Office & Mixed-Use

UBHR Law Offices, Tampa, Fla.

Nestled in a tree-covered premier business park that is part of a nature conservation area with lakes, oak tree groves and bird preserves, this 25,000-square-foot (2,323-m2) Class A office building features expansive glass, porcelain tile, high ceilings with high-tech lighting and an energy-efficient HVAC system.


The exterior walls have dark-bronze insulated glass, and the lower levels are recessed and angled for direct visibility to the surroundings outside. Structural steel studs are covered with highly detailed EIFS with blue paver tile accents to the sill of the first floor windows. VP Buildings’ Galvalume SSR over R19 insulation covered the hipped roof, which is enhanced by a raised clerestory that provides a continuous band of natural light into the two-and-a-half-story foyer. Materials from VP were also used to make a framed entrance canopy to cover the drop-off drive, in addition to a similar canopy in the back of the building. In addition, a continuous beam and unibeam lean-to framing system from VP were used for the project.

Builder: Canco General Contractors Inc., Plant City, Fla.

Architect: Samuel G. Sheets & Associates, Lakeland, Fla.

Metal building: VP Buildings, Memphis, Tenn.