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Lawton Chiles Elementary School

Owner/Client School Board of Alachua County
Location Gainesville, FL
Project Size 100,040
Construction Cost $8,992,000

This 100,000 square foot school sits on a 17 acre site and encompasses three large main buildings joined by covered walkways.

The largest of the three buildings contains general classrooms, a media center, an art suite and administrative space. The media center contains an extensive collection of reference and reading material,  computer workstations, audio and video equipment and Internet access.

Exterior areas include a unique open air amphitheater, numerous playing fields, a large covered recreation area for use during inclement weather, and an intricate parking and road system for easy pickup and drop-off.

Structurally, the project utilizes load-bearing masonry walls, premium shingle roofing and flat ceilings with recessed ducts and lighting. This multi-building project was completed in less than eleven months.