Florida A&M University Gore Education Complex Renovations
Updating this three-building complex to provide state-of-the-art teaching facilities for the College of Education, the Psychology Department, and the General Studies Department addressed life safety, accessibility and security deficiencies, along with outdated mechanical and electrical systems. Built in 1968 and renovated in 1988, the extensive modifications to the building envelope were paramount to the design. Beginning with an in-depth programming study of the needs of the affected departments, the renovation reorganized the circulation patterns within the 3 buildings to provide more intuitive wayfinding and to allow for light to come into formerly dark public corridors. Videoconferencing rooms, computer labs, smart classrooms, and other highly-collaborative and computer-rich spaces were provided throughout the complex. Code deficiencies were corrected, and roofs, plumbing, air conditioning, and electrical systems were replaced.