University of Florida Heavener Hall
LOCATION: Gainesville, Florida
OWNER: University of Florida
ARCHITECT: Schenkel Shultz / Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP
COMPLETION DATE: September 2014
Classroom, academic advising and student study/meeting space will be provided in this new home for undergraduates at the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. This is Ajax’s second major project for the Warrington College of Business. Generally, this will be a student-oriented building with a vibrant, open, welcoming, colorful and celebratory environment that showcases the accomplishments of current and former students while supporting academic and extracurricular activities such as “Warrington Welcome” (a success course for first-year students) and “Florida Leadership Academy” for the top 100 sophomores. The project will be three stories with roughly 57,000 SF and have a brick façade in the University Gothic style.
CURRENT STATUS (07/01/14):
During the month of June, the building veneer (brick and stone) installation has progressed with work ongoing on the west, east, and south elevations. The building veneer in the courtyard area has completed allowing rough-grade to take place. Tree installation and seat wall foundations are to follow in the courtyard area. Roof work, including sheet metal flashing and trim, vertical wall tile, and roof tile are progressing and nearing completion. The foundation for the gateway arch has been placed, with foundation work for the north site wall following behind. All exterior doors have been installed on the building with temporary wooden doors placed at main north entries scheduled to receive arched wood doors.
On the interior of the building, finishes are ongoing on the 2nd and 3rd levels. Floor tile on levels 2, 3, and stair 1 is complete with carpet set to begin on level 2. Above ceiling inspections on levels 2 and 3 were conducted and passed and ceiling tile installation is nearing completion on these levels. Interior glass installation on level 3 west is complete with interior trim work ongoing on levels 2 and 3. The walk-in cooler has been installed. Drywall installation has completed on level 1 west with paint and ceiling grid installation following behind. Framing and drywall work is still needed in the multipurpose room, which represents the last significant area in the building to receive drywall.
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