Chris P. Zimmerman AIA, designed this $5 Million Dollar Marine Facility composed of 58 slips ranging in size from thirty feet to pier-heads of one hundred and fifty feet. Mr. Zimmerman put together a team of specialty professionals that was stated by the Sun Sentinel as the “Dream Team”. It was the ability of Mr. Zimmerman to manage and orchestrate this group that achieved this successful project.
The structural system is comprised of precast and poured-in place concrete with a design mix exceeding FDOT standards for bridge construction providing long-term corrosion resistance. The dual trough main pier design allows for the utilities to be positioned along the side and accessible from the top surface allowing servicing without the disruption of the walkway. This unique design will provide long-term flexibility and maintenance free operation. The electrical system was thought through in every detail from the main service entry and distribution to the security and telephone systems, to provide state of the art systems as well as allowing for future expansion. All slips have been equipped with a system that integrates security, telephone, electrical metering, fax and future capacity for high speed Internet access. All slips are equipped with sewage pump out and water service.
All design aspects of the marine have been fully integrated into a complete architectural project. The buildings have been designed with a nautical flare utilizing minimal maintenance materials such as; metal roofing, ceramic tile and concrete. The steep roofs and cupolas are images of lighthouses and include a revolving light visible by boaters and the local community. The facility includes four additional entry buildings that continue the colors, materials and design of the main facility. These entry buildings serve as a secure entry to the boating slips as well as providing a location for trash receptacles, electrical systems, mechanical systems and storage.
$ 5 million
Jamie Hart 954-828-5423