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Flamingo Visitor Center Renovation

IN Federal
Architect:
Croft & Associates
Contractor:
Lunacon Construction
Location:
Homestead, Florida
Completion:
February 2021
Budget:
$8.2 Million
About Project

We are currently providing the structural design for the repurposing and complete renovation of the interior spaces of the former Flamingo restaurant and gift shop into the new Guy Bradley Visitor Center as well as the complete interior renovation of the current Ranger Station.

The two-story, 18,150 square foot structure was built in the mid- 1950’s as part of the National Park Service’s nationwide Mission-66 development program and has historical significance.

In conducting the renovation, the Flamingo Visitor Center’s unique Mission-66 character will be preserved by maintaining its exterior elements in as close to their original state as possible, while updating the interior of the facility in a Miami Modern design style, themed with the rich images and natural colors of the Florida Bay and the Everglades.

The Law enforcement wing of the facility will be designed to incorporate the repurposing of some rooms, update and reconfiguration of office space, relocation of the mechanical room, and will be brought up to current building code, life safety, ABASS, and energy efficiency standards.

Services Provided: Structural Engineering