Areas of Expertise

Owner

University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

Additional Details

Project Size 71,700 SF
Project Cost $15,000,000
MEP Cost $38,000
Delivery Method Design-Build
Completion 2010

USF Patel Center for Global Solutions

The Patel Center for Global Solutions project provides a unique opportunity for the University of South Florida to connect with the community on a local and global scale. The building was designed to anchor the major axis through campus and be clearly visible from Fowler Avenue, the south boundary of the USF campus and a major Tampa thoroughfare. The project seeks to promote research in the fields of water and energy conservation and uses the building as an icon to symbolize this goal.

A major design element was the desire to have formal and informal interaction spaces to encourage and promote interdisciplinary discussion. The lobby was designed for rotating exhibits to be used with the auditorium during conferences.

Moses Engineering designed all mechanical, electrical, lighting, plumbing, fire protection, IT and audio visual systems for this four story building. Sustainable design features include: heat wheels for total energy recovery from exhaust air streams, lighting controls, low flow/no flow plumbing fixtures, high efficiency gas-fired condensing boilers, and a cistern to collect rainwater and condensate for use in toilet flushing and irrigation.

LEED Project Certified Gold

LEED 2016 PLATINUM    FB f Logo blue 57   AHCA Florida

FCGB Certified Commision BICSI