College of Arts and Sciences Building – Academic Building 7

Fort Myers, Florida

The four-story, 62,000 SF College of Arts and Sciences Building (Academic Building 7) houses classrooms and laboratories serving a variety of science and math programs. The building offers SCALE UP labs for physics, biology, chemistry, marine systems, as well as math labs, organic chemistry, research labs and a GIS computer lab. Specialized labs include cell culture labs, histology labs, DNA lab and two BSL3 Suites. The facility also has offices, conference rooms, and a 160-seat lecture hall.

The building achieved LEED Platinum certification and includes electronic environment control systems that measure indoor humidity levels and automatically adjust air conditioning systems, high efficiency lighting, windows and insulation, recycled construction waste, high performance reflective metal roofing and shade overhangs, and drought resistant, native landscaping.


Florida Gulf Coast University

At a glance

62,000 SF

Research laboratories

GIS computer laboratory

DNA laboratory

2 BSL3 suites

160-seat lecture hall

LEED platinum certification


SCALE UP labs for physics, biology, chemistry, and marine systems


Architectural design