NovaSoutheastern University, Healthy Professions Division

Davis, Florida

  • FIRM

    ACAI Associates, Inc.


    NovaSoutheastern University

  • AREA

    370,787 sq.ft.





With the merger of Southeastern University of Health Sciences and Nova University, as NovaSoutheastern University, ACAI was commissioned to program and design a new medical campus for the university’s Health Professions Division (HPD). During the design phase, the course of the campus was mapped by master planning the growth of its future medical-related programs and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$81.50FEATURED IN1998 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas facilities.

This project had a construction completion and move-in date as June 1, 1996, in order to coincide with the start of the first graduating class of the millennium. Located on 21+ acres of the original Nova campus, the HPD was programmed, designed and built in less than 16 months. The final product boasts of having generated only two owner-requested change orders—the addition of a sixth level to the parking garage and the addition of Brazilian granite on the facade of the administration tower.

The campus is comprised of six areas interconnected by a system of corridors and covered walkways, subdivided into three major components—the school, the clinic and the parking garage. The school houses the colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Allied Health and Medical Science, as well as the administration and student service building to the south; the laboratory to the north; the physical plant appended to the east; and the assembly building.

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