Location: Orlando, FL
Client: University of Central Florida
Project Cost $2.2 Million
Size: 17,800 SF
Awards: FEFPA 2004 Architectural Design Award, University Category – First Place
Borrelli + Partners was commissioned to design the new Burnett Honors College for the University of Central Florida. Its design provides a place of prestige and interaction for its students. This new facility, designed to serve UCF’s most academically talented students, has a small community atmosphere within the nation’s second-largest university. As part of the core of the campus, this prestigious new facility houses classrooms with cutting-edge technology and a serene environment.
The Honors Reading Room serves as a comfortable gathering space for the honor students to relax and interact with faculty and fellow students. This room, along with the administrative offices, is surrounded by exterior verandas with trellis structures which open into lush gardens. The openness of the lobby to the student reception area allows the space to be used for students waiting to see directors and for special events.
The Burnett Honors College will promote a learning environment that enhances intellectual development and interactive discourse to stimulate the minds of their most promising students.