Knoxon (Royal) Motel MIMO, Historic District, Miami, FL
Client : ROYAL 7411, LLC
Program-Scale : Restoration of 8,894 sf, 2-story historic building
Building Type : Commercial Mixed-Use.
Status : Under Permitting and Interior Demolition
Project Scope : In accordance with the historic restoration of the Royal Motel located at Biscayne Boulevard, MIMO Historic District, and due to excessive decay and dilapidation of the existing building shell beyond any level of repair is proposed and entirely new adaptive reuse of the eastern wing into a 2- story commercial use with new hambro joist system and concrete topping. The historic significance of this structure primarily rests within its west wing, which will be preserved and restored in its entirety, including historic window and wall openings, facade finishes, and signage. Whereas on the Eastern wing under the same roof, we proposed enlargement of existing motel room doors and windows to sliding, full-bay operable doors in order that the motel room bays may be converted into a future restaurant on the ground floor, and a new fresh seafood bar on the second level.
Design Team : Principal Architect: DB LEWIS ARCHITECT-THRESHOLDS INTL. inc. Landscape Architect: MARIANO CORRAL. Civil Engineer: B, A, & K GROUP, inc. MEP+F Engineer: VIDAL & ASSOCIATES. Structural Engineer: EDWARD A. LANDERS, P.E.