The City of Orlando: Orlando Police Department Headquarters

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H. J. High Construction is currently serving as the design-builder on the Orlando Police Department Headquarters Facility. The new facility, designed by Architects Design Group, will be approximately 90,000 square feet and will consist of a three-story tilt wall building on an eight acre site. With over 700 sworn officers and 250 support personnel, the new $34 million facility will add much needed operational and training space for the department. The hardened facility will be located in the City’s Parramore District and designed to meet the City’s Greenworks initiatives.

The project is scheduled to start in Spring 2015 and be complete in Summer 2016.

Rendering courtesy of Architects Design Group

The City of Orlando: Orlando Police Department Crime Scene Facility

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H. J. High is design-builder for the Orlando Police Department’s new Crime Scene Facility located at the Orlando Executive Airport near the department’s shooting range. The $10 million project will consist of a complete repurposing of an 80,000 square foot existing facility into a state-of-the-art building housing the department’s training, crime scene, and property and evidence programs.

The project is scheduled to start in Spring 2015 and be complete in Summer 2016.

Floor plan courtesy of Rhodes+Brito Architects

First Baptist Church Orlando: Worship Center & Narthex Renovations

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H. J. High is pleased to once again be serving our long term client, First Baptist Church Orlando, as design-builder of the $14.1 million worship center renovation project. The worship center was originally constructed in 1983 by H. J. High Construction. The project consists of three distinct areas of work:

WORSHIP CENTER RENOVATIONS - The interior of the worship center will be completely renovated with new movie theater style terraced seating sections added to enhance the worship experience. Approximately 4,200 theater style seats will replace the existing pews which is intended to provide greater comfort to the individual. All of the original house light fixtures will be replaced with new color changeable LED fixtures which will be controlled by the theatrical systems. All new flooring, wall paint, and other interior finishes will create a new space to serve the congregation for years to come.

NARTHEX/GATHERING RENOVATIONS - A completely renovated welcome center will greet the membership as they arrive to the worship center. New millwork, ceilings, lighting, flooring and wall finishes will create a brand new experience within the same structure. The first floor restrooms will be refurbished with new fixtures, millwork, partitions, and hard tile. The existing hallways wrapping around the sanctuary will be more than doubled in width with an emphasis on gathering and fellowship. Again new floor ceiling and wall finishes, along with new LED lighting will create a totally new space for the membership. New restrooms will flank each side of the gathering areas along with a new bookstore area and other ancillary spaces.

THEATRICAL ENHANCEMENTS - The audio video theatrical lighting and television broadcast ministry will undergo a complete overhaul. All of the existing systems are being replaced with state of the art HD cameras and theatrical lights, color changing LED accent lights, and complete new audio system with state of the art speakers, equipment and controls. New catwalks will be suspended from the ceiling to support the new equipment.

The project is scheduled to begin construction in January 2015.

Renderings courtesy of Idibri

Central Florida YMCA: Dr. P. Phillips YMCA Expansion

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H. J. High Construction is currently serving as construction manager on the multi-phased expansion to the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA Family Center. The facility expansion will support the YMCA of Central Florida’s core areas of focus which include youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

The project will include renovations to 25,000 sf of existing facility and 23,000 sf of new construction. The work will be completed in phases and include the addition of two racquetball courts, an enlarged spin room, a new and improved wellness floor, an expanded child development center, a new playground, additional multi-purpose/meeting space for the YMCA’s philanthropic efforts, an upgraded lobby, and a healthy dining café with a demonstration kitchen. Also included is the expansion of the parking lot by more than 100 spots. The estimated completion date is October 2015.

Images courtesy of SchenkelShultz Architecture