Innovation, Science and Technology Building



The Innovation, Science and Technology Building is the first building for FPU’s new campus in Lakeland, Florida. Located at the north end of the lake, the building culminates the campus’ central axis and is the centerpiece and anchor of the University. The building’s core program of classrooms and laboratories are organized around two curved, double loaded corridors. The peripheral rooms house non-technical teaching labs which have abundant natural light and provide views across the lake. The science and research labs are located within the interior of the building so that the heavy requirements for mechanical systems can be accommodated within the building core. The corridors are two-story spaces lit by clerestory glazing. Faculty offices on the second floor overlook the corridor and have views out to the campus through the clerestory windows. The faculty and administration offices surround the "commons"; a large multi-use hall illuminated by a central skylight. The "commons" can be adapted for diverse uses such as lectures, performances, ceremonies, demonstrations, fundraisers, formal dinners and school dances. It can also be configured for exhibitions or recruiting conventions or simply set up as a student study lounge. It is the heart of the building and promotes interdisciplinary interaction between students and faculty; one of the University’s fundamental goals.


2010 - 2014


4700 Research Way
Polk City, FL 33868
United States



  • ENR Global winner 'Project of the Year'
  • ENR Global winner 'Best Project Specialty Contracting'
  • ENR Global winner 'Best Project Education/Research'
  • The International Architecture Award 2015
  • SARA Gold Design Award of Excellence
  • AISC 2015 IDEAS Award
  • ENR National winner 'Best Project Specialty Contracting'
  • ENR National winner 'Best Project Education/Research'
  • 2015 ACEC New York 'Diamond Award'
  • ENR Southeast 2014 winner 'Best Building Project of the Year'
  • ENR Southeast 2014 winner 'Best Project Specialty Contracting'
  • ENR Southeast 2014 winner 'Best Project Education/Research'
  • Award of Merit' from the Concrete Industry Board's