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Hotel Eleo at the University of Florida

Designed to serve as a home-away-from-home for persons with loved ones under care in the neighboring hospital, the Shands Guest house brings residential amenities to the Shands Medical complex.

This six-story, 127,000 square foot building features 173 luxury guest rooms, each equipped with state-of-the-art communication services and stylish furnishings. The ground floor offers 19,075 square feet for hotel staff, building services, and interactive public spaces complete with a 5-star restaurant, a fitness room, and a 1,600+ square foot Meeting/Conference room capable of being subdivided into three spaces of equal size.  

The luxurious interior translates to the exterior where a weighty ground level mass of patterned concrete is balanced with an intricate network of metal panels and glass.

Walker Architects served as Architect of Record and construction administrator working hand in hand with the designers, Alfonso Architects to deliver this visionary place on time.

 

Designed to serve as a home-away-from-home for persons with loved ones under care in the neighboring hospital, the Shands Guest house brings residential amenities to the Shands Medical complex.

This six-story, 127,000 square foot building features 173 luxury guest rooms, each equipped with state-of-the-art communication services and stylish furnishings. The ground floor offers 19,075 square feet for hotel staff, building services, and interactive public spaces complete with a 5-star restaurant, a fitness room, and a 1,600+ square foot Meeting/Conference room capable of being subdivided into three spaces of equal size.  

The luxurious interior translates to the exterior where a weighty ground level mass of patterned concrete is balanced with an intricate network of metal panels and glass.

Walker Architects served as Architect of Record and construction administrator working hand in hand with the designers, Alfonso Architects to deliver this visionary place on time.

Project Owner

Brad Pollitt, UF Health Shands Hospital

Location

Gainesville, FL

Completion Date

June 2020

Project Size

127,000 SF

Cost

$35.2M

Contractor

Barr & Barr

 

Partners

Alfonso Architects (Design Architect)
Voltair (MEP)
Walter P. Moore (Structural)

Design
  PURPOSEFUL 
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