The newest academic building #9, the School of Water Resources & Integrated Sciences, nicknamed “The Water School”, opened this fall for students. This revolutionary educational facility is like nothing Southwest Florida has seen. The new 4-story facility will be entirely water-focused, integrating water resources, coastal studies, marine, biology, and ecological sciences together with the existing STEM programs. Hands-on labs and classrooms will allow students to dive into learning more about the estuaries and rivers that flow throughout our communities, to the Everglades, and Gulf of Mexico. This school will open many doors to students as well as benefit our Southwest Florida community by helping learn, study, research, and find solutions to help our area’s water quality issues.

Johnson Engineering was the civil engineer for the project, working closely together with RG Architects, HuntonBrady Architects, and Manhattan Construction, as we provided the overall site and parking design, stormwater management plan, environmental, utilities, and associated permitting. We are excited to see the impact this school makes on our community.

For more information, contact Dana Hume, PE at (239) 461-2471 or [email protected].