Project Type: Historic Restoration/Adaptive Reuse, Interior Design
Client: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
Contact: Rena Blades, President CEO (561) 471-2901, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contractor: Conkling & Lewis
Project Size: 11,800 total SF
Project Cost: $850,000
Project Description: This project is a contributing building to Lake Worth Old Town National Register Historic District established in 2000 as well as within a local historic district. The structure was built in 1936 as a movie theatre and has been renovated several times over ensuing decades. As well as being a theatre, it’s been a restaurant and a cabaret. The latest incarnation in 1999 as a contemporary art gallery involved interior alterations including an open stair, extended mezzanine, gallery spaces and general refinishing of all floors. In 2010, the building was donated to Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, who undertook an extensive adaptive renovation of the building. Exterior renovations focused on stucco repair, restoration & paint, upgrades for hurricane protection & ADA compliance. Original display case windows were reopened and the roofing was upgraded. The interior of the building was completely rebuilt and included Lobby restoration; the addition of Gift Shop, Cultural Information Center, Exhibition and Lecture Hall spaces. The second floor provided offices, storage and service areas. In addition, upgraded mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire systems were installed. ADA compliant restrooms also were added. The project was completed in 2012.