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This 12,264 square foot renovation, completed in August 2016, includes a complete HVAC replacement to convert the Ground Floor to 100% Outside Air, complete laboratory renovation with new casework and support spaces, addition of office and administrative spaces, and renovation of accessory spaces. The new lab layout is extremely flexible, open, and inviting. The plan is layered to allow varied collaborative and private spaces, while maximizing lab bench and equipment space.
The goal of this project was to create a distinctive facade for both the front and back of this commercial building in Gainesville’s new Innovation District. In the Innovation District, oversize numbering is used so that the address becomes each building’s identity. The facade was designed to fit into the modern aesthetic of the neighborhood while providing the building with its own distinct character. Photo Credit: Trimark Properties
We are excited to welcome two talented designers to our team – Juli Mitchell and Adam Gayle. Adam is our newest Architect and Project Manager. He brings six years of experience designing and managing a wide variety of projects and is adept with 3D building information modeling and sustainable design. Juli joins our team as Interior Design Specialist, having designed innovative interiors throughout the United States and abroad. Find out more about Adam, Juli, and the rest of the team
The newly renovated and expanded J. Wayne Reitz Union has opened its doors as a place designed to provide endless opportunities for learning, growth and discovery. Outfitted with a social stair, numerous study and interaction spaces, new lounges, meeting rooms, game room, dance studios, a reflection room and more, students can engage and connect with others like never before. Walker Architects, Cannon Design, and Skanska celebrated the grand opening on February 20, 2016 with many members of the UF community.
This new 10,987 square foot medical center, designed by Walker Architects and built by Oelrich Construction, includes offices, exam rooms, and conference space. The build-out for a Siemens YSIO x-ray machine is nearing completion. Load bearing walls consist of insulated concrete forms. The roof is constructed of pre-engineered wood trusses and standing seam metal. Exterior finish materials include stucco, brick, cast stone, and cast concrete.
The Reitz Union Expansion and Renovation is rapidly taking shape. Watch the TV-20 news video here.
Construction is complete on the new UF College of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Techniques and Skills Assessment Lab. The second floor Skills Lab and Pharmacy is one of the few simulation labs of its kind in the United States and will be available to students this fall. Oelrich Construction is now completing the third floor laboratory fit-out.
We are proud to announce that Walker Architects has been named to the University of Florida’s inaugural Gator 100 during a ceremony on February 6th at the Reitz Union. Sponsored by UF, the Warrington College of Business Administration and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI), the Gator 100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Walker Architects was ranked 7th fastest-growing business out of 100. Founder and president Joe Walker, is a graduate of the
Walker Architects celebrated the grand opening of the Chi Institute Expansion on Thursday along with the students, faculty, and staff of the Chi Institute. The new 15,000 square foot building includes veterinary clinic space, a museum, a library, and an auditorium which seats 152.