Schenkel Shultz architecture and design studio is planning to relocate its corporate headquarters to Winter Park. In a statement released on Monday, Jan. 22, the firm announced it will occupy the 12,000-square-foot commercial building at 834 N. Orange Ave., across from Alfond Stadium.
According to the release, the new space will house its 65-member team and offer outdoor areas for programming and events. The firm will also adhere to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Materials Pledge by using components that minimize carbon emissions, partnering with manufacturers that secure human rights in operations and supply chains, and aiming for a “zero-waste” goal by refurbishing the existing building.
Founded in 1958, Schenkel Shultz is nationally known for engineering and designing facilities for the aviation, education, and commercial industries. It is currently headquartered in downtown Orlando at 200 E. Robinson St., suite 300, with additional properties in Sarasota and southwest Florida. The firm was recognized in 2023 by the AIA Orlando chapter for designing the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation headquarters, which opened in 2022. Schenkel Shultz’s numerous Central Florida projects also include the Intermodal Terminal Facility at Orlando International Airport, Orlando Economic Partnership headquarters, and the University of Central Florida’s Center for Emerging Media and Trevor Colbourn Hall.
In March of 2022, the32789 reported plans by wine and spirits retailer The Generous Pour – later renamed The Good Pour – to occupy the 834 N. Orange Ave. building. The company has since opened locations in Winter Garden and Gainesville with plans for a College Park store. Owners did not respond to requests for comment on the status of a future Winter Park location.
The city will hear another construction proposal for N. Orange Avenue next month when McCraney Property Company presents plans to develop the former Bank of the Ozarks property with a three-story, 29,500-square-foot office building. The proposal will be the focus of the Feb. 6 Planning and Zoning Board meeting with discussions continuing at City Commission’s Wednesday meetings on Feb. 14 and 28.
Renderings of the new Schenkel Shultz headquarters were not provided and company representatives were not available for additional comments.