Construction of the building took 28 months and was completed in 2014. World-renowned Spanish architect Dr. Santiago Calatrava designed the building. Skanska USA was the lead contractor.
On August 16, 2014 Florida Poly officially opened and welcomed its Inaugural Class. Florida’s newest state university held a public LAUNCH Celebration to commemorate its grand opening and the completion of the iconic Innovation, Science, and Technology (IST) Building.
The IST Building has garnered 23 regional, national, and international awards including: