Paddock 1 Storage

Paddock 1 Storage

New Construction  |  Tampa, FL  |  80,000 SQ FT  |  Completed in 2023

Having designed Paddock 1 Storage in its entirety, EMPAD handcrafted a model as unique and innovative as the concept of a luxury garage condominium itself. Our team of architects and designers has meticulously outlined this premium auto self storage complex to cater to the requirements of both the luxury cars that reside here and their drivers. EMPAD has fashioned an exclusive design that seamlessly blends the outdoor pathways with an elegant, climate-controlled indoor space that’s ideal for gathering, lounging, and celebrating.

SheltAir Hangar

Sheltair hangar

New Construction Hangars | Multiple Locations – FL | 50,000 SQ FT | Completed in 2023

SheltAir, a family-owned aviation development company,
exemplifies EMPAD’s dedication to innovation in aviation design. We specialize
in crafting innovative designs tailored for optimal aircraft storage and
maintenance, prioritizing both efficiency and resilience in its approach. The
building’s sleek and streamlined exteriors transcend mere aesthetics,
seamlessly integrating design elements that enhance functionality. The
incorporation of expansive bay doors not only amplifies its visual appeal but
also ensures effortless aircraft access and maneuverability. Situated in Florida,
the SheltAir hangar epitomizes contemporary architectural advancement,
purposefully engineered to meet the demanding requirements of the state’s
dynamic weather conditions.

Woodie’s Wash Shack

Woodie's Wash Shack

New Constructions  |  Multiple Locations – FL  |  3,000 – 6,000 SQ FT

Inspired by the surf culture of the 1960s, Woodies Wash Shack is a family-owned business that offers the best car wash experience in the Tampa bay area. This location marks a testament as the beginning of an expansion into the region. Built with the customer and community in mind, this design utilizes the most cutting-edge technology in the car wash industry. The use of natural materials such as wood and stone, combined with vibrant colors and retro signage, creates an ambiance that transports customers back to the golden era of surf culture. EMPAD has introduced the first-ever two-story Woodie’s Wash Shack model that features an impressive 100-foot car wash tunnel, allowing customers to enjoy a wider range service and enhancing their car wash experience.

MacDill Air Force Base Fitness Center

MacDill Air Force Base Fitness Center

Interior Renovation  |  Tampa, FL  |  25,000 SQ FT

As a repeat client, MacDill looked to EMPAD to undertake an extensive interior renovation of their 25,000 square foot fitness facility to include space planning, a new mezzanine and vertical circulation elements, mechanical upgrades, new equipment layouts, finishes, and lighting. The result is a state-of-the-art fitness center that is designed to best serve the MacDill community as it seeks to promote healthy lifestyle opportunities for its employees and their families.

Tesla Service Centers

Tesla Service Centers

Renovations and New Constructions  |  Multiple Locations – FL, TN, IN  |  40,000 SQ FT

EMPAD was thrilled to be a part of an ambitious eco-friendly project that involved
the expansion of an upcoming Tesla gigafactory. The design of this project is truly
uncompromised, featuring storage for cars and equipment, a showroom and a
service repair center. This comprehensive approach presents a unique solution to
the intricate challenges of the automotive industry. As Tesla strives to lead the
world towards a more sustainable future, we aimed to do our part by implementing
innovative designs that promote a sustainable environment.

EDGE Animal Hospital

Animal Hospital

Interior and Exterior Renovation  |  St. Petersburg, FL  |  3,100 SQ FT  |  Completed in 2020

The local veterinary hospital was redesigned to create a comfortable and family-friendly atmosphere, while prioritizing safety and efficiency for both staff and patients. The owners of this hospital were committed to providing a space that would make pet owners feel at ease when bringing in their furry family members.  EMPAD designed this veterinary hospital with the well-being of animals in mind, creating a fear-free environment using techniques that promote care and comfort. The staff places top priority on cleanliness and care to ensure the best possible experience for everyone involved. The exterior of the hospital features vibrant and stunning murals of animals, which adds to the beauty of the premises and creates a positive atmosphere. The result is an animal hospital that is both inviting and functional, providing a comfortable and stress-free environment for pets.

The Saint Hotel

The Saint Hotel

Interior and Exterior Renovation  |  St. Petersburg Beach, FL  |  13,500 SQ FT  |  Completed in 2021

The Saint Hotel is a 1950s landmark that has undergone a redesign process incorporating retro elements to evoke the nostalgia of its glory days. The objective was to create a modern yet vintage aesthetic, that combines the laid-back feel of the nearby beach with the beguiling artistic nature of the adjacent city. EMPAD conceptualized and executed a design that conveyed a playful beach vibe while also paying homage to the culture of the area and its past. The exterior incorporates large-format murals that capture the boutique feel and essence of the era in which the hotel was established.  

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express

Multiple Locations

Providing design services for both exterior and interior renovations to major hotel chains including Hampton Inn and Suites and Holiday Inn Express, EMPAD is excited to collaborate with the hospitality industry and its rapidly growing need for both renovation and new construction for its facilities throughout the Southeast. We understand that our clients in this sector deal with complex challenges including continual renovation needs while maintain open service to visitors, and we are committed to providing the highest standard of design and management in order to allow these clients to continue their services while improving their facilities with seamless transition.

Autobahn Indoor Speedway and Events

Autobahn Indoor Speedway and events

Multiple Locations – FL  |  60,000 – 90,000 SQ FT

By offering our design services to this distinctive and innovative client, EMPAD is excited to collaborate with the Autobahn Speedway company on various projects and locations. In addition to its versatile track, most locations encompass an expansive reception area, exclusive private party rooms, and themed bar and/or lounge spaces. Devising solutions for a multifaceted program aimed at delivering an engaging experience to visitors of all ages, EMPAD showcases its adaptability by tailoring our approach to meet the unique business objectives of our clients, demonstrating creativity and efficiency in the process.

Grace Family Church

Grace Family Church

Adaptive Re-Use  |  Tampa, FL  |  50,000 SQ FT  |  Completed in 2015

The renovation of half of an existing single-story warehouse for the congregation of Grace Family Church in Tampa provided EMPAD with a complex set of needs for design solutions that would best serve this growing church. Providing complete demolition of the interiors and creating a new sanctuary, lobby, classrooms, coffee shop, restrooms, staff offices, childcare center and exterior courtyard, the design outcome was one that enabled this community of people with such a wide range of activities to best function within this new environment and continue to serve the surrounding Tampa community from a central location.