UF Shands Guest House – Gainesville, FL

The project consists of a new, six-story, 120,000-SF Guest House for hospital patients and their families. The building has 137 guest-rooms (including twenty accessible guest rooms), entry lobby with reception area, bar and lounge area, and related food preparation facilities. Other amenities include: fitness room and water-front linear park with walking paths. The building exterior envelope is a combination of curtain wall, low-e insulated glass, and a custom fabricated weathering steel (similar to COR-TEN steel) rain screen panel system. The roofing system is SBS modified membrane. The building structure is an auger-cast grout pile foundation system, with reinforced concrete at the floors and roof decks. The project is anticipated to be complete February 2020.


Size:120,000 SF

Schedule:22 Months

Construction Type:Construction Manager-at-Risk

Owner:UF Health Shands

Architect:Designer: Alfonso Architects / Project Architect: Walker Architects