Florida Polytechnic University officials have released several new renderings the planned $39 million Applied Research Center on the university’s Lakeland campus. Construction is expected to begin in August and should take two years to complete.
HOK designed the 85,000-sq. ft. building with research and teaching laboratories, student design spaces, conference rooms and faculty offices. The building will also provide study areas for graduate students and a small amount of administrative space.
“The ARC is a critical facility that will be essential to our ability to fulfill the University’s mission to produce industry ready students, perform applied research, and support economic development in Florida,” said Dr. Terry Parker, provost and executive vice-president of Florida Poly. “The building will provide the needed physical infrastructure for research success and is crucial to recruiting new research-active faculty.”