USF St. Pete hires local architect for new college of business building
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg has hired the St. Pete-based Harvard Jolly architecture firm to design its new College of Business building.
The "much-needed" project, costing $27.6 million, was deemed a top priority by USF's Board of Trustees. The 70,000-square-foot space will include technology-enhanced classrooms, faculty offices and public meeting space, according to a news release.
Harvard Jolly was one of five finalists in a pool of 20 architects bidding on the project. Its previous projects include an addition to the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, Sunken Gardens and the Albert Whitted Airport Terminal. The company will partner with Ikon 5 Architects, of Princeton, N.J., which has designed numerous colleges of businesses at other campuses.
“We are delighted to partner with a local firm of such distinction,’’ USF St. Petersburg Chancellor Margaret Sullivan said in the release. “I look forward to seeing how their innovative ideas will benefit our students, faculty, staff and the business community.”