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FSU builds mecca for interdisciplinary research

By Avery Hill Florida State Times The Florida State Times State-of-the-art. Cutting-edge. High-tech. With the goal of expanding its scope and influence as one of the nation’s top research universities, those are not just idle buzzwords around Florida State University. They are part of the blueprint for the university’s research and instructional future, and today they have taken shape in FSU’s new science Quadrangle. With more than $700 million in construction related to the university’s medical, psychology, chemistry and life sciences programs, FSU’s Pathways of Excellence initiative boasts an unparalleled level of investment in interdisciplinary research infrastructure. Indeed, in a […]

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Life Sciences Center is one of FSU’s first LEED-certified green buildings

Florida State University’s new Life Sciences Teaching & Research Center, formally dedicated Sept. 12, is not only a facility for health education, but conforms to environmentally sound construction practices as one of the first green buildings on campus. The center, which totals 191,171 square feet, was finished in June by Tallahassee’s LLT Building Corp. It is one of the recently completed construction projects at FSU expecting a LEED certification for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. “It just makes good business sense to build green,” said Ron Drapeau, LLT vice president and senior project manager. “Green buildings have less environmental […]

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