– What made this project special?
The Hanlon team installed ceilings in nearly 85,000 square feet of the USF Morsani building’s 395,000 total square feet. Needless to say, this was a massive project. As the newest addition to the university’s medical school, the building now supports health, economic and educational improvement in the entire surrounding community.
The project even had some local ties for Hanlon – a few team members are USF alumni! The project’s manager and a 2014 USF graduate, Lindsey Olds, took on the task of managing this project and representing her alma mater once again.
“As a USF alumna, I took some pride in knowing I had a part in shaping USFs path in downtown Tampa.” – Lindsey Olds, Hanlon Senior Project Manager.
Being one of Hanlon’s largest scope projects to date, the USF Morsani College of Medicine building project brought challenges the team had never encountered. From space restraints due to the number of trades working at once to the complications that come with constructing a high-rise building in the middle of a bustling city’s most highly transited downtown area, Hanlon saw it all.
“We certainly encountered many challenges throughout the project, but we never doubted our team’s ability to collectively rise to the occasion.”
– Nick Contag, Hanlon’s President
Rising to the occasion is precisely what the group did. Despite the unique difficulties, the Hanlon Acoustical Ceilings team persevered and excelled in their most demanding yet rewarding project to date!