Focused Recreation

UF Graduate and Professional Student Lounges

Existing storage and classroom space in the Communicore building at the UF Health Science Center underwent a remarkable transformation, as our team repurposed and renovated the area to meet the needs of graduate and professional students. The project presented unique challenges and opportunities, resulting in the creation of inviting lounges and an educational testing center.

The 1,100-square-foot graduate student lounge fosters a sense of community and collaboration. We incorporated a spacious community area, a well-equipped kitchen, and three new window openings. Inspired by student input, the design projects a professional image through the use of timeless materials and bold accents. The lounge also features video conferencing capabilities and a full-height wall of markerboard, providing collaborative study space.

The 2,350-square-foot professional student lounge was designed as a recreational space, with ping pong, foosball, and pool tables were incorporated to promote relaxation and enjoyment. The lounge also includes a casual seating area, a kitchen with café seating, and an open community environment. Distinct zones were created within the large room to accommodate various activities while maintaining a comfortable and engaging atmosphere. These zones are highlighted by striking ceiling features and vivid floor patterns.

Through a careful balance of functionality, aesthetics, and student input, this project provides graduate and professional students with inviting spaces to study, relax, and connect.

Existing storage and classroom space in the Communicore building at the UF Health Science Center underwent a remarkable transformation, as our team repurposed and renovated the area to meet the needs of graduate and professional students. The project presented unique challenges and opportunities, resulting in the creation of inviting lounges and an educational testing center.

The 1,100-square-foot graduate student lounge fosters a sense of community and collaboration. We incorporated a spacious community area, a well-equipped kitchen, and three new window openings. Inspired by student input, the design projects a professional image through the use of timeless materials and bold accents. The lounge also features video conferencing capabilities and a full-height wall of markerboard, providing collaborative study space.

The 2,350-square-foot professional student lounge was designed as a recreational space, with ping pong, foosball, and pool tables were incorporated to promote relaxation and enjoyment. The lounge also includes a casual seating area, a kitchen with café seating, and an open community environment. Distinct zones were created within the large room to accommodate various activities while maintaining a comfortable and engaging atmosphere. These zones are highlighted by striking ceiling features and vivid floor patterns.

Through a careful balance of functionality, aesthetics, and student input, this project provides graduate and professional students with inviting spaces to study, relax, and connect.

Project Owner

University of Florida

Location

Gainesville, FL

Completion Date

March 2017

Project Size

3,489 SF

Cost

$479,659

Contractor

Oelrich Construction

Delivery Method

Construction Management, IDIQ

Partners

MEPF Engineering: Moses & Associates

 

UF Graduate and Professional Student Lounges
UF Graduate and Professional Student Lounges
UF Graduate and Professional Student Lounges
UF Graduate and Professional Student Lounges
UF Graduate and Professional Student Lounges
UF Graduate and Professional Student Lounges

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