University of Florida Athletic Association – Otis Hawkins Center for Execellence | Dedication
June 27, 2016 – The construction of the $25 million, 82,613-square foot Hawkins Center at Farrior Hall is the latest commitment by UF and the University Athletic Association to the success of the athletic program in the classroom.
The facility includes 74 study rooms/tutoring labs equipped with the latest digital media resources, a 125-seat auditorium, an 800-square foot fueling station, and in essence is the campus hub for student-athlete tutoring, academic advising, studying, job placement and other services.
-video courtesy of the Florida Gators
UF Health Shands – Kanapaha Emergency Center | Groundbreaking
December 2, 2015 – The footprint of UF Health Shands is getting just a little bit larger. On Wednesday, December 2nd, a ceremonial groundbreaking was held on the site of UF Health’s new 10,881 square foot freestanding emergency center. The new, state-of-the-art, full-service emergency center is located 5.8 miles west of the main UF Health Shands campus on Archer Road. To read more about the event, click here: https://ufhealth.org/news/2015/uf-health-breaks-ground-new-freestanding-er
IFAS Gulf Coast REC Turns 90 – Parrish-McCall On Hand to Help Celebrate
November 2015 – IFAS’s Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, first established on a 20-acre tract in Manatee County in 1925, was later moved to 475-acre research campus in Hillsborough County. In 2005, Parrish-McCall completed construction on a 38,000 square foot research / extension building. Ten years later, we are proud to have been part of a project that added 5,000 square feet of meeting / office space to the facility. For more information on GCREC’s 90th Anniversary, click here.
University of Florida Basketball Practice Facility Expansion Complete
August 2015 – The University of Florida Men’s and Women’s Basketball Practice Facility expansion project is now complete and is being put to use by Gator athletes and trainers. The project, which started in April of this year, called for a court storage and laundry addition off the back of the existing facility. The expansion allowed for the weight room to double in size from 1,525 square feet to over 3,000 square feet.
UF’s Dauer Hall and Matherly Hall HVAC Upgrades Complete
August, 2015 – An intense summertime upgrade to Matherly and Dauer Hall is now complete. Although physical construction did not start until May of this year, planning for the project began last fall. The team from Parrish-McCall worked closely with the University and their design consultants to plan out the project, complete the design documents and get material procurement underway, all in support of an 87 day project schedule. The challenging project is now complete and the entire team is to thank for its success.
Haven Hospice ET York Care Center Expansion Breaks Ground
August 11, 2015 – A major milestone in the highly anticipated expansion of Haven Hospice’s ET York Care Center took place today. Haven’s leadership team, board of directors, benefactors, community leaders, and members of the design and construction team were on site for the project’s ceremonial ground breaking. The actual groundbreaking for the project will take place next month and work on the addition completing in Summer 2016.
Otis Hawkins Center for Academic and Personal Excellence Breaks Ground
March 2, 2015 – Parrish-McCall Constructors is excited to announce that the new Office of Student Life project, located in the heart of UF’s busy campus, has officially broken ground. The 51,000 square foot addiition to Farrior Hall is slated for completion in Spring 2016 with the complete renvoation of Farrior Hall begining in Summer 2016 and the entire project achieving completion in late 2016 / early 2017.
UF Selects Parrish-McCall as Construction Manager for Expansion and Renovation of UAA’s Office of Student Life
August 15, 2014 – The University of Florida has selected Parrish-McCall Constructors as Construction Manager for the new Office of Student Life (OSL) project. The $16.5 Million OSL project is set to break ground in early 2015.
“We are honored to be selected for the Office of Student Life project and look forward to working with the team at UF, the University Athletic Association, and Gould Evans, the project architect, in building a great project that will serve current and future Gators for years to come,” stated Parrish-McCall President Mike Walsh.
Parrish-McCall constructed the original Academic Advising Center (Farrior Hall), which was completed in July 1995. Farrior Hall provides undergraduate advising services for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Exploratory students, Pre-Health and Pre-Law Students, as well as advising and tutoring services for the UAA’s Office of Student Life. The OSL’s mission is to prepare University of Florida student-athletes for life after college.
Parrish-McCall Staff Members Receive LEED AP BD+C Certification
June 13, 2014 – Parrish-McCall congratulates two of our team members, Project Manager Ed Huene, and Director of Project Development Bryan Harrington, who recently passed their LEED AP Building Design + Construction exam! The LEED AP credential provides Ed and Bryan with advanced knowledge of sustainable construction as well as expertise in the LEED rating system.
Parrish-McCall Constructors understands the importance and value of sustainable construction and strives to provide our clients with knowledgeable personnel who are at the forefront of the green building industry.
Parrish-McCall Selected for UF’s Annual Campus Continuing Services for Minor Projects
May 23, 2014 – Parrish-McCall Constructors was selected by the University of Florida to perform work under UF’s Annual Campus Continuing Services for Minor Projects. Typical projects under this contract include new construction, renovations, and building upgrades and remodels, among others. Projects are located at UF’s main campus in Gainesville as well as at UF and IFAS facilities throughout Florida.
Parrish-McCall President Mike Walsh stated, “The Parrish-McCall team is excited about the opportunity to provide construction services on the campus of our state’s flagship university and to work with the great folks at the University of Florida.”
Parrish-McCall has completed several projects for UF in recent years under continuing services for minor projects including life safety upgrades to Century Tower, renovations at UF and IFAS’ facility in Fort Pierce, classroom renovations at Bryan Hall, and P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School’s arts and sciences classroom building.
UF Health Opens Gainesville’s Newest Emergency Room
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July 25, 2013 – UF Health officials celebrated the grand opening of the new UF Health Shands Emergency center at Springhill Wednesday morning with a ribbon cutting and tours of the new facility.
UF Health Celebrates Opening of Freestanding Emergency Center – Springhill
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– photo courtesy of The Gainesville Sun
Trimark Opens Two Properties Near Campus
BUSINESS REPORT OF NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA
July 19, 2013 – Trimark Properties, which owns almost 40 luxury apartment communities centered around the University of Florida campus, unveiled two finished apartment complexes, totaling 58 new units, on Thursday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Solaria1024 Luxury Apartments and Greystone Luxury Apartments are located just east of campus, about a block and a half behind Norman Hall on Sixth and Seventh Avenue.
Two New Apartment Complexes Unveiled Near UF Campus
July 18, 2013 – Two ground-breaking apartment properties have been unveiled just one block east of the University of Florida Campus. Spanish-themed Solaria and historic-luxury styled Greystone, developed and managed by Trimark Properties, boast innovative design principles and an ideal location that should attract local students and professionals alike.
Meadowbrook Elementary opens its doors
THE GAINESVILLE SUN
August 9, 2012 – Principal Brad Burklew recently took in the view of his new elementary school from the window of a second-floor classroom.
With the mid-morning sunlight invading the room, which sports a large whiteboard and rows of empty desks and lime-green chairs, he smiled as he watched a man mow the lawn against a backdrop of pine trees set off by a coral wall. “What a great view,” he says.
Fourth- and fifth-graders will have this view come Aug. 20, when Meadowbrook Elementary, Alachua County’s newest school, opens its doors.
New Fire Station Opens on NW 42nd Avenue
THE GAINESVILLE SUN
June 27, 2011 – The City of Gainesville on Monday opened its first firehouse since 1980 — the 10,183-square-foot result of an effort to maintain its insurance rating and cut down call times in a growing part of the city.
Wearing his dress uniform for the grand opening, fire Chief Gene Prince said average response times in the area around the new station, at 3223 NW 42nd Ave., had grown longer than the four-minute guideline.
“A fire grows, doubles every minute, so that’s why response time is so important,” Prince said, noting there had been four house fires last year in what is now the new station’s call zone.