Project:  Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Farm Village Stabilization
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Location:  Miami, Florida

Villa Vizcaya, was built between 1914 and 1922. A Mediterranean Revival style building, was the winter home of Mr. James Deering of the Deering McCormick International Harvester Company.

In 1952, James Deering’s nieces, Barbara Deering Danielson and Marion Deering McCormick handed over the Vizcaya estate and art collection to Miami-Dade County.  Today, the estate is known as Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and in 1995 was declared a National Historic Landmark.

The farm village located west of the Museum and Gardens is a collection of ten historic buildings built following the vernacular design style of northern Italy. William B. Medellin Architect P.A., was selected to provide professional architectural services for the stabilization of seven of the ten buildings: The Superintendent’s House, Dairy Barn, Staff Residence, Poultry Barn, Mule Barn, Carriage House and the Communication’s Building and Nursery.

The scope of work included: Field measurement, preparation of existing conditions drawings, and preparation of a Condition’s Assessment report with Stabilization Recommendations. Report and Recommendations included a cost estimate of “stabilization” work required and an Action Plan describing specific courses of action to be taken for each of the stabilization elements identified.