Gold for IRSC Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (BCIE)
With sustainability infused throughout the curriculum at Indian River State College’s BCIE, it is fitting that the project earned LEED GOLD from the USGBC. From the redevelopment of the building site, to recycled concrete, water savings fixtures and other innovative design and products, the building itself serves as a teaching tool with wind turbines, solar array and flow-loop simulator. As IRSC’s first LEED project on the Ft. Pierce campus, Florida Architect’s is proud to be a part of the team to bring home the Gold.
3 Globes for PHSC Porter Campus!
PHSC elected the Green Building Initiative’s (GBI) Green Globe certification as an alternative compliance with state mandates, with Florida Architects Principals Joe Sorci and Markus Gemsch both serving as Green Globes Professionals. While certifying design projects is generally viewed as an additional cost, it is estimated that the 3 Green Globes design compliance will pay for itself within 3 years and begin saving the college tens of thousands of dollars each year thereafter. The PHSC Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch is located in Wesley Chapel, Florida and opened to classes Summer 2014. Florida Architects provided complete Architectural services as well as the phased 30-yr Master Plan.
PHSC Porter Campus opens to rave reviews!
The PHSC Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel, FL is the second new PHSC campus designed by Florida Architects, Inc. (FLA). The 100,000 multi-building campus at Spring Hill opened in 2008. FLA won a design competition for the Porter Campus based on an urban design solution maximizing efficiencies and minimizing environmental impact by reducing the building footprint by 150,000 GSF, including parking. See more on this innovative design solution for a new college campus in our Portfolio section.
Selected! FLA chosen for the new GCSC STEM Building in Panama City, Florida
Design workshops will soon commence on the new GCSC Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM Building. The current home for Science and Technology is in one of the original campus buildings which is beyond repair. The opportunity to combine the existing STEM programs and incorporate new ideas into a 21st century facility doesn’t come along everyday. GCSC selected FLA to give them the most “bang for their buck” and align this facility with their Advanced Technology Center (ATC) not only aesthetically, but programmatically. Reaching more than college students through the GCSC and Bay District Schools partntership, STEM will offer high school students additional resources and educational opportunities. (2/23/2013)