Stevens Construction has started construction of a new, two-story complex for BIG ARTS located at 900 Dunlop Road, announced Mark Stevens, company president.
Stevens Construction is providing construction management services for a new 27,000-square-foot facility which will house a 3,800-square-foot performing arts center with 414-seat theater. The first floor will also feature a spacious lobby, green room, box office, gift shop, catering kitchen, dressing rooms with showers and an expanded art gallery.
An education center will be situated on the second floor to host lectures as well as painting, drawing, photography, music, dance and pottery workshops and classes. The second floor will also include an administrative department with conference rooms and offices.
BIG ARTS will feature an expansive, impact-resistant, reflective glass façade at the front of the building which overlooks an outdoor veranda while reducing the heat load of the building. A broadened driveway for guest drop-off, landscaped walkways and ample parking will provide convenience for guests.
Stevens Construction is constructing BIG ARTS with energy efficient elements such as a metal roof to reflect heat, chilled water heating and cooling system to provide energy efficient climate control, spray foam insulation to provide a thermal barrier from the exterior to interior and LED lighting.
Stevens Construction demolished the existing approximate 18,000-square-foot building which housed the auditorium, gallery and offices within four days.
Slated for completion in January of 2020, Stevens Construction has been providing pre-construction services for the past year providing recommendations and constructability reviews to ensure that the project could be achieved within their budget and tight schedule.
The Stevens Construction team includes Mike Waskiewicz, project manager; Jim Ruby, superintendent; Tate Hernly, project engineer and Sue Ziegenfus, project administrator. The project was designed by Amy Nowacki Architect, LLC.
About Stevens Construction
With offices in Fort Myers, Tampa and Orlando, Florida, Stevens Construction specializes in providing construction management, general contracting and consulting services to clients and design professionals. Other services include site and design team selection, budgeting, project scheduling, permitting, cost and quality control and warranty service. The company builds healthcare, commercial and hospitality facilities. For information, visit www.stevensconstructioninc.com or call 239-936-9006.
About BIG ARTS
BIG ARTS, established in 1979, is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing quality artistic, cultural and educational experiences to Sanibel and Captiva residents and visitors.
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