Monthly Archives: October 2014

PK Yonge Middle and High School Wins Design Award

PK Yonge Middle and High School

We are proud to announce that the our University of Florida/P.K. Yonge Developmental Research Middle-High School project won an Outstanding Project Award from Learning By Design Magazine.

The PK Yonge Team

SchenkelShultz Architecture – Architect

Moses & Associates, Inc. – MEP Engineer

Walter P Moore Associates Inc. – Structural Engineer

Causseaux, Hewett & Walpole, Inc. – Civil Engineer

David Conner + Associates – Landscape Architect

Ramski & Company – Interior Designer

Siebein Associates Inc. – Acoustical Designer


Below is an except from the award page in Leaning By Design:

“The P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School is affiliated with the University of Florida’s College of Education. In order to align with the school’s mission and vision, P.K. Yonge embarked on a phased replacement of its existing facilities that will transform the facilities into a modern campus and a student focused 21st century learning environment.

The design of the new, three story middle–high school building creates a student-centered
learning environment that is flexible, technology-rich and provides opportunities for collaboration to occur everywhere. Each learning community includes STEM labs, open collaboration areas, learning studios, distance learning labs, teacher planning/collaboration and small group breakout spaces.

In addition to the innovative 21st century learning environment indoors, the school is situated on a site with both wooded and open terrain that provides opportunities for outdoor learning. The school has a direct connection with Tumblin Creek, which runs west to east through the campus. The design incorporates a meandering pathway and outdoor seating wall that allows students to engage with the site. The school takes advantage of
the outdoors by creating teaching opportunities through environmental classrooms, a wetlands/ stormwater education area, outdoor classrooms and a fossil dig area.”

PK Yonge Middle and High School

For the complete list of winning projects go to:

David Conner Judges the 48th Annual St. Pete City Beautification Awards

David Conner, along with Tom Levin of Ekistics Design Studio and Jim Clees of Harvard Holly Architecture, judged the 48th Annual City Beautification Awards. Congratulations to all the winners!


The three judges used the following criteria:

• Overall aesthetic appeal
• Professionalism in landscape design, color, and balance
• Quality of architectural design and placement
• Quality of landscape and building maintenance
• Treatment of parking areas
• Preservation of trees and natural amenities
• Awareness of ordinances and city code
• Determination if the property enhances appearance
of the area

The awards were as follows:

Taoist Thi Chi Society – Landscape Architectural Design

Red Mesa Cantina – Landscape Architectural Design

Robert D. Rehnke, MD Center for Surgical Excellence – Landscape Architectural Design

Three Birds Tavern – Landscape Architectural Design

Power Design – 5-Year Award

Nova 535 – 5-Year Award

St. Anthony’s Hospital – 10-Year Award

John Bowden – Home of the Year

Saturday Morning Market – Peggy Allen Award

See images from the event below!

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To view the complete slideshow go to the link below: