Eye Associates Venice Office

This 9,980sf  concrete & masonry Ophthalmology office was built with a structural steel roof featuring 2 towers with clerestory windows and a barrel tile roof to match the City of Venice Spanish architectural style. Interior construction required creating dark exam rooms by blacking out windows that were necessary to keep for the building’s exterior symmetry. The interior lobby includes a glass storefront and a hanging eye over the reception desk.  All site work, parking and site lighting completed by Manasota the Construction Manager on this project. 

Home Tech- Warehouse and Showroom

12,000sf pre-engineered Varco Pruden metal building for use as an appliance retail showroom, warehouse/repair center & repair fleet truck storage with air conditioned office space.   Split faced masonry construction used for external walls to provide an attractive exterior facade.  Warehouse includes mezzanine for storage of repair parts. Truck storage area with overhead door required extended height requirements. Truck fleet continuous access required design modifications to the site and building orientation. Manasota Commercial Construction is the Construction Manager responsible for the building and site improvements.  Site prepared for future second building.

Riverhouse Clubhouse & Amenities at Islands of River Wilderness-

Project Description :
4,157sf  Masonry community clubhouse overlooking the Manatee River, with tile roof and open interior plan. Designed in the Mission style, the interior has an open beam ceiling and extensive custom woodworking. There is a gym, gathering room and extensive outdoor porch which has a large outdoor kitchen and firepit as well as a putting green on the lawn. The hardscape and all sitework for this expansive site were also completed by Manasota.


First Southern Bank

Project Description:
This 5,100sf, two-story new age bank is a high technology, energy efficient, corporate banking center. Constructed with a hybrid steel frame structure with light gauge radius metal roof structure. The exterior is covered with multi colored aluminum cladding panels and full curtain wall, blue glass system on front and back of the building for architectural appeal. The interior includes teller lines, custom customer refreshment /information center with drive up parking space exterior banking and all glass walled offices.  Stairs have stainless steel wire railings to the 2nd floor housing two full glass wall conference rooms and corporate offices on the way to the elevator.

The bank building includes a back up generator and full paver parking area with artistic decorative fence to divide customer & employee parking. Underground drainage was installed due to limited property footprint.

The Bishop- Museum of Science and Nature

Complete planetarium interior demolition, fire restoration, and new construction of administrative offices, classrooms, museum display area, and upscale formal lobby. Included new exterior facade, gathering area and entries.

Gulf Waterways exhibit & 2nd floor museum renovation included HVAC replacement, fire sprinklers & elaborate interior finishes. This also required reworking of the high-tech mechanical systems for the Manatee tanks. Major coordination with Museum curators was required for artifacts safe keeping during renovation & new exhibit building.  Planetarium Theater dome was rebuilt with state of the art screen, equipment & seating.

Safety and noise were a major concern while museum was open to the public during the entire project as well as dust control in order to keep the museum articles safe. Coordination with building committee and curators over the phased project was essential to achieve the fabulous end result.   Project completed ahead of schedule under tight time constraints, and under budget.