This three-story classroom building was a partnership between the University of Central Florida and Valencia College to be used as a joint-use facility on Valencia College’s West campus in Orlando. The University Center received LEED® certification Gold Level for its environmentally friendly design, construction, and energy-saving features. “Green” features include rooftop solar panels, energy saving lights, energy efficient air conditioning and insulation that make the building 28% more efficient than a conventional building. The building includes more than 40 classrooms, a state-of-the-art testing center, computer labs, study rooms, faculty offices and a cafe. Programs that are housed in the University Center are UCF’s bachelor’s programs for nursing, electrical engineering, applied science, business administration, interdisciplinary studies, and psychology. Valencia’s engineering programs are also housed in the building, including an associate in arts pre-major degree that allows a smooth transfer to UCF and associate in science degrees in electronic engineering and computer engineering.
Certified USGBC LEED® Gold