Florida State College at Jacksonville – Cecil Center, Phase I
Florida State College at Jacksonville
The first phase of the project includes a two story building that houses a library, two auditoriums, administrative offices, classrooms, and laboratory facilities. The building’s plan is an “L” shape allowing for one of the wings to be considered an enhanced hurricane protection area, which allows designated occupants to be safe during a hurricane emergency.
The 49,697 gsf building is constructed from concrete panels with brick inlay. The exterior sheathing is a mixture of brick and aluminum panels. The timeless, natural qualities of the brick combined with the high-tech reputation of the aluminum panels will enhance the quality and aesthetics of this building. The curved roof, as well as the central circulation core, was designed to be functional, efficient, and dynamic elements that as a whole give personality and image to the project.