Willis Smith Construction has been Awarded The South Florida Museum Construction Management at Risk Services Contract



Sarasota, FL, July 5, 2016– Willis Smith Construction has been awarded the Construction Management at Risk Contract for the South Florida Museum expansion and renovation project.

The South Florida Museum project development will include the expansion of new exhibitions, programs and spaces for visitors to explore new ideas, serve new audiences and connect with the Riverwalk as an anchor in Bradenton’s reinvigorated downtown. The project will include The Mosaic Backyard Universe, The Commons, Aquarium Upgrades, exhibition space renovations, pathways, planetarium technology upgrades, and the relocation of the Administration, Education and Facilities Departments.

“Were excited to announce that we have finalized the Team that will help us with this transformation,” said Connect Campaign Chair Bill Blalock, a longtime Museum Trustee. “The Dream Team of Douglas Mund, dmdg2, Fawley/Bryant Architects and Willis Smith Construction is a team that will help build something that Bradenton and all of Southwest Florida can be proud of.”

“We are honored to have been selected to join the team of professionals that will be tasked with transforming the South Florida Museum,” said President David Sessions.  “Willis Smith Construction is well-known for building community landmarks, and the South Florida Museum is truly that.

Pictured from left to right is Mike Bryant, Fawley Bryant, David Sessions, Willis Smith Construction,   Brynne Anne Besio, South Florida Museum, Douglas Mund, dmdg2. “The Dream Team!”

Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. is a construction management firm headquartered in Lakewood Ranch, primarily serving Southwest Florida since 1972. The company has a longstanding reputation for superior construction and offers its clients particular expertise in the areas of commercial, industrial, education, healthcare, museum specialty work and sustainable construction. Willis A. Smith Construction serves to promote excellence and integrity in the construction industry while contributing to the betterment of our clients and the communities we serve.

If you would like more information about this project, please contact Willis Smith, Peggy Kronus at   941-366-3116 or email at [email protected].