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Finally updated! There are lots of things happening day-by-day around campus and I think Urbanplanet.org is a great way to inform the those living in or considering a move to Orlando. I am a student researcher and have a lot of inside information about the medical program and science facilities that I will continue to exploit.

Most of this information has been copied from http://www.fp.ucf.edu and other information has been derived from various sources. Enjoy!

I. Future (9 projects, $48,750,000)

a. Arts Complex III - Theater ($7,500,000) An Estimated 27,000 Net SqFt will be necessary for this facility. To be programmed in year 2003-2004. This Arts Complex III - Music project is an effort to meet the growing classroom needs of the Music and Theatre departments. The Music Department is projected to have some additional space in the Arts Complex II - Performance Building, but will still need to continue using classroom space assigned in Colburn Hall. The Florida Center for Arts and Education will have only a recital hall designated for the Music Department. Projected growth in Music can be solved by an Arts Complex III building and will enable them to migrate out of Colburn Hall. This project is the last phase of a three (3) phased Center for the Performing Arts. Arts Complex III - Music will help to bring some of the production units closer to the performance auditorium to be part of Arts Complex II-Performance.

b. Business Administration III ($10,700,000) An estimated 42,000 Net Square Feet will be required within the next couple years to accomadate the soon to be largest business school in the nation. The College of Business Administration (CBA), which is accredited by the AACSB, houses six academic units, the School of Accounting and the Departments of Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. The College delivers courses at the Orlando main campus and the Brevard, Palm Bay, Seminole, Valencia-West, Orlando-South, Clermont and Daytona Beach branch campus locations. The College offers classes in support of twelve academic programs. Baccalaureate degrees (BSBA) are supported in Accounting, Economics, Finance, General Business, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. Six Masters programs are offered: MAAE, MBA, MSA, MAMIS, MBSM and MST. Students were admitted to a re-designed Ph.D. program in Business Administration in Fall 1999. The College of Business currently has approximately 7,800 undergraduate majors and 800 students pursuing graduate degrees. The College generates almost 20% of total University of Central Florida student credit hours. Student credit hours continue to grow by about 10 percent per year. As of Fall 2001, the College housed approximately 140 full-time faculty members and about 60 additional part-time instructors.

c. Classroom Building II ($12,000,000) Programming/Construction (2006-2009)



d. UCF/Econ Trail ($TBD) Extension of the Econ Trail through the University of Central Florida.

e. Engineering Building I Renovation ($2,600,000) Yet to be programmed.

f. Graduate Studies ($TBD) Study in progress.

g. Math and Physics Building Renovation ($7,200,000) Programming/Construction (2005-2008). The Math and Physics Building (formerly known as the Health and Physics Building) should be remodeled to meet the projected needs of the university. The building requires a general remodeling of its interior space. An upgrade of building systems is necessary along with substantial changes in existing space configurations; additionally, life safety code violations need to be corrected.

h. Nursing Annex ($6,250,000) Yet to be programmed. An estimated 23,000 Net SqFt. wil be necessary for this facility. The existing College of Health and Public Affairs (COHPAI) I Building and COHPA II Building will not meet the expanding needs of the college in the next several years. The increasing needs of the health-care industry and the demands of the community in the areas of Criminal Justice, Public Administration and Social Work are resulting in the expansion of undergraduate and graduate programs to meet the needs of our service area and state. The population explosion of the Central Florida area has resulted in the need to plan for additional graduate programs that will be implemented in the next five-plus years. These programs include a Ph.D. in Nursing, MS programs in Health Information Management and Health Administration. The annex will consist of approximately 28,000 square feet of faculty offices, graduate offices, laboratories, research space, classrooms and a distance learning facility. The College of Health and Public Affairs serves professionals in the various fields of public affairs, health and the hard sciences. Many of the HPA students are working professionals and the programs offered by the college facilitate the advancement of the working professional in their respective fields. Additionally, certificate programs are geared to facilitate the formal educational enhancement of these professionals. The various undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs allow students to keep abreast of the changing demands found in the public affairs and health-related job market.



i. Wastewater Plant Expansion ($2,500,000) Seminole County impact fee $2,500,000 for 500,000 GPD in 2004/2005. (100,000 GPD units)

j. Stimulation and Training Builing ($14,200,000): The building will comprise an estimated 50,000 Net Square Ft. The purpose for the facility is to serve as the ultimate research home for University of Central Florida (UCF)/Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) simulation, modeling, and training activities. For UCF/IST to be able to compete with other research institutions in the simulation field, it must be able to attract quality research faculty and provide modern research facilities and training programs specific to simulation research. UCF/IST must respond to the pressure for education and research support generated by Central Florida

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VII. Design (7 projects, $105,310,001)

a. Band Building ($TBD)


b. Campus Master Plan 2005 ($310,000)

c. Education Building Landscape Project ($TBD)

d. Library Expansion ($78,000,000) Architect: Holzman Moss

The final selection of construction firms:

1. Turner Construction

2. Welbro Building Corp.

3. Biltmore Construction




e. Parking Garage V ($13,000,000) Architect: BH&M

Final selection of construction firms:

1. Hardin Construction, Orlando, Florida

2. Barton Malow, Winter Park, Florida

3. Welbro Building Corp., Maitland, Florida


f. Psychology Building ($14,000,001) I believe construction has begun, although I'm not sure who the final architect/construction firms were. These were the final bid selections:

Architecture Firm:

1. Farmer Baker Barrios, Orlando, FL (I think it is them, they have a picture of the latest rendering of the Psychology building posted not too long ago)

2. Hunton Brady Architects, Orlando, FL

3. Borrelli & Associates Architects, Winter Park, FL

4. Schenkel Shultz, Orlando, FL

Construction Firm:

1. PPI Construction

2. Welbro Construction

3. Wharton-Smith, Inc.

4. Turner Construction

5. Williams Company



g. Storm Water Master Plan ($TBD)

VIII. Construction (17 projects, $211,330,273)

a. Alumni Center ($5,750,000)



b. Recreational Services Outdoor Pool ($2,898,544)




c. Student Resource Center ($3,977,933)



d. Student Union Additional Build-out ($1,993,229)



e. Tennis Center ($750,000)

f. Engineering Building III ($18,989,000)



g. Expo Center Remodeling ($TBD)

h. Gemini Blvd. South Realignment ($1,512,417)


i. Millican Hall Plaza Development ($TBD)


j. Visitor's Information Booth ($TBD)


k. Multilingual-Multicultural Center / Tensile Structure ($2,752,723)


l. Nanotechnology (Fourth Floor) ($TBD)

m. Partnership II ($20,500,000)


n. Rosen School Dormitories ($19,000,000)

o. Student Health Center ($7,999,564) Architect: MATEU Hunton Brady, Joint Venture. The Student Health Center includes a 24,620 SF new facility and a 5,277 SF renovation of the existing health center space. The new healthcaare facilites include a women's clinic componet, sports medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, laboratory, examination rooms, physician offices, counseling, health education classroom space, administrative offices, computer service space, and kitchen/lounge facilities.

For the most recent rendering see: http://www.huntonbrady.com/Main/Default.as...11&ContentID=74 (I was unable to upload the pic because it was macromedia)



p. University Welcome Center ($4,400,000)




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Recently completed projects...

IX. Close-Out (17 projects, $196,550,348)

a. Academic Villages Phase II ($62,919,314)



b. Business Administration II ($10,300,000)




c. Baseball Stadium ($2,834,576)


d. Bio Science Annex ($9,825,000)


e. Bio Science Renovation ($6,300,000)

f. Center for Public Safety/Security ($9,064,000)


g. Education Building Remodeling ($6,000,000)

h. Engineering Building II ($18,654,944)

i. Engineering Building II (Fourth Floor) ($407,371)

j. Gemini Blvd/Orion Blvd. Expansion ($1,500,000)

k. Health and Public Affairs II ($10,425,000)


l. Honors Center ($2,960,000)


m. Hospitality Management School ($28,104,587)


n. Library Wall ($TBD)


o. Modular Relocations ($TBD)


p. Parking Garage IV ($10,009,226)


q. Teaching Center Academy ($11,246,330)


r. Wayne Densch Sports Center Building ($6,000,000)


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Thank you very much for putting this list together. Is the Golf course really in the works? Although I'm enthusiastic about almost all of the proposed projects, I've never been able to understand why UCF needs a golf course. It will take up a huge amount of space and it's not like there are a lack of golf courses in the community. When you walk around the campus it is easy to think of countless additions that would benefit the university, but I can't understand how someone could walk around and think, "gee, what is really missing here is a golf course." The only arguments I can think of in favor of a golf course are that it would (a) give the golf team a place to practice, and (B) if done lavishly enough, it would be a good place to wine and dine politicians, donors, alumni, etc. Still, I remember reading articles a year or two ago about how there were too many golf courses in central florida and that few expensive neighborhoods with golf courses (I think Alaqua was one) were considering significantly raising membership dues because the courses were losing money.

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The golf course is a definite consideration, if not, more than just that. I attended the public viewing of the master plan and much of the heat from the Sierra Club was on the golf course, which the UCF administrators seemed to brush aside. The profitibility of the golf course itself isn't really the issue. The research incubator in this area is one of the fastest growing, most recognized in the nation. UCF, in trying to establish itself as the top metropolitan research university, is doing whatever it can to cater to its uprise. A golf course is just an extra bonus to add into the package for the recruitment prestigious faculty. Not to mention the business deals and politics that would thrive at an on-campus golf course. Directly the profitibility might not seem that great (even though even the direct income could prove more excitable), but indirectly, the benefits are seemingly endless.

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So the golf course is just under consideration. That is similar to what my understanding of the situation was as well. My understanding is it went from being planned in past master plans to being "under consideration" in the most recent plan (which would seem to indicate that it is increasingly less likely that it will be built). Do you know who would be responsible for the potential course? Would it be the AD? I know I've heard people make fun of the past AD, saying that his only priority was building a golf course. I've heard that Orsini is much more interested in other athletic facilities (which are included in your list).

Do you know where on campus the course would be located? I know UCF has a huge campus, but with all of the recent growth and proposed projects I'm not sure where an 18-hole course could be located. I think I may have heard that they were thinking about reducing the course to 9-holes, but I don't know.

Anyway, I don't mean to be grilling you with questions. If you support the course, that's fine with me. Personally, I just don't see the need (with there being what, at least three courses within 15 minutes of campus--Stoneybrook, Eastwood, and Ekana). If UCF can get all of these other projects in addition to a golf course, then I guess I really have nothing to complain about. However, with everything else being discussed, I hope this isn't a high priority. I look forward to hearing any details about the Med. School.

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UCF stadium study nearing completion

The feasibility report is scheduled to go before the school's trustees March 31.

By Alan Schmadtke | Sentinel Staff Writer

Posted March 3, 2005

Four weeks from today, UCF's Board of Trustees will listen to what it will take to finance, build, live with and pay off the school's first on-campus football stadium.

Golden Knights Athletic Director Steve Orsini has nearly as long to get a stadium feasibility study fine-tuned and approved by the UCF Athletic Association's board of directors, then put before trustees March 31.

Details won't emerge publicly for at least two more weeks, but "we're moving along," Orsini said. "We're still in the process of gathering data. The next goal is to spell out what we've learned in our analysis. The good news is, the numbers are still the numbers."

That is, a prefabricated stadium of 45,000 seats -- with the capability of adding 20,000 seats later -- still is estimated to cost around $40 million. But the location has changed again. Planners now see the stadium going where the Knights' two football practice fields are, further south than first projected. The school recently took soil samples to see whether the land can support a stadium foundation.

In addition, the stadium has been turned 90 degrees for a north-south configuration; it had been east-west. Orsini said architects studied Orlando's sun patterns and angles before suggesting the rotation.

Architects have presented early-stage drawings, and Coach George O'Leary and others have given input for potential tweaks.

The facility is projected to have 48 rows, with skyboxes and a club lounge, but nothing in the design is final.

"It's going to be a quality, traditional stadium," Orsini said.

Orsini received permission from the UCFAA board to spend up to $150,000 on the study. He tapped several potential partners for ideas but has not signed any contracts, he said.

Companies giving input include 360 Architects; stadium builder Dant Clayton Corporation; general contractor Wharton-Smith Inc.; real-estate specialist C.H. Johnson Inc.; and Virtu Development Group. Based in Scottsdale, Ariz., Virtu specializes in creating revenue streams using the facilities and surrounding property.

Orsini also gleaned information from future Conference USA brother SMU. While in Dallas for a recent C-USA meeting, Orsini toured SMU's 5-year-old on-campus facility, Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Some of Ford's construction is concrete and some brick, but there's also the same steel-girder work expected to be part of UCF's stadium.

"I thought they got a good price for everything they got," Orsini said.

When he decided in January to look into building a stadium, UCF President John Hitt said an early March conference call might be needed for a vote. The study proved more time-consuming.

School officials are awaiting a traffic study, one considered key to proving the stadium will not cause a major disruption for area neighborhoods and roads.

"There are a lot of moving parts," Orsini said. "What I've heard is that normally schools do this kind of study in six months. We're trying to get it done a lot sooner."

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A/E - Construction Manager

Project#: Managing Agency: FL Board of Education

Description: CREOL Expansion Location: University of Central Florida, Orlando

Schenkel Shultz & Welbro Building

Charles Perry Construction & Ponikvar Associates

Whiting-Turner Contracting & O'Neal, Inc.

Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc. & Suitt Construction

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I have no idea what the recreational outdoor complex is. My best guest would be souping up the ROPEs course area with some retail/bathrooms/store, etc. That was something mentioned at the Master Plan meeting last Nov.

Construction Manager

Project#: Managing Agency: FL Board of Education

Description: Recreational Outdoor Complex Location: University of Central Florida, Orlando

BRPH Construction

Recreational Design and Construction

Wharton Smith Inc.

A2 Group / Hervert Halback

Design/Build Manager

Project#: 512 Managing Agency: FL Board of Education

Description: Recreational Outdoor Complex Location: University of Central Florida, Orlando

Recreational Design & Construction, Inc.

Wharton Smith


A2 Group / Herbert Halback

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