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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.


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…

UF McKnight Brain Institute – New MRI and Renovated Research Space

  • Project Owner: University of Florida
  • Location: Gainesville FL
  • Partners: Ponikvar & Associates and Moses & Associates Engineering

Scorpio installed a Siemens 3T MRI/S state-of-the-art scanner and renovated space at Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute that will significantly enhance human subject research capability across the UF campus.

UF’s Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory Clinical Translational Research (CAM Center) and the Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Facility (AMRIS) now have new expanded spaces in the MBI that will support a wide array of ongoing and new studies.

Formerly configured as conference rooms LG-110A and B, the ground-floor spaces have been turned into testing rooms for clinical and cognitive assessments, an electrophysiology suite, a transcranial magnetic stimulation lab and new waiting areas for study participants right next door to the new Siemens 3T MRI/S state-of-the-art scanner.  

A new Siemens 3T MRI/S scanner is part of extensive renovations at the McKnight Brain Institute. The state-of-the-art $3 million scanner has the strongest gradients available for human imaging, advanced motion correction capabilities and increased scanning flexibility.

The new Cognitive Aging and Memory space will serve investigators conducting human clinical trials as well as basic research studies. The mission of the Center is to support scientific research aimed at understanding and alleviating age-related memory loss.

“This new space will allow researchers more space and flexibility to screen and test their research participants before or after using the MRI scanners." Joanna Long, Ph.D., AMRIS Director , University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute
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