Stiles Construction, a large-scale general contracting firm and division of full-service commercial real estate company Stiles, was honored by receiving a Community Appearance Award from the City of Fort Lauderdale for the firm’s recently completed renovation of 501 Las Olas Square, which is located on the busy intersection of Las Olas and 5th Ave. – a half city block – in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The project consisted of a complete interior and exterior renovation of a fully occupied, five-story, 45,856-square-foot office building joined by a courtyard. The renovation modernized the building and retrofitted it to allow for a new mixed-use of tenants including a high-end restaurant, bank, and office space.

“The design of this project truly resonates with the excitement and activity of Las Olas Blvd.,” said Tim Moore, president of Stiles Construction. “From the glass exterior on the retail level to the open and inviting gathering areas within, the well-thought out aesthetic injects new life and energy into the area. We are proud to have had the opportunity to transform this building into something that not only enhances and beautifies the neighborhood, but also brings additional value to the tenants and patrons.”

As part of the project, Stiles Construction replaced the imposing beige precast façade with a store front window system that provides natural light and creates a modern and inviting look. The exterior soffit was replaced with a high-tech faux wood “tongue and groove” system that boasted a decorative color pattern. The roofing, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems were upgraded with more energy efficient systems and hardscape/landscape along Las Olas Boulevard as well as the guest arrival area, and a previously underutilized patio behind the building was updated with pavers, tropical plants, trees and decorative benches.