Meeting the ever-changing needs of the education industry is a strength for Biltmore Construction. Private and public learning facilities Biltmore Construction builds range from small repair projects under continuing contracts to large, $40+ million dollar projects for K-12, college and university systems. We are accustomed to navigating occupied campuses and working overtime during summer breaks to meet tight deadlines. Front of mind always is how best to meet our clients’ needs.
Biltmore Construction completed its first education project for the University of Florida in 1965. Since that time, we have been privileged to serve as an extension of staff to many other educators in Florida including:
- Berkeley Preparatory School
- Charlotte County Public Schools
- Eckerd College
- Florida A&M University
- Florida Atlantic University
- Florida Gulf Coast University
- Florida International University
- Florida Keys Community College
- Florida Memorial College
- Florida State University
- Hillsborough Community College
- Hillsborough County Public Schools
- Pasco County Public Schools
- Pinellas County Public Schools
- Polk County Public Schools
- St. Petersburg College
- Stetson University College of Law
- Manatee Community College
- Miami Dade Community College
- Monroe County Public Schools
- Orange County Public Schools
- University of Florida
- University of South Florida
- University of West Florida
“Biltmore has provided Construction Management services to the University under a Continuing Services Contract and for three major projects: the Paul J. Cejas School of Architecture; Center for Engineering and Applied Sciences; and FIU-FMC Joint-Use Facility, all with exceptional service.
Their team consistently provides outstanding service, excellent value engineering and constructability, excellent schedule and budget control, and quality construction. Their performance and positive attitude is outstanding.
Biltmore has always been truthful and come through even when the news wasn’t what we wanted to hear! Refreshing! Great quality!”
Monroe County Schools Plantation Key School, Tavernier, Florida
This new K-8 replacement school provides State-of-the-Art 21st Century Learning Environment for the community. This 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. The school features the latest in flexible learning spaces, technology, and security. The facility is hardened to withstand Category 5 windloads. Key specialized labs include an art lab, science on a sphere lab, think tank (computer lab), CNN/news/videotaping lab, oceanography lab and a cooking lab while maintaining all available green energy options.
“Everyone has been thrilled with our new campus. The students love our new gym, something the last campus desperately needed, and we have already been seeing the positive results. The access to the new technology and learning tools has made this a happy place for learning. Student engagement is up, attendance has risen, and our students are inspired to learn, create and grow.”
– Lisa Taylor, Principal Plantation Key School
FIU School of Architecture Complex, Miami, Florida
The Paul J. Ceas School of Architecture Complex is comprised of five structures. Student studios are located in loft spaces in the northern “bar” building, positioned for northern light from a glass curtain wall. Faculty administration offices are housed in the south building, featuring individual office windows. A courtyard contains two unique, brightly-colored tiled geometrically shaped “generators” that provide the spaces to encourage student interaction and social energy. The “yellow generator” houses the gallery and media center. The “red generator” provides a theater/auditorium and covered terrace. A “green generator” is represented by a grove a palms. A fifth building, separate but connected by a “monorail” looking covered walkway, houses the model-building studio.
The SOA project was featured in Architectural Record; GA Document 6; and received a dozen international awards including the Associated General Contractor’s Horizon Award. Recognized as an iconic structure, the SOA is now studied by architectural students worldwide.