Construction Is Underway on New 1,400 Bed Residential Complex at the University of Florida

April 6, 2022  /  Press Releases,

Gainesville, FL – Located in the heart of campus, the University of Florida’s New Undergraduate Residential Complex with Honors College is underway. The state-of-the-art facility will feature four residential halls, 5-6 stories each, and a one-story common space to create the five building, 413,587 square-foot complex. The residential buildings will house a combination of single and double suites, including ADA suites, for a total of 1,415 beds or 825 units.

This new housing project will accommodate the increase in demand for students’ requests for on-campus housing. The complex will also provide an environment that promotes academic success and social experience by incorporating academic support spaces, faculty offices, reading room, maker studio, gaming lounge, ensemble practice room, art studio, meditation suite, Great Lawn with outdoor amenities, and Great Hall with convertible space for a lecture hall, lounge, cocktail reception or banquet-style event.

Scheduled for completion in July 2023, the project team is implementing a fast-track approach to deliver the project before the start of the Fall 2023 semester.

“Our team is skilled at delivering large scale projects under fast-track design-build delivery methods,” said Chuck Congdon, Project Executive for The Weitz Company. “We are able to maintain the commitments made to the University through this approach.”

Chuck Congdon, Project Executive, The Weitz Company

Utilizing a design-build delivery method creates efficiency by syncing the design with construction. Weitz has been working closely with our design partners, PGAL and Walker Architects, to manage the design and expedite the schedule.

Once complete, the $158.9 million project will be the largest student housing facility constructed on campus.