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Delta Delta Delta at UF Sorority House Renovations

Scorpio completed a 7500 sf renovation to the ground floor of the UF Delta Delta Delta sorority house.

New Drummond Community Bank Building – Gainesville

The contemporary design is meant to illustrate Drummond’s commitment to transparency in banking and their commitment to North Central Florida.

The Swamp Restaurant

The Swamp Restaurant will return to Gainesville in 2022 in a brand-new building that captures the charm of this historic landmark.

Hiring Senior Estimator

Scorpio is seeking an experienced Senior Estimator residing in the Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, or Gainesville markets. (Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.) The focus of this position is on producing quality, detailed estimates from proven processes, systems, standards, and guidelines. It is also centered on established relationships with subcontractors, design and engineering…

Scorpio hosts Mirror Image Leadership Academy Students

Scorpio played host to twelve Middle School students and their mentors from the Mirror Image Leadership Academy on July 15, 2021. The Mirror Image Leadership Academy (MILA) is a non-profit located in Gainesville, formed by a group of dedicated community leaders after years of research and development.  The program consists…

Partner Appreciation Message

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Howard Bishop Middle School – Redesign and Redevelopment

  • Project Owner: School Board of Alachua County
  • Location: Gainesville FL
  • Completion Date: August 2021
  • Partners: Paul Stresing and Associates

A New Nest for the Howard Bishop Hawks

Originally built in 1962, Howard Bishop Middle School has undergone a complete design overhaul and transformation. The Redesign and Redevelopment of this approximately eight (8) acre campus, included the demolition of 11 Classroom Buildings, including the outdated Technology Labs and Computer Skills Labs, the kitchen and Cafetorium Building, and all of the restroom facilities for a total of 18 buildings on campus. Demolition and abandonment of the existing utilities was completed to make way for a safer and more technologically advanced experience for the faculty and students.

Howard Bishop’s extensive redesign included the construction of a highly efficient T- shaped, 2-story classroom wing that will provide 32 new classrooms, two (2) new 1-story Science classrooms/labs, two (2) new Technology/Business Labs, a new and much larger Cafetorium with new band and choral facilities included in its adjacencies.  This project also involved extensive renovations to buildings not selected for demolition, remodeling seven existing classrooms, the Administration Building, and the Media Center.

The center of campus is now a spacious event space and gathering place for students with a modern design focused on safety and function.  The entire campus has been efreshed with new walkways and green space, paying special attention to maintaining as many of the existing trees as possible.

The updated site plan includes new student carpool/drop-off lanes, as well as new parking areas. Improved and expanded stormwater retention areas will improve flooding issues that plagued the campus.

Existing athletic fields and the track are being considered for redesigned and/or updating through the Wild Spaces Public Places Program with the City of Gainesville.