IN THE PIPELINE
9 ISLAND AVE, MIAMI BEACH
Critical Path has been selected as the General Contractor in collaboration with DSS Condo as the owner’s representative. A full gut out and interior renovation is in the works for this early 80’s classic. This multi-phased project will boast new contemporary interiors in all public spaces and corridors upon completion
80 NE 40TH – DESIGN DISTRICT
Curtain wall glass is going in and exterior work is wrapping up on our Design District project. The design by MKDA will stand out nicely in this developing area.
THE LOCAL LINK
AIA Conference on Architecture
As an AIA Allied Member, Critical Path recently attended the AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando, FL, April 27-29. The conference engaged head-on with important trending topics around advocacy, resiliency, climate change, social impact, and more. We were graced with an empowering speech by previous First Lady, Michelle Obama, as well as many other amazing speakers touching on bringing together science and design. Make sure to join next for next year’s conference in the Big Apple (NYC)!
OPERATION: CRITICAL PATH
Meet Dana Stunkel, our Operations Manager
As a Senior Project Manager and Operations Manager at Critical Path, Dana touches anything construction related for all projects that the company is involved in.
A native of Denver, CO., Dana has been part of the Critical Path family for seven years and has been involved in the historic restoration projects that are a company niche- projects on SOBE, Lincoln Road, and the MiMO District. “It’s a unique component to South Florida,” he says, “the Art Deco preservation district and the evolving interest in preserving historic architecture throughout the city.”
“The challenges are the blending of old and new – you’re limited in what you can change visually. With the Vagabond Motel project in 2016 we were working from old photographs from the 1950’s trying to figure out what things were made of – the design of the windows, all sorts of details. The challenge of these projects is integrating the new with the old – new systems and technologies that need to blend seamlessly with the historic fabric of these older buildings.”
An industry veteran for more than 20 years, Dana grew up with a father who was a GC, working in Colorado, Hawaii, Alaska and now Florida. Dana came up in the ranks hands-on as a carpenter in Denver. “He’s one of the rare guys that truly knows all facts of construction from a hands-on perspective; a real builder”, says Craig Schaffer, CEO.