Tampa Port Authority

Tampa, Florida

Robbins, Bell & Kreher required an open-frame sphere for the Port Authority’s entry lobby that would surround numerous building features including an elevator shaft, a staircase, walkways and columns. A clean line and crisp finish were of paramount importance given the sphere’s proximity to the public.

Spitz developed a design employing 2x6in aluminum tubes that gave the structure depth and strength. Hidden fasteners and reinforcing material ensured the pure aesthetic line was never compromised. The project was awarded the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks “Judges Choice Award”.

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