The architectural firm of Gallo Herbert Lebolo expects a November 2010 groundbreaking for a 24,000 square-foot Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building in Tallahassee. The South Florida-based firm is seeking LEED Silver Certification for the project, which is expected to be completed by the summer of 2011.
The LEED Green Building Rating System is the preeminent internationally recognized building certification system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy-efficient, and high performance buildings.
LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need for an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. It promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
“The modern ICE building represents new thinking in the design and building of government facilities,” said Brian P. Herbert, AIA, LEED AP, president of Deerfield Beach-based Gallo Herbert Lebolo. “LEED promotes cleaner, modern architectural designs, and promotes cutting-edge energy efficiency and sustainable concepts.
The building will also be able to withstand a powerful hurricane. Tilt wall construction will enable the building to withstand a Category-4 hurricane with sustained wind of up to 155 miles-per-hour, Herbert said.
About Gallo Herbert Lebolo
Gallo Herbert Lebolo (ghlaia.com), formerly known as Gallo Architects & Development Consultants, Inc. (GADC) was founded in 1988 by William J. Gallo, AIA. In its 22 years of existence the firm has gone through an architectural evolution, from post modernism, through constructivism to the current development of green building design and commissioning.
In 1999, GADC expanded and Brian P. Herbert, AIA, became a principal and in 2005 he became president. Emilio Lebolo III was later added as a principal and vice president in 2007.
The firm believes in producing vibrant, inspiring designs that transform into powerful and sustainable buildings. Gallo Herbert Lebolo strives to create functional spaces that fulfill challenging requirements and attract individuals to meet, relate and enjoy the ambiance. The firm’s philosophy is to create social art.
To better represent the three owners, GADC began doing business as Gallo Herbert Lebolo in June of 2009.
Gallo, Herbert Lebolo is licensed to provide design services in Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Delaware, New York, and New Jersey.
Additionally, the firm is able to operate throughout the United States by means of NCARB reciprocity, and in the Caribbean and Central America.
To find more about Gallo Herbert Lebolo, the partners, and the history of the firm go to its Website.
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