Ave Maria University
|Owner:||Ave Maria University, LLC|
Building a new Florida university in the Prairie style of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Suffolk's university contractors teamed with Kraft Construction to provide preconstruction and construction services for Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida, the first Catholic University founded in the United States in 40 years. Ave Maria University covers 750 acres and was constructed in two phases. Similar to the uniqueness of the academic concept was the architectural style of this project. All buildings reflect the Frank Lloyd Wright prairie-style architecture.
The exterior materials for Ave Maria University consisted of tilt-wall construction, glazing systems and an aluminum frame system with hurricane-resistant glass. The roof was standing seam copper with a copper edge and eave, and cementitious soffit system that, in most cases, extends up to 15 feet from the exterior face of the building.
This project included the construction of nine new buildings, including a library, student activities building, science/math/technology building, K-12 grammar and preparatory school, oratory, dorm facilities, site utilities, and a central utility plant.