Miller Construction Building Lauderdale Yacht Club’s New Clubhouse
Miller Construction is underway with a new 36,941-square-foot clubhouse for Lauderdale Yacht Club, one of South Florida’s most prestigious private clubs.
Miller has demolished the previous clubhouse and is constructing the two-story structure at the club’s longtime location on a point overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway at 1725 SE 12 Street, Fort Lauderdale. Adjoining the new building will be an existing clubhouse wing with a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, which Miller built in 2015. The tennis and fitness facilities and swimming pool are operating on regular schedules during construction.
“Taking full advantage of its unique Intracoastal Waterway site, the new clubhouse will be a landmark on land or from the water, showcasing Lauderdale Yacht club’s elegant image, ” said Miller Construction President Brian Sudduth. Miller’s decades-long experience handling new construction and major renovations for repeat clients such as Fisher Island Club and Lago Mar Resort and Club has equipped the project team to provide convenience, comfort and safety for club members, while dealing with challenges such as the site’s limited space for staging materials.
Designed by Glidden Spina Architects, the clubhouse will position Lauderdale Yacht Club for the future, while reflecting the nautical and social traditions of the club, which was founded in 1938. A spacious main dining room on the first floor will be expandable to include the smaller Cove Harbor room. Also on the ground floor will be the Abenaki Lounge, the Cypress Bar and the Wine Room, plus children’s play room, club shop and covered terrace. In addition to administrative offices, the second floor will feature the Burgee Bar, the Commodore Room and the Gold Room for relaxing, dining and members’ events, with covered and uncovered terrace areas offering panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Upscale finishes by Miller’s craftsmen throughout the clubhouse will include tongue and groove ceilings, custom millwork and intricate and varied tile patterns. On each floor, Solar Innovation glass door track systems will enable the club to open the glass wall between the interior and the terrace, extending the space.
Engineering for the project is by Bliss & Nyitray, Inc. (structural), KAMM (mechanical, engineering and plumbing) and Flynn Engineering (civil). Sudduth said the project will involve Building Information Modeling (BIM) for design and coordination of MEP systems.