St. Petersburg Junior College—Seminole Campus, Technology Learning Center

Seminole, Florida

The concept behind the Technology Learning Center (TLC) building is that of a Florida vernacular/Key West-style with sloping metal roofs and a cupola atop the building. It is a community-friendly building in the heart of the city of Seminole, Fla.

The first building on the new campus, the TLC will form the hub of a 300,000-square-foot technologically advanced and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMHarper Partners, Educational Facility Planners/ArchitectsCAPACITY346COST PER SQ FT$151.00FEATURED IN1999 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized sensitive 102-acre campus, which is home to a breeding pair of bald eagles. The focal point of the TLC is the 6,724 information commons. This signature room features a beamed ceiling that rises to a glass and metal cupola, perched 38 feet above the floor below.

The environmentally friendly building shades all of its blue-tinted glazing, reducing the impact of the intense Florida sun. Light gently enters the spaces, increasing student enjoyment. Coquina stucco, concrete columns, galvalume roofing and kynar-finished metals make the building easy to maintain.

The TLC building embodies the direction of the St. Petersburg Junior College in delivering advanced learning and distance education to its wide variety of students.