The new 85,000 square foot Applied Research Center (ARC) will house research and teaching laboratories, student design spaces, conference rooms, and faculty offices. The building will also provide study areas for graduate students and a small amount of administrative space.
A dedicated section of the center will assist with commercialization of innovation and applied research and send new inventions into the marketplace.
The ARC will provide:
- Creative environment to nurture new ideas
- Resources for marketable innovation
- Economically focused results
The two-story building will be located on the northwest side of campus adjacent to the Innovation, Science, and Technology Building and will also be visible from I4.
The ARC will be Florida Poly’s second academic building. It was designed by the architecture firm HOK with the goal of creating a dynamic, functional, and flexible space that will promote research growth, entrepreneurship, collaboration, and connectivity amongst the campus.
Construction will begin in August 2019 and is expected to take two years.