Rabits & Romano Architecture Completes Milestone Projects
Openings for attractions, senior living and major commercial expansions planned for 2015
Orlando, Fl. – (Dec. 29, 2014) - Rabits & Romano Architecture Planning & Design will start the new year celebrating endings -- the completion of a number of milestone projects.
In the first quarter of 2015 the Orlando-based architectural firm is on schedule to complete several major projects, including two senior living facilities and a Brazilian bank. In December alone Rabits & Romano celebrated the opening of a new tourist attraction on Orlando’s famed International Drive and a key major warehouse project in Titusville.
- Regency Park Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility - The 85-bed assisted living facility across from Florida Hospital Waterman is scheduled to open in the first quarter. Rabits & Romano designed the luxury project, which is conversion of a hotel.
Banco Do Brasil – The opening of the first Central Florida location of Banco Do Brasil – South America’s oldest and largest bank – is slated for February in Orlando. Rabits & Romano was part of the award-winning design team for the bank branch which will serve the Brazilian tourist community on International Drive.
Excellence Assisted Living Facility – A new senior living facility on Semoran Boulevard in Orlando operated by Excellence is scheduled to open in March. The firm designed the 151-bed complex and oversaw construction of the $11.7 million project.
Harrison Rhodes – Centrally located on the campus of Bethune - Cookman University, the 28,000 S.F renovation and addition project will house the University's College of Liberal Arts. Rabits & Romano designed and oversaw construction of the facility that includes renovation of the historic front building and integrated it with a new 4 story classroom and faculty office building resulting in a unified project.
I-Drive NASCAR Kart on International Drive – Rabits & Romano oversaw design and construction of the new 86,000-square-foot International Drive tourist attraction.
Eckler’s Expansion- Rabits & Romano handled design and construction management for the 180,000-square-foot office and industrial expansion of the Eckler’s Family of Auto Parts Stores.
Dollar General - Rabits & Romano provided architectural services for 7 Dollar General stores that were completed in the end of 2014 and early 2015. Hialeah will have 3 new stores, Hialeah Gardens Blvd, 37th st, and 9th st. North Miami, Homestead, Parrish and Pembroke Park are the other locations.
“It’s extremely rewarding to see so many critical projects cross the finish line,” said Rabits & Romano Partner Bob Rabits. “Our firm continues to excel at the design and construction management of luxury senior living. But a number of the other projects show our ability in office/warehouse, attractions, and all types of commercial design.’’