University of Florida - Heavener Football Complex

Gainesville, FL

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Architecture Overview:

The University of Florida has a new eco-friendly, highly sustainable, athletic-focused, Gator recruiting magnet. The design includes the Gator Room, expansion of the strength & conditioning room - doubling its original size, creation of an impressive entry, hall of fame & lobby area leading to football offices which will greet recruits, parents and donors. Additional WOW factor comes with the complex's energy-saving features, which exceed state and national standards by 35%. Contributing to the energy savings are efficient lighting, light-colored roofing and concrete pavement on the plaza; low flow fixtures, dual-flush toilets, regional materials, low-e glazing, recycling of 75% of construction waste and a green roof with palm trees. Additionally, 100% of the building's irrigation is reclaimed water.

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Landscape Architecture Overview:

As part of the larger Heavener Football Complex, the site development for the Heavener Football Complex at the University of Florida is part of the first Collegiate Athletic facility to receive a LEED Platinum rating. Balancing sustainable principles with high quality materials and a need to accommodate thousands of fans on any given Saturday. The extensive hardscape were necessary to accommodate these fans, with well placed landscape planters, including a three tiered green roof planter adjacent to Gate 18 of the stadium, provide a balance affording the site to function on game day as well as the rest of the year. The inclusion of the iconic "Bull Gator" gave the University a postcard moment, quickly becoming the most photographed place on the entire University of Florida's campus.

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