Bullock Tice Associates, Inc. (BTA) is a small business, well-established architectural and interior design firm with over 50 years of experience. The practice offers services in architecture, sustainable design, strategic facility planning, programming and budgeting, space planning, interior design and construction administration. Located in Pensacola, Florida, the firm serves both private and public sector markets. Clients include private developers, electric utilities, financial institutions, federal agencies, state and municipal governments, and colleges and universities.
BTA listed as a Top Architecture Firm in two national surveys
Bullock Tice Associates has landed the number 262 slot in Architectural Record's annual Top 300 Architecture Firm list as well as the number 254 slot in the Almanac of Architecture & Design's Top 333 Design and Architecture Firms 2013 edition.
Architectural Record, published by McGraw-Hill, is one of the country's premier publications dedicated to architecture and interior design. Their 2013 Top 300 list ranks U.S. companies according to revenue in the prior year. BTA was one of 12 firms in the state of Florida and the only firm headquartered in Northwest Florida to make the list.
The Almanac of Architecture & Design, published by Design Intelligence, is an annual publication that serves as a detailed directory of more than 800 design firms. The almanac also ranks North America's top 333 design firms based on annual revenue of the prior year. BTA was one of 10 firms in the state of Florida and the only firm headquartered in Northwest Florida to make the top 333.
Major projects awarded to BTA in 2012 include a $34.4 million SOF Rotary Wing Hangar at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky; an $11.7 million Physical Fitness Center at Ft. Riley, Kansas (on-track for LEED Silver Certification); a $34.8 million project at Duke Field, Florida encompassing multiple facilities for the Aviation Foreign Internal Defense (AvFID) program; a $6.9 million Parking Garage at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, GA; and a HMA Hospital Medical Office Building in Batesville, Mississippi.
Regarding the firm's position in the Top 300, John P. Tice, Jr., FAIA, CEO/President of BTA, commented, "Making this list in this economy is an indication that God has truly blessed us."
BTA Director of Technology confirmed to speak at Autodesk University 2013
Johnny Fortune, Director of Technology for Bullock Tice Associates, has been confirmed to speak on the latest advancements in computer based design technology and integration of building industry digital standards at Autodesk’s national design software training conference (Autodesk University) to be held December 3-5 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Autodesk’s CAD (computer aided design) and BIM (building information modeling) software is used globally to digitally develop, convey, and record a building’s design and component characteristics.
As a member of the National BIM Standard-United StatesTM (NBIMS-USTM) Project and Planning Committees, United States National CAD Standard® (NCS) Project Committee, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Industry BIM Advisory Committee, and as Chair of the National CAD Standard® BIM AdHoc Task Team, Mr. Fortune is currently leading the efforts to author additions and revisions to the National Standards that will fill the void created by rapidly evolving technology. His conference topic will specifically focus on overcoming the challenges facing the building construction industry due to inadequate national standards for transitioning from CAD to BIM.
BIM is an emerging technology that is changing how buildings are designed, constructed and operated. It allows architects/engineers to design virtual buildings expediently in three dimensions. It allows construction contractors to avoid construction conflicts in the computer verses correcting them on the construction site. It enables building owners and users to efficiently capture maintenance and operational economies. BIM technology is overtaking CAD as the design technology of choice, but the lack of standard integration nationally has resulted in growing industry-wide dysfunction. The efforts of the aforementioned committees, as well as training conferences such as Autodesk University, establish needed standards to streamline workflow and provide a framework for consistent information sharing and transfer; thus reducing the overall cost of construction and having a positive impact on the economy.
Regarding the upcoming Autodesk University class, Johnny Fortune commented, "I’m very excited about the opportunity to present at this year’s Autodesk University. BIM technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace and proper training is imperative to realize the potential benefits of this technology. Helping professionals understand, implement, and maintain industry standards for developing and distributing project information is paramount to ensuring the data is usable and meaningful to all project stakeholders for the lifecycle of the building."
Future competitive advantages and continued success depend on how well capital investments achieve their intended objectives. We deliver innovative and cost-effective design solutions that maximize capital investments through increased productivity, greater energy efficiency, and lower life cycle costs. More
We have always embraced an intelligent and creative services integration philosophy, including high-quality interior design, for all projects. Using this approach, a cohesive unification of exterior and interior architectural elements is achieved and final design solutions are greatly enhanced. More
Environmental stewardship is at the core of every BTA design project; delivering feasible sustainable solutions that positively influence client comfort, safety and profitability remains a principal obligation and goal for our practice. More