This project in Brickell, FL was completed in two phases. In Phase 1, we were hired mid-project after the client’s previous contractor failed to complete the required work. Knowing the client’s history with general contractors – and as we do with all of our clients – we worked hand-in-hand with them to ensure complete transparency every step of the way.
To get started on the project, we first had to undo most of the previous contractor’s work and start over in reconfiguring the three existing apartment buildings into a facility appropriate for preschool use. The project required HRS approval, which means we had to be diligent in ensuring all of their codes and safety standards were met. From a design perspective, we preserved the owners’ vision and worked closely with the interior designer to create the child-friendly atmosphere. We completed Phase 1 of the project on a tight deadline and received HRS approval in time for the center to open as scheduled.
Happy with our work in Phase 1, the client kept us on to complete Phase 2 of the project. This included completing work on the remaining two buildings, which we were able to do while the Phase 1 building was fully operational as a Montessori school. We incorporated a full-size kitchen and cafeteria, redid all of the interior rooms, and corrected structural damage to the exterior. We also incorporated a remote security system for improved safety.