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UF New Student Health Care Center

The New Student Health Care Center is a 46,000 outpatient health clinic located in the middle of UF's main campus

Alpha Phi New Sorority House at the University of Florida

Alpha Phi is building its first house for the University of Florida chapter Kappa Eta.

The Swamp Restaurant

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

Scorpio and Keystone Heights Elementary Partner to Reward Student Behavior

We all know that giving kids (and adults) positive incentives to work towards helps them grow and learn how to accomplish goals. So, when Scorpio was asked to help expand the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program at Keystone Heights Elementary School, we jumped at the chance. Not only…

Scorpio is a Florida Trend 2022 Best Company to Work For

The annual Best Companies list has been released and is featured in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine. One hundred companies were ranked in small, medium, and large employer categories. Scorpio is thrilled to make the list and rank number 22 in the Small Companies category in our first…

Mirror Image Leadership Academy + Team Scorpio Summer 2022

For a second summer, Scorpio partnered with the local youth leadership development program, Mirror Image Leadership Academy, by sponsoring the program and hosting an inspiring group of rising 7th graders for an afternoon of experiences in our office and on an active job site. The students arrived at the Scorpio…

Howard Bishop Middle School – Redesign and Redevelopment

  • Project Owner: School Board of Alachua County
  • Location: Gainesville FL
  • Completion Date: August 2021
  • Project Size: 128,789 SF
  • 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of this approximately eight (8) acre campus, included the demolition of 11 Classroom Buildings, including the outdated Technology Labs and Computer Skills Labs, the kitchen and Cafetorium Building, and all of the restroom facilities for a total of 20 buildings on campus.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 providing 42 new classrooms, including two (2) new Science classrooms/labs, two (2) new Technology/Business Labs, a new Art room, and 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 (7) 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 refreshed 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.