Downtown Boca Raton Office Transformation

Posted On: November 17, 2012
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When you hear the saying it is all LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION regarding Real Estate, it is a true statement. The Mummaw CREATE Team was given the challenge of transforming a superbly located Office Building located in Downtown Boca Raton.  The 3 story vertically oriented office building was developed over a decade ago. The Compact site restrains some architectural strategies but the location warranted an upgraded facade and street side presence.

This photo depicts the  original design strategies.

 The Studio then began a series of Schematic Design Studies to enhance and supplement the strongest existing features of the Building. Downtown Boca Raton has an architectural legacy created by Architect Addison Mizner. The City codes were strictly written to establish an overall theme based on Mizner’s remarkable work in Boca Raton. “Mizneresque” Architectural standards and strategies incorporate many of the Mediterranean Revival style elements evident throughout the City. Other elements such as  Classical Ordering, Ornamental Iron Work, mosaic tiles and canopies create a strong composition foundation.

Intern Architect Adam Miller developed the Schematics into a 4D architectural Rendering.

 The Owner, Investments Limited, under the Development Direction of Armen Batmasian, then authorized the physical construction to commence. CJM Construction, lead by Chuck Marchitello and his elite construction professionals completed both  the exterior and interiors within 60 days.

The final solution incorporates Coquina block scoring, Faux shutters, wall paneling and columns details. New ornamental iron railings create elegance on the street. Detail “Crests” were added to enhance the Mediterranean theme. A new architecturally designed monument sign, created by husband and wife team Jay & Roxan Goulet at Boca Signworks punctuates the Entry Courtyard.

Renovations are always challenging. However, this project resulted in a unique transformation that will reestablish its presence in the downtown for years to come. Mummaw and Associates, Inc. has been CREATING Design & Construction for over 25 years striving to demonstrate WHY DESIGN MATTERS…..