The General Services Administration has selected Krueck & Sexton Architects, Chicago to be lead design architect for a 475,000sf, $145-million, federal agency office building in south Florida. Other firms competing for the project were Foster+Partners, New York City; Murphy/Jahn, Chicago; Thomas Phifer and Partners, New York City; REX, Seattle; and Asymptote, New York City.
Part of the GSAâ€™s Design Excellence program, the project represents an opportunity to take this program to the next level, according to GSA project managers, and it will seek a high LEED rating. This will add to Krueck & Sextonâ€™s portfolio of successful LEED buildings, including the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago, the 1100 First Street office building in Washington DC, and five national design showrooms for Herman Miller Inc. throughout the United States, among others. It will be the largest project completed by the firm to date. Project team includes Thornton Thomasetti, structural engineers; Flack & Kurtz, mechanical engineers; and Atelier Ten, environmental consultants.
The project is currently scheduled to be complete at the end of 2013.