Architecture and Design Firm ADD Inc, now with Stantec Begins Redevelopment of Former INS Building in Miami

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New Triton Center Designed by ADD Inc, now with Stantec, Will Serve as an Economic Catalyst to Upper Biscayne Boulevard Area in Miami, Florida

“We believe the Triton Center will be the cornerstone of a true renaissance in the Upper Biscayne Boulevard area,” stated architect Jonathan Cardello, senior principal, ADD Inc, now with Stantec.

The redevelopment of the former U.S. Immigration Naturalization Service (INS) 12-story building in Miami by the architecture and design firm ADD Inc, now with Stantec is underway. Located at 7880 Biscayne Blvd, the site’s surrounding buildings have been razed to make way for the new mixed-use development named Triton Center.

Real estate developer Florida Fullview Immigration Building, LLC selected the architecture firm to undertake the adaptive reuse of this iconic building. The new 722,000 sf development, which will include the 12-story building converted into a 139-key hotel, will also feature a 324- unit apartment building, 17,000 sf of ground-level retail and 576 parking spaces.

“We are very excited to lend our expertise and vision to one of Miami’s most well-known and symbolic buildings. We believe the Triton Center will be the cornerstone of a true renaissance in the Upper Biscayne Boulevard area,” stated architect Jonathan Cardello, senior principal, ADD Inc, now with Stantec. “The additional commercial space and retail gives residents a place to live, shop and play, bringing a new vitality and sense of community to this part of the city.”

Originally built in the 1960s as the Gulf American, the building was recognized as a vanguard, mid-century modern tower with distinctive anodized aluminum sunscreens and tall transparent glass curtain walls spilling out to the street at its base. INS moved into the building in 1983 and vacated in 2008.

ADD Inc, now with Stantec will continue the building’s vanguard spirit, integrating white stucco and metal panels highlighted with bright Miami accent colors and glass curtain walls. A pedestrian passage within a city plaza-like environment between the condominium and hotel complexes will be added. Each building will have its own pool and fitness center. Lush landscape and shading trees will surround street level retail and food outlets. The project is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification.

ADD Inc, now with Stantec, a recognized national leader in architecture and design, is working on other prominent residential projects throughout Florida, including the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Miami Beach; Jade Signature in Sunny Isles; Luma at Miami Worldcenter; Solitair Residences in Brickell; and 330 Third Street in Downtown St. Petersburg.

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.

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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