Panacea, Florida

A local landmark for the residents of Wakulla, Leon & Franklin Counties Angelo & Son’s has been a tradition.  The original wood structure perched on pilings over the Ochlocknee Bay was destroyed by hurricane Dennis in July 2005. The Hammond design Group was commissioned to develop a new restaurant in keeping with the character of the old structure.  Working with the owner we developed a new restaurant with an expanded kitchen and dining area built to withstand the next storm.


The project consists of 18,994 sq ft. of usable space as defined by the 2004 Florida Building Code.  The projects goal was to maintain the existing restaurant foot print as it pertained to the area over the water and maintaining Angelo’s identity. The scope of work included programming, conceptual/schematic design, design development, and construction documents.

The Hammond Design Group made a substantial effort to create a project that respected the client’s needs for an extensive kitchen as well as create a building that respected its’ coastal environment. The building consists of a elevated precast hollow core floor slab, precast concrete wall panels, metal truss system and a standing seam roof assembly.  This systems was utilized as it provided increased survivability in the event of another hurricane.  The building is elevated above the federal flood elevations by an additional 3 feet and designed to survive 160 mile per/hour winds.


Our task was to utilize these components and develop a building reflecting the character of Angelo’s and Son Seafood Restaurant. This required a comprehensive approach to the electrical systems, mechanical systems, plumbing systems, window assemblies and interior finishes. Significant coordination has taken place with the owner, contractor and restaurant equipment supplier to coordinate the installation of the equipment components of this building.

Project Year: 2006-2007

Project Cost: $3,500,000