Project: 250 North Orange

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Date: June 22, 2015

Wakefield Beasley & Associates was commissioned to renovate the interior and exterior of this building which was originally constructed in the 1960’s. It was Orlando’s first high rise building. The building, which stands 17 stories, did not meet code when WBA took on the project. The design required the removal of all existing glazing windows and the new glazing was moved outward to increase rentable square feet.

The new glazing was high performance, code worthy glass. WBA added a new internal staircase and reworked the core including new restrooms areas. Every floor was completely refinished and reworked with a more modern design and a more attractive color scheme. To overcome the challenge of disrupting day-to-day business, tenants were relocated sequentially to other spaces in the building during the construction process. The phasing of the tenant operations was successful in minimizing tenant down time as well as optimizing the contractor’s performance.


This renovation project received an award from Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., for Excellence in Construction Eagle Award.