The Architect’s Newspaper Peels Back the Curtain on the Facade Design Process for University of Florida’s Malachowsky Hall
Slated for completion is 2023, construction is underway at the multi-disciplinary Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology.
Asked by the University to create an iconic design to help position UF as a global leader in data science, the 265,000 square-foot facility co-locates departments from the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Engineering as well as the UF Informatics Institute under one roof. Working closely with Ajax Building Company, structural engineer Walter P Moore, N-RG Cladding and others, the design process created a myriad of prototypes, digital and physical models, and full-scale mock-ups of the building’s distinctive asymmetric aluminum façade panels. This paneled option supports the building’s LEED gold target and offers schedule efficiencies without sacrificing quality and innovation.
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