PENSACOLA, Fla., April 26, 2010 – Some 1,000 undergraduates began taking science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) classes this Spring semester at the University of West Florida’s new School of Science and Engineering.
The $30.6 million state-funded building embodies the principles of Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), an advocate in the United States for building and sustaining strong undergraduate STEM programs by transforming the learning environment.
Designed by architecture firm Lord, Aeck & Sargent, the four-story, 94,719-square-foot building is an energy and water-efficient structure that is targeting LEED silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
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For further information contact:
Anne Taylor Carros, Lord, Aeck & Sargent, 404-253-6710, acarros(@)lasarchitect.com, or
Ann Kohut, Kohut Communications Consulting, 770-913-9747, annielk(@)bellsouth.net, www.kohutcommunications.com or https://twitter.com/kohutcomm
RBc: Our favorite line from Leo ter Haar, director of the School of Science and Engineering is, “What I like best about the building is the way it’s designed more around people…”. As readers know we're big supporters of this design approach as it has repeatedly demonstrated that it results in healthier more efficient buildings.
Congrats again to Lord, Aeck & Sargent for another great project.