Southeastern University/United States Geological Survey|
Gallo Herbert Lebolo
1311 West Newport Center Drive, #A, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Location: Davie, Florida
Date Bid: Feb 2011 Construction Period: Mar 2011 to May
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
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
Window, Curtainwall, Entrances & Storefronts: Crawford Tracey
Carpet: Bigelow Lighting: Lithonia