Univ Florida DCP Collaboratory Gainesville, FL
The new $32 mil Collaboratory Building for the University of Florida’s School of Design Construction and Planning will add nearly 50,000 square feet to the existing College of Design Construction and Planning building, which will also undergo a significant remodel. The new building will include reconfigurable, multi-functional space which students, faculty and staff can collaborate on a formal or informal basis, Research Hubs, which will house all DCP research centers and institutes such that faculty and graduate students can freely exchange ideas and work collaboratively to undertake high impact research that shapes the world that we live in by addressing critical societal challenges. Digital Modeling and Fabrication Space will enable larger multidisciplinary groups of students to work together on digital models, simulations and 3D printing in purpose-designed facilities. Large-scale facilities for geospatial modeling and simulation, as well as a virtual reality lab, will also be contained in this space. A new Multipurpose Hall (and seminar rooms) will be able to accommodate lecture audiences of 150 – 200.