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FGCU Breaks Ground on new Academic Building #9

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Florida Gulf Coast University’s newest academic building is underway. The team broke ground on Academic Building 9 (AB9), the future home of Integrated Watershed and Coastal Studies, nicknamed “The Water School,” which is slated to open for students the fall semester of 2021.
The new building will be the largest on campus, located in the main campus area near the existing Cohen Center. Academic studies will focus on environmental sciences, STEM (science, technology, environmental and mathematics), and integrating water resource and coastal studies into existing programs. This facility will also provide additional space for research and teaching labs, as well as classroom space.

Working together with RG Architects, Johnson Engineering will provide the overall site design, stormwater management plan, environmental, utilities, and parking areas, as well as associated permitting.

Our long-standing history with the University started in August of 1997 with the first ground-breaking. Many FGCU students have interned at our firm during their summer breaks and most were hired as full-time employees once they graduated. Today, 15% of our employees are FGCU alumni and interns. We look forward to the potential graduates this new academic program will produce and bring to us in the future.

For more information, contact Dana Hume, P.E. at [email protected].