BILCO roof hatches were specified for a townhome project in Miami’s Little Havana.

The architect for a $ 1.9 million infill townhome project in Miami’s Little Havana community specified BILCO skylights for their reliability, safety, and code compliance.

The BILCO hatches allow access to mechanical equipment on the roof of the buildings.

Architect Jason Chandler, AIA, Principal of Chandler and Associates Architecture, South Miami, Florida, who also chairs the Architecture Department at Florida International University, included S-type skylights made by The BILCO Company for the townhouses.

The hatches have a fixed inner ladder and provide access to the roof equipment.

BILCO skylights were selected by the architect Jason Chandler, AIA, because they work reliably and are code-compliant.


The project consists of two townhouses with four units each. The units are a 595 SF studio with one bathroom; a 1 bedroom / 1 bath with 617 sf; and two units with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with 1,130 and 1,121 sf. The accommodations have a fully equipped kitchen, their own laundry and a balcony.

The three-story townhouses each have four apartments ranging in size from 595 to 1,211 square feet.

The modern infill build project was inspired by the brownstones of New York, the townhouses of Boston, and the culture of Little Havana.

The developer is Andrew Frey, founder and director of Tecela. The contractor is 748 Development. Tecela secured Stay Alfred for the property; In August 2019, the units became the brand’s 33rd domestic location.


Little Havana is the social and cultural center of many Hispanics living in Miami and is home to many exiles from Cuba. About 80,000 people live in Little Havana, 92% of whom identify themselves as Spanish.

In 2017, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Little Havana one of its “11 Most Endangered Locations.” The list highlights areas where architectural, cultural and natural sites of national importance are being adversely affected by neglect or incompatible development.

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