Nova Southeastern University, Student Educational Centers

Fort Myers, Florida

  • FIRM

    ACAI Associates, Inc.

  • CLIENT

    Nova Southeastern University

  • AREA

    410,200 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $9,674,400.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    5/2009

The Nova Southeastern University Student Educational Centers create an on-campus atmosphere while serving students from all areas away from the main campus. The centers have established high-quality and efficient services and staff that enable students to finish their degrees successfully, as well as provide students with an experience that contributes ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$53.44FEATURED IN2010 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior RenovationSUB CATEGORYRenovation their personal and professional development.

Each location offers unique challenges; most centers reside in professional office parks or mixed-use commercial developments. The design team was faced with buildings that vary in age, construction type, building systems equipment and footprint.

At the onset of each interior renovation, the existing layout and building systems were evaluated to ensure the building could support the planned program. Interaction with the center’s staff was maintained to ensure that all building changes did not disturb existing programs and classes.

All of the primary interior spaces incorporate a professional contemporary aesthetic. Interior construction utilizes materials and methods such as floor-to-floor walls, sound-attenuated insulation and carpet to minimize noise transmission from space to space and within public areas.