Florida

Harry Potter Hogwarts Express

This project includes both the “King’s Cross” and “Hogsmeade” stations and elevated train track. The stations link guests via the “Hogsmeade Express” between the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” within Universal’s Islands of Adventure park and the new “Diagon Alley” located in Universal Studios.

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

This 5,000-square-foot, multi-dimensional thrill ride takes guests through the underground vaults below Gringott’s Bank, based on the Harry Potter films. The attraction also includes 22,000 square feet of interior-themed guest queuing divided into eight distinctive and interactive scenes, including the grand lobby with animatronic goblins that greet guest before they embark on their underground journey.

Disney Village Marketplace

A 55-acre waterfront shopping, dining, and entertainment village has been centrally located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida since 1975. Through the years, numerous aesthetic enhancements have taken place as well as structural and systems improvements. Huitt-Zollars addressed aesthetic/architectural design issues regarding the pedestrian common areas, hardscapes, storefronts, decorative landscape, environmental graphics, site, transportation, parking areas, new restaurant building, and new service building.

Universal Studios Florida - TWISTER…Ride It Out®

This attraction was created by renovating an existing sound stage which had previously been home to the Ghostbusters attraction. The building was designed from the inside out to accommodate its highly technological requirements. Along with the interior renovations to support the show, the team was responsible for the design of new building elements such as the attraction entrance, exterior queue, covered queue structure, new pre-show building, and retail space.

Fort Lauderdale Senior Living

This twelve-story high-rise senior living community, opening in the summer of 2019, will be located in the premier dining, shopping, and entertainment area in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Eight stories will contain approximately 200 residential units and common areas such as a great room and dining room. A four-story parking garage will contain approximately 210 spaces. Other amenities will include a library, fitness center, and full-service salon.

Blaze Pizza Flagship Restaurant

Huitt-Zollars celebrates the opening of the new flagship restaurant for Blaze Pizza, the nation's leading fast casual artisanal pizza chain, in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. The modern day "pizza joint," known for its chef-­driven recipes and casually hip restaurants, debuts in an architecturally innovative structure that was designed by the Huitt-Zollars specifically for this iconic location.

Thornton Park Central

Architectural design services were provided for Thornton Park Central, a self-contained living/working environment. The multi-use project includes 20,000 SF of retail space, features a sidewalk café with patio seating, and four levels of residential condos above the street level shops. The 328-car parking garage is tucked behind the street-front shops and condos, providing availability for tenants and guests. The project’s north wing hosts 40,000 SF of commercial office space within five floors, and features scenic views to historic Lake Eola and the downtown Orlando skyline.

The Cove at Port Canaveral

As a major cruise ship port, Port Canaveral has envisioned a newly redeveloped, visitor oriented waterfront for decades. Port Canaveral has many people coming and going, who would be well served with additional amenities and places to stay before their cruise. Concept focuses the mass and energy of the project around a large open park and the strong linear promenade on the waterfront. The inclusion of an Information Center and museum, as well as a large open-air amphitheater provide additional attractions for tourists and locals alike.

Thornton Park Central

Architectural design services were provided for Thornton Park Central, a self-contained living/working environment. The multi-use project includes 20,000 SF of retail space, features a sidewalk café with patio seating, and four levels of residential condos above the street level shops. The 328-car parking garage is tucked behind the street-front shops and condos, providing availability for tenants and guests. The project’s north wing hosts 40,000 SF of commercial office space within five floors, and features scenic views to historic Lake Eola and the downtown Orlando skyline.

LEGOLAND Florida

Built on the former site of historic Cypress Gardens, Florida’s first theme park, the team melded the Owner’s vision of the LEGOLAND brand with the valuable assets of the site’s history. The design team scrutinized the viability of existing structures and every tree on the 150‑acre site. Throughout design the park’s majestic and historic canopy was protected. Over 80 percent of the existing canopy was preserved in place, and 20 large specimen trees were relocated by crane to strategic locations within the property.