and Johnson & Wales University today dedicated the school’s recently completed Biscayne Commons Dormitory on its North Miami campus.
The 44,000 square-foot energy efficient four story residence hall includes 204 beds and includes a Residential Life Apartment, laundry facilities and common areas. The dormitory was constructed by Deerfield Beach-based JWR Construction Services and took ten months to complete. Cost of the project was $6.5 million.
The project earned GHL a merit of Outstand Design by American Schools and Universities.
The building was the former Voyager Inn on Biscayne Boulevard and NE 123rd Street.
The University’s original plans for renovating the property had a three year estimated completion date which was not inline with the University’s goal to open the new building during the 2011 school year.
GHL proposed an alternative solution. “We challenged the team to design a cost
effective dormitory that would allow us to receive the required permits and complete construction within 12 months,” said Brian P. Herbert, AIA, LEED AP, president of Deerfield Beach-based Gallo Herbert Lebolo.
“The team is thrilled to have met all of the project’s goals so that the university is now able to offer its students yet another outstanding residence facility,” added Herbert.
ABOUT GALLO HERBERT LEBOLO
Gallo Herbert Lebolo, formerly known as Gallo Architects & Development Consultants, Inc. (GADC) was founded in 1988 by William J. Gallo, AIA. In its 22 years of existence the firm has gone through an architectural evolution, from post modernism, through constructivism to the current development of green building design and commissioning.
In 1999, GADC expanded and Brian P. Herbert, AIA, became a principal and in 2005 he became president. Emilio Lebolo III was later added as a principal and vice president in 2007.
The firm believes in producing vibrant, inspiring designs that transform into powerful and sustainable buildings. Gallo Herbert Lebolo strives to create functional spaces that fulfill
challenging requirements and attract individuals to meet, relate and enjoy the ambiance. The firm’s philosophy is to create social art.
To better represent the three owners, GADC began doing business as Gallo Herbert Lebolo in June of 2009.
Gallo, Herbert Lebolo is licensed to provide design services in Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Delaware, New York, and New Jersey. Additionally, the firm is able to operate throughout the United States by means of NCARB reciprocity, and in the Caribbean and Central America.
To find more about Gallo Herbert Lebolo, the partners, and the history of the firm go to its Web site at www.ghlaia.com.
ABOUT JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY
Johnson & Wales University (JWU), founded in 1914, is a nonprofit, private institution.
A recognized leader in career education, we offer accredited degrees in business, hospitality, culinary arts, technology and education. With a diverse student body of more than 16,000 graduate and undergraduate students, representing all 50 states and 89 countries, JWU prepares graduates for personal and professional success by integrating rigorous academics and professional skills, community leadership opportunities, and our unique career education model. The university is committed to urban revitalization and thoughtful historic renovation. Through active civic participation and by offering unique learning opportunities, JWU improves the quality of life in its campus communities in Providence, R.I.; North Miami, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; and Charlotte, N.C. For more information, visit www.jwu.edu.
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