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Cayo Espanto Resort

Belize, Central America

The concept behind this resort was to provide secluded private cabanas along the waters edge. The original prototype was a bed oriented to the water with a freshwater negative edge pool in the foreground. Attached to the 24’-0” x 24’-0” cabana is a luxurious bathroom focused on tropical gardens complete with outdoor showers. This cabana concept was further developed into several two bedroom units and an over the water unit. This private resort has hosted many dignitaries and celebrities such as Tiger Woods and Leonardo DiCaprio.

For more information please visit the resort's web site at: www.aprivateisland.com

Plunge Pool Ventanas Ventanas Plunge Pool


Belize Vacation Residence

Belize, Central America

This 7,100 SF vacation residence is located on the Ambergris Caye of Belize. The reflection of local architecture was an important consideration in its design, and includes details such as a 30' high observation tower, wind generator and rainwater collection system.


Cape Amber Resort 

Belize, Central America

Site Development Plan

The challenge of this site was to create a five star Caribbean destination resort on a piece of land locked property. The solution created an internally focused luxurious landscaped site, designing units to ensure through ventilation and building to three stories with roof gardens to obtain both sunrise and sunset views to the water. The central focus of the project consisted of a world class pool, fitness center and spa. All internal circulation was to be pedestrian with golf cart access around the perimeter.

For more information please visit the resort's web site at: www.arcusbelize.com

Condo Units Entry Facade Courtyard View Rear Facade Spa Pool


Brahma Blue Resort

Belize, Central America

Resort Aerial - Model

Garth Braun Associates, P.C. was asked to incorporate the completed first building phase into a cohesive resort concept.  GBA developed the master plan around an all inclusive wellness spa concept focused on physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Unlike other resorts in the area, this spa-centric resort will be one of the first of its kind in the Caribbean. The spa will offer a wide array of treatments including ayurvedic & hot stone messages, yoga and tai chi, gardens for raising organic food, an educational/training center to teach wellness to clientele, and various meditation areas, including a walk-on-water stone pathway to a bird sanctuary island. Accommodations range from hotel rooms to exclusive 3 bedroom villas along the water’s edge.

For more information please visit the resort's web site at: www.brahmablue.com


 

St. John Vacation Residence

Island of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

This project ultimately includes the redevelopment of 3.2 acres of prime land on St. John, into a private residence, guesthouse and possible site for development. This phase was to construct a Guest House that incorporates two twenty-five foot tall dramatic rock outcroppings on a heavily wooded hillside, natural trade winds, and dramatic views of Fish Bay.
St. John Island Aerial View from Property Main Level Floor Plan Back Patio Front Entry Patio Front Entry


Villa Paradiso

St. Nevis, West Indies

Brought in by the new owner of this existing resort, GBA was asked to develop the previously undeveloped entry to the site including check-in, restaurant, beach bar, tennis courts and site specific beach villas on this steeply sloping island. Our goal was to optimize the remaining land that accompanied the purchase of the resort and to rethink the “story” behind the project.






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Christie Base Facility

Steamboat Springs Ski Resort

Christie's Base facility is a proposed 17,500 square foot building for Steamboat Springs Ski Corp. It includes ski patrol, ticket sales, a restaurant, retail and storage lockers. The building design utilized post and beam construction and a glue-lam trussed roof.

This project was completed by Garth Braun, AIA while employed by another firm.



Rendezvous Saddle

Steamboat Springs Ski Resort

Rendezvous Saddle restaurant is a mid-mountain ski lodge, built at an altitude of 9,800 feet was designed for heavy skier traffic and severe snow conditions.

This project was completed by Garth Braun, AIA while employed by another firm.



 

Clocktower Square

Steamboat Springs

This project included Master Planning and the design of three mixed-use buildings for Steamboat Springs anchoring a pedestrian oriented mall at the base of the mountain. This project was completed by Garth Braun, AIA, while employed by another firm.

 

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