CT Hsu Full Circle Newsletter
An e-Newsletter for the Clients and Friends of C.T. Hsu + Associates, P.A.

October 2008
In this issue of Full Circle, we’ll explore a revolutionary new project delivery method that’s moving the process from isolation to integration.

Integrated Project Delivery: A Winning Team

Integrated Project Delivery

With shrinking demand and financing in the commercial real estate sector, building owners today are looking for greater cost savings and productivity from their new construction projects.  Innovative AEC firms are finding the solution in a new project delivery method that reduces waste, maximizes efficiency and increases value to the owner through all phases of design, fabrication and construction process.
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Lakemont Elementary School

Featured Project: Lakemont Elementary School
Rising construction costs and land shortages prompted Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) to seek out more compact school designs for its $1.97 billion plan to renovate and replace 136 educational facilities. Ranking at the top is C.T. Hsu + Associates’ new urban elementary school prototype. Lakemont Elementary School is the first school in the district to benefit, with a $15 million replacement campus recently constructed on the school’s existing site.
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Miguel Botello, AIA, LEED AP
Project Manager

Miguel Botello, AIA, joined the firm in September 2007 as a project manager. Earlier this year, he earned accreditation by the U.S. Green Building Council’s “Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design” (LEED) program.
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  • C.T. Hsu + Associates earned top honors in two categories at the statewide Florida Educational Facilities Planners’ Association’s 2008 Architectural Showcase earlier this year.
  • Construction has begun on a new 100,000 SF joint-use facility for Valencia Community College and the University of Central Florida.
  • C.T. Hsu + Associates donated its architectural services and $25,000 in funding to create Florida’s first medical and dental primary care clinic for the developmentally disabled.
  • The firm has designed a new store prototype for Goodwill Industries.
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  • The Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) honored Firm President C.T. Hsu, FAIA, with its 2008 Chairman’s Award that annually recognizes a long term contributor to the region’s economic development goals. 
  • The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) selected C.T. Hsu, FAIA, as its District 6 Volunteer of the Year. 
  • Robert W. White, AIA, has joined the firm as a senior project manager. 
  • Carlo Giammattei and Taren Sienkiewicz have joined the firm as intern architects.  Wanda Javaheri joined the firm in April as office manager and executive assistant to the president. 
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