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 (10/01/14):
September has seen the completion of the masonry in all areas except for site work and the two main, north entrances. This has allowed landscaping to complete on the south and west sides. Additionally, two 35’ tall oak trees were placed by crane along University Avenue. Four more trees of this magnitude will follow in the coming month.
Level 3 has had the punch list completed, and is proceeding with completing the items generated during this review. Level 2 and level 1 have followed level 3 in the same fashion, completing the punch list process in stages. The building interior is nearly complete with only the completion of miscellaneous wood trim, audio visual work, touch up, and punch list items remaining. Ajax is rapidly working through remaining final inspections and owner training.
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