UWF Lab Annex
The University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering Laboratory Annex is a 52,000 SF 3-story structure designed to provide a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility for their students and faculty. A total of 12 teaching labs were provided, consisting of 8 biology labs and 4 chemistry labs. Shell space for the future build-out of 6 research labs was also provided, along with faculty offices, conference/classrooms and multiple student breakout/common use areas. The Lab Annex was an addition to their existing 40-year-old wet lab building, which was converted into classrooms, offices, and additional research labs.
The Annex will establish an important new identity for the Biology and Chemistry departments. With a prominent entry on the central campus green, it helped create a vibrant complex of buildings that frame an active and highly developed courtyard. The facility not only provided students and faculty with the practical tools for learning, but also an environment that fosters student interaction, education, and development.