In the Trenches: Walls up, Floors down at the University of Central Florida

July 9, 2015 – Sanford, Florida – Watch the “Walls Up, Floors Down” video. It shows the progress being made on two Wharton-Smith projects at the University of Central Florida (UCF).

The Wayne Densch Center for Student-Athlete Leadership will serve as the headquarters for UCF student-athletes’ personal, professional and academic development. It will provide operations space to serve more than 500 student-athletes including a multi-purpose classroom, which will hold 200 students, a computer lab, tutoring and mentoring rooms, study space and conference and resource rooms.

The East Side Club


Wharton-smith Celebrates Ribbon-cutting of Holden Heights Community Center

Holden Heights CC_Ribbon Cutting

Sanford, FL – June 22, 2015 – More than 200 people attended the opening at the new Holden Heights Community Center on June 18, 2015. In a neighborhood challenged by crime and joblessness, the 12,612 square foot facility offers hope within its classrooms for vocational training, its fully equipped computer lab, and its space for adult and after-school programs.

“The center will connect children from poor families to the technology they will need to compete for college scholarships and good jobs,” Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said.

Wharton-Smith, along with Mayor Jacobs, County Commissioners, representatives…


Wharton-smith Celebrates Ribbon-cutting of New Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Sanford, FL – June 15, 2015 – Wharton-Smith is proud to have been a partner of the new Sweetwater Wetlands Park in Gainesville. The project team joined with dignitaries and special guests from the City of Gainesville, Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU), design team members of Jones Edmunds, and various funding, regulatory, and contributing partners last week to celebrate the ribbon cutting.

See pictures from the event on our Flickr site.

Revitalizing wetlands and wildlife habitat

The new Sweetwater Wetlands Park is a beautiful habitat with trails, boardwalks and