Legacy Hall on track for groundbreaking later this year
Architects from Boston-based Goody Clancy recently visited the College of Business to run through the final design plans for Legacy Hall and solicit suggestions for tweaks from faculty and staff members before the building project moves to the construction development planning phase. It will be built by Tallahassee-based Culpepper Construction.
All is on track for the $88 million home, which at 218,392 gross square feet will be the largest academic space on the Florida State University campus. The timeline for Legacy Hall, which depends on funding from the Legislature, has groundbreaking set for the second half of this year, followed by a 22- to 24-month construction phase and an anticipated grand opening in fall 2021.
Here are a few facts about Legacy Hall:
- Located on the corner of Gaines Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard, it provides a southeast gateway to the Florida State campus and will be the starting point of the Madison Mile that leads into College Town, the downtown district adjacent to FSU’s football stadium.
- It provides a 55-percent increase in student space, a 24-percent increase for faculty members and a 21-percent increase for staff support.
- It features
- Five floors to accommodate future growth
- A central atrium to promote connection and collaboration
- Forum stairs with seating
- A 300-seat auditorium for classes and speaking events
- Dedicated professional development space
- A financial trading room
- The 124,193 net square feet (NSF) of program space includes
- 65,600 NSF for academic space
- 12.500 NSF for labs, technology and support space
- 11,855 NSF for the college’s 10 centers and institutes
- 34,188 NSF for administration and faculty members
- The new building offers showcase spaces and high-use areas for programs, labs, technology and offices that are available for naming by donor, ranging from $15,000 up to $5 million.
- Barbara Ash