On the corner of Historic Lands Green, nestled beneath Tallahassee’s historic oaks, the three story School Of Library Science( since renamed the Shores Building, The School of Library Science and Information Studies) houses one of the South’s finest schools in this discipline. We were fortunate to have worked with an extraordinary building committee, including Dr. Harold Goldstein, then dean of the school. With his guidance and leadership, we provided the design services for the building’s overall plan, structural module, roof slop and material selection directly responding to the Montgomery Gymnasium, other adjacent structures and the overall campus plan to carefully blend the project into the existing campus.
COMPLETION DATE: 1981
Prototype Project, Media Addition, planned and completed at costs 20% below the state average for Media Centers. Substantial Completion was achieved one month early on a 6 month schedule.
COMPLETION DATE: 1999
After working on SDHC Media Center, the architect was retained to provide cost effective solutions to a series of water intrusion problems at this facility. The documents were completed in two months and the remedial work in four months.
COMPLETION DATE: 2003
The Phyllis P. Marshall Center was one of the first buildings constructed on the Tampa Campus of the University of South Florida. After 25 years of daily use, the State Board of Regents requested a complete restructuring of the facility in order to reestablish the facility as the university center for the daily student life. The aggressive program includes food service on four levels, administrative offices, meeting and conference rooms, lounges, game rooms, arts and crafts studies, art gallery and offices for 30 student organizations. Mr. McKenna worked with an overall committee of 35 representing all elements of the campus to assure a successful response to their various requirements.
COMPLETION DATE: 1989
The Special Events Center is an unique Sports/ Performance space, added to the University Center at the University of South Florida, with a capacity of 2000 seats. The spaces’ unique curvilinear configuration allows variations in seating arrangements from a traditional auditorium to an in-the-round configuration. A large central floor area can be utilized for seating with portable tiers, as an athletic surface or a dance floor. In fact, the space is programmed for use by rock concerts, films, dances, musical road shows, boxing, volleyball, wrestling, tennis, etc. as well as dances and graduations. The university continues to develop new and creative uses for this most flexible of spaces.
COMPLETION DATE: 1989
Franklin Junior High School is a handsome brick structure completed in the 1920's. After numerous previous patch-work remodeling, the Hillsborough County School Board authorized a complete renovation and remodeling in the 1980's. The Architect extended great care to carefully blend the new addition with the old and preserve the existing finishes and materials to the extent that it was deemed practical. The project's success in this area was rewarded by a preservation award from the Hillsborough County Planning Commission.
COMPLETION DATE: 1988
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"The recently completed 16 classroom addition to Springhead Elementary School offers an example of both excellent design and quality construction. This excellent project was recently designed by John McKenna Architects, and constructed by Hunt Construction Managers." - Tom Blackwell, Former General Construction Manager with Hillsborough County Public Schools
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