Fort Lauderdale, FL- Thursday, June 11, 2009 - Cubellis, an international architectural, interior design and engineering firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected by the City of Dania Beach, to provide Design/Build services for a new library, required to be in full conformance with the high velocity hurricane zone regulations for the region, and will be positioned to seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Dania Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, and is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to approximately 5,463,857 people. A city steeped in history, Dania Beach was the first official city/municipality to be incorporated into Broward County dating back to the 1880s, and is now the location of one of the largest jai alai frontons in the United States, and is home to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum,
Situated on a historical site adjacent to the existing City Hall Building located at 100 West Dania Beach Boulevard, the intention of the new project is to design a 10,000 square foot library that provides sufficient offices and space for traditional and electronic library services. Cubellis fulfilled the requirements of proposers for the project, having exhibited considerable relevant experience with previous successful sustainable projects and sensitive historical sites.
"This new project is directly in line with the vision statement for Dania Beach: Established in History, Preparing for Tomorrow," said Merrill Romanik, AIA, IIDA, NCARB, Principal, Architecture / Interior Design in the Fort Lauderdale office. "The teams at Cubellis are committed to maintaining the unique small-town quality of living for all of its residents and guests. By drawing on our expertise in this area, we look forward to creating a library facility that is sensitive to the history of the city, maintaining the beauty of the neighborhoods, and sustainable for the benefit of the diverse community it will serve."
"We're delighted to be involved in finally bringing a permanent library to Dania Beach," said Dwight Stephenson, CEO, D. Stephenson Construction. "It's been a long time coming."
The estimated completion date for this project is May, 2010.
About D.Stephenson Construction
D. Stephenson Construction is a Ft. Lauderdale-based construction firm founded in 1992 by Dwight and Dinah Stephenson. The company employs over 50 professionals in construction and administrative roles, and provides Construction Management, General Contracting and Design-Build services to public and private sector clients in South Florida. D. Stephenson Construction's valued clients include educational, municipal, aviation, healthcare, libraries, and parks and recreation agencies.
Cubellis is an integrated, multidisciplinary design firm offering architectural, interior design, and engineering services to a diverse base of national and international clients. The firm's practice area expertise includes retail & mixed-use, workplace solutions, residential, academic, hospitality, and government/municipal. Cubellis is a team of over 300 professionals, with offices in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Boston, MA; Rocky Hill, CT; Englewood Cliffs; NJ Philadelphia and Wayne, PA; Tysons Corner, VA; Chicago, IL; Orange County, CA; Baltimore, MD; Dallas, TX; New York, NY; and Dubai, UAE. For more information, please visit: www.cubellis.com  or www.cubellisblog.com 
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