Richard Meier & Partners, KKAID collaborate for The Surf Club, Surfside, Fla., transformation

Fort Capital, the Miami-based private real estate investment company, entered into an agreement with Four Seasons to brand and manage The Surf Club, a nine-acre property on the Atlantic Ocean in Surfside, Florida, which Fort Capital acquired in 2012.

The property will undergo transformation. Richard Meier & Partners, in association with KKAID, is the design architect for the project. Coastal Construction is serving as general contractor on the project. Construction commenced in late 2013 and is scheduled to be completed in early 2016.

Upon completion, Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club will have approximately 80 rooms, and incorporate a historic Russell Pancoast-designed building. The Surf Club Four Seasons Private Residences will comprise 150 homes and penthouses in two 12-story towers.

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The Richard Meier Signature Homes and Penthouses, ranging in size from 1,400 to almost 8,000 square feet, will offer residents views stretching from the Atlantic to downtown Miami, with interiors and finishes personally selected by Meier. The design for the buildings will utilize his visual vocabulary by featuring glass walls, big spaces, and elemental materials. This is Meier's first project in the Miami area.

The Surf Club was founded in 1930 by Harvey Firestone as a private membership club. It will soon join a portfolio of Four Seasons hotels, including the landmark Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris; the restored Palazzo and Giardino della Gherardesca at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze; and the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg, housed in a restored 19th century palace.

The Surf Club has 965 feet of Atlantic oceanfront on a nine-acre site, which will incorporate the hotel; two residential towers; a private membership club; two restaurants; four swimming pools; a spa and fitness center; more than 40 beach cabanas; and a park and oceanside gardens.

Fort Capital is a privately owned real estate investment management company based in Miami, Florida led by developer and entrepreneur Nadim Ashi.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts was founded in 1960.  It has 92 properties in 38 countries, and more than 60 projects under development.

Richard Meier & Partners was established over five decades ago, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Recent work includes one of the most sustainable office and research buildings in Europe for Italcementi in Bergamo, Italy; the headquarters in Hamburg for the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe; the Jesolo Lido Condominium in Jesolo, Italy; and the United States Courthouse in San Diego, Calif.

The Surf Club in Surfside, Florida is slated to become Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club and The Surf Club Four Seasons Private Residences

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