Flow into Nature

Flow into NatureVirgina Beach, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2019-20Client/ PrivateStatus/ CompletedEvery renovation project is like a dialogue with the existing building. When the existing building has its own character and features, the dialogue will be more inspiring. The full renovation of this Mid-Century Modern house built in 1951 is one of the most interesting dialogues we had. This house is a lovely …

Pavilion House

Pavilion HouseHampton, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2020-2021Client/ PrivateStatus/ CompletedIn the last couple of years, we have started to see more and more hidden gems of mid-century modern houses in the Hampton Roads area and are fortunate to work on some of the renovations. This MCM house in Hampton is one of our latest design. The goal is to reveal its potential beauty and …

Contempo Living

Contempo LivingNorfolk, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2018-2020Client/ PrivateStatus/ CompletedThis project is a renovation of a custom home built in the 1970s. The goal is to create an open floor plan with optimized flow for entertaining as well as daily use.Also included in the design is to transform and  update the exterior of the home to reflect more contemporary aesthetic. Another key component of …

Modern Wing

Modern WingsVirginia Beach, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2019-2021Client/ PrivateStatus/ Design.Elevation StudyBefore & AfterClient”…”Related ProjectsView AllPavilion HouseContempo Living

Wellington Building

Wellington BuildingNorfolk, VAType/ Apartment BuildingTime/ 2020-2021Client/ Lightwell Development GroupStatus/ CompletedIt has been quite a challenge to convert a 100-year old building in Ghent Historic District into modern apartments, while keeping the original historic features and complying with today’s code and lifestyle. It involves close collaboration with MEP engineers, Tax Credit consultants, as well as the Client.SketchesConstructionBefore & AfterTim Foley”The team …

Albemarle Boutique Apartment

Albemarle BoutiqueApartmentNorfolk, VAType/ Apartment BuildingTime/ 2021-2022Client/Lightwell Development GroupStatus/ Under Construction Structure Design: McPherson DesignMechanical Design: PermitZipTax Credit Consultant: Commonwealth Preservation Group Contractor: Ringenberg ConstructionBuilt in 1905, the Albemarle Building was a hotel and renovated into a law office in the 1980s. Now GARC is converting the upper three floors into a 6-unit boutique apartment. It will provide elegant contemporary urban living in …

Light Unit

Light UnitVirginia Beach, VAType/ Multi-FamilyTime/ 2021Client/ PrivateStatus/ Under ConstructionHow to make a very narrow and long footprint feel spacious, open, and full of light? It is the question for our recent renovation project of a 3-story townhouse, which is about 15 feet wide and 48 feet long. The key move is to relocate the stair that was between the entry hallway …

Floating Ceiling

Floating CeilingVirginia Beach, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2019 – 2020Client/ PrivateStatus/ CompletedThis renovation project in Virginia Beach is another great example of opening up the spaces to make a small house feel larger. The original layout of the first floor had a living room, a family room, a dining area and a kitchen, all of which were in separate and small spaces. Some …

Flux House

Flux HouseNorfolk, VAType/ Lighting DesignTime/ 2017-2018Client/ PrivateStatus/ DesignContractor/ Peak ConstructionThe main focus of this project revolved around the lighting design for this newly renovated ranch house that included a two-story addition. The client has an extensive art collection that they wished to have displayed throughout the house which required specific lighting. GARC also helped to optimize the interior design by opening …

Country Living

Country LivingGoshen, NYType/ ResidentialTime/ 2020-2021Client/ PrivateStatus/ Under Construction.Related ProjectsView AllPavilion HouseFlow into Nature

Asian Fusion

Asian Fusion RestaurantNorfolk, VAType/ CommercialTime / 2020-2021Client/ PrivateStatus/ ConceptThis is a drive-through restaurant serving healthy Asian fusion food. It is a hybrid model between fast casual and quick service restaurants. It emphasizes high quality food and a nice dining environment, while at the same time, it is self-serviced with drive through and pickup options. A butterfly roof separates naturally the dining …

Jolluxe

Jolluxe Event BoxVirginia Beach, VAType/ CommercialTime/ 2020Client/JolluxeStatus/ DesignLocated in Norfolk’s Neon District, the project is to provide intimate gathering space for smaller groups. The challenge is to work with the long linear space to provide a backdrop for different types of events and allow for highly customization by customers and event planners. The layout is divided into three zones. Adjacent …

Folding House

Folding HouseVirginia Beach, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2020-2021Client/ PrivateStatus/ DesignThis single-family house in the Thoroughgood Neighborhood has very good bones and strong Mid-Century Modern features. The clients moved into the house several years ago and planned to make it a long-term home. In this split-level house, the flow to the kitchen on the upper level and the family room on the lower level …

Care More

Care More MoversNorfolk, VAType/ CommercialTime/ 2020Client/Care More MoversStatus/ Under ConstructionWhen 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 instead of …

Connecting Dots

Our clients from Get Well Soon sent us this piece writing about their business. Thanks for the shout out to our design!  “The duo relied on Norfolk-based architects, GARC Design, to help create all of the interior drawings and renderings of the space. “It was a really fun and easy process,” adds Ahmad. “They were easily able to take our …

Handle 19

Handle 19 Premium SportsbookWashington DCType/ CommercialTime/ 2020Client/ PrivateStatus/ Under ConstructionThis project will be Handle 19 Premium Sportsbook’s flagship location. The 3-story historic building just a stone’s throw away from the Capital has a lot of potentials as well as challenges. We have been working closely with our client and his team to transfer the building into sportsbook spaces and a …

Get Well Soon

Get Well SoonNorfolk, VAType/ CommercialTime/ 2020Client/ PrivateStatus/ CompletedAward/ HRACRE 2020 Best Interior Excellence Awards Located in Norfolk, Virginia, Get Well Soon is a sanctuary focused on self-care and personal wellness.  Get Well Soon will be serving the residents of Coastal Virginia by offering services that include guided meditations, massages, facials, an infrared sauna, social activities and more!  This unique concept for …

Got Fish?

Got Fish?Hampton, VAType/ CommercialTime/ 2020Client/ PrivateStatus/ CompletedAward / HRACRE 2020 Best Recreational/Entertainment/Hospitality Project Merit AwardsThis project is Got Fish’s first location in Hampton Roads. Got Fish earned their reputation by providing their customers with fresh, high quality seafood and began to grow their loyal clientele by driving their food truck in seven cities located in the Hampton Roads area. The design …

Two-Grid House

Two-Grid HouseSuffolk, VAType/ Residential Time/ 2019-2020 Client/ Private Status/ Design SketchesMockups.Heather and Andres”GARC designed a significant remodel of our home. We loved their ability to mix modern and conventional features into the design. Yang and Suping are also extremely kind and helpful. Their work is top tier and we would strongly recommend their firm.”Related ProjectsView AllFlow Into NatureAlternative Mid-Century ModernTwo-Grid HouseSuffolk, VA …

Zen Suite

Zen SuiteNorfolk, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2019Client/ PrivateStatus/ Under constructionWhen it comes to design, there is no such thing as a project that is too small.  Design density can not be defined just based on square footage. We enjoyed the renovation of the master suite in a Condo located in downtown Norfolk. The existing suite has a very large bedroom and a …

Bay Ranch II

Bay Ranch IIHampton, VAType/ Residential Time/ 2019-2020 Client/ Private Status/ Under ConstructionThis project is a renovation and addition to a ranch house built in the 1950s on a waterside lot in Hampton, Virginia. The house was originally built by the grandfather of our client, and has since been in the family and has never been put on the market. We are …

Mind Retreat

Mind RetreatNorfolk, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2019Client/ PrivateStatus/ Under ConstructionThis project was initiated as our first Vision Workshop in 2019. The client came to us wanting to add an in-law suite and a pool in the backyard.   Since the in-law suite was only going to be used as such for only one or two months out of the year, we suggested during …

Tidewater Eye Center

Tidewater Eye CenterVirginia Beach, VAType/ HealthcareTime/ 2019Client/ Tidewater Eye CenterStatus/ CompletedThe 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 was common …

Hilltop Medical Center

Hilltop Medical CenterVirginia Beach, VAType/ Health CareTime/ 2019Client/ Tidewater Eye CenterStatus/ Under ConstructionThe 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 interior improvements. …

Off The Hook Restaurant

Off The Hook RestaurantChesapeake, VAType/ RestaurantTime/ 2018-PresentClient/ PrivateStatus/ Construction DrawingsOff the Hook is an award-winning seafood restaurant with two locations in Chesapeake and Norfolk, Virginia. This project centers around a third site, also located in Chesapeake, and is where the current restaurant in Chesapeake will be relocated.  It involves  converting an existing, free standing building into two restaurants with a contemporary …

Modular House

Modular HouseVirginia Beach, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2020-2021Client/ PrivateStatus/ DesignOne important value of design is transforming constraints into features. In the renovation of this beautiful beach house, the large piles on ground floor make the layout difficult to rearrange as well as leave bump outs and small soffits throughout as shown in the Before photos. In our renovation design, we turn those piles …

H House

H HouseNorfolk, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2020Client/ PrivateStatus/ BidThe renovation design of this Mid-century Modern home in Norfolk is to adapt to the young family’s lifestyle and welcome the new baby girl! The house is in a H shape, one of the typical Mid-century Modern configurations. On one side is the sleeping area and on the other the common area. They are connected …

Linear House

Linear HouseNorfolk, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2017-18Client/ PrivateStatus/ DesignThe Linear House project is a residential renovation of a small house built in 1938.  With less than 1000 square feet, the first floor has a narrow and compartmentalized layout for the common areas.  A staircase divides the first floor with the living room and entry on one side, and the dining room and …

Honoka Restaurant

Honoka Restaurant1345 Kempsville Road, Suite 100 Virginia Beach VA 23464Type/ Restaurant Time/ 2018 Client/  Honoka Teriyaki Express Contractor/ Spacemakers, Inc. Kitchen Equipment/ Crest Foodservice Equipment Signage/ Cardinal Sign Corporation (Exterior Sign); Image360 (Interior Sign) Furniture/ Goold Furniture & Design (Table and Pendant Light) Status/ CompleteLocated at the intersection of Indian River and Kempsville road, Honoka Teriyaki Express is a prototype …

Hanaki Restaurant

Hanaki RestaurantChesapeake, VAType/ CommercialTime/ 2018Client/ Hanaki SushiStatus/ Construction DocumentHanaki is a sushi restaurant located in Chesapeake VA.  After 10 years and a growing popular reputation, the owner decided to update the look of the space into a more contemporary design.  The challenge is to keep the existing overall layout to minimize the construction time and cost, while creating a systematic …