University of South Florida, Judy Genshaft Honors College

Tampa, Florida


University of South Florida


86,000 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Design team
Sol J. Fleischman Jr. (Principal In Charge); Thom Mayne (Lead Designer); Marcel Maslowski (Project Manager); Ung-Joo Scott Lee, Edmund Kwong (Project Architects); Stacey Johnston (Interior Designer); Richard J.A. Temple PE (Structural Engineer); Bill McGuirk (Electrical Engineer); Timothy Thierault (Mechnical Engineer); Lauren Campo (Civil Engineer); Celia R. Nichols (Landscape Engineer)

The new University of South Florida (USF) Honors College is a six-level facility on the main USF campus in Tampa. FleischmanGarciaMaslowski designed this facility in collaboration with Morphosis. The design includes an enclosed but transparent ground level, event spaces, classrooms, including an art classroom, art display spaces, music room, video and sound recording rooms, and offices. Communal spaces are provided on the first and second level, including an exterior covered terrace. More Honors College programs are on the third, fourth, fifth and sixth levels. A centrally situated atrium connects all users into a single spatial experience with collaborative spaces hanging around the atrium. The transparency of the lobby and the exterior amphitheater interface with the active pedestrian Sessums Mall as students approach the building from the rest of the campus. Enclosed with full-height glass for maximum views on the south side, the interior café space extends to an outdoor space for additional outdoor seating. The new Honors College strives to achieve LEED Silver certification.

Additional Information

Associated Firm

Morphosis Architects, Walter P. Moore, Campo Engineering, Nichols Landscape Architecture

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