Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center (GTEC) Campus
In collaboration with the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency, S&ME developed a master plan expansion and Phase 1 construction documents for its existing 30,000 sq. ft. Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center (GTEC) Campus in East Gainesville. The campus, the area’s first high tech incubator, provides early-stage technology start-up companies with the resources to help them grow and develop. The campus is in need of expansion to accommodate both existing businesses wishing to relocate on the campus and new businesses. The 13.6-acre and 130,000 sq. ft. master plan is integrated into the existing street network and utilizes a wetland and stormwater feature as the organizing element of the campus. This passive open space features outdoor dining, plazas, and stormwater gardens. Through coordination with Gainesville Regional Utilities, parking areas and open spaces were positioned within an existing power easement bisecting the property. The same easement is used to extend a linear park greenway to the west, connecting to surrounding neighborhoods and the City’s greenway network. This work was completed as a subconsultant to JBrown Professional Group.