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 (9/01/14):
During the month of August the building as seen steady progress with the building masonry. Stone installations continue on the north side of the building, and the site masonry work has begun at the northeast entrance to the site. The south and west ends of the jobsite are complete except for landscaping, with irrigation ongoing. The north side of the site will see landscaping following the masonry work.
The 3rd floor of the interior is now complete and will receive a punch list from the architect in the beginning of September. The 2nd floor is receiving minor touch-up and oval handrail work while subcontractors work to complete the Ajax deficiency lists in preparation for the architect’s punch list. The first floor is receiving kitchen equipment, miscellaneous millwork, paint, and miscellaneous trim-out of all finish trades. This floor will receive a punch list mid-September. The entire building is receiving test and balance of the mechanical system, the fire alarm system has been tested, and the building security system is finishing installation.
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