• Site tour attendance is limited. Space on the site tours will be filled on a first-registered, first-served basis.
  • No more than 5 people per organization will be confirmed on a tour.
  • Failure to check-in at the tour desk in the lobby 15 mins. prior to departure time may result in your seat being forfeited to those on the stand-by list.
  • All tour participants must arrive at the site on the tour bus with the tour group. For security reasons, no one may meet the group at the tour site.
  • A $25 bus transportation fee will be charged to your registration fee. This fee is non-refundable for cancellations made within two weeks of the tour date.
  • Tour #1: University of Tampa Graduate and Health Studies Building and the Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building

    Check-in at tour desk in hotel lobby at 11:45 a.m.; Departs at 12:00 p.m.; Returns to hotel by 5:00 pm

    University of Tampa Graduate and Health Studies Building

    The new six-story, 90,000-sf University of Tampa Graduate and Health Studies Building was built to support academic needs in UT’s expanding health sciences and graduate programs. The building houses UT’s programs in nursing and physician assistant medicine, as well as UT’s Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Two floors are dedicated to UT’s nursing program (renowned as one of the best in Florida), and it includes a large patient care center, simulation rooms, and health assessment clinical spaces. An additional two stories are dedicated to UT’s physician assistant medicine which includes a clinical skills lab, patient simulation labs, assessment rooms, digital anatomy lab, classrooms, study spaces, offices and a unique moulage room, a specialized room for applying mock injuries for student training. 

    University of Tampa Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building (including the Entrepreneurship Center on the top floor)

    The Maureen A. Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building is a place where students, faculty, and community members come together to solve problems, answer questions, teach, learn, mentor, imagine and create. The eight-story building features three floors of academic and administrative space, two cybersecurity labs, lounges, study rooms, classrooms, faculty offices, and a Starbucks on the ground floor. The nationally renowned Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, located on the top floor, includes a pitch room and control booth, two spartan accelerators, a venture capital suite, incubator, space for entrepreneurs in residence, and unique spaces to cultivate innovative, qualified business leaders with the skills to make their visions a reality. 

    Sun, 04/07/2019 - 12:00pm-5:00pm
    AIA CES Units: 2.00
    HSW Units: 0.00
  • Tour #2: Eckerd College, James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences

    Check-in at tour desk in hotel lobby at 8:45 a.m.; Departs at 9:00 a.m.; Returns to hotel at 11:30 a.m.; Bus continues on to Tampa International Airport for terminal drop-offs by 12:30 p.m.

    The $25 million, 50,000-sf James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences puts science on display, making the scientific learning and discovery process visible to the entire college community. Housing biology, chemistry, and biochemistry, the building offers nine teaching labs, two classrooms, four faculty-student research labs, faculty offices and multiple spaces for faculty and students to learn and work together. The one-story building is massed as two wings connected by a central lobby that can be opened to the outside, with airlocks to separate the lobby from the wings. A revolutionary low-cost air-conditioning system utilizes a pipeline of reclaimed, non-potable water from the local wastewater treatment facility that is piped through the building’s heat exchanger to cool the system and then returns the warmed water to the plant. Other elements contributing to the building’s energy efficiency are a variable-air-velocity exhaust system for reduced lab and fume-hood exhaust rates, sensors that calibrate interior lighting to ambient daylight, and a dashboard system that lets building occupants see energy consumption levels in each room.   
    Wed, 04/10/2019 - 9:00am-11:30am
    AIA CES Units: 1.00
    HSW Units: 0.00