Project: Desota

This 10 story mixed-use development includes 180 apartments and 23,000 square feet of retail space at the edge of Sarasota's downtown core.
  • Location: Sarasota, FL
  • Dealer: All Glass
  • Architect: Hoyt Architects
  • Photographer: Ryan Gamma

The Desota development is a large-scale project in Sarasota, Florida that required us to deliver consistently high quality on budget and in time.

Sarasota architectural firm Hoyt Architects was tasked with designing a modern and practical mixed-use development on the edge of Sarasota’s downtown core. The 10-story structure includes 180 apartments and 23,000 square feet of retail space, and each space has its clear requirements for commercial windows and doors.

This project demanded a delicate balance of style and functionality so we partnered with trusted dealer All Glass to install storefront window walls and storefront entry doors throughout the property.

We selected our Storefront Window Walls for the Desota build, because of their impressive credentials. The range is completely impact-proof which keeps the property safe from intruders and adverse weather. The full-length glass panels let in plenty of light and also give retail units great curb appeal.

Our SE3550 Entry Doors were used throughout the Desota development because of their secure systems and aesthetically pleasing finish, and our Sentinel Horizontal Rolling Window Series were also featured because their classic design and solid functionality marry perfectly with the property’s external fascia.


CGIC: SS3500 Storefront Window Wall
White, Bronze, or Clear Anodized

Up to
+90/-120 PSF

Up to 12' high

• Design Pressures up to +90/-120 PSF
• Narrow sightlines: 1 3/4" x 5", up to 12' high

CGIC: SE3550 Storefront Entry Door
White, Bronze, or Clear Anodized

Up to
+90/-120 PSF

48" x 120" or 96" x 120"

• Design Pressures up to
+90/-120 PSF
• Max Door size:
48" x 120" or 96" x 120"
• 3 point locking system • 10" bottom rail for ADA

CGI: Sentinel Horizontal Rolling Window Series 120
White, Bronze, or Clear Anodized
+80/-90 PSF
3 panel: 111" x 63"
• Water Rating 1 3/4" sill riser- 6PSF 2 1/4"- 9PSF 3"- 12PSF 3 1/2"- 15PSF 4 1/4"- 18PSF • 1- to 4-track options available • Pocketing or bypass panels


At CGI Commercial, we design and install high-quality pre-glazed commercial windows and doors solutions for new and existing developments.

Based in Miami, Florida, our friendly team of experts has decades of combined experience designing and installing commercial storefront windows and doors. We work exclusively with leading building professionals and trusted sister brands to serve the wider Florida area, from Orlando and Miami to Tampa and Cape Coral.

Our CGIC team uses only the latest products and technology, and our entire range has been designed to guarantee unbeatable security and peace of mind. All of our products are designer-friendly, impact-resistant, energy-efficient and built to withstand hurricanes and other adverse weather conditions.

We have worked on the most demanding applications in Miami and the surrounding area, from luxury condos and multi-level towers to mixed-use retail outlets and commercial properties. No job is too big or small for CGIC.

Our sole focus is on your satisfaction. Contact our knowledgeable team of reps today to find out how we can transform the doors and windows of your commercial property, mixed-use building, or residential unit.