THE PROJECT: Confidential Client: A world-renowned leader in hospitality set forth an exciting plan for an expansive, multi-structure, resort-style beach destination. A curated beach experience with a local flare, the project vision consisted of multiple beach-themed buildings, such as an arrival plaza bars, restaurants and cabanas. Also included will be back-of-house facilities such as employee offices and housing, desalination and wastewater treatment facilities, and other storage and maintenance facilities.
OUR SOLUTION: The structural design for this program is uniquely challenging. The design follows the architectural theme of an island paradise, complete with post and beam thatched roof appearance. But due to the location, the structures must withstand hurricane force winds and combat corrosion caused by sea water and other tropical climate factors.
Our use of BIM technology allows us to design a structural system that thoughtfully blends with the native island surroundings. We use concrete and steel systems with a wood-like finish for a design that is visually on-point but constructible and durable. The complexity and detail of the architecture required close collaboration with the architect, resulting in a practical and economical structural design that maintains the intended visual impact and native aesthetic.