Christoverson Humanities Building

Florida Southern College

Lakeland, Florida

Project Details

Project Partners
Robert A.M. Stern
Alexander P. Lamis

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The Christoverson Humanities Building at Florida Southern College provides a new gateway to campus and additional space for humanities instruction and faculty. A dramatic, welcoming roof greets the visitor approaching along Lake Hollingsworth Drive announcing arrival to the Florida Southern Campus. In front of the building is a lawn scaled for students to meet between classes. Two sets of stairs lead up from the lawn to a loggia overlooking the lake. Behind the building are 20 parking spaces for faculty and visitors. Beneath the sweeping roof, on the piano nobile, is the student lounge; a double-height heart of the building that encourages mixing between faculty and students. Grouped around this central social space are four classrooms and a seminar room while at the upper level the space is ringed by 20 faculty and staff offices. At ground level are four laboratories dedicated to film studies, language instruction, writing, and computers.

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