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OCPS Site 113 – Horizon High School

Client: Wharton-Smith, Inc. Owner: Orange County Public Schools Description: The new 350,000-square-foot relief high school is being constructed on a 68-acre greenfield site and includes an auditorium, gymnasium, media center, cafeteria, administration, and three multi-story classroom buildings. Site amenities include a football stadium with associated field house, track, baseball, softball and soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, and parking and drop-off loops. The new high school will accommodate nearly 3,000 students. The project is fast-tracked to be completed in May of 2021.

UF Delta Gamma Sorority House

Client: Scorpio Corp. Owner: University of Florida Description: Featured in Southern Living magazine, this is a beautiful new Delta Gamma sorority house at the University of Florida.

UCF Recreation and Wellness Center

Client: WELBRO Building Corporation Owner: University of Central Florida Description: Completed in 2010, this was a 66,000 square foot Recreation and Wellness Center expansion that houses a variety of program activities. The primary use of the facility is for student recreation and wellness and includes spaces for cardio, fitness, in-door racquet ball courts, multi-purpose rooms, outdoor adventure center area, MAC gymnasium, offices, wet classrooms, new locker and rest rooms, a new 25 yard by 25 meter pool and associated pump room. LEED© Gold Certification awarded from the US Green Building Council.

Sumner High School

Client: CORE Construction Owner: Hillsborough County Schools Description: The new, innovative high school (formerly known as “High School TTT” in the construction phase) offers relief to two neighboring schools. The school, which we built for our client, CORE Construction, has more than 238,000 square feet and enrollment for close to 3,000 students. The school cost an estimated $70 million to build and is the biggest high school opened in the history of Hillsborough County Schools.

Starkey Ranch K-8

Client: Walbridge Owner: Pasco County Schools Description: Scheduled to open in Fall 2021, the new school, with gymnasium, playground, track, athletic fields and an exciting technical theater and library, will be located in a beautiful natural setting.

Santa Fe College of Fine Arts

Client: Danis Construction Owner: Santa Fe College Description: This beautifully designed building is the focus for the performing arts on campus. Built in 2011, the 39,599-square-foot Fine Arts Hall hosts classrooms, an auditorium, orchestra pit and various staging rooms to support the Fine Arts programs at Santa Fe College.

Pine Crest School of Innovation

Client: Wharton-Smith, Inc. Owner: Seminole County Public Schools Description: The new 110,754-square-foot school will feature 53 classrooms along with labs, administration area, dining, media center, and other support spaces to accommodate 930 student stations. This will be a school like no other with families traveling from all over the county to seek out opportunities in creativity and innovation.

Magnolia School and Behavioral Center

Client: Charles Perry Partners, Inc. Owner: Orange County Public Schools Description: This is a replacement facility for Magnolia School and a new Behavior Center, which will serve students with significant cognitive, physical or behavioral disabilities.


Client: Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. Owner: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Inc. Description: This 81,000 square foot project consisted of more than 1,000 tons of structural steel and joist. The two-story structure includes the dental school with classrooms and lecture halls, a patient clinic, faculty & staff office space and a small cafe. We completed this project successfully with a very aggressive schedule.

IMG Academy

Client: Tandem Construction Owner: IMG Academies, LLP Description: We are proud to have been the structural steel fabricator and erector for several projects with our client, Tandem Construction, for IMG Academy. First, we built the Academic Center which opened in 2015 and quadrupled the size of on-campus facilities. The Campus Center also opened, offering more dining services and recreational options and an upgraded health services and guest reception area. In 2016, we built the Performance and Sports Science Center, featuring the new home of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, new weight room and expanded rehabilitation facilities. And most recently in 2020, we expanded the Academic Center with 30,000 square foot that includes more classrooms, meeting space, hands on engineering labs and fully functioning broadcast and audio recording studios. IMG Academy is the world’s most prestigious sports, performance and educational institution. IMG continues to set the standard for total academic, athletic and personal development in youth student-athletes. The 600-acre, Bradenton, Florida campus annually attract hundreds of teams, groups and events for training and competition.

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