November 24, 2014
It's prime time for Florida's newest public university: Florida Polytechnic

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Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, Florida Polytechnic's first building features movable louvers and an abundant use of natural light.

Higher Education in Florida

It's prime time for Florida's newest public university: Florida Polytechnic

Mike Vogel | 5/28/2014

Florida Polytechnic University welcomes its first class in August, just two years after its creation. As of April -- four months before opening -- the interior of the building still was a scene of piled cable, unfinished spaces and hard hats. The first dorm hadn’t gotten even that far, with only a frame standing. The building where students will be fed in August wasn’t even under way.

At this status report, you'll hear from COO Ava Parker, read an assessment of strengths and weaknesses, learn what's behind the unique architecture and more.

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