Sunday, November 27, 2016

Rhodes+Brito Named Architect of Record for Bethune-Cookman University Student Life Center in Daytona Beach, FL

Ruffin Rhodes
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Rhodes+Brito is part of a team that recently won the Bethune-Cookman University’s Student Life Center project, a 110,000 square foot facility located on the campus in Daytona Beach off U.S. 92.  

Ruffin Rhodes, AIA co-founder, said his firm is Architect of record on the project and teamed with HuntonBrady Architects who facilitated the award-winning design of the building.   In this role, Rhodes+Brito will oversee the development of the construction documents and lead the construction administration effort.

Rendering of Planned Bethune-Cookman
University's Student Life Center
in Daytona Beach, FL

Construction is estimated to begin in the fourth quarter of 2017 and should be completed in the first quarter of 2018.

The Student Life Center will be on the lower two levels and the two top floors of the building to be constructed will include student housing and a micro-boutique hotel with a few special rooms for visiting professors.

Rhodes said the Student Life Center is the flagship project of Bethune-Cookman’s overall plan to revitalize the school and create a more student friendly campus. 

Rhodes+Brito, an Orlando firm founded in 1996, currently employs a staff of 20, including eight registered architects. The firm has exceptional experience providing architectural services to a wide variety of agencies throughout the state of Florida, including municipal government agencies, federal, education, aviation and senior living facilities. Rhodes+Brito Architects is the current Orlando AIA 2016 Firm of the Year.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 407-644 4142

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