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April 2005

 

CTH+A Project News

GREATER ORLANDO AVIATION AUTHORITY (GOAA) SELECTS CTH+A AS PRIME ARCHITECT FOR OIA, AIRSIDES 1 + 3 REHABILITATION & HURRICANE RESTORATION PROJECT
GOAA has selected the firm to provide comprehensive facility improvements and upgrades to Airsides 1 & 3, as well as repairing the damage sustained from Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne. The scope of work also will include improvement of the Automated People Movers (APM) at landside. The design work will be completed during the first quarter of 2006.

ORANGE COUNTY SELECTS FIRM TO CONSTRUCT FOUR FIRE STATIONS
Orange County has selected the firm to construct Fire Stations 35, 80, 81 and 84 based on prototype designs the firm developed for the Orange County Fire and Rescue Department in September 2003. The prototype fire stations are designed to be functional, efficient, low maintenance and aesthetically pleasing.


SCC Automotive Training Facility

FIRM COMPLETES SEVERAL EDUCATION PROJECTS

  1. Comprehensive master plan update for the Sanford/Lake Mary campus of Seminole Community College - The year-long project called for master planning of the entire 270 acre campus including an analysis of existing facilities and infrastructure, location of future facilities and the development of campus guidelines. "We feel this master plan has really truly been a worthwhile effort," says Joe Sarnovsky, Vice President, Administration and Business Services for SCC. [Link to Sanford Herald article]
  2. Automotive Training Facility Design criteria for Seminole Community College - After developing SCC's Sanford/Lake Mary Campus master plan, CTH+A was selected to design the first component of the new master plan, the Automotive Training Facility,. SCC's premier automotive programs have outgrown their dated facilities, so the College and the Central Florida Auto Dealers Association have committed to provide the program with a new state-of-the-art training facility. CTH+A first generated the educational specifications for the building, followed by the Design Criteria Documents for the project. The 51,000 SF facility will include five instruction modules with classrooms, labs, vehicle workshop stalls and storage rooms. Two manufacturer training labs are provided for corporate clients, as well as a large multi-purpose showroom space for practical sales training simulations. Administrative offices for both the automotive department and the new home of CFADA also are part of the plan.
  3. East Campus Building 8 and Garage for Valencia Community College - Building 8 is a 78,500 GSF facility with high-tech "smart" classrooms, chemistry labs, physical science labs, faculty offices, covered walkways and parking for students and staff. The parking garage is located at the southern parking lot adjacent to Building 7 and 8 and can accommodate approximately 310 spaces. It will provide additional parking close to the academic core and allow for vertical and horizontal expansion in the future.

VCC CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
One of only 39 criminal justice training centers certified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Division of Standards and Training, the CJI offers basic training certificate programs for law enforcement, corrections, and crossover from corrections to law enforcement. The new facility will be roughly 72,000 GSF and include high-tech "smart" classrooms, computer labs, a defensive tactics/physical training facility, teaching auditorium and administrative support spaces.

LAKE COUNTY'S MOUNT DORA AND EUSTIS HIGH SCHOOLS NEAR COMPLETION
The new Mount Dora High School campus combines its original 25 acres with the former 8.5 acre Roseborough Elementary School campus, separated from each other by the north/south running North Highland Street. Practical circulation and parking patterns, functional relationship and accessibility to both sides of North Highland Street, and logical visual locations were fundamental in determining the placement of new buildings and programs. The middle of the new campus was "opened-up" with the creation of an academic courtyard for school gatherings.

The Eustis High School campus is comprised of two sites separated by Washington Avenue. Five acres to the north are designated for parking, and 21.8 acres to the south comprise the academic core. The original two-story 1941 art deco school building was restored, including the removal of a 1973 addition off of the front façade. New buildings include a cafeteria, a two-story classroom building and expansion/renovation of the existing gymnasium.

FIRM COMPLETES PROJECT DESIGN FOR DELAND MUNICIPAL COMPLEX
The complex will be constructed in downtown DeLand on the site of the existing City Hall and is designed to accommodate all city administrative functions including City Commission chambers. The 45,000 SF, three-story building anchors a new public park, a bonus feature to the City's existing public spaces.

 

FIRM'S PRO BONO WORK BENEFITS THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OSCEOLA FACILITY
CTH+A helped The Boys & Girls Club of Osceola identify and master plan its five acre site, develop the space program and provided preliminary design for the new facility. CTH+A worked closely with the City of Kissimmee, its Parks Department and the Osceola County School District to develop the preliminary master plan along with landscape architect firm Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin Lopez Rinehart and civil engineering firm Hanson Walter & Associates. The plan incorporates the existing middle school, elementary school and a proposed city park with the Boys & Girls Club facility to create a unique education and recreational complex. The new 33,000 SF facility includes youth and teen areas with spaces for games, fitness, computer labs, and arts and crafts. Also included is a dance studio, a community room, a learning resource center and a gym that will be shared with the Parks Department and the school district.


 
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