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  Nova Southeastern University/United States Geological SurveyNova Southeastern University/United States Geological Survey

Architect

Gallo Herbert Lebolo
1311 West Newport Center Drive, #A, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
www.ghlaia.com

General Description

Location: Davie, Florida
Date Bid: Feb 2011 Construction Period: Mar 2011 to May 2011
Total Square Feet: 24,000 Site: — Number of Buildings: One
Building Size: First floor, 24,000; total, 24,000 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 18’; total, 18’.
Basic Construction Type: Interior build-out/Retrofit.
Foundation: Slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU. Roof: Built-up. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: DeRose Design Consultants - 470 S. Andrews Avenue, #206, Pompano Beach, FL 33069
General Contractor & Cost Estimator: JWR Construction Services: - 1311 West Newport Center Drive, #C, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442


The Nova Southeastern University/United States Geological Survey project consisted of the reuse and rehabilitation of a portion of an old Public Middle School Building on the Campus of Nova Southeastern University's Davie, Florida Campus. The building's re-use was a critical component of the project and helped further the campus wide sustainability initiatives of Nova Southeastern University and the Governmental Services Administration (GSA) which is charged with overseeing the construction of governmental agency facilities such as this.

The USGS portion of the building consists of approximately 24,000 square feet of administration and Laboratory functions. The administration portion of the space houses approximately 80 people in private offices and cubicle workstations. The Laboratories are composed of a Geology Lab, where samples of rock and soils are tested, and a Hydrology Lab where water samples are analyzed. The challenge of this project was to incorporate the highly technical uses within an existing building and utilize to the maximum extent possible the existing systems.

Through numerous meetings with the USGS development team the Architect was able to formulate a space plan where many of the interior walls and HVAC systems could be readily reused. Additional exterior windows were added to the perimeter of the building to introduce more natural light and allow for views to the exterior.

The project was completed in just under 2 months in order to meet a tight timeline dictated by the GSA for the construction of this facility.

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