Blog :: 08-2017

Lake Nona Contractor: DPR Construction

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DPR Construction, is the chosen contractor for the Lake Nona Training Center and they aren’t new to the Orlando scene nor the Lake Nona scene for that matter! Below are a few of DPR’s finished Central Florida projects:

United States Tennis Association National Campus (Lake Nona) Orlando, FL

Lake Nona Town Center (phase one) Orlando, FL

Ronald McDonald House at Nemours Children's Hospital (Lake Nona) Orlando, FL

Darden Restaurant Support Center Orlando, FL

Lake Nona Training Center

Phase 1

  • Training and lodging facility with 800 single rooms

  • 350,000 sq.ft. of conference space

  • 15,000 sq.ft. of outdoor social venue space


Phase 2

  • Expansion - adding 400 more lodging rooms

  • 200,000 sq.ft. of event space*

*which is expected to have a softball field, volleyball court, hiking & biking paths, as well as restaurants and bars.

>> View More Orlando DPR Projects

Lake Nona Contractor: Arquitectonica

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Arquitectonica, the chosen architect for the newest Lake Nona hotel, is a Miami based firm with a multitude of offices across the globe.


Here is a look at a few of their completed Florida designs:

Disney Cruise Line terminal, Port Canaveral FL

The Palace Condominium, Miami FL

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Miami FL

Bentley Bay Condominiums, Miami FL

& their famous Bentley Bay Condo Parking Garage, Miami FL

As for one of their newest projects:

The 16 - Story, 215 Key Room hotel will be situated next to The Lawn, a large multi-purpose green space, which will be located in the Lake Nona Town Center.

Start Date: Early 2018

Est. Completion: 2020

Hotel Features:

  • Ballroom
  • Rooftop Pool & Lounge
  • 80 - Seat Restaurant Boardroom & 2 additional meeting rooms
  • 24 Hour Gym

>>View Arquitectonica's Full Portfolio

Crystal Lagoons, Bringing Beach Life to Every Corner of the World

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Currently 300 projects in 60 different countries are in the works with Crystal Lagoons.

19 Crystal Lagoon communities are currently being built in Florida.

The first in the Nation is ‘Mirada’ in Wesley Chapel, Florida (to be completed in December 2017).

The project dubbed as ‘The Greatest in the U.S’ is SoLe Mia in North Miami.

Public Access Lagoons

Type 1 - Recreational Venues

  • Amusement Parks
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoos
  • Aquariums
  • Water Ski/ Wakeboard/ Surf Parks
  • Water Parks

Type 2 - Untapped Land

  • Center of horse tracks
  • Speedways
  • Event Areas/ Stadiums
  • Golf Courses
  • Public Parks
  • Casinos
  • University Campuses
  • Shopping Centers


Lake Nona

Orlando (multiple undisclosed locations)

Jacksonville - Beachwalk

North Miami - SoLe Mia

Wimauma - Southshore Bay

Ft. Meyers - Brightwater

Wesley Chapel - Mirada

Pasco County - Epperson

Panama City Beach



Pembroke Pines

West Palm Beach


Florida City

Port St. Lucie

Ft. Lauderdale

Palm Beach Gardens






South Padre Island


San Antonio

Rowlett - Bayside


Las Vegas

Phoenix Valley




South Carolina

North Carolina




Spanish Fort





Palm Springs



La Quinta

San Juan Capistrano


Salt Lake City









Puerto Rico

Arkansas (In the talks)


>>Check out their International projects here


Lake Nona Partners with Google Affiliate to Design Shopping Center

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Bringing in the "Big Guns"

Who better to design the "shopping center of the future" than technology genius Google? We're guessing that's the question Lake Nona Developer, Tavistock Development, asked themselves when enlisting a partner in crime. Intersection, a sister company of Google, is known for integrating technology into urban projects, much like the Lake Nona Town Center. According to Orlando Business Journal, Tavistock's vice president, Robert Thompson, was quoted saying "With us, we’ve asked them to examine the ever-changing retail industry, how can we bridge the digital world with brick-and-mortar." One of the concepts they are talking about are touch-screen kiosks on sidewalks and parking garages with sensors to guide drivers to open spots. Thompson was also quoted saying “We are trying to create solutions to problems that people aren’t even talking about yet,” We can't wait to see what they have in store.

>>Click here to see a new video on the project 

Rooftop Bar and Tesla Ride Share Coming to Lake Nona

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The Pixon

Construction on the project is expected to begin this September. According to Orlando Business Journal, The Pixon is proposed to have 201 unites, including six micro residences with less than 400 square feet. There is also a 1,730 square-foot penthouse for those who need a bit more space. Bluetooth-enabled security entrances are also said to be in the works. Other property amenities will include a rooftop lounge, a 3-D printer and a 24-hour fitness center. The 32,500 square-foot ground floor will include a restaurant/bar, retail space, pharmacy and cafe. Additional amenites include a concierge service, gaming arcade, 24-hour fitness center and last but not least, Orlando's first Tesla ride sharing system.