World of Décor
Gallo Herbert Lebolo
1311 W. Newport Center Drive, #A, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Location: Deerfield Beach, Florida
Date Bid: Aug 2007
Construction Period: Jan 2008 to Jan 2009
Total Square Feet: 47,622 Site: 3.3 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 47,622; total, 47,622 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 30’6”; total, 30’6”.
Basic Construction Type: New/Tilt Up.
Foundation: Reinforced concrete. Exterior Walls: Tilt up.
Roof: Built up. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls:
Metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Bryntesen Structural Engineers - 3045 N.
Federal Highway, Building 80, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306
General Contractor & Cost Estimator: JWR Construction Services,
Inc. - 1311 W. Newport Center Drive, #C, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: KAMM Consulting - 1407 W.
Newport Center Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
World of Décor, a home furnishings retailer headquartered in Orlando,
Fla., was looking to expand into South Florida. As a result, a new
ground-up retail and auction facility for the home furnishings company
was designed and constructed in Deerfield Beach, Fla. The building
consists of 47,500 square feet of retail and storage space, a large
showroom, an auction area, and a furniture repair and refinishing space.
The goals of the project were to create an efficient and cost effective
building that represents the products and services provided by World of
Décor, and a building that is instantly recognizable as a high quality
home furnishing and decoration destination. The single-story
Mediterranean-style building was designed to display artistic outdoor
products such as fountains, statues and sculptures, along the exterior
wall that can be updated as the merchandise changes. Additionally, a
wrought iron dome representing the branding concept of World of Décor
was erected on top of the entryway, creating an instantly recognizable
building feature from one of South Florida's busiest trafficways. The
globe, featuring artistic longitude and latitude lines, was assembled in
one piece and placement was critical: each of the dome's eight legs had
to line-up and slide into a pocket on the roof of the building. The dome
weighed 3,661 lbs. and took six men to install.
The interior space was designed for maximum flexibility by utilizing an
open floor plan concept that allowed for decoration displays and
furniture groupings. The space was also designed with a large volumetric
space to allow for the display of large chandeliers and art glass
displays. Additionally, large impact-resistant windows along the front
facade create prominent product displays with natural day lighting.
The design began in February of 2007 and construction lasted
approximately one year. Costs for the project were kept to a minimum due
to close collaboration between the design and construction team.
Multiple building systems were analyzed from a cost, building time and
durability standpoint during the schematic design and design development
stages until an ultimate set of building systems were agreed upon. The
building was ultimately constructed of tilt wall panels, steel bar
joist, metal decking, light-weight concrete and a built-up roof system.
This structural system achieved the goals of the design team to create a
building that is cost effective, rapidly constructed and hurricane
resistant. The site work included extensive right of way improvements,
incorporating a bus shelter, a turn lane and landscape improvements. The
project was furthered by providing a right-of-way landscape design and
coordinating with the City of Deerfield and the Florida Department of
Transportation's Street Tree and Beautification Program by utilizing
majestic royal palms along US-1.
Construction was completed in April of 2009 without any major issues,
and was within the projected budget and time frame. The project was
awarded two 2009 Craftsmanship Awards in the tilt wall and decorative