UF – Steinbrenner Band Building

Project: University of Florida – Steinbrenner Band Building
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Owner: University of Florida
Construction Cost: $7.7 Million
Project Size: 18,568 SF
Completion: July 2008
The Steinbrenner Band Building was only the University of Florida’s 3rd ever LEED Gold Certified facility.  In fact, the building originally targeted Silver Certification, but thanks to a strong effort by the project team, the building was able to achieve sufficient credits to pursue and achieve Gold level certification.

To construct the new building a major site work and utility relocation package was required.  Due to elevations and adjacencies, the foundation system required temporary sheet piling to be installed along the north edge of the excavation in order to prevent the foundation of the nearby Music Building from being compromised.  Chilled water, steam, and other underground utilities were in conflict with the proposed building location and so as a major part of the early site package, they were all relocated into a centralized corridor to the east of the building.

With the site ready, construction of the 2-story masonry building, clad in precast, brick, and zinc wall panels, was in full-swing.  The space features a 5,000 square foot performance hall, climatized music / instrument storage, offices, an upper lobby and an outdoor performance plaza.  The building was also designed as a shelter under the state’s EHPA requirements.