San Carlos Institute

Key West, Florida

Phase I includes restoration of the existing building and 450 seat theatre, built in 1924, to preserve the original structure and details and adaptive reuse as a museum purposes and bringing it up to present code standards. A park/exhibit area was also provided. Phase II consists of a new building to house additional exhibit areas, a library, classrooms, a museum store and service/toilet facilities.

Owner: Instituto Patriotica y Docente San Carlos
Size: 12,000 sf (Phase I), 13,000 sf (Phase II)
Cost: $1.7 million (Phase I), $2.8 million (Phase II)
Completion Date: 1988 (Phase I), 1992 (Phase II)
Services: Complete architectural and engineering services including historical investigation and documentation.