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Idea-generating ‘Collaboratory’ Featured in Florida College building
Valencia College’s West Campus Building 10 is a $13.3 million, 59,511-sf facility now under construction in Orlando by the design-build team of Schenkel Shultz Architecture and McCree General Contractors. The three-story facility will house Valencia’s Continuing and International Education program, as well as the Office of Information Technology. It will feature a high-tech “collaboratory,” which includes 12,000 sf of space specifically designed to enhance and promote creative discourse for groups ranging in size from three to 80 participants. The intent of this collection of spaces is to provide a place for idea generation, strategic planning, and execution of ideas among students, faculty, and visiting members of the business community. Building 10 will also offer classrooms, a testing center, administrative offices, and additional meeting rooms. The facility is slated to achieve a Level 2 Green Globes Certification.