Brasfield & Gorrie Tops Out New Student Housing Community at UF’s Innovation Square
January 30, 2015
New Living-Learning Center Reaches Full Height
Jacksonville, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2015) – Today, Brasfield & Gorrie celebrated a significant milestone at Infinity Hall in The University of Florida’s Innovation Square in Gainesville, Florida. The construction team has reached the structure’s full height, topping out the new building.
“Now that we have completed the building’s structure, we get to start on the intricate details that will make this innovative living-learning center a home for UF students,” said Chris Gregory, project manager at Brasfield & Gorrie.
At today’s ceremony, a tree was placed at the building’s highest level to commemorate the occasion.
Brasfield & Gorrie broke ground on the five-story, 90,000 sq ft living-learning residence hall in 2014. Once completed, the project will provide four floors of residence suites, team meeting rooms, an entertainment room, flexible spaces that will support The University of Florida’s entrepreneurship programs, a resident apartment and a maintenance shop. Being privately developed by Signet Development in partnership with The University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education, Infinity Hall will be the nation’s first entrepreneurial-based academic residential community.
Having topped out the project, the construction team will focus on the exterior skin and roof of the building and begin moving toward interior work. Serving as construction manager-at-risk, Brasfield & Gorrie’s Jacksonville, Florida, office is partnering with developer and owner Signet Development and architect Perkins+Will on this $15.9 million construction project, which will be completed in 2015.
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Celebrating 50 years in business, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, infrastructure, and water/wastewater treatment. We serve clients from offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Dallas, Texas; Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Brasfield & Gorrie has approximately 2,600 employees, and its 2013 revenues were $2.3 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 22nd among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2014.