The Ruff House Play & Stay II

The Ruff House Play & Stay IIVirginia Beach, VA Type/ CommercialTime/ 2021Client/ PrivateStatus/ Under Construction The Bayside Kennels in Virginia Beach is a sister location of Ruff House Play & Stay in Chesapeake, which we designed back in 2019. The owners were incredibly happy with the Ruff House design and would like to rebrand the VA Beach location with the …

Care More

Care More MoversNorfolk, VA Type/ CommercialTime/ 2020Client/Care More MoversStatus/ Under Construction When we design a physical space, it always starts with understanding the business and the brand. Care More Movers provides moving concierge services, a one-stop shopping to take care of customers’ needs in all aspects before, during, and after moving. The retail space wants to present this business model …

Feasibility Study – Jumpstart your commercial project

Are you looking to start your own business and need an inspiring space?  Perhaps you have two spaces in mind but not sure which one will align better with your business plan? Maybe you want to renovate your current space to attract more customers? Are you struggling with how to fully optimize the space available? You may already have a …

The Ruff House Play & Stay

The Ruff House Play & StayChesapeake, VA Time/ 2019 The sister location of Bayside Kennels, the Ruff House project covers a 10,000SF dog daycare and boarding facility located in Chesapeake, VA. The design involved converting an existing warehouse/office complex into a welcoming and functional space for doggies and other animals with good flow for easy operations. Multiple discussions with the …

Hilltop Medical Center

Hilltop Medical CenterVirginia Beach, VA Type/ Health CareTime/ 2019Client/ Tidewater Eye CenterStatus/ Under Construction The Hilltop Medical Center project is a renovation intended to refashion a contemporary clinic image for the Hilltop Medical Center building built in early 2000. After testing several design options, GARC and the Client came up with a simple and elegant solution that integrates exterior transformation with …

Tidewater Eye Center

Tidewater Eye CenterVirginia Beach, VA Type/ HealthcareTime/ 2019Client/ Tidewater Eye CenterStatus/ Completed The project is a full renovation for Tidewater Eye Center’s new Virginia Beach location. Working together with the client, GARC has created a more efficient layout on the interior by creating three “pods” for the clinic. The pods help minimize the distance travelled for patients, doctors, and technicians, which …

Six Arts Academy

Six Arts AcademyJiangsu, China Time/ 2016Type/ Campus PlanningStatus/ Design Competition EntryCollaborator/ Southeast University Design Institute Liuyi Guan is an Art School located in the southeast of China. It is famous for its focus on teaching Chinese tradition to K-12 students. Liuyi means “Six Arts”. Those six arts include Rites, Music, Archery, Charioteering, Calligraphy, and Mathematics. Liuyi origin begins in the …

Tangram

Tangram Homeless Cat House Location / Guangzhou, ChinaType / ExhibitTime / 2016Client / Global Garden Life FestivalStatus / CompleteTeam / GARC + DOT StudioManufacturing Collaborator / JiangXi Province GuiZhu Development Co., LTD Through local organizations or volunteers, there are usually two ways to help homeless cats. One is TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return); the other is for individuals to take care of them (foster care). Although …

Net+Work+Camp+Us

Net+Work+Camp+UsVirginia Beach, VA Type / Education, Design Competition Time / 2007-2008 Award / Jury Grand Prize Architectural Design / Net+Work+Camp+Us Team (HEWV) Credits / Yang Tian as Team Leader and Main Designer, Suping Li as Presenter and Main Designer, other team members include Yuzhu Zheng and Nathan Herold. This is a futuristic idea for student dormitories to function not only …