Lighthouse Park & Visitor's Center|
Dale Partners Architects, P.A.
161 Lameuse Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
Location: Biloxi, Mississippi
Date Bid: June 2009 Construction Period: Aug 2009 to July
2011 Total Square Feet: 22,837 Site: 2.66 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 11,612; second floor, 11,225;
total, 22,837 square feet.
Building Height: Crawl space, 7’; first floor, 18’; second floor,
18’; total to top, 64’3”.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam. Exterior
Walls: CMU, brick. Roof: Built-up, clay tile. Floors:
Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Structural Design Group - 220 Great Circle
Road, #106, Nashville, TN 37228
General Contractor: Rod Cooke Construction - 3496 Halls Mill
Road, Mobile, AL 36693
Electrical Engineer: The Power Source - 945 Madison Avenue,
Madison, MS 39110
Mechanical Engineer: CGM Group - 201 Park Court, #A, Ridgeland,
Cost Estimator: U.S. Cost - 1200 Abernathy Road, NE, Building
600, #950, Atlanta, GA 30328
Exhibit Consultant: Steve Harding Design, Inc. - 3801 Kirby
Drive, #510, Houston, TX 77098
Audio-Visual/Acoustics Consultant: Stan Roller & Associates, Inc.
- 867 Lilac Lane, Naperville, IL 60540
Civil Engineer & Landscape Architect: Neel Schaffer, Inc. - 772
Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530
The new Biloxi Lighthouse Park and Visitor's Center is a two-story
painted brick veneer structure built to replace structures that were
lost during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The new 25,315-square-foot
facility is located near the former location of the historic Dantzler
House on the Biloxi beachfront and mimics the architectural style of
that home. The facility boasts four chimneys and two front porches
facing the beach offering unobstructed views to the newly renovated
historic Lighthouse and the Gulf of Mexico.
The facility is located near the Velocity Zone and has been constructed
in accordance with the International Building Code to resist 140 mph
winds with reinforced concrete masonry walls and impact resistant
windows using hurricane shutters in some locations and impact glazing in
others. The clay tile roof is attached both mechanically and with
adhesive to resist uplift. The facility is elevated 22 feet above sea
level, and its exterior walls are concrete masonry unit on a pier
foundation with a crawl space. The interior structure is steel columns
The first floor houses a museum, reception area, exhibit space,
conference area, office space and a catering kitchen. A grand staircase
takes visitors to conference rooms, exhibit space, reception area and
theater/classroom space on the second floor. Since the grand opening in
August, it has been used for conferences, parties, reunions and wedding
receptions and has been visited by over 14,000 tourists.
Brick: Robinson Brick Company
Columns: Architectural Mall
Roofing: Ludowici Roof Tile
Flooring: Durkan, Karastan, Daltile, Armstrong
Lighting: DayBrite, Omega, Capri, OCL, Crystorama