The new Applied Research Center (ARC) will provide the space Florida Polytechnic University needs to produce “industry ready” students while recruiting new research-active faculty.
HOK designed the dramatic building form to embody the high-tech, collaborative activities happening inside. The two-story building includes research space, teaching labs, student design spaces, conference rooms and faculty offices.
Academic and research programs are located on each floor and connected by a multistory atrium. The design organizes internal functions to provide natural light in lab spaces and classrooms.
Visible from the heavily-traveled Interstate 4, the ARC will serve as a new research hub for Central Florida, catalyzing industry partnerships and capital investment.