Plaza Coral Gables

  • This mixed-use project covers 6.7 acres and includes a five-star hotel, Class A office space, high-end retail, 229 luxury townhomes and condos, parking garage, public open space, and parks
  • The design is composed of isolated parcels that are infused with a variety of uses and public amenities that provide an integrated pattern that encourages walkability and promotes a sense of interconnectedness
  • Over 50% of the total site area is dedicated to open space, which is structurally supported by an eight-story podium structure
  • Four distinct towers, ranging from 14-22 stories, rise from the podium and open spaces below and serve a variety of uses, including residential, hospitality, and retail
  • Neighbors Faena Bazaar at the northern end of the Faena District
  • Provides additional parking for both the Bazaar and for the Forum
  • Comprised of 235 parking spaces distributed both above and below grade
  • Site’s small footprint presented space constraints that eliminated the feasibility of parking ramps between each level
  • DeSimone elected to design two glass-enclosed mechanical elevators for the transport of both vehicles and valets between levels

About the Project

  • The Welcome Center Parking Garage at the University of Houston is a five level parking garage with 1,500 spaces
  • Parking garage was constructed using a precast concrete structural system

About the Project

  • The Braeswood Parking Garage is located in the Texas Medical Center
  • It is a nine level parking garage with 2,470 parking spaces
  • Garage includes an electronic parking guidance system
  • Constructed using a cast-in-place post-tensioned one-way floor system spanning to post-tensioned concrete girders

About the Project

  • The parking garage at the Wilshire Condominiums is an attached four level parking garage with parking 210 spaces
  • 4th level of the garage supports an amenity space and swimming pool
  • Garage is constructed using a cast-in-place one-way post-tentioned concrete floor system spanning to post-tensioned concrete girders

About the project:

  • A public-private partnership tasked with replacing 558 aging bridges throughout the area within three years
  • Bridges primarily consisted of precast concrete culvert or box beam structural systems in rural areas on smaller state highways
  • Prime contractor suffered repeated setbacks due to multiple weather-related loss events impacting project schedule
  • Damage to approximately 80 construction sites and partially constructed bridges

Scope of services:

  • Investigation included a scope of damage assessment, repair invoice reconciliation, and ROM estimation

About the project:

  • Shipping terminal located on the Houston Ship Channel supports a number of industrial storage facilities
  • Heavy flood damage to various structures and electrical equipment sustained following Hurricane Harvey

Scope of services:

  • Structural evaluations included warehouses, dock structures, an office building, landing and storage areas
  • Electromechanical evaluations included electrical supply systems, air dryers, compressors, freight scales, security and lighting systems
  • Project team utilized drone photography for aerial evaluation of site damage
  • Located in the heart of Pudong District, Shanghai’s commercial center
  • Project includes 3,229,000sf above-grade area, and 1,722,000sf below-grade area
  • Total construction area is approximately 4,951,000sf
  • Project includes commercial space, office buildings, and a transportation hub adjacent to Metro Line 2 and 9