Florida Polytechnic University — Master Planning and Tour

APA Florida Chapter, Heart of Florida Section


Friday, October 31, 2014
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EDT

Lakeland, FL, United States

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Florida Polytechnic University is the state’s 12th and newest institution of higher learning and underwent a planned approach to campus development. The planning process and planned outcomes will be discussed including planning and zoning with the City of Lakeland, site design, architecture, technology and the built environment. Planning a. The tour will begin at the Admissions Center with a discussion of the campus master plan by Santiago Calatrava and the planning process with the City of Lakeland. b. Campus plan elements will be described and the innovations in planning will be discussed. c. Special features of the campus design will be included discussing the use of storm water ponds, aeration, littoral shelves, xeriscape and campus landscape. d. The future use of grey water to supplement the campus ponds will be introduced. e. The group will walk from the center of campus to the north end indicating portions of the plan and its development. Buildings a. The group will tour facilities of the campus including the Innovation, Science and Technology building designed by Santiago Calatrava. b. Special technological features of the building design will be discussed. c. The creative mixing of teaching, research, public interaction and open offices for faculty and staff will be shown. d. The university is developing a curriculum of engineering and information technology in its first course offerings and began offering classes in the fall of 2014.