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FGCU Great Lawn

Architect - Studio +, Fort Myers, Florida
Civil Engineering and Land Development - Waldrop Engineering, Bonita Springs, FL
Construction Manager - Maddox Construction, Bonita Springs, Florida


       We are pleased to announce the start of construction for improvements to the FGCU Great Lawn, taking place
       between May and August 2014. This centrally located space is a unique feature of our campus, and is being
       further enhanced to create a distinctive environment that combines the institutional landscape with an
       environmentally sensitive, native plant landscape.

       The Great Lawn will remain a predominantly open space, with turf lawn, new and relocated trees, and formal
       plantings connected by lovely gardens and widened walkways. Environmentally friendly lighting, shade trees,
       and seating areas will provide places for students and visitors to sit and interact. Outdoor classroom features
       situated at the lake’s edges will provide opportunities to learn about our ecosystem and view the natural
       beauty of our wetland and preserve environment.

       As the University continues to grow, the Great Lawn will assume even greater prominence as the signature space
       unifying our academic spine from east to west. With room for events, group activities, leisure, and pedestrian
       thoroughfare, the Great Lawn will signify the spirit of FGCU while celebrating the southwest Florida natural