Front Street Thanks Studio MJG

 Shoppes at Willistion - Site Plan by Michael Gilfilen

Shoppes at Willistion - Site Plan by Michael Gilfilen

Front Street recently enlisted the help of Architect Michael Gilfilen of Studio MJG, LLC here in Gainesville to help redesign site plans for 4 of our listings; Shoppes at Williston, Esplanade at Butler Plaza, Tioga Town Center, and University Towne Center.

Michael worked directly with Front Street to understand our needs and vision, and actively engaged with us in the design process. Michael produced wonderful renderings that not only express the spaces clearly, but also with a sense of cohesion and balance. The results – Studio MJG lived up to their mission of excellence. Front Street looks forward to working with Michael Gilfilen in the future, and highly recommends Studio MJG for all your design needs. 

About Studio MJG:

 Tioga Town Center - Site Plan by Michael Gilfilen

Tioga Town Center - Site Plan by Michael Gilfilen

 At Studio MJG they believe that our well-being is influenced by our environment and that architecture has the power to inspire positive change.  Their goal is to find a better way through design and share it with you.  They specialize in creating inspiring architecture that enhances quality of life and provides an experience of excellence.  

Studio MJG is able to achieve this by taking a user-centered approach to design.  In other words, they work directly with their clients to understand their problems, needs, and vision, actively engage them in the design process, and then provide solutions.  In addition, Studio MJG utilizes the latest technology to provide innovative techniques like real-time visualizations so that the client can better understand their spaces.  In addition, this technology aids in collaboration with allied fields so that these projects come in on schedule and within budget.  Finally, Studio MJG honors the broader goals of society by making the world a better place through a sustainable design approach. 

 Esplanade at Butler Plaza - Site Plan by Michael Gilfilen

Esplanade at Butler Plaza - Site Plan by Michael Gilfilen


Studio MJG creates inspiring architecture.  It is their mission to develop designs that evoke emotion from the users to enhance quality of life.  Thier designs provide an experience that fulfills programmatic needs while offering insight into how spatial design can augment organizational performance and realize quantifiable objectives.

INNOVATION: They apply cutting-edge methods and technologies to bring their design concepts to life through an interactive process.

ENGAGEMENT: Through a collaborative design process that shares innovation and expertise they assist clients in becoming industry leaders.

AWARENESS: Honoring the broader goals of society they make a better world through a sustainable and integrated design approach.

EXCELLENCE: They create distinctive places that enhance user’s well-being and quality of life while exceeding functional and aesthetic goals.

About Michael J. Gilfilen:

 University Towne Center - Site Plan by Michael Gilfilen

University Towne Center - Site Plan by Michael Gilfilen

Michael J. Gilfilen, RA, LEED AP BD+C is Owner and President of Studio MJG, llc.  Michael brings over 10 years of experience working on architectural projects including higher educational facilities, health and fitness centers, and commercial environments.  Michael actively participates in all phases of the design process from project inception through construction completion.  To stay ahead of the current market, Michael is continually researching and learning transformative architectural software.  He is constantly looking to improve the relationship and workflow between the architect, engineer, and owner.  Michael takes an active role in the Gainesville architecture and building community.  He is an active member of the Gainesville Chamber and Builders Association of North Central Florida.  Michael also participates in the Gainesville Rotary, believing in their mission and service to our community.  Michael believes that we are all influenced by our surroundings and his goal is to provide an experience that empowers.

For more information or to contact Studio MJG, please call 352.226.3213 or email Michael at Be sure to like Studio MJG on facebbok by visiting and check out their website - 


Virginia MacKoul

Virginia is a graduate from the University of Florida's College of Design Construction and Planning with a degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, and a minor in Urban Regional Planning. Virginia joined the Front Street team in 2011, as an intern. Upon graduation, Virginia joined the Front Street team full-time as the Director of Client Services. Ms. MacKoul’s addition furthers Front Street’s continued growth and expansion within Gainesville and other North Central Florida markets. She was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2014 and now manages the firm’s team of interns and oversees all marketing and branding activity. Virginia was born in Boston and moved to Lee County, Florida in 1997. Virginia graduated her high school's International Baccalaureate program and started at the University of Florida with a focus on Architecture. Virginia shares Front Street's passion of giving back to the community and those in need. Virginia's hobbies include photography, cooking, football, movies, music, and spending time with her dog, Brinkley.

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