The FIU Science Classroom Complex creates a gateway to the Academic Health Sciences Center district within FIU’s main campus. Materials, scale and pedestrian connections root the project in its context which serves as a multi-story portal to the Health Sciences district and connection to the greater campus and to the community.
The new facility will provide research and classroom space for multiple col- leges on campus. Disciplines within the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Medicine, Engineering and Computing, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Public Health and Social Work will utilize the facility’s laboratories, lecture halls, student study spaces and vivarium. The building will create top-rated graduate learning environ- ments where technology is seamlessly interwoven into hands-on learning ex- periences while fostering collaborative interdisciplinary interaction, education, and research within disciplines and be- tween departments. It will also create opportunities for structured as well as unstructured collaboration. The design provides state-of the-art lab and research space which are fully flex- ible, permitting departments to expand and contract as needed and providing cutting-edge core facilities capable of supporting present and future research trends and needs.
The FIU Science Classroom Complex is currently tracking LEED Gold Certification.