Jan 19, 2015

RAMSA's Heavener Hall at the University of Florida Honored with Beautification Award

Heavener Hall at the University of Florida has been recognized with a 2015 award from the City of Gainesville’s City Beautification Board (CBB) for improving the attractiveness of the city and the urban environment.

Heavener Hall, the new 57,000-square-foot home for the undergraduate program of the Warrington College of Business Administration, stands on a highly visible site where the University's historic campus faces the City of Gainesville. The L-shaped building surrounds a new, landscaped courtyard and frames a pedestrian entrance to the College of Business precinct. The building incorporates a student commons, multipurpose room, and café on the ground floor, and classrooms, a student lounge, and study rooms on the second floor; faculty and staff offices are located on the third floor. Heavener Hall's exterior reflects the University's unique Collegiate Gothic heritage developed by William Augustus Edwards through the 1920s and characterized by Gainesville red brick, clay roof tile, and limestone and white painted wood detailing.

Each year the CBB selects 25 citywide projects to receive awards for making the City of Gainesville a desirable place to live and work. This year's winners will be honored on Wednesday, April 22, at the Thomas Center (302 Northeast 6th Avenue) in Gainesville, Florida.

RAMSA Partners Robert A.M. Stern, Melissa DelVecchio, and Graham S. Wyatt led the design of Heavener Hall. Schenkel Shultz Architecture served as the Associate Architect.

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