MIAMI BEACH, FLA. –Miller Construction Company is pleased to announce the $15 million transformation of 801 Lincoln Road – a highly visible retail and dining destination in the heart the new NOLI district (North of Lincoln Road) - for Terranova.
Designed by Shulman + Associates with Wolfberg Alvarez & Partners as architect of record, the project marries a historic, streamline-modern style building to a new 27,000 square foot cast-in-place concrete structure. The dramatic, three-dimensional glass curtain wall demanded the construction team’s precise coordination, advanced technology and exacting craftsmanship.
In addition to the new construction, Miller’s team completed renovations of the existing building while five separate tenants continued to operate their seven day-a-week businesses. Modifying the portion of the Deco-style building that fronts Lincoln Road involved re-routing the tenant power, water, and sewer connections, while ensuring tenant operations would continue smoothly, and then connecting and expanding those utility connections back into the new building at completion.
“Terranova’s vision for an exceptional design statement really brings new energy to the retail streetscape,” said Miller Senior Vice President Brian Sudduth. “We’re pleased to have helped them create a South Beach landmark.”
To ensure seamless coordination of the concrete structure with the complex glass exterior, Miller’s crews used Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology, which enabled them to go beyond two-dimensional shop drawings. “Revit was crucial as we established axis points, rotation of steel members and angle for a single point,” Sudduth said.
In addition to keeping operations smooth for tenants in the original portion of the building, Miller focused on logistics, traffic and pedestrian safety on the site. Scheduling and staging were also vital, since there was virtually no room for materials storage on the property.
According to Josh Gelfman, Terranova’s Director of Development, “Miller’s team consistently went above and beyond to ensure that every aspect of the project was handled in a manner that best represented the owner’s interests. They have been a fantastic partner for this very challenging project which essentially demanded that we continue to fly the plane by keeping current tenants in place while they build all around them.”
The sleek, modern building is home to a just-opened, two-story Anthropologie store, and the top-floor space is designed for a restaurant with interior and open-air dining that will offer panoramic ocean views. 801 Lincoln Road is the latest retail project for Miller, which has provided new construction and major renovation services for regional and national retailers, from Miami-Dade through Martin counties.
Founded in 1973, Miller Construction Company is a prominent South Florida design/builder and construction services firm serving retail, commercial, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, educational and multi-family markets. For information: www.millerconstruction.com 
Terranova Corporation, South Florida’s leading commercial real estate advisory firm, currently is involved with commercial real estate assets for its clients and its own portfolio valued at over $1 billion.
Terranova offers complete commercial real estate services, including High Street Retail, Leasing & Property Management, Acquisition/Joint Ventures, Tenant Representation, Dispositions, Financing and Development & Construction Management.