Established in 1934, P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School is a public-school district affiliated with the University of Florida and located on its campus. The school serves approximately 1150 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school is designed as a special school district under Florida Department of Education funding and is given the responsibility to develop innovative solutions to educational concerns in the state and to disseminate successful instructional programs to other school districts.

This three-story building houses grades 6 through 12 for PK Yonge. The classrooms include eight STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Labs. The STEM labs are designed for flexibility so that the configuration of the labs can be changed depending on the needs of the teacher. The building is served by three recirculating AHUs to handle the internal cooling load, with three 100% outdoor air units handling the ventilation load. The recirculating units serve VAV boxes with electric heat. The outdoor air units utilize a heat pipe and an enthalpy wheel to precondition the outdoor air and serve VAV boxes with no heat. Low-flow plumbing fixtures are used throughout. LED lighting is used throughout the building. Two air-cooled chillers (150 tons each) are located in a remote central plant. These chillers will be the first two of four chillers in a central plant that will eventually serve the entire PK Yonge campus. The electrical and piping for this plant will be sized to handle the ultimate buildout.

OwnerUniversity of Florida

Project Size75,000 SF


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