new buildings open on west and osceola campuses

As a new semester begins, Valencia campuses continue growing to accommodate the learning needs of thousands of students. While Osceola opens what is now Valencia’s largest building, Building 4, West Campus opens Building 10 – the new home to the office for information technology (OIT), Continuing Education, and assessment and institutional effectiveness.

With the move of Continuing Education (formerly Valencia Enterprises) to Building 10, Valencia will no longer lease Sand Lake Center, which the college had occupied since 2004.

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Building 10 cost $13.3 million, and will house classrooms, technology labs, a testing center and a state-of-the-art space designed to promote creative discourse and collaboration.

The 60,000-square-foot building was created by the design-build team of SchenkelShultz Architecture and McCree General Contractors, both of Orlando.

Osceola Building 4 is 150,000 square feet, cost $35 million to construct, and will be shared with the University of Central Florida (UCF). It is home to a new campus library, as well as a cafeteria and bookstore – both of which were formerly operated out of portables.

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At a time when state officials are urging more students to study STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – Osceola’s new building is designed for science education. The 10 science labs will enable more class offerings in biology, chemistry and physics.

While the third and fourth floors are devoted to science classrooms and labs, much of the first floor is dedicated to learning support.  The building also includes some unique features, such as a video room with a green-screen wall where students and faculty members can create their own videos.

Osceola Building 4 was designed by Hunton-Brady Architects. Clancy & Theys was the contractor.

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  1. The Bricks are Back! You are invited to purchase an engraved brick and etch your name in Valencia’s legacy at our Osceola Campus.

    Your engraved brick will be embedded in the entry courtyard, with views of the landmark Osceola Campus Clock Tower. The cost of an engraved brick is $100. A portion of the sale of each brick will support scholarships exclusively for Osceola Campus students of Valencia College.

    For more information or to place an order, please visit online at: http://valenciacollege.edu/osceola/bricks/

    Note – Interested students should contact Osceola’s Student Development Office to purchase a brick.

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