MBA Green Design
Going green makes dollars and sense.
More than half of our sustainable projects are Gold LEED-Certified or higher. LEED accreditation, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, gives us the tools and training needed to use a whole-building approach to design with a discerning sensitivity to human and environmental health. In fact, Mason Blau was the first architectural firm to design a Platinum LEED-certified building in Pinellas County, Florida. This certification recognizes the highest level of sustainability and energy efficiency obtainable from the U.S. Green Building Council.
This free-standing, one-story building consists of 16,208 GSF, with structural concrete precast wall panels and double tee precast roof with 3 ft. high punch windows with FEMA 361 attributes and grey tinted impact glass. The building houses the Public Works Operations offices, break room and training room. The Operations Component at this building doubles as a First Responders Shelter. The warehouse stores/protects approximately 17 city vehicles and a shop area. The building is designed to a CAT 5 hurricane (156 mph 1-minute sustained wind, 190 mph 3-second gusts) event with redundant emergency systems.
This is a free-standing, 4,476 GSF, one-story building with structural concrete precast wall panels and a double tee precast concrete roof, with 3 ft. high punched windows with FEMA 361 attributes and tinted impact glass. The building is designed to a CAT 5 hurricane event (156 mph 1-minute sustained wind, 190 mph 3-second gusts) with redundant emergency systems, and is located above the 500-year Flood Plain. The EOC component of this facility will shelter City emergency management staff during a storm event and become the Center of Operations in a post-storm environment.
The PWERB is designed to withstand a CAT 5 event (156 mph 1-minute sustained wind, 190 mph 3-second gusts) and is located above the 500-year Flood Plain. The structure is a 2-story building with tilt-wall concrete precast wall panels and a flat concrete composite roof, with 3 ft. high strip windows or punched windows with FEMA 361 attributes and green tinted impact glass.
The Vehicle Storage Building (VSB) is a 1-story metal building consisting of 10,864 GSF and is designed to withstand a CAT 5 event (156 mph 1-minute sustained wind, 190 mph 3-second gusts) and is located above the 500-year Flood Plain. The use of this building is for Warehouse/Storage and to house/protect approximately 32 County vehicles.
As a renovation and addition to a former car dealership, this facility houses a dental department with 10 exam rooms, a walk-in clinic with 7 exam rooms, an adult clinic with 14 exam rooms, a pediatric clinic with 8 exam rooms, pharmacy, radiology, executive administration, and all other required support areas. This health center has been awarded the 2010 Outstanding Rehab Project by The NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties) Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Tampa Bay Chapter.