Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565
Phone: (239) 590-1500
Fax: (239) 590-1505
Architect - Harvard Jolly/Kahler Slater, Fort Myers, Florida
Construction Manager - Kraft Construction, Fort Myers, Florida
Academic Building 8 is dedicated to providing the College of Health Professions with state-of-the-art practice laboratory facilities, classroom and conference spaces, and offices that will nurture the interdisciplinary mission of the College and sustain its programs and enrollment for the next decade. The construction of this building adjacent to AB5 and Lutgert Hall will complete academic core of the west end of the campus and support interdisciplinary collaboration of College faculty and students with colleagues in bioengineering, business, education and social services and foster interdisciplinary research and community service efforts. Examples of the instructional and student support environment made possible by a new building, Academic Building 8 will include the following:
Architect: Reynolds Smith and Hills, Inc. Ft. Myers, Florida
Construction Manager: Lodge Construction, Inc., Ft. Myers, Florida
This addition to the existing Student Union building will help the University keep pace with student population growth and provide new student spaces to compliment use of the existing building. For example, the addition will include new space for a large student lounge area that will allow students to socialize and to just relax from the pressures of their academic studies.
Related to the existing site, the addition will probably extend out to north side of the existing building into an adjacent parking lot. It will match the two story height of the existing Student Union and will be complimentary in design to the existing building. The gross area of the addition will total approximately 20,000 square feet. To supplement the information described above, the major spaces in the building will include:.