Alfred R. Goldstein Library for Ringling College of Art and Design.

Project Status: Completed 2017

Location: Sarasota, FL

Contractor: Willis A. Smith Construction

Architect: Sheply Bulfinch

Associate Architect: Sweet Sparkman Architects

Structural Engineer: Simpson Gumpertz and Heger

BMMI Supplied: Footers, Grade Beams, Slab on Grade, Block, Tie Beam, Structural Concrete, Elevated Slab

The construction of this building was not the typical construction style we see here in Florida. The entire steel structure “skeleton” along with the poured concrete floors were completed first. The building was then wrapped with a CMU “skin” attached to the steel structure with bolts and angles, designed to allow the steel structure within, to have movement.