Oak Hall School Media Center

This LEED Certified project consisted of the design and construction of approximately 3,200 GSF Media Center for the Lower School at Oak Hall School. The project is a freestanding building, connected to the existing adjacent building by a covered walkway and a landscaped courtyard. The new space includes library stacks, open, comfortable main areas with soft reading nooks, AV storage, circulation desk, a research area with laptops and wireless internet, and seating for two classes.

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.

Project Owner

Oak Hall School

Location

Gainesville, FL

Completion Date

April 2012

Project Size

3,200 SF

Cost

$607,751

Contractor

M.M. Parrish Construction

Delivery Method

Construction Management

Partners

MEPF: Moses & Associates; Structural: Sputo and Lammert Engineering; Civil: Causseaux, Hewett, & Walpole

LEED Certification

Silver

Awards

AIA Gainesville Chapter: Merit Award for Design Excellence

 

   Design
   LEARNing
     Spaces

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