University of Florida - Heavener Football Complex

Gainesville, FL

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Architecture Overview:

The Heavener Complex is the University of Florida's 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), an impressive entry, hall of fame and lobby area leading to football offices which will greet recruits, parents and donors. An 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:

The site development for the Heavener Football Complex at the University of Florida contributes to Heavener being the first Collegiate Athletic facility to receive a LEED Platinum rating. The design balances sustainable principles with high quality materials and a need to accommodate thousands of fans on any given Saturday. The extensive hardscape needed to accommodate these fans is dotted with well-placed landscape planters, including a three tiered green roof planter adjacent to Gate 18 of the stadium, providing a balance that allows the site to function well 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 campus.

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