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  Sarasota Yacht ClubSarasota Yacht Club


DSDG, Inc.
1348 Fruitville Road, #204, Sarasota, FL 34236

General Description

Location: Sarasota, Florida
Date Bid: Aug 2008
Construction Period: Dec 2008 to Mar 2010
Total Square Feet: 41,332 Site: 3 acres. Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 19,247; second floor, 22,085; total, 41,332 square feet. Building Height: First floor, 10’; second floor, 35’; total, 45’.
Basic Construction Type: V Non Combustable.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, driven concrete pile. Exterior Walls: CMU, curtainwall. Roof: Metal, membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Local Architect: Karins Engineering Group, Inc. - 2017 Fiesta Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231
General Contractor: Tandem Construction - 5391 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard North, #200, Sarasota, FL 34240
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer: KAMM Consulting, Inc. - 1407 West Newport Center Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

The coastal contemporary architectural style of the new two-story Sarasota Yacht Club makes it one of Sarasota's showcase waterfront destinations with its translucent roof and sail shades. Passing over the John Ringling Bridge or from St. Armand's Key you can't help but notice the yacht club's striking presence.

Vehicles follow up a curved ramp to the second floor to a grand entry hall. The first floor of the building is parking and storage, the second floor includes dining, offices, kitchen and bars, meeting rooms, and an honors gallery; a mid level includes outdoor dining, fitness center, pool bathrooms, and pool with deck. The building is situated to offer panoramic views over the club's 100-plus-vessel marina.

Lead Architects, Mark Sultana and Thomas Denslow of DSDG, Inc. designed the new yacht club in the particular style of "Coastal Contemporary" as requested by the club membership. The main activity structure is clearly plantation style, but the architectural style is modern.

The arcade that surrounds the main clubhouse is reminiscent of a southern plantation building and Live Oaks replace palm trees and a small park setting adds to the waterfront scenery. The focus of the design is innovation and function - a straight view aligns with the grand hallway with the existing main dock. The main clubhouse is offset by 7 degrees.

Designed to meet all Miami Dade Hurricane building codes, the building includes green features throughout. Less than 60% of the lot is covered by building and pavement an improvement of the previous clubhouse that covered 98% of the lot. Large shade sails are installed outside for immediate site shade and give connection to the yacht club.

Use of natural light instead of electrical light at the main gallery is achieved with the grand entry hall translucent roof along with diffusers at 10-foot in the main gallery, reliance on stratification of air in the main gallery that has a height of approximately 30 feet.

Completed on-time and on budget, the new Sarasota Yacht Club House was delivered thru a process of value engineering. Approximately three and half million dollars was cut out of the original building without sacrificing noticeable changes.

Product Information
Metal Roofing: PAC-CLAD® from Petersen Aluminum Installed by All-Steel Consultants of Palmetto, Fla. Coatings: Valspar
Sail Shades: SkyShades USA
Flooring: Durkan, Johnsonite, Artistic Surfaces
Windows: Kawneer IR1600 Glazing: Viracon Impact-Resistant Low-E (3,675 sq. ft. of blue green glass) installed by custom commercial glazing contractor, Key Glass of Bradenton, Fla.
Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer, Stanley
Lighting: Daybrite, Williams, Gardco
Elevators: Otis

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