Project Description

State College of Florida 26 West Center

PROJECT SPECS

LOCATION    Bradenton, FL
SIZE     40,430 sq.ft.
COMPLETION DATE     December 2020

CENTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Entrance Renovation

  • Update of Exterior Facade

  • Flexible Meeting Spaces

  • 26 West Technology Incubator

  • SCF’s Coding Academy

  • 26 West Creative Studio

  • Academic Partnership Center

  • Central Lobby Accessible from Campus & Community Facing Entrances

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PROJECT SCOPE

26 West Center is an exciting new opportunity for the State College of Florida (SCF) and surrounding community. Two years ago, it was announced that SCF had been selected by Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity to receive the $3.6 million Florida Job Growth Fund Grant. 26 West Center broadens the student experience and contributes to the economic growth of the community.

Originally, a campus library, the structure was in need of renovation. It offered good bones and ample space, making it an ideal candidate for a center dedicated to workforce development and educational opportunity. Through the collaboration of ideas from SCF faculty, staff and students, economic development leaders in Manatee and Sarasota Counties and local entrepreneurs, programming was refined. The ability to bring together the right partners to formulate the final plan allowed SCF to realize a vision for Manatee and Sarasota Counties. This is a unique collaboration that represents two counties and will create long-term benefits for students, faculty and employers.

SERVICES

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design

MARKET SECTORS

  • Education
  • Community
  • Commercial

I AM OVERWHELMED BY HOW GREAT THE SPACE LOOKS, AND WANTED TO THANK THE ENTIRE FAWLEY BRYANT TEAM FOR THE TIME, EFFORT AND ENERGY THAT WAS PUT INTO THIS RENOVATION.  THE BUILDING LOOKS AMAZING.

– Dr. Todd Fritch, Executive VP & Provost, State College of Florida

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