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ALL PHOTOS BY JOSé FERNANDO VáZQuEZ south AMericAn restAurAnts' heAdquArters, guaynabo, puerto rico Arq. José Fernando Vázquez, CAAPPR, AIA hAcedor:MAKer/Arquitectos, san juan, puerto rico Lateral view of the main entrance. In this exterior view, some of the strategically placed alterations to the envelope can seen. 14 This project called for the adaptive reuse of a 50,000-square-foot structure, built in the 1980s for Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, to serve as the new headquarters for South American Restaurants. The original structure, built as a 32,000-square-foot warehouse module and an 18,000-square-foot administrative wing, was assembled with tilt-up concrete walls and steel roof, beams and columns. The original administrative area was dark, having only a few narrow windows. Its square plan insured that only the peripheral offices had any visual access to the outside and its maze-like interior minimized natural light and did not allow for easy reuse. The building's design was generic with the Wyeth logo, an indented "W" motif on the façade panels, as its only stylistic relief. The new program required the consolidation of previously dispersed operations into a single space. The response was an architectural strategy of www.aiafla.org http://www.aiafla.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Florida/Caribbean Architect - Summer 2015

President’s Perspective
Editorial
Legislative Update
My Perspective: The AIA Florida Citizen Architect-in-Residence Program
Mark Hampton, FAIA
South American Restaurants’ Headquarters
Blue Dog Holler
Center for Architecture Sarasota
Walmart to Go
Spotlight: Emerging Professionals/ Patrick Thorpe, Assoc. AIA
Books
Work-in-Progress
Advertisers Index

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