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 (08/01/14):
During the month of July, the building veneer (brick and stone) installation has progressed with work completing on the west elevation, and complete and cleaned on the south and east elevations. The site work in the courtyard area has progressed forward, with the palm and oak trees planted, underground electrical work complete, concrete bands poured, and brick pavers finishing. Site work has progressed from the courtyard to the south and west areas of the site. The gateway columns and walls have been poured, with stone and brick installation ongoing. The Ajax project team has temporary moved into the building to allow for the removal of the project trailer. The trailer is set to be removed at the beginning of the month to allow site work to continue in this area.
On the interior of the building, finishes are ongoing on the 2nd and 3rd levels. Carpet installation on levels 2 and 3 are complete in addition to ceiling tile installation. Interior trim work is ongoing on these levels, with final paint to follow. The interior doors are expected for delivery at the beginning of the month, allowing for work to complete on the 3rd level, followed by the 2nd. The stainless steel handrails have been installed on all stairs, with trim following behind to allow for the completion of the tile installation. On Level 1, ceiling tile installation is complete in the west, and finishing up in the east. The last significant area of framing and drywall work is complete in the Multi-Purpose Room, with painting, trim work, and decorative ceiling tile installation to follow. The interior stone arches at the north entrances are progressing forward and tile installation has begun in the café and student commons area.
Total completed and stored to date = $ 11,348,625.36
Percent complete = 76.71%
Uncompleted = $ 3,445,707.63
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