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Radiant Credit Union Branch Renovation

Scorpio assists SunState Federal Credit Union as they rebrand to Radiant Credit Union following a conversion from a federal to state charter.

Gainesville Airport Hangar Improvements and Rehabilitation

Improvement and preservation of up to 9 steel hangar buildings as well as replacing a portable office building with a new 1,500 s.f. unit.

UF Southwest Campus Transportation Improvement

The Campus Transportation Improvement Project proposes multiple roadway and utility improvements in the SW area of the UF campus.

Topping Out for the Howard Bishop Hawks

On Thursday, February 4, 2021, Alachua County Public Schools celebrated the topping-out for the redesign and redevelopment of Howard Bishop Middle School. This ceremony is held to mark the point when construction on a new building reaches its highest point. The event took place on the project site with a…

Scorpio Awarded Large Business of the Year

  Scorpio is proud to have been selected as the recipient of the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year Award. Scorpio was joined by two additional finalists in this very competitive category, Comfort Temp and Gainesville Health and Fitness. The Large Business category is for local…

University of Florida College of Nursing Innovation & Learning Lab

  • Project Owner: University of Florida
  • Location: Gainesville FL
  • Completion Date: October 2020
  • Project Size: 6000 sqft
  • Partners: Walker Architects
"It was a pleasure to work with the team at Scorpio and the results are beautiful. The project came in ahead of schedule and under budget!!!" Anna M McDaniel, Dean for the College of Nursing, University of Florida
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The Future of Nurse Training and Education

The College of Nursing at the University of Florida is ranked in the top 25 graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report and it is consistently ranked in the top ten percent of all graduate degree-awarding nursing schools in the nation. UF has pioneered many innovative nursing education models thanks to the leadership spirit of the faculty, including, the first nurse practitioner program in Florida, first BSN to PhD track in Florida and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.  

This most recent renovation of roughly 6,000sf of existing teaching space into a learning center for the college is another step toward their reach for preeminence. The new space includes classrooms, patient and procedure simulation rooms, control room simulation, an innovation studio, skills lab, and equipment storage. Every aspect was planned to accurately represent hospital-like conditions for the expert training of nursing students. This includes wall units and patient beds complete with oxygen, air, vacuum regulators, suction canister, blood pressure cuff with mount and basket, sharps containers, and more to recreate the hospital setting and provide expert education to the next generation of Gator Nurses.

To learn more about the important work happening at Thomas and Irene Kirbo Innovation and Learning Laboratory click here.