As the Senior Construction Project Manager, Javier de la Garza played a central role in delivering this 25,000 sf store. In addition to coordinating and directing the construction process, he developed solutions to a host of design, code, structural, and mechanical issues to achieve the design concept.
This unique project, built in a newly-constructed building in Times Square, required significant structural work for the installation of a new mezzanine level, escalator, stairs and elevators. In order to meet the client’s aggressive opening date, the construction management office was on-site and the design, pricing and construction followed a fast-track schedule.
Specialty displays and lighting make for a vibrant branded experience inside and out. The store has been a tremendous success for the company and is now an internationally-known tourist attraction.
Ethel M. Chocolates
Construction and Project Management:
Javier de la Garza, AIA
with Mackenzie Keck, Inc., General Contractor
Chute Gerdeman, Design
C.G. Architects, Architect of Record
KEA Engineering and M-Retail, MEP Engineers
Rosenwasser-Grossman, Structural Engineers
Ellen Silverman, Photography