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FAU ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCES CLASSROOM BUILDING, boca raton, fl LEO A. DALY, west palm beach, fl
Southeast corner of the building, across the pond.
The architect’s design of this iconic science facility reﬂects the highly technical nature of the university’s engineering and computer science programs. The state-ofthe-art facility is certiﬁed LEED platinum and it utilizes the concept of engineering on display. The design intent created a living laboratory where students learn from the architecture of the building. Learning begins the moment students enter the building through the interactive lobby that displays real-time usage of the building systems, such as temperature, water ﬂows and energy. Students have access to distance learning lecture halls, dining areas, a convenience store, outdoor classrooms and open study areas for relaxed interaction with instructors. The building elevations highlight the features designed to enhance energy efﬁciency. The south (main) elevation features photovoltaic panels at the covered walkway. The screen wall that was placed
The main lobby looking west. The screens provide students with updates and general university information.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Florida/Caribbean Architect - Summer 2012
President’s Message / Peter W. Jones, AIA
Florida Atlantic University Engineering and Computer Sciences Classroom Building
Stovash, Case and Tingley, P.A. Law Offices
Phoebe Sumter Medical Center
The Other ’56
Florida/Caribbean Architect - Summer 2012