best in State” awards for the states of Florida and Alabama; and 17 other awards including 11 “Green” building awards. Carrie Cogsdale of Phil Kean Designs won the Concept Award for the Live Design Competition which was held on the exhibit hall floor during the conference.
The Aurora Award Program honor builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, interior merchandisers and other housing-related professionals in a 12-state region stretching from Texas to Virginia plus the Eastern Caribbean.
July 6, 2012 – “We added an interior design division this past January, which added three new employees to our staff.”, said Phil in the Orlando Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/print-edition/2012/07/06/what-project-or-item-do-you-hope-to.html.
As President of PKD’s Interior Design Services, Rob Turner brings over 20 years experience. Rob’s style is creating specific, personalized spaces that reflect the ideas and lifestyle of the client, with a precise attention to detail. Rob has completed interior design projects across the US, in Mexico and Argentina.
Rob earned his Interior Design Degree from the University of Florida’s College of Architecture, and studied abroad at Italy’s Vicenza Institute of Architecture and Mexico’s Universidad Automoma De Yucatan. His core understanding and appreciation of modern architecture and interiors is based on his classical studies and viewings from travels to Europe, South America, Central America, and throughout the US.
A Florida Native, Rob has been a resident of Winter Park for over 15 years. Rob is a Patron of the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, enjoys travel, and collecting art glass, classic and modern vintage paintings, and furniture.
April 21, 2012 – Phil was named Orlando’s Best Architet by Orlando Home & Leisure. This is what they had to say “Conservative Central Florida isn’t cited as a hotbed of leading-edge residential architecture. Maybe that’s one reason Phil Kean, president of Phil Kean Designs, has been able to establish himself as perhaps the most creative and forward-looking architect in the market. His most recent project, the 2012 New American Home, is a striking reinterpretation of the classic “white box” style of the ’60s, with movable glass panels, motorized screens, a seamless flow from indoors to outdoors and every kind of energy-efficient technology available. Kean could certainly design a Mediterranean McMansion if he had to, but thank goodness he doesn’t have to.” Here is the link for viewing: http://www.ohlmag.com/topics/features/simply-best-ii.
February 8, 2012 – The wait is over! The modern, luxurious, “Green” certified show home is ready for the 10,000 International Builders’ Show attendees expected to tour the home February 8th – 11th. The home will be open to the public free of charge during the 2012 Orlando Parade of Homes, April 14-15 and 21-22. We hope to see you there! Here is a preview: http://www.nbnnews.com/NBN/issues/2011-12-05/Front%2BPage/index.html.
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