Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565
Phone: (239) 590-1500
Fax: (239) 590-1505
Architect - Studio +, Fort Myers, Florida
Civil Engineering and Land Development - Waldrop Engineering, Bonita Springs, Florida
Construction Manager - Wright Construction, Fort Myers, Florida
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Facilities Planning is pleased to announce the completion of construction for enhancements to our main entrance at FGCU Blvd and Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy. Enhancements include a monument tower on the North corner, a monument sign in the FGCU Blvd median, lake fountains and new landscaping. Concurrent with this project, Lee County has completed a portion of their new force main project (underground utilities) along the East side of Ben Hill Griffin from our North entrance road to our main entrance road.
Architect - Leo A. Daly, West Palm Beach, Florida
Construction Manager - Wright Construction Group, Fort Myers, Florida
The concept of a renewable energy research park was developed through a public-private partnership with John D. Backe that included a gift of land, located between the FGCU campus and Southwest Florida International Airport and a $1 million endowment to establish the Backe Chair in Renewable Energy at Florida Gulf Coast University.
This partnership and the receipt of funding for facility design has made the new FGCU Emergent Technologies Institute a reality. The new facility is nearing completion as a fully integrated scale-size demonstration site which will highlight best practices and the latest technology associated with energy production, storage and usage. This facility will blend educational opportunities with research programs as a means to partner with renewable energy industries, utility companies, and local and state governments to develop technologies and provide a trained workforce for the next generation of clean energy production.
The FGCU Emergent Technologies Institute building includes an auditorium, traditional classrooms, research labortories and their accomanying accessory service areas for research preparation. Design for the building allows for future growth, as additional funding becomes available.