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!”

Sylvia Berenguer, Director of Construction, Florida International University
Sylvia Berenguer, Director of Construction, Florida International University

Featured Projects

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.

  • UF Library West
  • Eckerd College James Center for Molecular & Life Sciences
  • Eckerd College Armacost Library & Technology Center
  • FIU School of Architecture
  • USF Recreation Center
  • SPC Student Services
  • SPC Downtown Center
  • Eckerd College IOTA Complex
  • Eckerd College Go Pavilion
  • Eckerd College Visual Arts Center
  • PCS East Lake Middle School Academy of Engineering
  • Eckerd College Athletic Fields
  • Academy of Holy Names Renovations
  • SPC Bay Pines Marine Science Center
  • Monroe County Schools Plantation Key K-8 School
  • SPC Downtown American Stage
  • SPC Natural Science Building
  • FIU Viertes Haus Building & Lab Renovations
  • Orange County Tildenville Elementary School
  • USF St. Petersburg Marine Science Center
  • Charlotte County Schools East Elementary School
  • HCSB Miles Elementary School
  • HCSB Pierce Middle School
  • HCSB Shaw Elementary School
  • FAU Seatech Research Lab
  • FAU Student Union Renovations & Expansion
  • HCC Nursing Simulation Lab
  • HCC Data Center & Public Safety Headquarters
  • Eckerd College Sheen Science Complex