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Aquatics Center

Project Overview: Largest competition pool in Broward County, with 50m pool and diving well. Pool is 75'-1" wide by 225'-1 1/2" long, and will host 25 yard, 25 meter, 50 meter, water polo and diving competitions, some at the same time. The pool has two one-meter diving boards and one three-meter diving board with future plans to add a 5 meter, 7 ½ meter and ten meter diving platform structure. The competitive features of the pool are designed to conform to FINA preferred, NCAA and NFHSA standards.

Completion Date: Spring, 2008

Exterior shot of the construction of the University School Lower School building

The Nova Southeastern University Center for Collaborative Research will expand the university's research capability and further our ability to make discoveries that can improve our community and our world. The new center will cost approximately $80 million to construct and have an additional $20 million worth of research equipment, in addition to our in-place lab inventory.

This six story, 216,000 square foot facility will provide wet labs for many of NSU's innovative researchers, as well as a General Clinical Research Center, an outpatient facility that will provide centralized clinical research infrastructure to benefit investigators in multiple disciplines. The Center for Collaborative Research will be a Certified Leed Silver building that will also house the Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research, the Buehler Foundation facility, Florida LambdaRail, the NSU Technology Incubator, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The federal agency is partnering with NSU, Florida Atlantic University, and the University of Florida to promote scientific cooperation for the Greater Everglades Restoration Project, the largest public works program in U.S. history.

Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Science

Project Overview: The 86,000-square-foot CoE is to be located at NOVA's Oceanographic Center and its National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI) on the ocean side of Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Funded in part by a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at a cost of over $30 million, the research facility is expected to create 22 new academic jobs and 300 construction jobs; employ 50 graduate students; and preserve 22 existing academic jobs. The CoE CRES will be the only research facility in the nation dedicated entirely to coral reef ecosystem science. Major goals include not only fundamental research, but also to finding management and conservation solutions to pressing coral reef issues.

Completion Date: Scheduled by 2012

Chiller plant

Project Overview: This project consists of the new construction of a 48,000 GSF, Two Story Central Plant with associated sitework. The scope includes auger cast piles, psi joists, cast in place concrete walls, tilt-up walls, structural steel, miscellaneous metals, EIFS, waterproofing/caulking, spray applied fireproofing, roofing, doors, finishes, specialties and elevators.

Completion Date: November, 2009

College Avenue

Project Overview: Completed new entrance to NSU main campus via College Avenue. This project also entails a phase 2 which will incorporate the building of parking spaces within the William and Norma Horvitz Administration Circle.

Completion Date: May, 2009

Don Taft University Center

Project Overview: Our 366,000-square-foot, multipurpose facility houses a 5,000-seat arena and convocation center, a fitness and wellness center, a student union, and a performing arts center.

This facility is the second largest entertainment venue in Broward County. The Don Taft University Center is also home to NSU athletics, as well as university and community events.

Completion Date: Summer, 2006

Dryland Training Area

Project Overview: Dryland workouts are an essential training tool for competitive swimmers and divers today, offering a wide range of exercises for swimmers and reducing the stress of water impact on the diver's body. Directly connected to the pool deck, the Dryland Training facility at the NSU Aquatics Center is a state of the art training facility which enables student swimmers and divers to practice without using the swimming/diving pool and isolates specific skills. Fabric structures provide shade over the outdoor training area, which includes two trampolines and two springboards for diving training, as well as strength machines for swimmers, a large space for mat exercises and three storage areas.

Faculty Club dining area

Project Overview: The NSU Faculty Club is a facility open to NSU employees with faculty status. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a congenial and relaxing environment. NSU faculty come to eat, interact, or just kick back in a place reserved just for them.

The moderately-priced food is of a high quality with fine service. Members are invited to special events, such as meet and greets with visiting distinguished scholars and dignitaries, poetry readings, open mike nights and wine tastings. Members may also reserve Club facilities for private events.

Completion Date: March, 2009

Master Plan

Project Overview: Over the past 15 years, NSU has focused on planning efforts for our main campus, such as the development of the new medical school, the construction of the Carl DeSantis building ( H. Wayne Huizenga Business School and the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences), the Mailman Segal Center, Alvin Sherman Library, Rolling Hills and The Commons residence halls, the faculty club, the University School of NSU (a campus within a campus), health professions buildings, central plant, aquatics center, and the Don Taft University Center. NSU has depended on EDSA to provide master planning services, detail site development, and design guidelines since 1992.

Currently, the University and a local developer are working to plan a mixed use office, retail, residential and classroom complex on the 25-acre University Park Plaza site adjacent to our main campus in Davie, FL. This project is nearing preconstruction.

The University master plan plays a strong role in developing the growth of our University.

Palm Beach Student Educational Center

Project Overview: NSU is expanding its Student Educational Center in West Palm Beach with the construction of a new four story, 75,000-square-foot facility.

The new center will be located at the intersection of Interstate 95 and Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens. Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2010 and completed by January 2011.

The new building will feature 26 classrooms, including four labs. It will also include a student lounge, fitness area, a pharmacy library and offices. Classes will be offered in the new facility beginning in summer 2011.

"This new, larger building will allow us to expand our academic programs in Palm Beach County and help meet the higher education needs in the area," said NSU President Ray Ferrero, Jr., "Our current and future students will benefit from the move, and the location right next to I-95 is perfect for our needs."

NSU's Student Educational Center in West Palm Beach currently has more than 1,400 students enrolled and offers bachelor, master, specialist and doctoral degrees in numerous programs, including pharmacy, business, education, mental health counseling, and school psychology. NSU has had a presence in Palm Beach County for more than 35 years.

Rolling Hills Residence Hall

Residence Hall Project Overview: Complete renovation of existing resort that was destroyed in Hurricane Wilma, featuring 320 student apartments, University Conference Center and Faculty Club (Note: Faculty Club and University Conference Center still in progress). Rolling Hills Residence Hall is 160,000 s.f. and dining/meeting facility is 50,000 s.f. Completion Date for the Residence Hall was Fall of 2008.

Pool Project Overview: Completed renovation of existing pool area during Fall, 2009.

Exterior shot of the Rosenthal Student Center

Project Overview: The project area is approximately 20,000 sf and currently houses the Dining Facility, NSU radio station and Dean of Student Affairs Office on the first level and Student activities offices on the second level.

Completion Date: March, 2009

Shark statue being completed

Project Overview: NSU President Ray Ferrero Jr., J.D., unveiled a magnificent 17-foot high bronze mako shark sculpture, which was placed at the Don Taft University Center entrance.

Crafted by famed international wildlife sculptor Kent Ullberg, the sculpture depicts a leaping mako shark - the university's mascot - rising above a bronze wave of water, in a 10-foot-high fountain. Weighing 3,000 pounds, the creation also contains 76 individually sculpted teeth cast in polished stainless steel and welded in.

Completion Date: February, 2009

Exterior shot of the Shepard Broad Law Center

Project Overview: This project involved replacement of all hurricane exterior windows at the Shepard Broad Law Center facility. A second phase of this project will involve the renovation of the atrium.

Completion Date: October, 2008

Exterior shot of the Commons Residence Hall on NSU Main Campus

Project Overview: A new 526-bed state-of-the-art residence hall will be open to our students in Fall 2007. The new residence hall will give students an additional 371 single rooms, 130 double rooms, and 16 resident advisor rooms. 2 large laundry rooms, 16 community lounges and 1 large multipurpose room, 4 meeting rooms, and mailroom and office space for Residential Life and Housing.

Completion Date: Fall, 2007

Exterior shot of the construction of the University School Fine and Performing Arts Center

Project Overview: This facility will house two levels of academic space for the fine and performing art departments of the Middle and Upper schools, as well as an auditorium that will seat 750. It will also include a main auditorium lobby and theater, a scene and costume shop, a television studio and various specialized classrooms.

Completion Date: July, 2009

Exterior shot of the construction of the University School Lower School building

Project Overview: Will consist of two levels of academic and office space. The first level includes a two-story main lobby, offices for administration, flexible classrooms for prekindergarten through grade 2, a state-of-the-art library/media center, and art and music classrooms. Anchoring the building to the west is a cafeteria and gymnasium. The second level includes both flexible and traditional classrooms for grades 3 through 5, a word processing center, media studio, and guidance suite.

Completion Date: July, 2009

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