Flagler College

Cedar Street Dormitory

Architect: Cannon Design | Jacksonville, FL

  • A three-story, 45,000-square-foot student housing facility on the historic campus of Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.
  • This 52-room, 104-bed, 26-bathroom facility was constructed to blend seamlessly with the other buildings on the campus, many of which are more than 100 years old.
  • A reception area, private administration office, and study lounge with data lines were also included in the scope of work.

Historic Gate Renovation

Architect: JSA Architects Interior Planners | Jacksonville, FL

  • This wall was originally built around Henry Flagler’s Ponce Hotel in 1888. Construction consisted of a coquina knee wall and concrete bollards along with an unusual chain of maces and links. After decades of weathering and vandalism, most of the chain sections were missing, the lights were in disrepair, and portions of the sidewalk had cracked.
  • Following substantial research and experimentation, a custom-formulated mix of coquina shell and concrete was created to resemble the materials in the existing wall as closely as possible.
  • Sand-cast molds were created. After casting, each piece was coated with an epoxy paint system to help protect it from corrosion. The light standards also had to be repaired; four were missing entirely and had to be fabricated.
  • Another major challenge was the mandatory preservation of large live oak trees whose root systems had infiltrated the existing wall in several places. Arborists made recommendations as to special techniques for protecting the roots during wall removal while also allowing for future growth once the new wall was completed.

Molly Wiley Arts Center

Architect: CRG Architects Planners, Inc. |St. Augustine, FL

  • Renovation of a 4,300-square-foot, 117-year-old historic building along with a 2,200-square-foot addition to the building.
  • Features include art gallery space with state-of-the-art lighting systems, a new maintenance shop, new bathrooms, new elevator, office space, a small kitchen, and sculpture garden.

Performing Arts Center

Architect: Craig Thorn Architect | St. Augustine, FL

  • A three-story, 35,000-square-foot facility with three levels of seating for a total of 800 seats.
  • The exterior walls of the building were designed to blend contextually with other buildings on the historic campus and are precast panels with decorative brick columns and quoins.
  • The stage, framed by an ornate hand-painted proscenium, features a 24-foot diameter turntable and a state-of-the-art lighting system.

Proctor Library

Architect: Boney Architects, Inc. | Wilmington, NC

  • A three-story, 59,300-square-foot facility built to blend contextually with existing buildings on this historic campus.
  • Structural features include auger cast pilings with concrete pile caps and grade beams; structural concrete slab on grade; concrete pan slabs for the second and third floor supported by cast-in-place concrete columns; a structural steel mezzanine; and a framed roof.
  • Exterior construction is composed of non-load-bearing masonry walls with a stucco, brick, and custom terra cotta veneer.
  • The high-end interior finishes include marble floors, red oak paneling, and ceramic tile.

Ringhaver Student Center

Architect: Cannon Design | Jacksonville, FL

  • New two-story, 45,000-square-foot poured coquina concrete structure built on an active campus in a historic district.
  • Features include classrooms, faculty offices, bookstore, dining facility, wireless hotspots, lounge, theatre-style classroom, game room, multi-purpose rooms, and conference rooms.
  • Interior high-end finishes included tile and marble.
  • A sound-attenuating wood ceiling system was installed in the multi-purpose and conference rooms.

St. Augustine, FL