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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.

Alpha Delta Pi Sorority House – New Chapter Room Expansion

Two years after completing their brand new house, ADPi at UF has returned to partner with Scorpio to expand with a new Chapter Room.

Clay County District Schools Keystone Elementary New Cafeteria and Classroom Building

New Keystone Heights Elementary School cafeteria, media center, and new classrooms

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…

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.