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Business Observer Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2020 3 weeks ago

Construction begins on $8 million college entrepreneurship center

The project will support Florida Gulf Coast University's Frank and Ellen Daveler & Sandra Kauanui School of Entrepreneurship.

FORT MYERS — Construction has begun on the new Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Florida Gulf Coast University, an $8 million project.  

Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. has been chosen to oversee pre-construction and construction management services for the three-story, 27,000-square-foot building, according to a statement. The center, to support the FGCU Frank and Ellen Daveler & Sandra Kauanui School of Entrepreneurship, will include a student incubator, maker space, classrooms, labs and associated offices, the release adds.

O-A-K’s project manager is Winfried Krepf; the project superintendent is Scott Reynolds; and project estimator and pre-construction is Abel Natali. Rowe Architects Inc. and Parker/Mudgett/Smith are the project architects, the release adds.

An employee-owned company, O-A-K Florida, Inc.’s board of directors is comprised of members from the company’s Florida operations. The company had $290 million in revenue in 2019.  


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