Department of Education, University of Central Florida  



    University of Central Florida

    Downtown Presence Academic Building


    The University of Central Florida, on behalf of its Board of Trustees, announces that services in the disciplines of Architecture/Engineering and Construction Management will be required for the project listed below:

    Project No.: UCF - 578

    Project and Location: UCF Downtown Campus, Orlando, Florida.

    UCF’s downtown expansion will create a world-class, best-in-the-nation campus for digital media, communication, public service, and health-related programs in an innovative, urban environment. In partnership with Valencia College, the new campus will serve approximately 7,700 students in the heart of downtown Orlando.

    The project consists of the construction of a new, 165,000 GSF Academic Building and the 20,000 GSF renovation of the existing Center for Emerging Media (CEM).

    The new building will consist of general education classrooms, library/study spaces, offices, and support spaces for UCF and Valencia College. The project will include the infrastructure design and construction for the entire site, as well as landscape/hardscape design for the areas surrounding the buildings. The total project cost for the Academic Building will be approximately $60,000,000 for planning, construction, infrastructure, landscape/hardscape and furnishings/equipment.

    The renovation to the Center for Emerging Media will add additional general education classrooms, collaborative student learning environments, and additional offices to support the downtown campus The total project cost for the renovation of the existing CEM will be approximately $5,000,000.

    The project is subject to the availability of funding and approval by the Florida Legislature.

    In March 2015, UCF contracted with CannonDesign to assist with the preliminary campus plan. Conceptual site plans and renderings were created by CannonDesign, in consultation with the University community and campus partners. Additional information related to the campus planning process can be found online at

    Major building systems, including mechanical and building envelope, will be commissioned by an independent consultant with whom the Architect/Engineer and Construciton Manager shall plan and coordinate their efforts. The building shall achieve LEED Gold Certification. The campus aspires to achieve LEED Neighborhood Development certification in partnership with surrounding Creative Village development. Proposing teams shall include at least one LEED-certified design professional, who will work with the University’s LEED administration.

    It is the University’s intention to have firms in the disciplines of Architecture and Construction Management submit proposals as teams. The University will accept only one proposal from each exclusive team (Architect and Construction Manager). Architects and CMs must not be on more than one team. Any Architecture or Construction Management firm appearing on more than one team will not be considered. Consulting engineers and other professionals may be on multiple teams. Upon award UCF will enter into separate contracts with the Architect/Engineer and Construction Manager.

    A pre-proposal meeting and question and answer session will be held on April 5, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at the Center for Emerging Media, Bridge Classroom, 500 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, FL 32801.

    Instructions for submitting a proposal can be found on the Project Fact Sheet. The Project Fact Sheet, Professional Qualifications Supplement form, and Construction Manager Qualifications Supplement form, may be obtained on our website: or by contacting: Gina Seabrook, email:, phone: (407)823-5894.

    Six (6) bound copies of the proposal and one (1) electronic copy shall be submitted to: Gina Seabrook, University of Central Florida, 3528 North Perseus Loop, Building 16, Orlando, FL 32816-3020. Submittals must be received by 5:00 p.m. local time April 25, 2016. Facsimile (FAX) submittals are not acceptable and will not be considered. Late submissions or additional documentation will not be accepted.

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