Gallo Herbert Lebolo
1311 West Newport Center Drive, #A, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Date Bid: Negotiated.
Construction Period: Aug 2010 to Nov 2010
Total Square Feet: 13,000 Site: n/a Number of
Building Size: First floor, 13,000; total, 13,000 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 10’; total, 10’.
Basic Construction Type: Tenant Build Out.
Foundation: n/a. Exterior Walls: n/a. Roof: n/a.
Floors: Concrete, wood, precast.
Interior Walls: Metal & wood stud drywall, CMU.
General Contractor: JWR Construction Services, Inc. - 1311 West
Newport Center Drive, #C, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Structural Engineer: Bryntesen Structural Engineers - 3045 N.
Federal Highway, Bldg. 80, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Kamm Consulting, Inc. - 1407
West Newport Center Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
InCapital, a private investment and trading company asked the architects
and interior designers to create a design solution to reflect the
contemporary technological approach that is the hallmark of success for
their business. It was important for the design to convey a progressive
company to its clientele and visitors. It was also important the
supervisors be able to view and communicate with traders on a real time
basis. From these criteria evolved the concept of transparency and total
visual collaboration amongst traders, supervisors and management lead to
a rich design aesthetic incorporating a combination of wood panels,
sleek glass, polished metal hardware and mullions, and marble and carpet
tile floors. The total image evolves a functional yet futuristic
Aesthetic principles employed in this award winning design were, the use
of neutral tone materials and interior glazed walls, an intelligent and
ordered illumination system, an interior conceived as a series of open
spaces and floor to ceiling interior glazing for an abundance of natural
light and a permanent visual relationship to the entire exterior from
The real story of this project evolves from the time frame, cost
parameters and delivery approach. Because the base building was
unavailable for the commencement of construction until six weeks prior
to the required occupancy date, the specter of achieving custom millwork
and glazing was hanging over everyone's head. In order to accomplish the
goal the Owner “teamed” the Architect and the General Contractor from
start of design. Long lead items were identified and ordered during
design, a pre-fabricated wall and glazing system from DIRTT systems was
employed into the design solution and early demolition and framing was
negotiated with the City of Boca Raton. It took the cooperation of all
parties, including the City, to achieve the intended goals. During
design major subcontractors, i.e., mechanical, plumbing, electrical, low
voltage, IT and millwork were paired with the design team to create
realistic solutions with minimal conflicts.
The end result was a project that the Owner was extremely pleased with
and the design team was able to leverage to an award and publication.
Wall System: DIRTT
Flooring: Interface, Amtico International
Lighting: Pinnacle, Xenon
Entrances & Storefronts: Crawford Tracey
Window Coverings: Bamboo Abbott