Capturing Imaginations

by Chris Christoforou, P.E., Principal, Office Manager; Thornton Tomasetti, Newark, NJ,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2015, Vol. 85, Issue 3, Pg. 48-55

Document Type: Feature article


The Calatrava-designed Innovation, Science and Technology Building is the inspired centerpiece of the new Florida Polytechnic University campus. The structure is dominated by an arched pergola, a vaulted skylight, and shading louvers accentuating its football-shaped silhouette. The engineering effort required to realize the design was every bit as ambitious as its architecture.

Subject Headings: Building design | Colleges and universities | Light (natural) | Innovation

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