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March 2007

Wheels of Progress Bring Traffic to a Standstill

Orlando Events Center and Parking Complex

CTH+A Firm News

FEFPA 2008 Winners

CTH+A earned top honors in two categories at the statewide Florida Educational Facilities Planners’ Association’s 2008 Architectural Showcase in January. The firm took first place in the high school category for the Boone High School Comprehensive Needs project, a $28 million master plan to revitalize the historic Orlando high school. The firm also took first place in the college/university category for its design of Valencia Community College’s 77,000 SF state-certified Criminal Justice Institute, the first building completed for the college’s 58-acre Public Safety campus for which CTH+A also provided master planning. The FEFPA entries were judged on a wide range of criteria including innovation, aesthetics and use of materials, flexibility for community use, technology provisions, the relationship of spaces and expandability, and site development.

Sadler Elementary School

CTH+A completed the renovation and expansion of 40-year-old Sadler Elementary School in November. The $17.9 million comprehensive needs project doubled the size of the south Orange County school, adding 47,036 SF of new space and renovating 48,730 SF of existing space on the 15-acre campus. The project included a new administration building and self-contained Kindergarten classroom building as well as design solutions for the severely congested traffic situation at the school’s Oak Ridge Road entrance.

US Green Building Council Member LogoThe firm’s principals are “LEED”ing by example in their commitment to advance green building principles and sustainable design. Recently earning accreditation by the U.S. Green Building Council’s “Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design” (LEED) program are Design Principal Tim McNicholas, Principal James Hughes and Director of Interior Design Linda Karatzas. Along with President C.T. Hsu and Associate Principal Nathan Butler, 100 percent of the firm’s principals are now LEED Accredited Professionals. “Green building is no longer a niche trend, it has become an acknowledged best practice,” said C.T. Hsu. “Our firm is committed to a strategy of advancing sustainable opportunities both for our employees and our clients.” The firm’s goal is for all of its design professionals to be LEED accredited by the end of the year.

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