THE PROJECT: This private development just west of Miami International Airport represents a classic repurposing of the one-story office park. The dated 10+ building campus needed a modern facelift and wind resistance reinforcement.
OUR SOLUTION: We provided the structural design for this campus-wide redevelopment, including a new facade that would meet State of Florida high wind and impact resistance requirements, and new canopies at many of the building entries.
Our structural system choices needed to be light and nonobtrusive. One of the architect’s new design elements was a 30-foot tall, sloped glass cube known as the 5 Star Jewel Entry. A tall and very lightweight element, it resists heavy wind loads and uplift forces through use of helical micropiles. Working with such materials could be likened to doing microsurgery on a building! But the process was executed flawlessly with precision analysis and design.