We want to congratulate one of the businesses in The Light Magazine’s coverage area that is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. That business is Gallo Herbert Architects, headquartered in Deerfield Beach. That longevity is even more remarkable because people’s tastes change over the years and new building materials are created, meaning that architectural firms must constantly adjust to a changing environment.
The philosophy of the firm’s two partners, William J. Gallo and Brian P. Herbert, is to create social art. That means they are focused on producing and managing vibrant, inspiring designs that produce functional and sustainable buildings for higher education, healthcare, food service facilities, retail and institutional clients.
If architectural design wasn’t enough to keep them occupied 24/7, they both have devoted their careers to helping others professionally and as volunteers to multiple charitable organizations. To list all their accomplishments in these areas would consume the balance of the magazine, but suffice it to say that thousands have benefitted from their talents and efforts.
The firm’s 30th year includes a portfolio of projects in design and construction that possess all of the ingredients to be creative, socially responsive, environmentally sensitive and intellectually challenging. Mentioning a few such projects will provide insight into how Gallo Herbert Architects fulfills its business philosophy.
Close to the hearts of both partners is the John Knox Village, a major Continuing Care Retirement Community in Pompano Beach. Currently working on the Community’s Master Plan, the firm’s goal is to create a resort-type environment where life continues for seniors. Today, senior care is no longer a term of art, because as seniors move into their later years they do so with the goal of moving out of one career into another. Senior communities need to respond to the lifestyle amenities that this philosophy seeks, and the firm is designing that future.
Gallo Herbert is designing numerous affordable multi-family projects throughout Florida in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, Orlando, Lake Wales, Jacksonville, Coral Springs, North Miami and Pompano Beach. These projects are in response to the need to backfill the gap that exists in our communities for housing for the population that serves the higher income tourist and retirement wealth.
The firm is designing a new prototype large-scale store for City Furniture, which is in the throws of a major expansion.The company’s new stores will target the needs of the discerning millennial population by being exciting, lifestyle accommodating, retail delivery efficient, and creating a marvelous backdrop for the company’s products.
The firm also continues its 30-year history of designing buildings for higher education. It has literally designed hundreds of facilities at Johnson & Wales University, Nova South-eastern University, Florida Atlantic University, University of Miami, Stetson University, Barry University, and Florida International University, among others. It is currently in the process of designing and constructing a new student dining facility at Nova Southeastern that will provide multiple dining venues for more than 400 students; and the firm recently completed the design of the major Art Exhibits for Frank Stella and Anselm Kiefer at the University’s Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art.
Gallo Hebert Architects is to be congratulated on these significant and relevant contributions to our ever-changing society, and we will be excited to witness the unveilings of its new creations over the next many years.
William J. Gallo & Brian P. Herbert
Of Gallo Herbert Architects
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