CT Hsu Full Circle Newsletter
An e-Newsletter for the Clients and Friends of C.T. Hsu + Associates, P.A.

March 2010
In this issue of Full Circle, we will explore trends in public safety
facility design and highlight some of the firm’s public safety projects.
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Port Orange Public Safety Complex

Port Orange Public Safety Facility

FROM SECURITY TO SUSTAINABILITY

Designing Public Safety Facilities for the Future

Several issues have emerged in recent years regarding the design of public safety facilities such as police and fire stations and emergency operations centers. They include security with emphasis on anti-terrorism protection measures, sustainability and the ROI that renewable energy sources and sustainable design principles can provide, and quality of life issues, especially for facilities like fire stations that are occupied 24/7.

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Orange County Fire Station #35

Orange County Fire Station #35

FEATURED PROJECTs

•   Orange County Fire Station #35 is the first occupied Orange County government building certified through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

•   The Orlando Police Training Facility is part of a three-year $109 million public safety initiative launched by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

•   The new police headquarters for the City of Port Orange, Fla. is nearly four times larger than the 25-year-old facility it replaces and designed to accommodate future expansion of the police force.

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Donna Pascoe, Accounting Manager

Employee Profile
Donna Pascoe, Accounting Manager

With more than two decades of accounting experience, Donna Pascoe joined the firm in 2005 and is responsible for all accounting functions.  

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Staff News

  • Nathan Butler, LEED AP, was selected for Building Design & Construction’s 5th annual list of “40 Under 40”.
  • Miguel Botello has been appointed a founding member of the Central Florida Partnership’s Young Professionals Advisory Board. 
  • Nathan Butler, AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted to principal. 

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Firm News

  • University Center, a landmark joint-use facility shared by Valencia Community College (VCC) and the University of Central Florida (UCF), has earned a LEED Gold designation from the U.S. Green Building Council. 
  • CTH+A entered into an exclusive alliance agreement with global architecture and design firm NBBJ to provide world-class design/planning services for the region’s emerging healthcare and science facilities. 
  • The firm has completed the master planning and comprehensive modernization of 52-year-old Lee Middle School in Orange County, Fla. 

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