It’s been almost a year since American Girl Place opened its new flagship store at Rockefeller Plaza in NYC! The nearly 40,000 sq/ft, two-story store features more services and amenities for girls and dolls alike from the Create-Your-Own design studio, customized party options in the new Café, Content Hub to view the company’s movies and videos, to a Doll Hospital. But what we are most proud of is how this project represents our ability to build long-standing relationships with clients like American Girl to help execute their creative visions – in this case spanning over a decade!
As the end of summer approaches so does our summer internship program! Christian Dominguez, Nathan Patterson, Kurt Mcdonough and Curtis Kunard from Pittsburg State University have been great assets this summer at Hollywood Woodwork. All were enrolled in PSU’s Architectural Manufacturing Management & Technology program which has a comprehensive curriculum that uses a unique “hands-on” approach to learning designed to provide graduates with a broad base of technical knowledge and skills. Much of the coursework is production based and blends classroom theory with real-world product and process engineering problems. This program is one of the top wood processing programs in the United States. Pittsburg State University is a national leader in the preparation of students for rewarding managerial careers in the secondary wood products industry. Christian interned with our Engineering Team and is returning to PSU to begin his senior year in the AMMT program pursuing his career goal of Engineering and Drafting. Nathan focused his short time here with our Project Management Team and spent the remainder of his summer in an Army Training Camp and is now returning to PSU. Kurt interned with our Sales and Estimating Team and spent time on the production floor learning our processes and identifying opportunities for improvements and he also is returning to PSU. Curtis interned in Engineering and is now the newest member of Hollywood Woodwork, joining our Engineering Team full time. Good luck Christian, Nathan, Kurt and congratulations Curtis!
Nelson Bonillia, Field Operations Foreman at HWI won the Construction Association of South Florida 2016 Craftsmanship Award for Finished Carpentry for the 400 Sunny Isles Condo project!
Filia; Michael Schwartz “modern” Italian restaurant opens at the SLS hotel located in Brickell. Managed by Project Executive David Bolt and Project Manager Jennifer Glender.
Great to work with Manny Fernandez and Jonathan Meneses from City Construction Group and Tom Mauri from Quadra Consulting.
4th Annual Florida International University Millwork Class at Hollywood Woodwork! Philip Abbot’s Interior Design students get a lesson in millwork by David Bolt, COO of HWI, and veneer lesson by Larry Musil of M. Bohlke Veneer. Great group of students!
AWI Design Solutions Magazine Released AWI Design Solutions 2016 Summer Edition is available online(Potomac Falls, Virginia – July 28, 2016) The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) has released the summer 2016 edition of their official journal, Design Solutions Magazine. The publication offers in depth features and resources including a technical article and a Product Showcase.
A cornerstone article and technical article are published in each new issue of Design Solutions Magazine. This quarter’s cornerstone article is called “Green Light for Change” and discusses the changes with standards, education and industry relationships in order for AWI to remain relevant to industry and serve the membership. This issue’s technical article is called “Ahead of the Curve” and explains three simple concepts to put you ahead of the curve.
As always, you can still count on seeing the same beautiful examples of fine architectural woodwork manufactured by AWI Member Companies.
The summer 2016 issue features AWI member companies:
Hollywood Woodwork, Inc. of Hollywood, FL and their work on Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner in Tysons Corner, VA.
Keystone Millwork Inc. of Bryan, TX and their work on Performing Arts Center in Austin, TX.
Stephenson Millwork Co., Inc. of Wilson, NC and their work on Talley Student Union Center in Raleigh, NC.
ROOMI Group Corporation of Houston, TX and their work on Solvay Chemicals Corporate Office in Houston, TX.
Design Professionals seeking AIA credits can rely on the AWI Speakers Bureau to fulfill their learning credits. The AWI Speakers Bureau provides the opportunity for design professionals, woodworking firms, and other industry partners to host speakers who deliver current and relevant information on the standards and practices within the architectural woodwork industry for AIA credits. AWI is the oldest registered continuing education provider of learning units for architects and design professionals.
In 2015 Hollywood Woodwork was awarded a $50,000 FPL Solar Rebate and used this towards the installation of 106 solar panels on the manufacturing facility’s roof. Beginning in January of 2016, the company now produces over 20% of its office and manufacturing facility’s power using Florida’s generous sunlight!
In the company’s 2Q Quarterly Update Meeting, Martin Pednaud and Janice Oliva – the Chairs of Hollywood Woodwork’s Green Team – presented that the solar panels produced 28,260 KwH so far in 2016.
Hollywood Woodwork’s Solar Program is in addition to its Recycling and Electric Vehicle Car Charging Programs and part of the Company’s commitment to the environment.
Hollywood, Florida, 12-23-15 Hollywood Woodwork was named Best of the Best
in the Architectural Millwork category for the Woodworking Network’s 2015/2016
Wood Design Awards. The submitted project was a faceted, veneer-faced
Bellman/Valet desk produced for the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Tysons Corner
Center, Tysons, Virginia.
The desk, featuring sequence matched fumed eucalyptus veneer, was made of
15 faced panels of various sizes laid out at varying angles up to 120 degrees, yet
maintained a consistent horizontal grain alignment.
Hollywood Woodwork is an established South Florida interior millwork firm, with a
rich history of work in corporate, institutional, hospitality, entertainment, retail,
and multi-residential projects throughout the nation and the Caribbean.
Hollywood, Florida, 8-3-15 – Hollywood Woodwork’s endeavors on the recently completed Brickell House interior were showcased in the Cover Story for Design Solutions Magazine’s summer issue. The magazine is the official journal of
the Architectural Woodwork Institute.
The magazine’s Award of Excellence program calls for submissions of projects performed by AWI manufacturing members and award winners are published in the magazine. Each winner is then eligible for recognition at the Institute’s annual meeting as Standard of Excellence project for its sector, as well as for the top project of the year.
Brickell House, developed by Newgard Development Group, is the first luxury condominium to be completed in Miami since the recent recession. John Moriarty & Associates was the general contractor for the project. The design team included Sieger Suarez Architects and Yabu Pushelberg Designers.
Brickell House is a featured project on Hollywood Woodworks website at www.hollywoodwoodwork.com/work/brickell-house-2/
Hollywood, Florida, 10-29-15 – Hollywood Woodwork announced it has been
awarded the American Express Regional Headquarters in Sunrise, Florida, in
conjunction with CCI Group of Longview,Texas.
The headquarters will provide offices for most of the credit card company’s 3,000
employees from Plantation, Weston, and Miramar Florida. The 400,000 square
foot facility will consist of two glass-sided buildings connected by an atrium.
The joint venture between Hollywood Woodwork and CCI Group melds the
strengths of both firms to provide quality business casework and custom
designed furniture within the framework of a strong foundation in project
Hollywood Woodwork is an established South Florida interior millwork firm, with a
rich history of work in corporate, institutional, hospitality, entertainment, retail, and
multi-residential projects throughout the nation and the Caribbean.