Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University College of Arts and Sciences Building

Daytona, Florida

A dramatic 40” diameter rooftop telescope highlights the design of the five-story science building. The facility houses the physics, chemistry, biology math, humanities, social sciences, and homeland security departments and features classrooms, staff offices, and laboratories using clean-room concepts, and static-free technologies. An interactive lobby display shares views of the stars from the telescope. Smaller roof mounted telescopes are used for classes as well as community outreach.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

At a glance

140,000 SF

Multi-discipline laboratory spaces

Staff offices


Florida’s largest telescope


Architectural design

Engineering: mechanical, electrical, structural, civil