This 13-story tower will serve as the marquee home of USF Health’s medical school and heart institute and an anchor for Tampa’s burgeoning downtown waterfront district. It will house more than 1,800 students, faculty, researchers and staff in a state-of-the-art hub for medical education and research.
Goals for providing space that supports student-centered learning drove HOK’s design. The facility includes large auditoriums, state-of-the-art and highly adaptable classrooms, an experiential learning lab, virtual anatomy technologies and informal learning settings that support team-based learning pedagogies.
To encourage interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration, learning spaces are integrated with lab areas. Spanning four floors, the flexible lab facilities support interdisciplinary cardiovascular research and clinical care.
Office and faculty space is flexible to promote the creation of a forward-thinking academic workplace that breaks down departmental barriers.
By moving within a mile of Tampa General Hospital, its primary teaching hospital, USF will continue attracting the brightest students and faculty. USF has become the most selective medical school in Florida, with applications rising 40 percent since the announcement of the new facility.
HOK is collaborating with Skanska on the design-build project.