Location: Boca Raton, FL
THE PROJECT: This long-standing place of worship in Boca Raton was originally build in the mid-1970s and has undergone many additions and expansions since. The resulting structures were a “mash-up” of structural systems and design styles, creating a unique challenge for the architect.
OUR SOLUTION: The first step was to prepare the canvas. By taking a rendering of the existing structure, we used BIM technology to model it as accurately as possible, then lay this visual over the architect and owner’s design vision. Through this process, we were able to design new structural systems to largely match those of the existing building. The project was eventually classified as a Level Three Alteration requiring the entire lateral load resisting system to be re-analyzed and retrofitted to meet today’s applicable building code.
In addition to the Structural Design, we provided Threshold Inspections for the full renovation, which included the addition of a 10,000 sq. ft., two-story courtyard building.