ADD Inc, Now with Stantec, Completes Vu New River Residences in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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The architecture and design firm ADD Inc, now with Stantec, has completed the 18-story Vu New River residential building in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, along the New River. The last phase of American Land Venture’s New River Village development, the LEED Silver building is 268,237 sf and contains a total of 209 one-, two- and three- bedroom rental units, a 2,245 sf restaurant on the ground floor, and a rooftop amenity deck with a 360 degree view of the river and the city.

“The contemporary architecture style of Vu New River reflects the diversity of the neighboring towers and those along the New River,” said architect Rachel Cardello, principal, ADD Inc, now with Stantec.

The architecture and design firm ADD Inc, now with Stantec, has completed the 18-story Vu New River residential building located at 510 SE 5th Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, along the New River. The last phase of American Land Venture’s New River Village development, the LEED Silver building is 268,237 sf and contains a total of 209 one-, two- and three- bedroom rental units, a 2,245 sf restaurant on the ground floor, and a rooftop amenity deck with a 360 degree view of the river and the city.

“The contemporary architecture style of Vu New River reflects the diversity of the neighboring towers and those along the New River,” said architect Rachel Cardello, principal, ADD Inc, now with Stantec. “The use of horizontal bands, playful patterns and angled balconies create a distinctive architectural vocabulary for the area.”

The building’s interior has a modern yet warm ambiance with light colors of orange and red to contrast gray, white and black tones. The ground floor and lobby have a transparent façade with 20-foot floor to ceiling glass that enhances the interaction with the Riverwalk, the New River and neighboring park.

The Vu New River has many sustainable features and is certified LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council. The building is located in the heart of downtown Ft. Lauderdale, providing tenants easy access to public transportation and local retail centers. Sustainable features include the use of low-emitting materials for all interior finishes, an efficient HVAC system, a building-wide recycling program, and 35% of the building’s electricity comes from Green-e Energy, the nation’s leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy.

About ADD Inc, now with Stantec
ADD Inc, an award-winning architecture, interior design, planning and branding firm with offices in Boston and Miami, has joined Stantec’s Buildings Group, a team of more than 2,500 design and allied professionals working in over 90 offices across North America. This evolution of ADD Inc gives our talented designers access to Stantec’s world-class resources and multi-disciplinary expertise, which will enhance the design creativity and capability we bring to projects and position our team to work in locations worldwide. ADD Inc’s strong reputation for design excellence and our deep expertise in multi-family housing, workplace interiors, commercial/mixed-use buildings, college and university projects, hospitality and branding enhance Stantec’s existing capabilities in the Northeast and Gulf Coast. Through this partnership, we can go anywhere to support our clients’ dynamic needs in even more creative, collaborative, and personalized ways. http://www.addinc.com

About Stantec
We're active members of the communities we serve. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. The Stantec community unites more than 15,000 employees working in over 250 locations. Our work—professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

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