Client:Marion County Public Schools
Location :Ocala, Florida
Budget :$33,000,000
Architect :Schenkel Shultz Architecture
Completion :November 2007 (1 month ahead of schedule)

Marion County Public Schools Horizon Academy At Marion Oaks 4-8 School

The Marion Oaks Middle School project consisted of all new construction on a 43 acre site located in the Marion Oaks Development southwest of Ocala, Florida.

The project consisted of 3 two-story classroom buildings and a single story building which holds a library, gymnasium, cafetorium and administration offices. Building 1 is designated a Hurricane Shelter by the EHPA. The surrounding site includes 3 drainage retention areas, staff parking, bus drop off, ball field, track, green house and a covered play area. All classroom/ administration buildings are masonry & concrete tie beam construction with brick veneer. The second levels of the two-story buildings was constructed of steel beams supporting a metal deck with concrete decking. Total square footage is approximately 177,358. Roofing is constructed of metal deck and lightweight concrete with a modified bituminous roofing system supported by steel joists below.

“From your partnership during construction to your work with Horizon after its completion, you and your staff have demonstrated service a mentality that is hard to find in today’s world.  Questions have been promptly answered and the few concerns raised, quickly handled.  Your staff has continued this partnership and our school is enriched because of it.”

– Juan Cordova, Principal of Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks