Biltmore Transforms Academy of Holy Names Media Center

Biltmore, as part of the Academy of Holy Names’ facilities master plan, just finished transforming an existing, 30,000 square foot, two-story media building from a traditional library space into an advanced 21st Century Media Center featuring collaborative learning spaces.

The goal was to transform this traditional media center into a 21st century learning facility that nurtures collaboration and hands-on learning. While the old media center was designed and built for obtaining books and lending them to students or teachers, the newly transformed 21st century media center supports student collaboration and group work – the dominant instruction and learning style today. Quiet study space, support for Bring Your Own Technology, content-creation tools, and a flexible environment that can be reconfigured on the fly to meet ever-changing needs of staff and students.

Doral’s New Legacy Park Opens

This new, 18-acre urban park included extensive Brownfield site remediation, a 2–story, 38,300 SF recreation building housing a gymnasium, classroom/community room, performance stage with audio/visual and stage lighting; two full-size indoor basketball courts with an elevated running track and workout area; an aerobics and dance studio with folding partitions; and all ancillary support spaces.  Additional features include baseball and soccer fields, tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts and a large splash pad.

Plantation Key School under construction

Biltmore Construction is constructing a 21st century learning K-8 school in Plantation Key for the Monroe County School Board.

This new K-8 replacement school will provide a State-of-the-Art 21st Century Learning Environment for the community. The 102,000 GSF, 660 student facility is a two-story, cast-in-place structure housing classrooms, administration, gymnasium, media center, and cafetorium on an occupied 11-acre coastal site, featuring the latest in flexible learning spaces, technology, and security. The facility is hardened to withstand Cat-V windloads.

Construction is phased to allow use of the existing structures for continued school operations during construction. The existing school buildings will be demolished once the new school construction is complete to allow for redevelopment of the site.

Site work includes new parking facilities, utility relocations and tie-ins, new ball fields, new basketball and tennis courts, new Physical Education/Gynasium structure, three new playgrounds and a tiered-seating outdoor performance amphitheater.

The project is seeking Green Certification and all energy saving strategies are being considered to include energy management systems, possible geothermal cooling systems, and alternative energy sources.