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January 30, 2018

Heavener Hall Certified LEED Gold

Heavener Hall Certified LEED Gold

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Robert A.M. Stern Architects' Heavener Hall at the University of Florida has been certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Heavener Hall, the 57,000-square-foot home for the undergraduate program of the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business Administration, reflects the University's unique Collegiate Gothic heritage on a highly visible site where the historic campus faces the City of Gainesville. The L-shaped building surrounds a 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; classrooms, a student lounge, and study rooms on the second floor; and faculty and staff offices on the third floor. Sustainable features include an active chilled beam cooling system, energy recovery units, and energy-saving automation systems. Heavener Hall makes use of regionally-available materials and also conserves water with low-flow fixtures and reclaimed water irrigation. The building opened in November 2014.

Heavener Hall is the first of two RAMSA projects at the University of Florida, with the completion of Newell Hall in March 2017. RAMSA Partners Robert A.M. Stern, Graham S. Wyatt, and Melissa DelVecchio led the design effort. Schenkel Shultz Architecture served as associate architect. For more information, please click here.