The project site is a coastal marine environment on Florida’s west coast in Pinellas County connected via an
intracoastal waterway to the Gulf of Mexico. The existing conditions on the site include a variety of ecosystems,
both native and non-native to Florida. It is the College’s desire that the site’s natural environment be protected as
much as possible to continue to serve the marine science and natural science faculty and students in their research.
In light of this desire, the proposed design provides a built environment in a small footprint that is sensitive to the
property’s ecosystems. The facility integrates architectural design elements, building systems, and site and
landscape design elements that support a more sustainable and responsive educational environment.
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