Educational Facility Tours: Expeditionary Learning in and around Tampa

Enhance your EDspaces experience by registering for educationally-rich site visits that feature sustainability, creative design, innovative interiors and learning beyond four walls. All tours include an educational component in a variety of learning environments, and each qualifies for AIA LU/HSW credit.

Tuesday, November 6, 5:45-7:30 PM

CAMLS Presentation & Reception (Pre-conference)

Included in Architect Registration; all others $75 per person; limited capacity - RSVP required

Academy of the Holy Names Middle School

CAMLS

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USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS)

Start your EDspaces 2018 experience by learning about one of downtown's most innovative learning environments, the University of South Florida (USF) Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS). CAMLS is a state-of-the-art medical simulation center and training facility that provides world class health education and professional development in the medical field to the Tampa Bay area. Learn how this facility supports the redevelopment of downtown Tampa at a presentation and reception, all a 5-minute walk from the Tampa Convention Center.

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CAMLS revolutionizes how to learn, practice and perfect advanced medical skills of tomorrow. Beck designed and built the three-story 90,000 SF facility, which provides space for every possible form of health professional education under one roof and focuses on designing and testing new medical devices and technologies in the Research and Innovation Lab. The facility includes 60,000 SF for surgical skills labs, operating suites, lecture halls, exhibition halls, auditoriums, robotics lab, virtual hospital/simulation center, research and innovations lab on the first two floors. The remaining 30,000 SF is dedicated to office and general classroom space. The project is certified LEED Silver.

Registration Fee: Included in Full Conference Architect Registration; $75 per person for others

Wednesday, November 7, 5:30-8:30 PM

University of Tampa Tour & Reception

$100 per person; limited capacity. Please note this is a ticketed function for all registration categories. Two transportation options: 1. Walk from the Tampa Convention Center along the Riverwalk (.7 miles; 15 minutes); or 2. Board busses at 5:30 pm from the Convention Center. Program starts promptly at 6:00 pm at UT Plant Hall Grand Salon.

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Plant Hall & Henry B. Plant Museum

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Plant Hall & Henry B. Plant Museum

The 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel, now a National Historic Landmark, is home to Plant Hall, the main academic and administrative building for The University of Tampa and the Henry B. Plant Museum. At a cost of $3 million, the 511-room giant rose to a flamboyant height of five stories, surrounded by ornate Victorian gingerbread and topped by Moorish minarets, domes and cupolas. The rooms that once hosted Teddy Roosevelt, the Queen of England, Booker T. Washington, and Babe Ruth are now classrooms, laboratories and administrative offices - the heart of the University and a landscape for state-of-the-art student learning environments.

Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building

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Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building

The Maureen A. Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building (ICB) is a place where students, faculty and community members come together to solve problems, answer questions, teach, learn, mentor, imagine and create. The eight-story building features three floors of academic and administrative space, including the nationally renowned John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, a Starbucks on the ground floor, plus four floors of parking. A student can park, enjoy a cafe latte, meet with a study group, go to class, visit a professor and attend a business seminar - all without leaving the ICB. In alignment with UT's commitment to environmental stewardship, the ICB was designed and constructed to be a candidate for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, which was confirmed in August 2016.

Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values

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Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values

The Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values is highly evocative of its mission to allow students to develop their personal character and individual values. The main walls of laminated timbers soar upwards, cupping inwards to suggest hands in prayer. The layout of the chapel is based on the Golden Section, a geometric harmony considered sacred in many cultures and religions. The processional sequence through the chapel is clear and direct, and is composed of architectural elements that create whimsical play between shadow and light.

Vaughn Center

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Vaughn Center

The nine-story Vaughn Center is a multi-purpose facility that serves as the hub of student life and activity on The University of Tampa campus. The Vaughn Center houses five floors of student residences, campus offices, multiple dining service eateries, the Barnes & Noble campus bookstore, a game room and a variety of student organization office and meeting spaces. The ninth floor serves as a conference center and provides a spectacular view of the campus, the Hillsborough River, downtown Tampa and Tampa Bay.

Friday, November 9, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Tour Option A: K-12 Multi-Stop Facilities Tour

Included in Architect Registration; all others $150 per person; limited capacity - RSVP required.

Academy of the Holy Names Middle School

Academy of the Holy Names Middle School

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Academy of the Holy Names Middle School

Fielding Nair International (FNI) has created a new, 21st century middle school for the Academy of the Holy Names (AHN). The project consists of renovating the two-story, 30,000 square-foot 1990s media lab library and arts complex which was recently replaced by a new building on the campus. The new middle school specifically addresses the goals and visions identified in the AHN Master Plan completed by FNI in 2013. This design builds on the lessons learned from two very successful I-Lab projects completed for the middle school and the high school. In fact, the first I-Lab, designed in the media center (library) for the middle school students, will remain intact as an intrinsic part of the design for the new middle school.

The Bryan Glazer Jewish Community Center

The Bryan Glazer Jewish Community Center

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The Bryan Glazer Jewish Community Center

FleischmanGarcia was retained by the Bryan Glazer Jewish Community Center to design the adaptive re-use of the existing Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, a 1930s vintage Art Deco style armory that was constructed under FDR's New Deal, and opened in 1941.This facility was home to many concerts and championship wrestling matches and, more recently, to the Florida National Guard. The existing 83,500 square feet of vacant space were turned into a 100,000 square-foot community center that offers families and community members of all ages a wealth of leisure, cultural, educational and health activities. The new Glazer JCC with its 600-seat, state-of-the-art event center, gymnasium, competition swimming pool, fitness center, childcare and meeting rooms has proven to be a much-needed and well-received community resource. The Building is on the U.S. National Registry of Historic Places and the new design adheres to the Secretary of Interior Standards for historic preservation.

Berkeley Preparatory School

Berkeley Preparatory School

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Berkeley Preparatory School

Berkeley's Early Childhood Education Center sets the stage for a child's lifelong love of learning. Berkeley's goal was to create a unique environment for early childhood learning that allows flexibility and emphasizes exploration, play and collaboration. The new Lower Division Classroom Building, a 2-story, 30,000-sq.-ft. steel structure, includes three Kindergarten, First Grade, and Pre-K Classrooms, lower division administration, art and maker's space, dining area, and more. Unique features about this building include many custom theming elements, including a stucco-wrapped central tree and spiral staircase to encompa", wall mural, interior treehouse loft, and an outdoor pirate ship play area above conditioned space on the 2nd level terrace.

Friday, November 9, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Tour Option B: Higher ED Multi-Stop Facilities Tour

Included in Architect Registration; all others $150 per person; limited capacity - RSVP required.

Junior Achievement (JA)/Tampa Bay Finance Park

Junior Achievement (JA)/Tampa Bay Finance Park

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Junior Achievement (JA)/Tampa Bay Finance Park

Imagine a place where young people, no matter their background, come to learn how to budget, save, and invest to prepare and control their financial futures. Complementing the existing 5th grade experience gained through the Junior Achievement BizTown, Hillsborough County, and surrounding counties, has joined the movement to incorporate financial literacy education as components of the core curriculum through Junior Achievement Finance Park. The 18,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility is located in the University Community Development Area. With the support of its driving-force partner, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay is taking this one step further providing 8th grade students the opportunity to not only learn about finances and careers, but for one day to transform into adults, becoming a leader in his or her household and town.

Phyllis P. Marshall Student Center

USF Phyllis P. Marshall Student Center

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USF Phyllis P. Marshall Student Center

The University of South Florida's student union, the Marshall Student Center, opened in 1960 and is one of the original buildings to the university. USF grew significantly and needed a new student union to support the changes in the campus and student offerings. The new student center features a 1,200-seat ballroom, 700-seat auditorium and 550-seat food court. The four-story building also houses centers that support all areas of student involvement including student government, Greek life and volunteerism. An atrium spanning all four levels is the center of activity with space for showcases, numerous dining venues lounges, digital signage, an information desk and displays of school spirit. Designed and built with sustainability in mind, the Marshall Student Center is one of the largest student unions in the Southeast U.S., and is a LEED-certified green building.

Interdisciplinary Sciences Building

USF Interdisciplinary Sciences Building

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USF Interdisciplinary Sciences Building

The University of South Florida wanted its new Interdisciplinary Sciences Building to provide modern teaching labs and help it attract and keep faculty and researchers. HOK helped USF adjust its master plan to accommodate a large, interdisciplinary facility. In addition to labs, classrooms, office space, study areas and shell space, the facility includes two 300-seat lecture halls, a bio-nano research lab, an imaging center and a nuclear magnetic resonance facility. The building supports multidisciplinary research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and includes the BITT Center of Excellence and Center for Integrated Functional Materials. The Interdisciplinary Sciences Building achieved LEED-NC Gold certification for new construction of green buildings.