This fall students moved into Lighthouse Commons, the first on campus housing at Edison State College in Fort Myers. Instead of the traditional dormitory style, these are furnished two and four bedroom suite style apartments. With the expansion of baccalaureate degrees, students from out of the area are considering Edison State as their college of choice, increasing the need for on campus housing. This independent lifestyle is also attractive to students who live in the area as it gives them a sense of college dorm life while still being close to home. On campus living also allows students with similar academic interests the chance to live among those in the same field of study, giving them opportunities for study groups and meeting friends with similar career interests.
As students move in, they won’t realize the efforts that went into creating these spacious apartments. Since the conceptual phase, Johnson Engineering has been involved and has provided the overall site design, utility design, and surface water management/drainage design for the building. The goal is for this building to become LEED certified, similar to other buildings on the College campus.
For more information contact Dana Hume, P.E. at [email protected].