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Southern Scholarship Foundation Teresa Turner Learning Center

BBI Construction Management, Inc.

Posted: September 9, 2020 | Projects

The new $600,000, 2,352-square-foot Teresa Turner Learning Center in Gainesville was dedicated to students and staff members of the Southern Scholarship Foundation (SSF). 

Photo Courtesy of Michelle Vickers

The SSF provides rent-free housing and cooperative living, and supports students demonstrating excellent academic merit and exemplifying good character who wish to attend institutions of higher education but lack financial resources. The SSF has wanted to open a learning center for its students for nearly 15 years.  
The new SSF Learning Center was named after Teresa Turner, a woman who has given her all to SSF, and has impacted the lives of so many. This new building was made possible by countless supporters, alumni and donors.

This new space features a small kitchen, staff office space, high-speed business-class wireless internet, two televisions, a chalkboard wall, a conference room, tables and chairs, and a study counter fitted with adjustable privacy dividers. There are also two private rooms available to students that can be reserved in advance for online-proctored exams or video interviews. When the private spaces and conference rooms are not reserved, they are open to students. 

Many students were living in a scholarship house without a study room; the 24/7 learning center now provides that space for them. The learning center serves as a much-needed study space to assist students in reaching their future — goals both in college and beyond.  

The SSF has student housing on more than seven college campuses, with 25+ homes state-wide, and serves over 450 students. The SSF serves 165 students in Gainesville alone. 

The new SSF Theresa Turner Learning Center allows students to have a dedicated area that is separate from their living quarters, to enhance their academic activities and succeed at their educational endeavors. 

Construction Manager
BBI Construction Management, Inc.
4639 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653

Kail Partners Architecture & Interiors
2100 NW 63rd Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32605

MEP Engineer
Coburn & Associates
PO Box 577
High Springs, FL 32655

Structural Engineer
Wayland Structural Engineering
2801 SW 81st St.
Gainesville, FL 32608

Landscape Architect
Manley Design
224 NW 2nd Ave., Suite E
Gainesville, FL 32601

Civil Engineer
Gmuer Engineering
1135 NW 23rd Ave, Suite G
Gainesville, FL 32609

Date Bid: Jan  2018
Construction Period: Jul 2019 to Jan 2020
Total Square Feet: 2,352
Site: 2.79 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 2,352; total, 2,352 square feet.  
Building Height: First floor, 8′; total, 8′.  
Basic Construction Type: Frame/New.
Number of Buildings: One. 
Foundation: Slab-on-grade. 
Exterior Walls: Wood frame with brick veneer.
Roof: Asphalt shingles. 
Floors: Concrete, carpet, LVT. 

Click here to view the full cost details for this project in the September/October 2020 issue of DCD