With simplicity and elegance in mind, the Exactech Garage merges classic, rectilinear forms with sleek, high-tech metal accents to create a balanced composition that frames the Exactech signature emblem.
The result is a construct that extends a gentile and warm welcome to the Exactech complex while satisfying the need for secure storage of over 560 vehicles on four levels.
The new Exactech Parking Garage was completed as Phase I of a multi-phase expansion of the Exactech campus in Gainesville. Walker Architects provided master planning for the Exactech campus in Gainesville focused on optimizing interaction between staff departments and work flows.
The renovation and expansion of the Reitz Student Union, built in 1967, expanded facilities, services, and programs supporting the University of Florida’s diverse campus community, increased energy efficiency, reduced operational costs, and greatly enhanced comfort and functionality.
Phase 1, the 100,000 sf addition, included entry and food court renovations, meeting rooms, lounges, dance rehearsal studios, a ballroom, and offices and support space for the Center for Leadership and Service, the Department of Student Activities and Involvement, the Office of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs, GatorWell Health Promotion Services, and student clubs and organizations.
Phase 2, the 50,000 sf renovation, included new energy-efficient windows and doors, restoration of exterior surfaces and structural components, replacement and upgrades of electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, and upgrades to interior finishes and lighting.
Careful phasing ensured that the Reitz continued to serve UF’s 50,000 students throughout construction.
Charles Perry Partners
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