Dimmitt Automotive Group
Loacation: Pinellas Park, FL
Completion Date: November 2011
Scope of Work: Design-Build
BUILT GREEN & ENERGY-EFFICIENT & LEED SILVER CERTIFIED
Rolls-Royce, McLaren, and Bentley. How best to accommodate these three ultra-luxe brands all in one sales facility? That’s the challenge the Dimmitt Automotive Group had when it turned to Suncoast to design and build a unique dealership that would incorporate three distinct manufacturer-approved showrooms under one roof. Cooper Johnson Smith Architects interpreted the owner’s vision of a building that imparts the appealing qualities of historic Palm Beach architecture, but at the same time provides a dramatic, open, and light-filled interior enhanced with imported limestone floors and African sapele tree wood finishes. The design also takes its inspiration from the great train stations of the 19th and early 20th centuries, where buildings combined classical passenger reception areas with dramatic glass-roofed, iron, and steel-structured train halls; the effect is an architecture that is both timeless and innovative. Vehicle maintenance with concierge service is provided to Dimmitt’s clientele at its adjacent service facility.