Project Description


Heppner Hardwoods Inc., was honored to participate with ISEC, in a high visibility LEED Certified Building; University of Tampa Fitness and Recreation Center. It will be the University of Tampa’s fifth LEED-certified building, and one of many such projects on which Heppner, architectural millwork specialist, and ISEC, prime trades contractor, have collaborated together on for over 17 years.

The Lead architect, Erick Kreher of KJW Architects and University President Dr. Robert Vaughn in deep partnership enacted the vision for the fitness center.  Architecturally, the building will feature high ceilings, open rooms and liberal use of glass to allow for sunlight and a connection to the outdoors. The use of over 3,000  lengths of 6” wide Engineered Jatoba wood planks, with a reveal edge treatment, that are horizontally hung serve to visually connect the open floor plan with enhanced continuity, foster social interaction and build on a sense of community. University of Tampa Fitness and Recreation Center –  a sense of zen, a coming together of body and mind.  Dr. Vaughn “We have worked hard to provide activities, spaces and programs for students to enhance their learning and living experience at University of Tampa, and building this facility is a part of that ongoing initiative”.

Location: Tampa Florida | Project Type: University/College | General Contractor: EWI Construction | Architect: KWJ Architects | Client: ISEC    Scope: Architectural Millwork

8000 SQ FT FSC Select Jatoba T&G Engineered ¾” x 6-¼” 15mm Baltic Birch Core

Color selected to receive transparent Low VOC Finish/CARB Compliant.