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Westwood Middle School Redesign and Redevelopment

Originally built in 1951, Westwood Middle School is undergoing a complete design overhaul and transformation.

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.

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Scorpio is seeking an experienced Field Manager/Superintendent. The focus of this position is ensuring projects are delivered safely, with high quality, and on schedule utilizing proven processes, systems, standards, and guidelines. It also focuses on relationships with subcontractors, design and engineering consultants, and other project stakeholders. Drive, determination, and a…

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…

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital – Ocala Heart of Florida Heart Center Renovations

  • Project Owner: HCA Florida Ocala Hospital
  • 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 HCA Florida Ocala Hospital 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 Human Resource offices, and 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.