Pasco-Hernando State College
Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch
FLA won a design competition with an innovative and relevant urban concept for the new PHSC center. With 2 levels of parking garage under 5 stories of classrooms, labs, offices, student services, green roofs and other related spaces, the design maximizes utilization of the site with room for future growth. The 100,000 GSF facility focuses on nursing programs along with science labs, general classrooms, library/media center, student services and associated faculty, staff and administrative offices. The project earned 3 Globes from the Green Building Initiative (GBI) under the Green Globes certification process. The site was generously donated by the Porter family as part of a larger DRI with significant environmental impacts, including design review by the developer and Pasco County in addition to the typical DOE/SREF review and approval requirements.