Higher education has become more than just learning the skills needed to have a career. Its where people go to gain an understanding of how life is outside of school. Through collaboration, hands-on learning and freedom, students not only are obtaining the necessary preparation for their careers, but garnering standards for life.
The health sciences hall is a 42,000-square-foot classroom and lab building for Florida SouthWestern State Colleges Collier County Campus (formerly Edison State College). The primary focus of the building is training and preparation of nursing and applied sciences students. It is intended that this building not only reflect the latest technologies in nursing and applied sciences, but set the standard for advanced teaching philosophies as well. A two-story informal gathering area, in the center of the building, supports the unstructured group learning activities that have become an essential part of student life. Dedicated to environmental awareness, the complex is LEED certified.