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The new Indoor Tennis Practice Facility encompasses approximately 23,000 square feet and consists of three separate regulation size courts, a coaches area, and loading bay. The new structure is built directly over the foundation slab of the previous facility and is designed using a pre-engineered steel building frame and a raised monolithic post-tensioned concrete slab foundation. Metal wall paneling, brick and a standing seam metal roof comprise the exterior finishes. The envelope is insulated using sheet vinyl covered blanket insulation. Four 60” diameter wall fans on the east wall of the building draw fresh air from louvers on the west wall keeping interior temperatures consistent with outdoor temperatures while provide a completely dry and windless environment in which to perfect one’s back hand.
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.
University Athletic Association
Charles Perry Partners
MEPF: Moses & Associates; Structural: Structural Engineers Group; Civil: Causseaux, Hewett, & Walpole