Florida Polytechnic University Innovation, Science and Technology Building

162,000 FT2
Lakeland, FL, USA
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing / Life Safety and Fire Protection

ENR Global, Project of the Year, 2015

Chicago Athenaeum, International Architectural Award, 2015

NAIOP Tampa Bay, Best Special-Use Project, 2014

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The Innovation, Science and Technology Building is the cornerstone of Florida’s newest university campus. Signature architect Santiago Calatrava’s futuristic design creates a stunning landmark and has earned numerous design awards. The two-story building houses classrooms, laboratories and offices while 84 connected pergolas visually enclose the terraces that surround the building to provide outdoor assembly spaces.


In concert with Mr. Calatrava’s vision, all building systems were engineered to be minimally visible. Solutions include displacement air cooling/heating in the second-floor assembly area and custom diffusers that blend with the design to achieve the desired aesthetics, along with efficiency, as displacement systems supply air directly to the occupied zone, allowing for reduction of outside air and associated humidity.