The University of Florida’s College of Education on July 2 announced that preparations have started for the second phase of the P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School’s campus revitalization project, a new $15.9 million building that will house the middle and high school grades.
A design concept is already in place for the new 75,000-square-foot secondary school building.
“The new secondary school building will contain a variety of learning spaces, none of which will look like traditional classrooms,” P.K. Yonge’s technology coordinator Julie Henderson said in a statement. “This building will be unique as the design supports modes of learning for today’s and tomorrow’s children.”
The main goal of the new building’s design is to incorporate community-style spaces that support collaboration, flexibility, mobility, as well as individual work. The learning areas will also include space for computers, teacher work, eating, and lounging. The classroom walls will be transparent to support observations of students and class activities.
Once funding for the project is secured, a groundbreaking is possible within 10 months.Construction is estimated to take 12-14 months after breaking ground.
After the new secondary school is constructed, P.K. Yonge plans to continue the campus revitalization project with the construction of a gym and fitness center, administration building, global learning center, library, parking lots and sports fields.
UF-394 – PK Yonge Phase II
Building: PK Middle and High School (1431)
Project Description: Middle and High School Expansion for PK Yonge
Project Manager: Smith Jr.,William P
Standby PM: Herring,Eugene E
Architect: Schenkel & Shultz Inc
Final Completion Date:
Status: Design proceeding
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