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School Board of Alachua County Howard Bishop Middle Transition School

The Redesign-Redevelopment of Howard Bishop Middle School is a large undertaking and requires the students and faculty to find a temporary home.

University of Florida College of Nursing Innovation & Learning Lab

The total renovation of existing teaching space to be transformed into a state of the art learning center for the College of Nursing.

ORMC Ocala Heart of Florida Heart Center Renovations

A three-story medical building renovation including interior demolition and remodel of offices, training and exam rooms, and board room.

Scorpio Supports Operation Graduation 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! You are certainly making your mark on history. Thanks to the partnership of Alachua County Public Schools and our local CBS4/NBC9 stations, each Alachua County Public High School will be celebrating graduation with their own televised graduation ceremony. Operation Graduation 2020 has been activated.…

North Florida Regional Medical Center and Scorpio Celebrate New Renovation with Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon-cutting North Florida Regional Medical Center’s newly built 20-bay Pre-Operative unit on the 2nd Floor of the Surgical Tower hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 21, 2020. This is one of the many projects that Team Scorpio has been working on for NFRMC over the past year. We love the…

UF College of Education Returns Home

A New Norman Scorpio has reached a major milestone in the renovation to the UF College of Education’s historic home – Norman Hall. Floors one, two and three have been completely renovated and classes and administration have returned home after relocating approximately 12 months ago. Areas of the building are…

ORMC Ocala Heart of Florida Heart Center Renovations

  • Project Owner: Ocala Regional Medical Center
  • Location: Ocala, FL
  • Completion Date: February 2020
  • Partners: Partin Architects

At the Heart of the Matter

The overall structure and the bones of this three-story Ocala Regional Medical Center brick facility are in excellent condition and provide a welcoming and home-like experience for patients and the medical professionals working inside. Much like the services rendered at the Ocala Heart Center, it just needed some extra special attention paid to its “insides”. Originally built in 1994, the primary driver for this renovation was to make every level ADA accessible.  Therefore, this 36-year-old solid brick structure had an elevator installed at its very heart.

While this project consisted primarily of interior renovations the client’s basic need to connect all the three existing levels with ease of access, the addition of a centrally located elevator proved challenging.  It required creative engineering and delicate execution. Unsuitable soils were quickly discovered beneath the building’s basement level and required the use of helicoils in an isolated and confined space.

The basement level interiors were completely redesigned to create restricted access and accommodate for Human Resource offices, Employee Health areas, and provide a multi-use classroom space. Renovations to the first and second floors were largely comprised of upgrades to finishes for existing exam rooms, doctors’ offices, and administrative suites.