Nova Southeastern University, Health Professions Division Library

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • FIRM

    ACAI Associates, Inc.


    Nova Southeastern University

  • AREA

    21,500 sq.ft.





ACAI Associates, Inc. has completed a space-capture initiative at Nova Southeastern University’s Health Professions Division Library. The project retrofitted ACAI’s original 1993 design to address students’ changing needs.
Teaching methods and study practices have evolved as technology has advanced. The design transformed the area into a facility that provides ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$194.00FEATURED IN2018 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYLibraries/Media Centers with a forum for collaboration with individual quiet spaces and specialized spaces focused on video production, 3D printing, and virtual technology.
Working closely with the library staff, ACAI completed a makeover by leveraging emerging technologies, removing book stacks and enhancing space volume by introducing glass.
All spaces are wireless allowing students mobility while staying connected.
The project increased seating by 81 percent and study rooms by 42 percent. It also streamlined circulation without enlarging the footprint.
ACAI provided architectural services throughout the renovation and was instrumental in the FF&E selection.