After Hurricane Katrina, Royal Honda looked to not just repair but upgrade their automotive dealership. They turned to Woodward Design+Build to complete the task. The design was completed by Woodward Design Group with collaborative input from Honda and the owner.
The scope of work consisted of adding two service bays, a new car delivery bay and completely renovating the interior and exterior of the dealership. Since the dealership had to stay in operation during this renovation, the job was scheduled in phases to allow for continuing operations. Work was done to create the additional service bays and new car delivery while the main service and showroom stayed open. When this first phase was completed, work began in the dealership proper. Since the HVAC system had to be completely redesigned, the sales force worked out of Used Car Offices during the six month construction period. Woodward constructed a temporary wall inside of the dealership so that office and clerical workers could function during this phase.
At the end of the project, Royal Honda had a state of the art new dealership while never losing a day to downtime during the construction.
CategoryAuto Dealership Construction
DesignWoodward Design Group (Larry H. Case, AIA)
Size42,000 Square Feet