ORLANDO, Fla., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Developer Crescent Resources has started construction of a six-story, 199,777-square-foot office building and parking garage for Adventist Health System. The new facility is adjacent to Adventist Health System's new 153,864-square-foot, five-story corporate headquarters, developed by Crescent and completed in December. With a campus encompassing about 25 acres, the two buildings are on Hope Way, near the intersection of State Road 434 and Maitland Blvd., in Altamonte Springs.
"It is a pleasure to join with AHS and the other team members to create a inspiring work atmosphere for AHS employees," said Whit Duncan, president of Crescent's commercial division. "The campus respects the environment, as evidenced by the recent LEED certification."
Both buildings are designed and built with an environmentally-friendly design and materials. The corporate headquarters has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The program's goal is to maximize efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts. The building incorporates green-building materials, energy-efficient design components such as terracotta facade, glazing system, lighting fixtures and controls, mechanical system (HVAC), native landscaping plants and reclaimed water to conserve water resources. That philosophy and dedication continues with the second building.
The buildings overlook a large lake with fountains, and the campus features a bridge to a reflection pond. Nearly 400 employees will occupy the corporate headquarters building and 450 additional employees are estimated to move into the second building.
The new building will house support operations for AHS. The second building is scheduled for completion in spring 2013.
The same team that produced the corporate headquarters is creating the second building. In addition to developer Crescent Resources, the project architect is Little, the contractor is Brasfield & Gorrie and the Project Consultant is Parsons.
About Crescent Resources
Crescent Resources is a real estate operating company with interests in seven states in the southeastern and southwestern United States. Established in 1969, the Charlotte, N.C.-based company develops and operates single-family, multifamily and resort residential communities. Crescent also develops, owns and manages business and industrial parks and shopping centers and has extensive land holdings. Visit www.Crescent-Resources.com for more information.
About Adventist Health System
Adventist Health System is a faith-based health care system that supports 43 campuses, 16 long term care centers and 21 home health agencies. AHS employs 55,000 people, includes more than 7,700 licensed beds and provides care for more than 4 million patients each year. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant health care provider in the nation, with its flagship, Florida Hospital, providing almost 2,200 beds on eight campuses.
SOURCE Crescent Resources