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April 2005


CTH+A Project News

College Park Community Center
College Park Community Center

• CTH+A recently completed the project design for the College Park Community Center, a collaborative effort by the City of Orlando and Orange County Public Schools. The Community Center, designed to emulate the look of adjacent Princeton Elementary School, will boast the City's newest gymnasium, equipped with state-of-the-art workout and cardio equipment. It also will include a computer lab, men and women's locker rooms, teen room, multipurpose room and a food prep area close to the multipurpose room. Outdoor amenities will include a baseball field, swimming pool, open green space, a playground with large shade trees, a wood deck and benches nearby. The project is currently under construction by McCree, Inc. and slated for completion in late 2005-early 2006.

Orange County Firestation 56
Orange County Fire Station 85

• Orange County has selected CTH+A to construct Fire Stations 35, 80, 81 and 84 based on a prototype design 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. They are the latest of 10 fire stations CTH+A has designed for the County in the last four years.

  Deland City Hall

• CTH+A has completed the project design for the City of DeLand's City Hall / Municipal Complex, and Clancy and Theys has been selected to build the project which is expected to break ground in early September. The complex will be constructed downtown on the site of the existing City Hall and is designed to accommodate all of the city's administrative functions including City Commission chambers. When completed, the project will refresh current City facilities with the following:

  1. a new 47,000-square-foot city hall
  2. a new 7,310-square-foot fire station
  3. a 2,500-square-foot police evidence building
  4. a 1,898-square-foot fire station addition
  5. a 20,000-square-foot civic plaza with a Veteran's Memorial

Orlando Public Safety Complex
Orlando Public Safety Complex

• CTH+A is providing planning and designing services for Orlando's Public Safety Complex and recently completed a comprehensive space needs study for the complex to accommodate anticipated growth over the next 20 years. The new facility will accommodate the city's Police Department in a single state-of-the-art facility and revitalize the City's Parramore district.

• Seminole Community College has selected the design-build team of Stiles Construction and Hartmann Architecture for its Automotive Training Center, which is to be built within a construction budget of $6.9 million. CTH+A completed the design phase earlier this year as design criteria architect and will oversee the construction of the project that is expected to begin later this summer with completion slated for late 2006. The state-of-the-art facility is a public-private partnership between the college and the Central Florida Auto Dealers Association.

• The Orange County School Board selected C.T. Hsu + Associates to provide design services for the following three schools:

  1. Sadler Elementary School - the firm is developing a comprehensive plan for the district's 38-year-old school. The $7.5 million project will include renovating 48,730-square-feet of existing space and adding approximately 47,036 square feet of new space to the 15-acre campus. The master plan design also will include solutions to address the severely congested traffic situation at the school's entrance on Oak Ridge Road.
  2. Union Park Middle School - The firm is developing a master plan for the 36-acre campus in east Orange county, originally built in 1959. The $22.9 million construction project will include adding more than 133,000-square feet of new space, renovating 31,367-square-feet of existing space, improving campus security and enhancing the school's athletic facilities for shared use by the surrounding community.
  3. Lee Middle School - The firm is developing a master plan for this 50-year-old school that serves the College Park neighborhood. It will feature a courtyard-style design to create a greater sense of community for the 18-acre campus. The $14.5 million construction project will include renovating 104,000-square-feet of existing space and adding approximately 62,000 square feet of new space. Completion is tentatively scheduled for December 2007.

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