WG Pitts is providing design and construction services for an expansion project at the Ronald McDonald House, located at 824 Children’s Way in Jacksonville.
Scheduled for completion sometime this summer, the project will include a rooftop garden and an interactive playroom along with a commercial volunteer kitchen, learning center, fitness center and monumental staircase. The project is part of an expansion that will increase the Ronald McDonald House from 42,000 square feet to 65,000 square feet.
“We are pleased the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville selected our firm to design and build their rooftop garden, interactive playroom and other elements of their building expansion project,” said WG Pitts President Will Pitts. “The Ronald McDonald House provides much-needed support to families when they need a helping hand, and we are grateful to be contributing to its caring and healing environment.”
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville Executive Director Diane Boyle commended WG Pitts for its efforts.
“WG Pitts has brought its professional expertise and innovative team to our expansion project, while sharing our mission of being a ‘home away from home’ for our families,” she said.
The rooftop garden will offer space at the Ronald McDonald House to support a health and wellness program by providing a green space for families and their guests to relax and enjoy the outdoors. It will include a pergola, planters, a fountain, a pavilion and garden seating.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville serves as a “home away from home,” providing lodging, meals, transportation and a community of care to families who need to be near a hospital for their child’s treatment. The organization serves a growing number of children and families seeking world-class pediatric services in Northeast Florida.