The Immokalee Fire Control District is an independent special district established in 1955 and provides services to an approximately 234-square mile area in Collier County. The District operates from three fire stations. The majority of the service area is rural with an agricultural based economy. The new master-planned community of Ave Maria falls within the District?s boundaries. With the new …
Fire Station 23 is the most recent expansion by the Bonita Springs Fire Control & Rescue District. The new station represents the fourth adaptation of a highly successful prototype originally designed by GMA in 2005. The efficiency and durability integrated into the original design continues to function perfectly despite rapidly advancing technology in firefighting techniques and procedures. Fire Station 23 …
Fire Stations 23 & 26 are the most recent additions by the Bonita Springs Fire Control & Rescue District. The twin stations represent the third and fourth reuse of a successful prototype station designed by GMA in 2005. The efficiency and durability of the initial design continues to function perfectly despite advancing technology in firefighting techniques. Finished in early 2018, …
GMA Architects & Planners is honored to have been selected as the Architects for the expansion and addition to the existing Quality Life Center facility in Fort Myers. Affectionately known as the ?Q?, the Quality Life Center endeavors to instill the values of honesty, integrity, discipline, the pursuit of excellence, personal and community responsibility, faith, hope, cultural awareness and appreciation, …
GMA Architects & Planners (GMA) is proud to announce the completion of the new Administrative Headquarters building for Bonita Springs Utilities in Bonita Springs. The 19,000 sq. ft., two story facility allows BSU to consolidate several functions at a single location improving efficiencies and streamlining workflow. GMA is now in the process of renovating the adjacent old administration building to …
The Art League of Bonita Springs currently consists of four buildings, built over two phases. This well utilized campus was designed to be developed in phases until final build out, which will include performance and meeting space.
Existing facilities include administrative offices, two galleries, two dimensional art studios, gift shop, library, printmaking and photography studios, a ceramic studio and a sculpture studio.
The Bonita Springs Utilities Operations Center will be a 22,420 square foot facility designed to serve as the administration, training and warehousing center for BSU’s utilities, maintenance and distribution functions.
The unique blend of purposes under one roof calls for the design of state-of-the-art office and training space which will also serve as the utilities emergency operations center during storm events. It also is the location of warehousing of new water and sewer equipment as well as maintenance and repair of equipment already in the field It has been designed to withstand category V hurricanes, thus protecting the personnel and assets required to respond to the needs of the community after a storm.
The new Bonita Springs City Hall is an adaptive re-use of an existing 8,000 s.f. bank building into a new 13,000 s.f. government building. Although the building enjoys an excellent location on Bonita Beach Road, the entrance is on the side opposite the public’s initial orientation onto the site. The challenge was to create an appealing, dignified appearance from all vantage points as well as throughout the interior of the building.
The building includes all City offices plus City Council chambers capable of multi-media presentations and meetings for gatherings of up to 115 people.
The program called for a comfortable waiting room for 50 patients, 10 spacious exam rooms with large windows, two centrally located open nurses stations, and a stress lab complete with treadmills, nuclear camera, hot lab and Echo rooms.
Soothing comfort and a friendly and accessible interaction between patient and staff dictated the openness of the layout and the warm hues selected for the décor.
The principal objective of this master plan proposal is to establish a dynamic safety quarter’s a place for the fire/EMS station, sheriff substation and tax collector office. The proposal utilizes the land resources available to establish the new hub including secured and public areas. The unique complement of uses on the campus required careful land planning to account for the separation of public access and emergency response traffic. The plan endeavors to create a sustainable design founded on environmental principles, supported by architecture, landscape and site planning.
Due to the unique requirements of each individual building the nine acre site is not planned according to a single geometry and makes no attempt to refer to a perfect order. The plan incorporates varied building size, open space configuration and landscape typologies hereby creating a variety of experiences and spaces for the employees and visitors.
As the new public service hub, the campus will accommodate a 9,000 Sq. ft sheriff substation, a 15,000 Sq. ft fire and EMS station and a 10,000 sq. ft. tax collector’s office facility. It will incorporate tree-lined boulevards and open spaces.
The master plan will also accommodate a future
two-story, 20,000 sq. ft. office building for the
The unified architecture is a blend of signature Lee
County building materials with forward thinking building
forms and systems, designed to create a distinctive campus which will stand the test of time.
The Alliance for the Arts is a 14,300 sf building sited on 10.35 acres on the corner of Colonial Boulevard and McGregor Boulevard. The center includes an art gallery, administrative offices, three art studios, gift shop, theater and outdoor amphitheater. It is the site of art classes, children’s arts camp, theatrical performances, community festivals and art exhibitions.
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