FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2018) – Morris-Depew and Associates, Southwest Florida’s premier civil engineering and land use planning firm has completed work on the Fort Myers Broadcast Center.
Located in downtown Fort Myers, the site called for a modern landscape and hardscape refresh that would complement the building’s exterior, which was constructed more than 50 years apart. Experts from all four disciplines of the firm– civil engineering, land planning, landscape architecture, and surveying and mapping, worked together to create a uniformed, cohesive plaza design.
The building’s elevated and underscored entry received a full makeover to remove the existing steps and accessible ramp that were added after the abutting roadway was widened and elevated causing circulation issues. To enhance connection to the broadcast center, the site design team focused on clean lines and selected colors that harmonize with the existing building façade.
The project also called for a refreshing of the site’s existing employee parking lot, guest parking and drainage facilities.
Creating a cohesive design inside and out, Morris-Depew and Associates incorporated the same shapes, materials, and finishes that were used in the building’s interior design into the exterior finishes of the plaza.
To transform the space into a welcoming, well-defined plaza that now guides guests to the entry, Morris-Depew Associates added accent lighting, pedestrian bollards, plank style pavers, vegetated greenscreens, and decorative concrete walls. The most notable difference between the before and after condition of the site is a visibly cohesive look.
Celebrating nearly 30 years of serving Southwest Florida, Morris-Depew Associates is a multiservice consulting firm with specialties in civil engineering, land planning, expert witness, landscape architecture, and surveying and mapping services. MDA’s efforts are based on a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to the planning and design processes, which emphasizes interaction within the firm’s allied professional expertise in conjunction with the client’s objectives and ultimate needs. The members of MDA have experience in the planning and design of a wide variety of urban, residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, and community-oriented projects ranging from large-scale resort residential projects to urban community spaces and commercial multiuse developments.
For more information, contact 239-337-3993 or visit www.morris-depew.com.