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UCF Downtown Dr. Phillips Academic Commons

Orlando, FL, USA

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UCF Downtown Dr. Phillips Academic Commons
Chad Baumer Photography
Location
Orlando, FL, USA
Markets
Education
Services
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Energy Services, Life Safety and Fire Protection
Project Size

148,000 square feet

Overview

Dr. Phillips Academic Commons serves as the anchor for UCF Downtown, a 15-acre campus in downtown Orlando. Designed to create a 21st century college campus, UCF Downtown bring students together to study degree programs that align with emerging industries. The campus is part of Orlando’s new urban innovation district, Creative Village.

Dr. Phillips Academic Commons is a four-story classroom building that houses five academic programs supported by UCF and Valencia College. It features a glass bridge connecting the east and west wings on the third and fourth floors.

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Features

Classrooms with state-of-the-art technology, science and computer labs, large student collaboration areas as well as a library and writing and listening center are all housed in the building. The faculty area has 170 offices, departmental open office areas, shared conference rooms and hoteling hubs for visiting faculty members.

To help UCF meet its mission to become carbon neutral by 2050, TLC developed and implemented several energy conservation measures. An enVerid HLR system cleans the air of contaminants to improve air quality while reducing the outside air ventilation and providing energy savings. Additional energy conservation measures include variable frequency drives on all air handling equipment, energy management system for controls, temperature resetting and lighting controls.

Chad Baumer Photography