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University of Florida Health

The University of Florida Health East Entry Atrium and Façade project design included the attachment of a two-layered structural steel framework on the east façade of the existing 12-story north tower at Shands Hospital. 

Attached to this framework are multi-colored stainless-steel woven mesh fabric panels. This project also included some interior demolition and renovation of the existing east entry lobby/ reception area.

“Ajax Building accepted the challenge of adding woven stainless steel mesh to the exterior of an active hospital based on a video. Ajax put together a vibrant and productive team to add the mesh panels and add a new pavilion to the face of our hospital. Ajax is an excellent construction management firm. They are proactive, have excellent safety standards and take full ownership of their crews. They excel in establishing communication channels and follow-through throughout the project communicating with everyone that needs to be involved. UF Health Shands Hospital continues to work with Ajax because of their excellent work and their full understanding of what it takes to work in an active level 1 hospital.”—Susan Hahn, Project Manager, Facilities

Photography Credit® – Courtesy of Ponikvar & Associates, Inc.


University of Florida (Shands Teaching Hospitals & Clinics, Inc.)


UF Campus, 1515 SW Archer Rd


Gainsville, FL

Interior SF


Exterior SF





Ponikvar & Associates, Inc. & ICM Engineers

Owner's Rep

Brad Pollitt, AIA, Vice President, Facilities


Eagle Award of Excellence – Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)


Healthcare, Education

Project Duration

48 weeks

Project Engineers

Moses & Associates, Structural Engineering Group

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