Domingo Marrero Building Renovation General Studies Faculty
Domingo Marrero Building Renovation – General Studies Faculty Client: University of Puerto Rico – Office of Design & Construction Location: Rio Piedras Campus Phase: Completed Year: 2008-2011 Size: 100,000 sq. ft. Cost: $17M Architect: Toro & Ferrer Arquitectos Contractor: Villavicencio & Associates Construction Corp. Program: Full renovation of existing 150-seat Assembly Hall, seminar rooms, classrooms, bathrooms, hallways and exterior facades. Description: The project consisted in full renovation and code compliance of an Assembly Hall Building connected to 3 wings of classrooms and faculty offices. In addition to interior classrooms finishes and furnishings, the most challenging code compliance was the structural reinforcements. In order to meet with the current Building Codes, new structural elements were introduced and brought down to below existing footings. The original building was built in 1960 by Toro Ferrer (the original firm), pioneers of Tropical Modernism.