University Of Florida Office Of Student Life

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Project Name: University Of Florida Office Of Student Life
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Project Cost: $16,692,900


The project consists of a 35,000 SF renovation and 45,000 SF addition to the existing Farrior Hall Building for the Academic Advisement Center and Office of Student Life at the University of Florida. The facility has various types of studying spaces (large groups, small groups, and individual spaces) as well as more casual areas. The HVAC systems consist of VAV air handling units, VAV air terminals with reheat, active chilled beams, campus chilled water interface, campus steam interface with heating hot water converters, and a centralized energy management control system. The electrical systems include emergency generator, multiple automatic transfer switches, dual-technology occupancy sensors, photocell and time-of-day functions, and multi-level switching.

Commissioned systems include building envelope, HVAC, building automation system, domestic water heating and distribution system, lighting controls, emergency power and electrical grounding. Commissioning tasks are based on Enhanced Commissioning for LEED Certification, which include developing owner’s project requirements (OPR), review of basis of design for compliance with OPR, design document reviews, development and implementation of the commissioning plan, development of pre-functional and functional checklists, incorporating commissioning activities into the project schedule, witnessing system start-ups, functional testing, reviewing and participating in training, developing the final commissioning report, and assembling the systems manual.

Services Provided

  • Commissioning
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical


University of Florida
232 Stadium/ PO BOX 115050
Gainesville, FL 32611


Gould Evans Associates
107 South Franklin Street, Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33602