Woolpert Providing Architecture, Engineering for 9 WoodSpring Suites Locations
The firm’s design services support the popular extended-stay hotel chain’s expansion into South Florida, where the most recent groundbreaking took place last week.
MIAMI (Nov. 27, 2018) — Gold Coast Premier Properties Group has contracted with Woolpert for architectural and engineering services at nine WoodSpring Suites extended-stay hotels, many of them in South Florida. The contract is part of the chain’s substantial expansion into the region, where two extended-stay hotels have opened and another four are under construction. The most recent sites broke ground last week in Miami and Tamarac, Fla.
Woolpert has provided design services for 100-plus of the more than 200 WoodSpring Suites located across 35 states.
For the nine sites under this contract, Woolpert will provide building design and architectural design, as well as mechanical, engineering, plumbing (MEP) and structural engineering. Woolpert works with the group’s real estate team and area brokers to help determine viable sites, conducting zoning research and site investigations, estimating costs, getting municipal approvals and securing entitlements.
Tim Reber, Woolpert project manager, said the architecture and appearance of the South Florida WoodSpring Suites will be specific to the region but will retain the brand’s traditional structure of four stories with 123 units. Each unit has a kitchen and bathroom, as well as access to a fitness center.
“WoodSpring has a great operating model, developed specifically to serve the needs of the modern traveler. This is why it is the fastest growing extended-stay hotel brand,” Reber said. “We’re glad we’re able to streamline and support this effort by offering full design services in-house, eliminating the need for multiple consultants and multiple layers, while understanding the scope of what they want and what they need.”
In addition to this expansion into South Florida, WoodSpring Suites also has grown into the North and South Carolina markets and is looking to establish a presence in Southern California.
Woolpert is the fastest growing architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm in the country, delivering value to clients in all 50 states and around the world by strategically blending innovative design and engineering excellence with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications. With a dynamic research and development department, Woolpert works with inventive business partners such as Google and Esri; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS); and continually pushes industry boundaries by working with advanced water technologies, asset management, building information modeling (BIM) and sustainable design. The firm, which is among the ENR’s Top 100 Design Firms, supports a mission to help its clients progress and become more progressive. For over 100 years and with 27 offices across the U.S., Woolpert serves federal, state and local governments; private and public companies and universities; energy and transportation departments; and the U.S. Armed Forces. For more information, visit woolpert.com or call 937-531-1258.