Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Rhodes+Brito Architects Completes, and Nears Completion of Design Projects for Orange County, FL Public Schools

Ruffin Rhodes

ORLANDO, FL – Rhodes+Brito has completed the design of Dover Shores Elementary which is underway,  and the architectural firm is also nearing completion of the design of the Jackson Middle School athletic fields. The two Orange County Public Schools projects total more $16 million.

Ruffin Rhodes, co-founder and partner at Rhodes+Brito Architects, said his firm was assigned the design of the $14.8 million Comprehensive Project at Dover Shores Elementary School at 1200 Gaston Foster Rd. off of S. Conway and Curry Ford Rds.  

The Dover Shores project is in the early construction stage of a new building and renovation of one existing building.  Construction got underway in June and the elementary school will be ready to accommodate 644 students for the fall 2018 school year.

Rendering of Dover Shores Elementary School, Orlando, FL

Dover Shores students are currently attending a “swing school” for the 2017-2018 school year on the previous Engelwood Elementary School campus. The students that formerly attended Engelwood Elementary moved into their brand new campus this past August 2017, which was also designed by Rhodes+Brito Architects adjacent to the original Englewood Elementary campus.

Rhodes+Brito are in the process of designing the athletic fields’ replacement and expansion at Jackson Middle which is located at 6000 Stonewall Jackson Rd. off of LaCosta Drive and Semoran Blvd.  Jackson Middle and Engelwood Elementary are located on adjacent properties.

Construction of the middle school’s $2 million athletic fields is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2018 and involves the track/soccer field, volleyball courts and parking area relocated to another area of the school property. The new fields and courts will replace the earlier Engelwood campus currently serving as the “swing school” once Dover Shores is completed.

Rhodes+Brito, which opened in Orlando in 1996, currently employs a staff of 21, including nine registered architects. The firm has exceptional experience providing architectural services to a wide variety of agencies thorough the state of Florida, including municipal government agencies, federal, education, aviation and senior living facilities.

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