University of Central Florida, Academy for Teaching, Learning and Leadership

Orlando, Florida

Situated immediately off the campus’ main entrance, the academy building serves strategically as one of four anchors that will stand at the university’s gateway. The new structure reflects the quality of a university that is emerging into national prominence. Housing classrooms, teaching labs and faculty offices, the building’s design demonstrates an ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$145.00FEATURED IN2004 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYClassrooms ability to support teaching, service and research programs.

The expansive atrium provides an impression of sweeping stature, and the metal railing circuiting the balconies complements the geometry of the exterior glass wall. Bright and open classrooms and study pods make use of this glass wall and numerous banks of windows. Warm and understated colors adhere to an overall need for classroom space to remain uncluttered and subdued without being too lackluster. Desks are sized efficiently to provide ample space for student work areas, while adjustable chairs in complementary muted tones ensure comfort.

As a training site for educators, community groups, school districts and satellite campuses, the design and layout superbly meets its intended purpose.