November 23, 2014

Higher Education

Who's Building

The State University System will spend nearly a billion dollars in the next three years on everything from waterworks to roadwork. Dorms, garages, students unions and stadiums are extra. Here are some projects.

Mike Vogel | 6/1/2007

The State University System will spend nearly a billion dollars on construction in the next three years on everything from waterworks to roadwork at Florida's 11 public universities. Dorms, garages, student unions and stadiums are extra.



Here are some of the projects in the works:

University of West Florida, Pensacola
» $33-million science and technology building (first phase)
» Also: A $2.8-million child-care facility

Florida State University
» $3Florida State University, Tallahassee
» $72.5-million chemistry building and the $33.2-million second phase of its psychology building
» $59.3-million life sciences classroom and research center
» $17.8-million composite materials research building -- construction set to begin this year
» $7.5 million in upgrades to its power and water supply to serve the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
» Unique: A $10.8-million marine research and training center with dive and swim tanks
» Also: Two dorms and a 110-acre student recreation complex; FSU next year hopes to see a $32 million classroom-lab-administration facility open at its Panama City site, the first academic expansion there since 1987
Florida A&M University, Tallahassee
» $38.9-million teaching gym by 2009
» $27.2-million developmental research school by 2008
University of South Florida, Tampa
» $82-million science building in 2009
» $64.8-million patient care building next year
» $32.8-million health clinic opens this year
» $11.6-million classroom building in St. Petersburg
» Unique: The $40-million Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions, inspired by the Tampa healthcare philanthropist, also is scheduled to complete construction in 2009
» Also: A 1,000-bed dorm, a parking garage, a student center and music building and a track and field facility
New College of Florida, Sarasota
» $11.2-million classroom/administration building opening in 2009
» Also: Five dorms totaling 200 beds in August

Tags: Education, Housing/Construction

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