Florida Mall Dining Pavilion Renovation

Orlando, FL


Ownership of The Florida Mall responded to an ever-growing need for an expanded food court by converting a 105,000-square-foot closed Saks Fifth Avenue store into an expansive dining pavilion.

The 30-year-old enclosed shopping destination now features a sleek, reimagined space where guests are enjoying double the seating capacity with indoor and outdoor options, a play area, new restrooms and 16 or more new dining options.

KHS&S was contracted to perform the following:

  1. Exterior framing and installation of roofing trusses in three-round clerestories throughout the building perimeter.
  2. Framing for 45,000 square feet of new drywall ceilings, which included nearly 3,000 feet of double-step light coves both straight and with a radius. The work took exceptional attention to detail and craftsmanship since the ceiling height was between 15 and 30 ft. from floor level.
  3. Purchasing and installing 7,000 square feet of medium-density fibreboard (MDF) valchromat paneling with a precut design routed into the face of each panel.


  • Exterior framing
  • Truss installation
  • Interior framing
  • Drywall
  • MDF valchromat panel installation


  • ABC Excellence in Construction Award of Merit (2016)