The University of South Florida’s new research and teaching facility combines the Morsani College of Medicine, Health Heart Institute, Taneja College of Pharmacy and services from Tampa General Hospital in one building. The 13-story facility provides USF students with a technologically advanced environment as well as enhancing translational research to discover effective treatments for heart disease.
The one-acre plot housing the building was donated by Strategic Property Partners, a real estate development entity, as a key component of its vision to transform 40 acres in downtown Tampa into a mixed-use waterfront district. The USF facility and all buildings within the new district have a goal to attain LEED certification. Energy-saving features in the new building include LED lighting, occupancy sensors, photocells for dimmed daylight harvesting, vacancy sensors for individual offices, variable air volume units and energy recovery systems.