College of Arts and Sciences Building - Academic Building 7
Fort Myers, Florida
The four-story, 62,000-SF College of Arts and Sciences Building (Academic Building 7) houses classrooms and laboratories serving a variety of science and math programs. The building offers SCALE UP labs for physics, biology, chemistry, marine systems, as well as math labs, organic chemistry, research labs and a GIS computer lab. Specialized labs include cell culture labs, histology labs, DNA lab and two BSL3 Suites. The facility also has offices, conference rooms, and a 160-seat lecture hall.
The building achieved LEED Platinum certification and includes electronic environment control systems that measure indoor humidity levels and automatically adjust air conditioning systems, high efficiency lighting, windows and insulation, recycled construction waste, high performance reflective metal roofing and shade overhangs, and drought resistant, native landscaping.
At a glance
GIS Computer Laboratory
2 BSL3 Suites
160-Seat Lecture Hall
LEED Platinum Certification
SCALE UP labs for physics, biology, chemistry, and marine systems
"I'm always humbled by the effort of so many people to complete a project of this magnitude and the endless amount of planning, meetings, and coordination that it takes to make things happen. I just want to take this moment to thank you all on behalf of the University for a job well done."
gallons of water saved using high efficiency fixtures compared to traditional fixtures.
$13.5 Million awarded for research and sponsored programs at FGCU in 2012-13.
of the materials used in the construction of this building contain recycled content.